Soumitra Dutta on Technology and Digital Media in Afghanistan

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Soumitra Dutta is an author, academic, businessman, and, as of July 1, 2012, Dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He grew up in India and started his high study far from homeland.

He wrote a topic in Cornel enterprise about internet and spreading the world, he mentioned the internet globally as the means which today people gather together and there is not anything as the boundary for that or there is no privilege for few or rich people to use internet.

 Soumitra Dutta believes that technology is a tool that gets forms the different ways for people to express themselves, especially for young people could be a great source of empowerment for showing leadership.

He mentioned that technology is a tool which provides people with different ways to express their ideas. Technology has become a great source of empowerment for the young generation in all over the world.

Many young people in the Middle East, Africa, or Latin America, are creating companies with very low capital, but they have access to the right tool of technical capitals, which leads to economic empowerment. Technology allows people who have similar thought and ideas to come together and connect with each other.

He says the first piece of technology that everyone can have is the mobile phone, and when a person has this part of technology it means that he or she access the first step for starting using technology.


In today's life, mobile technology is the entry point to access the connected world of media. It gives a strong sense of self empowerment to people, for example with mobile payment which is widely used in Afghanistan and many other developing countries.

 He believes that Women's Annex makes a positive difference in the life of the Afghan youth, and that it is a good inspiration for people in Afghanistan to make change happen.

About the author


Farzaneh Popal is originally from Afghanistan was born in herat, in may 20/1988 she moved to Iran when she was a child. She went to primary, secondary, and high school in Tehran. since she interested in English language she studied four years english in Kish way institute of Tehran. she…

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