Cell phones in developing countries encourage "reading without books"Listen /
People in the developing world are using their mobile devices to read full length books and stories, according to a new report by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The report, Reading in the Mobile Era, found that printed material is a scarce resource that is very difficult to distribute in remote areas.
However, mobile devices have penetrated these areas. The United Nations estimates that about 6 billion people access to a working mobile device of some sort.
Mark West, project officer of UNESCO's mobile learning team, explained to Roni Amelan why people in developing countries are "reading without books".