Statistics to illustrate the state of cultural diversity:
- The approximately 6000 languages that exist in the world do not all have the same number of speakers: only 4 % of the languages are used by 96 % of the world population.
- 50 % of the world languages are in danger of extinction.
- 90 % of the world’s languages are not represented on the Internet.
- Some 5 countries monopolize the world cultural industries trade. In the field of cinema, for instance, 88 countries out of 185 in the world have never had their own film production.