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Book Review: Global information inequalities: Bridging the information gap

Author(s): Dariush Alimohammadi

Journal: Webology
ISSN 1735-188X

Volume: 5;
Issue: 4;
Start page: b20;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Global Information Inequalities | Information gap | Digital divide

Digital divide has been one of the most important issues being discussed among information professionals all over the world during the past decade. Traditionally, political systems, public and private sectors, governmental budgets, educational systems and human resources have had many differences in various territories and this reality has led to an imbalance in the level of access different people have to information sources. Recently, this situation has been affected in different ways by technological waves. The invention of the Internet and the Web, specifically, created both opportunities and threats in terms of people's access to information. Although information poor and information rich could be found in all countries, the majority of information poor are in developing countries and information inequalities is a more serious problem in these countries due to several political, economic, educational and cultural factors.
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