Bridging the Digital Divide

Access to digital media for young Australians is helping to bridge the digital divide (The Age).

The digital divide is a global problem. Put simply, it refers to the increasing gap between those who are able to access digital technology, particularly the Internet, and those who do not have access. This is a cause for concern because access to the Internet is beginning to be viewed as a fundamental human right and important resource. Recent reports to this affect have come from both the BBC and a statement by Australia’s Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

Some of the questions I will attempt to answer over the next few months of semester are:

  • How is the digital divide being bridged?
  • What is the nature of inequality of access in Australia? How is this being addressed?
  • How does Australia compare to the rest of the world?
  • Where are the areas of the world that are most affected by the digital divide?

Further research will raise more questions and answers, and I hope that I will be able to meaningfully add to the discourse surrounding this important topic via the public forum of this blog.

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