Digital Divide

  1. Deputy UN chief calls for urgent action to tackle global sanitation crisis

    Of the world’s seven billion people, six billion have mobile phones. However, only 4.5 billion have access to toilets or latrines – meaning that 2.5 billion people, mostly in rural areas, do not have proper sanitation.

    UN News Centre,

  2. Asia: mobile internet’s tomorrow

    This year, the number of mobile Internet users in the developing world will overtake those in the developed world for the first time - growing 27 times since 2007, compared to the developed world's fourfold growth.


  3. Digital differences

    The digital divide is real: differences in access exist across demographic groups and income levels.

    Pew Internet,

  4. America’s Dangerous Tech Gap

    Most minority students do not have the internet at home.

    By Chelsea Clinton, The Daily Beast,

  5. There Is No Digital Divide

    Think less about the digital divide, and more about digital fluency. Smartphones help bridge the gap.

    By Christopher Mims, MIT Technology Review,

  6. Without Internet, Urban Poor Fear Being Left Behind In Digital Age

    People without internet access are finding the basic tools for escaping poverty increasingly out of reach.

    Huffington Post,

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