inequality

Inside the Digital Society: Inequality, the internet and the corona crisis
Inside the Digital Society: Inequality, the internet and the corona crisis 23 March 2020 David Souter

This is my second blog about the  corona crisis and the digital society. That’s clearly going to be a recurrent theme over the year. It’s important  that we focus on the present and the future: what the digital can do today; what it can do in recovery. This week, something about inequality, the internet and the corona crisis. It’s digital divides (plural) I’ve been thinking lately, for an international organisation, about the nature of online inequality. About digital d...

What good can come out of the coronavirus?
What good can come out of the coronavirus? 21 March 2020 Jun-E Tan

From relative obscurity a few months ago, Covid-19 or the novel coronavirus has become the biggest global threat in the immediate future of humankind. Declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, the coronavirus has infected more than 270,000 people and killed more than 11,000 to date (click here for latest estimate). In the space of weeks, Covid-19 is sweeping through many countries, first with a trickle of cases which then grow exponentially, quickly overwhelming medical services a...

Inside the Information Society: ICTs, the Internet and structural inequality
Inside the Information Society: ICTs, the Internet and structural inequality 11 June 2018 David Souter

What’s the impact of ICTs on equality and inequality? What’s the relationship between digital divides and other inequalities between women and men, old and young, poor and rich? Are new technologies reducing or increasing inequalities? Changing views of ICTs and (in)equality Back in the early days of ICT4D, many thought that ICTs would naturally help here. They give access to knowledge, sai...

« Go back