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Facing Digital Divide: A Comparative Picture of Turkey and Bangladesh

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Public Administration, University of Chittagong, Chittagong, BANGLADESH

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 4, Issue (11), Pages 52-58, November,14 (2015)


“Digital Divide” - the catchy term refers to the gap between those people who get the benefits of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and ones who do not. The main factor is not the number of technology used or applied but rather the benefits and information generated from such. After a general discussion on the dimensions and basic facts of digital divide, this article attempts to present a picture of digital divide in different countries with a special emphasis on Turkey and Bangladesh. Some common crucial issues of digital divide which these two countries are facing have been compared. The paper then discusses the initiatives that should be taken to bridge the digital divide. The comparison aims to find out where these two countries stand in their endeavour towards bridging the gap.


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