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Digital Divide in Libya: A General Assessment

The aim of this paper is to shed light on the digital divide in Libya in order to discover the current state of this phenomenon and its consequences on the standards, policies, data, and procedures that are needed to support the effective coordination and dissemination of essential societal information.
The digital divide is often characterized as being the inequality in the relationship between information and communications technology ICT and groups of individuals who are situated within a complicated arrangement of social, political, and economic issues. In the course of recent years, the subject has attracted the attention of both the scholarly and the political world.
In addition, the design of this paper is based on theoretical approach. Various tools have been used and applied to accomplish the objective of this paper such as personal readings of intellectual production, literature review, experience, and the insights of other researchers and specialists in the extent of digital divide.
Moreover, the paper concludes that there is a clear evidence of a huge digital gap within the country. This gap has had a negative impact on the progress of information technology in Libya as many organizations were deprived from improving their capabilities and participation in the so-called information society.

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