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GLOBAL INCOME DIVIDES AND THEIR REFRACTION THROUGH
COMMUNICATION MEDIA: SELECTED NATIONAL ILLUSTRATIONS

(Data source: World Development Indicators 2004)

Countr

Pop

mill

GNP/

Cap $

Radio/K

TV/k

PC /k

Internet users/k

Daily

Press/k

India

1,048

480

120

83

7

16

60

Ukrain

49

770

889

456

19

18

175

China

1,281

940

339

350

28

46

nd

SAfric

44

2,500

336

177

73

68

32

Venezu

25

4,090

294

186

61

51

206

Bulgari

8

1,790

543

453

52

81

116

Sloven

2

9,810

405

366

301

376

169

Italy

58

18,960

878

494

231

352

104

US

288

35,060

2,117

939

659

551

213


INCOME
CNTRY*
POP B GNP/
PERSON
RADIO
1k

TV/
1k

PCs/
1K

Internet
users
1K

LOW 2.5 $430 139 91 7.5 10
MID 2.7 $1,840 360 326 45.4 80
HIGH 1.0 $26,310 1,266 735 466.9 360
WORLD 6.2 $5,080 419 275 100.8 131


INCOME
CNTRY*
POP B GNP/
PERSON
Adult (15+)
lit % est.
Newspap 1K
Land
Lines
1k
Cellphone
1K
Internet
users
1K
LOW 2.5 $430 63.6 40 28 17 10
MID 2.7 $1,840 89.7 No data 168 176 80
HIGH 1.0 $26,310 No data 284 584 653 360
WORLD 6.2 $5,080 No data No data 101 184 131