Unequal opportunities for media reception

Where education includes the use of mass media, individuals or social groups without the means of obtaining the necessary apparatus are handicapped in securing a higher education or the employment or other opportunities arising from it. Those with limited education are less well equipped to understand and make use of the information included in programmes or broadcasts concerning political, social, economic, legal and other questions, even if they have access to it. This problem applies both on a national and an international level; it serves to maintain existing injustices, discrimination, exploitation and conflict, and may result in alienation, apathy and ignorance.
(D) Detailed problems