Information Ecosystem Assessment – Bangladesh

Mapping of Bangladesh’s media landscape with a focus on youth, women, and persons with disabilities with the objective of enhancing their engagement in the country’s elections and political processes.

Internews commissioned this Information Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) in Bangladesh with funding support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The overall objective of the study is to understand Bangladesh’s media landscape, analyze the target groups’ i.e., the women, youth, and people with disabilities (PWD) media and information consumption habits and needs particularly around political and electoral process, as well as identify potential actors that focus on serving the information needs of the target groups and map out the flow of disinformation.

The assessment facilitates Internews and its partners to better inform and engage Bangladesh citizens and civil society groups in elections and political processes, through creating a healthy, dynamic, and transparent information environment that will empower citizens to make better-informed decisions, bridge divides, participate effectively in their communities, and hold power to account.