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Information Ecosystem Research in AP, TN, Orissa, West Bengal in India and Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong in Bangladesh. INTERNEWS, 2018

Internews Earth Journalism Network has recently launched a project in the Bay of Bengal region which aims at boosting the spread of news and information about climate resilience. Before implementing, the information ecosystem and the process of information flow among the communities near the coastal areas were to be identified.  CMS was assigned to conduct the formative research to understand media and information access of vulnerable coastal communities in eastern India and Bangladesh access the most credible information source for the communities to take decisions; assess the current state of media activity/reporting on communicating climate resilience and its content; analyze the information gaps in terms of access and the quality and content of information being produced; identify the important players in the areas promoting climate justice and resilience and their area of work.