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What Are Information Ecosystem Assessments?

The ways in which people consume, produce, contribute to, interact with, and behave around information are what makes information ecosystems dynamic and diverse.

An Information Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) is Internews’ unique, human-centered approach designed to understand the dynamics of transmission, production, and consumption of information in a given environment. Understanding the flow of information, its sources, channels, and the factors that affect it – intentionally or unintentionally– can help to empower citizens to make better-informed decisions, bridge divides, and help information providers better understand community needs and preferences, the dynamics of trust and better serve information vulnerable groups.

The insights gained from this research directly inform our approach and the findings are a key advocacy tool to encourage community-centred communication approaches among media and humanitarian partners in the contexts where we work .

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Afghanistan

INFORMATION ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT

DIVERSITY, DISTANCE AND DISTRUST: Information dynamics in afghanistan during the covid-19 pandemic
This research discusses how information was produced, distributed and consumed during the COVID-19 pandemic in six provinces of Afghanistan – Kabul, Herat, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Nimroz and Farah.

INFORMATION ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT

THE INFORMATION ECOSYSTEM IN AFGHANISTAN AND IMPLICATIONS FOR HUMANITARIAN ACTION

This research is built on previous assessments conducted in Afghanistan by Internews to highlight any significant impacts since August 2021. This report details the study’s findings and provides insights into how to conduct and replicate similar information ecosystem analyses to improve and support humanitarian action.

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Brazil

INFORMATION ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT

INFORMATION NEEDS ASSESSMENT: BRAZIL​

This research discusses how information was produced, distributed and consumed during the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil, discussing opportunities and limitations.

INFORMATION ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT

INFORMATION NEEDS ASSESSMENT: BRAZIL​

This research discusses how information was produced, distributed and consumed during the COVID-19 pandemic with 3 communities in Brazil – Quilombola Communities in Barcarena, Macapá, and Santana.

INFORMATION ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT

INFORMATION NEEDS ASSESSMENT: BRAZIL​

Face to Face, some experiences of struggle and information with the LGBTQIA+ indigenous and quilombola population in Brazil

INFORMATION ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT

INFORMATION NEEDS ASSESSMENT: BRAZIL​

Information Ecosystem Assessment with the indigenous communicators of the WAKYWAI network in Roraima.

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Central African Republic

INFORMATION ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT

CONFIDENCE AT HALF-MAST Information at the heart of the COVID-19 crisis in CAR

This research explores the demand for information from targeted communities – access, need and use, information flow – as well as the analysis of trust and influence among the public in the Central African Republic.

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COLOMBIA​

INFORMATION ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT

ON THE MOVE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: INFORMATION, TRUST AND INFLUENCE AMONG VENEZUELANS IN NARINO, COLOMBIA​

This research aims to understand of information dynamics in the context of Venezuelan refugee and migrant populations in the Colombia-Ecuador border region, taking a specific look at the LGBTQI+ migrant community.

INFORMATION ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE WITH DIVERSE SOGIESC IN CAQUETÁ

This research aims to understand of information dynamics in the context indigenous people with diverse SOGIESC in Caquetá in Colombia.

INFORMATION ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT

INDIGENEOUS PEOPLES IN PUERTO CORRONCHO, VAUPÉS

This research aims to understand of information dynamics in the context indigenous people in Puerto Corroncho, Vaupes.

INFORMATION ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT

AFRO-COLOMBIAN COMMUNITIES IN CHOCÓ

This research aims to understand of information dynamics in the context Afro-Colombian communities in Choco, Colombia.

INFORMATION ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT

INFORMATION ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT (IEA) IN COLOMBIA: CHOCÓ, VAUPÉS, AND CAQUETÁ

This research aims to understand of information dynamics in the context communities in Choco, Vaupes, and Caquetá in Colombia.

INFORMATION ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT

ON THE MOVE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC: INFORMATION, TRUST AND INFLUENCE AMONG VENEZUELAS IN NARIÑO, COLOMBIA

This research aims to understand of informations dynamics in the context of Venezuelan refugee and migran populations in the Colombia-Ecuador border region, talking a specific look at the LGTBQI+ migrant community.

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Democratic Republic of Congo

INFORMATION ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT

Information Needs assessment: DRC

An in-depth analysis of the information production landscape in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Looking at various media outlets and information channels, from Radio, to the internet. Looking at Covid-19 specific.

INFORMATION ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT

COVID-19 INFORMATION ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT IN THE EASTERN DRC:

An in-depth analysis of the information production landscape in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Looking at various media outlets and information channels, from Radio, to the internet, in the provinces of North Kivi, South Kivu, Tanganyika, and Ituri.

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Haiti

INFORMATION ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT

The health worker: The most believable information source on cholera, In haiti.

This research aims to understand of information dynamics in the context of Haiti, taking a specific look at the Covid-19 and Cholera pandemic.

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Iraq

INFORMATION ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT

Information Needs assessment: Iraq

information deprivation during the Covid-19 Pandemic, an information ecosystem assessment of internally displaced persons in the Kurdistan region of the Iraq during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

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Lebanon

Information Ecosystem Assessment

PEELING THE ONION: a multi-layered infodemic and its impact on trust for syrians in lebanon

This research unpacks the unique experiences for Syrians at a time when information is heavily impacted by Lebanon’s various compounding crises.

Information Ecosystem Assessment

spillong the beans: a multi-layered infodemic and its impact on migrant workers in lebanon

This research unpacks the unique experiences for migrant workers multilayered infodemics heavily impacted by Lebanon’s various compounding crises.

Information Ecosystem Assessment

a penny for your thought: a multi-layered infodemic and its impact on LGBTQIA+ community in Lebanon

This research unpacks the unique experiences for LGBTIQA+ community information ecosystem assessment with a focus on the demand-side analysis.

Information Ecosystem Assessment

know which way the wind is blowing in lebanon

This research unpacks the unique experiences for Syrians and Venerable Lebanese at a time when information is heavily impacted by Lebanon’s various compounding crises.

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Madagascar

Information Ecosystem Assessment

ARO VAVA-ORONA - HOW TO SHARE INFORMATION DURING A PANDEMIC

This study aims to document the Information Ecosystem in Madagascar, especially the information surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it applies to the general context of humanitarian crises in Madagascar.

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Mali

Information Ecosystem Assessment

OUR LANGUAGE, OUR INFORMATION: information ecosystem in Mali

This information ecosystem assessment documents how information around the pandemic is produced in Mali and the information practices of Internally Displaced Populations (IDPs) in the regions of Bamako, Segou, Sikasso, Mopti, and Timbuktu.

Information Ecosystem Assessment

Find a Link: learning about the communities displaced to mali during covid-19

This information ecosystem assessment documents how information around the pandemic is produced in Mali and the information practices in the regions of Bamako, Ségou, Sikasso, Mopti, and Tombouctou.

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Philippines

Information Ecosystem Assessment

Disconnected: information dynamics in Barmm during the covid-19 pandemic

This Information Ecosystem
Assessment (IEA) aims to study the information environment in the Bangsamoro Autonomous
Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) of the Philippines during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. 

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Sudan

Information Ecosystem Assessment

Gender, Displacement and COVID-19: Vaccination Challenges in Sudan's Information Ecosystem

The report analyses the role of gender in COVID-19 risk communication with a specific focus on how sexual and reproductive health rumours inform the acceptance of COVID-19 vaccine.

Information Ecosystem Assessment

Misinformed: Sudan's centralisation problem & the pandemic

This report demonstrates how the centralization of news production, as well as power and resources, leads to the development of sometimes-competing subsystems complicating the broader information ecosystem in the country.

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SOUTH SUDAN​

Information Ecosystem Assessment

LIVING IN INFORMATION LIMBO: THE CASE OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS IN SOUTH SUDAN​

Analysis of people that were displaced from their homes by either natural disasters such as flooding, or conflicts. Such insecurity and intercommunal conflicts – those who do not have strong social connections and thus have limited access to reliable information. Food insecurity induced by a combination of famine, natural disasters, and a lack of sustainable agricultural practices is perceived as one of the pressing issues in the communities.

Information Ecosystem Assessment

the forgotten: AN INFORMATION ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN SOUTH SUDAN

Analysis of people that were disabilities. Such insecurity and intercommunal conflicts – those who do not have strong social connections and thus have limited access to reliable information. Food insecurity induced by a combination of famine, natural disasters, and a lack of sustainable agricultural practices is perceived as one of the pressing issues in the communities.

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Yemen

INFORMATION ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT

Information Needs assessment: Yemen

National Fragmentation: Marginalization, Displacement, and Disinformation in Yemen, An Information Ecosystem Assessment that analysis information gaps specially during Covid-19 in Yemen.

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zimbabwe

Information Needs assessment: Zimbabwe

Information Across Borders: An analysis of Youth, Migration and Information Dynamics
During a Pandemic in Southern Zimbabwe.

INSIDE-OUT: Information Needs assessment Zimbabwe

Understanding the information flow and flaws of LGBTQI communities in Bulawayo, an analysis of Information Dynamics During a Pandemic in Zimbabwe.