Bangladesh 2024 Election Media Monitoring

04 May 2024

Project Name: Bangladesh 2024 Election Media Monitoring 

Project Partner: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), The Asia Foundation 

Project Duration: December 2023-March 2024

Bangladesh 2024 Election Media Monitoring is a project under the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) with the partnership of The Asia Foundation. 

During the 2024 national election in Bangladesh, 27 political parties nominated a total of 1,895 candidates to participate in parliamentary elections.The Jatiya Party had the largest number of candidates, with 265, closely followed by the ruling Awami League with 263 candidates. Out of the 382 independent candidates, 269 were recognized as 'Awami independent candidates'. Some constituencies saw several Awami independent candidates contesting, while 28 sitting MPs were not given party nominations. Moreover, BNP-affiliated candidates running as independents were expelled from the party.

In this context, CGS will work to verify the integrity of the Bangladesh National Election scheduled for 2024. The aim is to identify any election anomalies that violate the national electoral code of conduct and the International Electoral Standards outlined by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA). To achieve this, CGS will analyze news reports from major daily publications, television channels, online portals, regional newspapers, and social media. CGS will conduct a thorough investigation into the 2024 elections by monitoring news reports from various national-level and local-level news dailies, online portals, national-level television channels, and social media platforms. In addition, CGS will track reports of irregularities and overreach by law enforcement agencies, and fact-check the validity of these incidents through their extensive journalist network.

Project Outputs so far:

Cgs’s Subtrack:


1. Bangladesh 2024 Election through the Lens of the Media