These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate, 24ur.com Least Biased based on story selection that is neutral in nature. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a lack of hyperlinked sourcing.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: Slovenia 32/180 (2020)
Founded in 1998, 24ur.com is a news website from Slovenia that focuses on national and international news, politics, sports, business, and entertainment. 24ur.com is the online web portal of POP TV. Multimedia company Pro Plus operates both POP TV and KANAL A. Pro Plus is a subsidiary of Bermuda based Central European Media Enterprises (CME), which is in turn owned by PPF Group N.V. a Czech investment group based in the Netherlands. PPF is owned by the Czech billionaire businessman Petr Kellner. The General Director of PRO PLUS is Pavel Vrabec.
Funded by / Ownership
24ur.com’s parent company is CME and although it is based in Bermuda, CME’s majority owner was AT&T Inc (T.N) until October 2019 when Czech firm PPF acquired CME for $2.1 billion. For CME Inc.’s annual financial statements see here. 24ur.com’s revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In 2020 Reporters Without Borders ranked Slovenia 32/180 in their Press Freedom Index. The current prime minister of Slovenia is Janez Janša, he is also the leader of the nationalist, right-wing populist Slovenian Democratic Party (SDP). Janez Janša is known to use social media to attack critics such as Slovenian public broadcaster Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTVS), and calling critical journalists “Presstitutes”.
In review, 24ur.com predominantly delivers infotainment content such as heavily image-focused news articles. When covering national news, the headlines are catchy with a mostly neutral tone such as “What do Slovenes, Croats, and Serbs expect after the corona crisis?” and “Melania Trump is celebrating her 50th birthday: from Sevnica to the White House”. They also use minimally loaded language such as this: “Janez Janša will be the Slovenian Prime Minister for the third time: 52 deputies voted in favor” and Twitter dispute between Janša and Šarc: ‘If they don’t believe me, they will at least be a medium in the service of the truth’. When it comes to sourcing they rarely use hyperlinks but do offer quotations. When covering world news, pertaining to the USA, they cover the Trump administration with a neutral tone such as this Trump denies involvement in an attempted coup in Venezuela.
Editorially, 24ur.com does not present opinion pieces, however, when reporting on politics they generally present news with balance. In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate, 24ur.com Least Biased based on story selection that is neutral in nature. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a lack of hyperlinked sourcing. (M. Huitsing 5/9/2020)