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- Overall, we rate Youm7 Right-Center biased and Questionable due to poor sourcing techniques and the consistent promotion of one-sided government propaganda.
Questionable Reasoning: Poor Sourcing, Propaganda
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MIXED
MBFC’s CountryFreedom Rating: LIMITED FREEDOM
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Established in 2008, Youm7.com is a website of the daily Arabic-language Egyptian newspaper Al Youm Al Sabea (Youm7). Youm7 is based in Giza, Egypt, mainly focusing on news and politics, lifestyle, and culture.
Funded by / Ownership
The Egyptian Media Group owns Youm7 through Eagle Capital which the State owns through General Intelligence. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Currently, former General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is the President of Egypt, who is known as a militaristic nationalist.
Youm7 publishes articles positively towards Al-Sisi, such as the article “President Sisi: People have the right to earn, but it is reasonable so that there is no burden on the citizen.” For sourcing, they often use quotes and use MENA or Middle East News Agency, a government-run news agency based in Egypt. When reporting foreign news, youm7 utilizes sources such as Bloomberg and RT through quotes, “Bloomberg: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion.”
While Youm7 has not directly failed a fact check, they frequently report misinformation from the government. For example, they published this quote from El Sisi “The Egyptian state confirms its commitment to respect the right of physical safety, personal freedom, political practice, freedom of expression, forming civil societies, and the right of litigation. Egypt has always welcomed diversity of opinions.” According to Polygraph.info, this is false. In general, they are a pro-government propaganda source.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Youm7 Right-Center biased and Questionable due to poor sourcing techniques and the consistent promotion of one-sided government propaganda. (M. Huitsing 04/14/2022)
Last Updated on May 15, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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