These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate Amandla Left Biased based on political affiliation and editorial positions that align with Democratic Socialism. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: South Africa
World Press Freedom Rank: South Africa 31/180
Amandla is a South African bi-monthly magazine that was launched in 2006. The founders are Mazibuko K. Jara and Brian Ashley. The magazine is published by the Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) and provides coverage and analysis of current political, economic, and social processes from a radical left perspective. According to their about page, “Amandla is a left-wing media project built around a magazine that publishes six editions per year.”
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Funded by / Ownership
Amandla is owned by the Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC). Revenue is derived through subscription fees and donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Amandla provides coverage and analysis of current political, economic, and social processes from far left perspectives. They feature articles written by and for activists in political, labor, and popular organizations, as well as progressive intellectuals at the universities, in NGOs, parliament, community-based organizations, churches, journalists, lawyers, public officials in state institutions, etc. Articles and headlines often feature-loaded emotional wording that favors the left such as Pandemic gives us a last chance to avert climate – and social – catastrophe. All stories are reasonably sourced.
Editorially, Amandla strongly favors the left, taking positions supporting the science of human-influenced climate change, workers’ rights, unionization, and support for LGBTQ.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Amandla Left Biased based on political affiliation and editorial positions that align with Democratic Socialism. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (8/16/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 5/30/2020)