Asia Times

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LEAST BIASED

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  • Overall, we rate Asia Times least biased through proper sourcing and story selection while high for factual reporting.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: Hong Kong
Press Freedom Rank: LIMITED FREEDOM
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Asia Times is an English-language publication launched in 1995. In 2016, the Board of Directors named veteran editor and economist Uwe Parpart as Editor.

Read our Country profile on Hong Kong.

Funded by / Ownership

Asia Times Holdings Limited owns the publication and is a media conglomerate based in Hong Kong. Advertising generates revenue.

Analysis / Bias

Although freedom of the press is guaranteed in Hong Kong, Reporters Without Borders placed Hong Kong 148/180 on their World Press Freedom Index. They state that “the media are finding it more and more difficult to cover sensitive stories about the Hong Kong government and Mainland China, and the need to protect their editorial positions from Beijing’s influence is increasingly noticeable.”

Asia Times typically publishes well-sourced articles: Should Western countries impose sanctions on Cambodia? However, opinion pieces have a strong anti-American sentiment such as this: “US rejection of ‘double freeze’ will increase tension.” Asia Times also publishes stories from credible sources such as Reuters: “China backs Myanmar repression in Rakhine.” While opinion pieces tend to have an anti-American bias, their straight news coverage is well-sourced and least biased.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate Asia Times least biased through proper sourcing and story selection while high for factual reporting. (M. Huitsing 9/14/2017) Updated (05/08/2022)

Source: https://www.asiatimes.com

Last Updated on May 8, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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