Last updated on June 13th, 2021 at 01:28 pm
These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing 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 Asia Times least biased through proper sourcing and story selection while high for factual reporting.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: Hong Kong (80/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
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.
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 73/180 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 to date
Overall, we rate Asia Times least biased through proper sourcing and story selection while high for factual reporting. (M. Huitsing 9/14/2017) Updated (10/20/2020)