Babnet Tunisia

Babnet - Least Biased Right - Not Credible or ReliableFactual Reporting: Mixed - Not always Credible or Reliable


LEAST BIASED

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  • Overall, we rate Babnet Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorializing. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of hyperlinked sourcing.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: Tunisia
Press Freedom Rating: MODERATE FREEDOM
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY

History

Established in 2000, Babnet.net is a news aggregator website based in Tunisia that mainly focuses on news, politics, society, economy, education, culture, health, and sport. 

Read our profile on Tunisia’s media and government.

Funded by / Ownership

Slim Mansouri owns Babnet.net. Advertising generates revenue.

Analysis / Bias

In 2021 Reporters Without Borders ranked Tunisia 73/180 in their Press Freedom Index, stating since 2019, the “overall climate for the media and journalists has worsened.”

Currently, Kais Saied is the President of Tunisia; he is a law professor by training and known as a Populist. Tunisia has been in political turmoil since Saied sacked the government in July 2021, suspended parliament with the army’s help, and assumed executive authority that political parties widely criticized as a “coup.”

Babnet.net publishes articles regarding the President with a positive tone, such as “The President of the Republic..“The implementing orders related to the “Feda Foundation” decree will be issued in the near future.” When reporting on other political parties, Babnet uses a neutral tone as in this article In his meeting with Ghannouchi … Chebbi presents his initiative to form a “National Salvation Front. In the article, they report with minimal editorializing about a leading member of the Al-Amal Party, Ahmed Najib Chebbi who wants to form a big tent movement by meeting with The Ennahda Movement (Islamic Democratic Party) leader Rached Ghannouchi. Chebbi is critical of the president, as reported by other media outlets.  

Finally, when it comes to sourcing, they do not provide hyperlinks but instead use quotations, which does not meet our standard for proper sourcing of information. The news is generally reported with minimal bias, but it is not possible to verify all information due to a lack of sourcing.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate Babnet Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorializing. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of hyperlinked sourcing. (M. Huitsing 04/18/2022)

Source: https://www.babnet.net/

Last Updated on April 18, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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