BDNews24

BDnews24 - Questionable - Left Center Bias - Liberal - Democrat - Not CredibleFactual Reporting: Mixed - Not always Credible or Reliable


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  • Overall, we rate BDnews24 Left-Center Biased and Questionable based on poor sourcing techniques and the promotion of pro-government propaganda through one-sided reporting and bias by omission that is not critical of the government.

Detailed Report

Reasoning: Pro-Government Propaganda, Poor Sourcing
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: Bangladesh
Press Freedom Rating: TOTAL OPPRESSION
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY

History

BDnews24 is a free-to-access 24/7 English-language news portal based in Bangladesh.  According to its about page, the news site was initially founded as a news agency owned by Bangladesh News 24 Hours Ltd. In 2016, Toufique Imrose Khalidi and Asif Mahmood became the new owners of BDnews24. Toufique Imrose Khalidi is also the editor-in-chief of BDnews24. 

Funded by / Ownership 

Toufique Imrose Khalidi and Asif Mahmood are the owners of the BDnews24.  Revenue is derived through advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In 2022, Reporters Without Borders ranked Bangladesh 162/180 in their Press Freedom Index, stating there is a “disturbing increase in press freedom violations.” Sheikh Hasina has been the country’s Prime Minister since 2009. She is the leader of the Center-Left Awami League.  

Read our profile on Bangladesh media and government.

In review, BDnews24 publishes news with a pro-government tone, such as this “Hasina hooked on fishing as she goes out for a breath of fresh air amid virus blow” and “The new cabinet: Full of surprises, and a first in Bangladesh.” They also report news related to the opposition with a neutral tone “RAB arrests cartoonist Kishore, writer Mushtaq Ahmed in digital security case.” When covering world news pertaining to the USA, they cover the Tformer rump administration with a critical tone by republishing New York Times articles such as “What Trump and toxic cops have in common.” They generally source information poorly and report one-sided government propaganda through bias by omission.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate BDnews24 Left-Center Biased and Questionable based on poor sourcing techniques and the promotion of pro-government propaganda through one-sided reporting and bias by omission that is not critical of the government. (10/28/2016) Updated (M. Huitsing 03/25/2022)

Source: https://bdnews24.com/

Last Updated on May 4, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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