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Dawn - Left Center BiasLEFT-CENTER BIAS

These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias.  They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes.  These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.

Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Pakistan 139/180


Launched in 1941, Dawn is an English-language daily newspaper based in Karachi, Pakistan. It was founded by Quaid-i-Azam (Great Leader in Urdu) Mohammad Ali Jinnah who is also the founder of Pakistan. Dawn focuses on the latest news, analysis related to Pakistan, South Asia and the world. The current editor of Dawn is Mr. Zaffar Abbas who’s position in Pakistan’s media, is defined as liberal, centrist and progressive. 

Funded by / Ownership

The Dawn Newspaper belongs to the Dawn Group of Newspapers and appears to be funded primarily through advertising.

Analysis / Bias

Pakistan is ranked 139 out of 180 countries, in the 2017 Press Freedom Index from the organization Reporters without Borders.

Dawn republishes articles from credible sources such as The Independent, The Guardian, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.

In review, Dawn utilizes moderately loaded language in their headlines such as “Dawn Investigations: The Pakistanis who have offshore properties worth millions.” Typically, Dawn sources through quotes, but fail to provide links to their sources. In National politics they are critical of the current Abbasi government in their articles. Current Prime Minister Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is a member of the governing party; The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz, which is the Center-Right conservative party in Pakistan.

Overall, we rate Dawn, Left-Center biased due to opposition to the current right leaning government and factually High for reporting due to republishing articles from credible sources. (M. Huitsing 3/19/2018) Updated (7/13/2018)


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