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These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Estonia 12/180
Notes: ERR News is the English-language online news service of Estonian Public Broadcasting. ERR News covers the latest political, economic, business, and cultural events in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Estonia ranks 12th in Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.
According to Freedom House Report “There are two press councils in the country. The Estonian Public Broadcaster (ERR) is supervised by the Public Broadcasting Council (RHN), whose members—by law, four media professionals and one representative from each parliamentary faction—are elected by Parliament. In 2012, after the terms of the four media professionals expired, the ruling coalition replaced them with its own appointees without a public debate.”
In review, ERR News uses credible sources such as The Baltic News Service (BNS). When reporting U.S. news, ERR News generally uses neutral wording such as: “Pence to meet with heads of Baltic states in Tallinn next week. Editorially, most articles and opinion pieces are relatively balanced with writers offering differing perspectives. There is a very slight right leaning bias in editorials, but not enough to move this source from the Least Biased category. Overall, we rate ERR News Least Biased and High for factual reporting. (M. Huitsing 10/20/2017)