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.
The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)
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Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: UK 40/180
Notes: Launched in October 2007, The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) is a pan-European think tank based in London. ECFR was founded by Mark Leonard and he is the current director. The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) describes its objective as “its objective is to conduct research and promote informed debate across Europe on the development of coherent and effective European values-based foreign policy.”
In review, The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) utilizes loaded language in their headlines: “How Britain Lost Its Cool” and typically they utilize credible sources such as The Independent, BBC, and p roject-syndicate.org. Further, they also utilize local sources related to the specific country such as welt.de and oe24.at when their article or analysis is about Austria or any other country that we have no way of verifying the credibility. For example, “Austria: Russia’s Trojan Horse?”. The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) also publishes in depth research that is very well sourced, for example: “To end a war: Europe’s role in bringing peace to Syria”. When it comes to US politics their word choices are anti-Trump, such as: “The transatlantic meaning of Donald Trump: a US-EU Power Audit” and “Germany, not China, will be Donald Trump’s enemy number one”. Overall, we rate The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) with a Left-Center Bias due to word choices that favors the left and highly factual due to the use of credible sources. (M. Huitsing 1/9/2018)
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