Last updated on May 31st, 2020 at 09:37 am
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.
- Overall, we rate France24 on the left side of Least Biased based on story selection that minimally favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: France 34/180
Founded in 2006, France 24 is a 24-hour non-stop international news and current affairs television channel and website based in Paris, and broadcasts in French, English, and Arabic. The stated mission of the three channels is to “provide global public service and a common editorial stance.”
Funded by / Ownership
France 24 is owned by France Médias Monde, which is a French state-owned holding company that supervises and coordinates the activities of the major public media organizations broadcasting or publishing internationally from France. Besides government funding, they also generate revenue through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the site covers global and national news mostly through their television programming. News is often published with minimal bias in wording such as this: Yemen govt strikes power-sharing deal with southern separatists. This story is properly sourced to the Associated Press and AFP. French news is also minimally biased such as this: Is the French tuition fees ruling a victory for foreign students? For the most part, France 24 does not interject opinions into stories and sticks to the facts. In fact, they do not have an op-ed page. Story selection very slightly favors the left such as this: UK PM Johnson sends conflicting messages to EU on Brexit delay request. In general, France24 is a low biased straightforward news reporting agency that is factual and sourced.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate France24 on the left side of Least Biased based on story selection that minimally favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/27/2016) Updated (05/31/2020)