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 the Global Slavery Index Least Biased based on reporting stats and facts about slavery that is supported by a methodology. We also rate them high for factual reporting due to being used by fact checkers as a resource and the use of proper sources in news stories.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Australia 19/180
Founded in 2013, The Global Slavery Index is an annual study of world-wide slavery conditions by country published by the Walk Free Foundation (founded by Andrew Forrest). In 2016, the study estimated a total of 45.8 million people to be in some form of modern slavery in 167 countries. According to their about page “The 2018 Global Slavery Index provides a country by country ranking of the number of people in modern slavery, as well as an analysis of the actions governments are taking to respond, and the factors that make people vulnerable.”
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Analysis / Bias
In review, the Global Slavery Index uses a published methodology to calculate slavery conditions by country. However, this methodology has faced criticism. The Global Slavery Index does not use loaded language and sticks to straight slavery information. Most of the website consists of charts and graphs that highlight slavery by country, which quite frankly is eye opening. Despite the criticism of methodology, this source is creating an awareness that is rooted in mostly fact. They also publish news from other High factual sources such as Reuters, Washington Post and Time.
A factual search reveals that the Global Slavery Index has not failed a fact check. In fact, they are used by IFCN fact checkers as a source for slavery information.
Overall, we rate the Global Slavery Index Least Biased based on reporting stats and facts about slavery that is supported by a methodology. We also rate them high for factual reporting due to being used by fact checkers as a resource and the use of proper sources in news stories. (D. Van Zandt 3/12/2018) Updated (2/1/2019)