These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an 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 as 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.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2013, The Global Slavery Index is an annual study of worldwide 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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Funded by / Ownership
The Global Slavery Index is owned by The Minderoo Foundation Pty Ltd. Sources of revenue are unknown. (if you have info, please contact us with details and links)
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.
This source has not published new info since 2018, but still receives traffic for its 2018 data.
Failed Fact Checks
- 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 of 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 (11/24/2022)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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