These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Global Voices launched in 2004, as a non-profit project started at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Global Voices is an international volunteer community of writers, bloggers and digital activists that aim to translate and report on what is being said in citizen media worldwide. Global Voices is founded by Ethan Zuckerman and Rebecca MacKinnon.
They state their mission as: “We work to find the most compelling and important stories coming from marginalized and misrepresented communities. We speak out against online censorship and support new ways for people to gain access to the Internet.”
Funded by / Ownership
Global Voices is sponsored by many prominent organizations including The MacArthur Foundation, Nivos and Ford Foundation.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Global Voices presents news with minimal use of loaded emotional language in their headlines and articles such as “Trump’s Strategy for Afghanistan: New Hopes and Old Fears.” They typically utilize credible sources such as the New York Times, .gov sources such as White House Archives, state.gov, and Al Jazeera. Reuters also gave Global Voices unrestricted grants from 2006 to 2008. However, some articles utilize local sources of the region or country they are covering, which we have no way of verifying the credibility. Global Voices translates articles from 40 different languages, therefore it is not possible to check the credibility of each and every source they mention such as the sources mentioned here, which are not all in English.
Overall, we rate Global Voices moderately Left Biased due to story selection that favors liberal causes (Our goal is to empower people who value justice, equality, and empathy) and High for factual reporting. (M. Huitsing 11/30/2017) Updated (8/31/2018)