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- Overall, we rate Granma Far-Left Biased and questionable based on poor sourcing of information, the promotion of one-sided pro-government propaganda, and failed fact checks.
Reasoning: State Propaganda, Poor Sourcing, Failed Fact Checks
Bias Rating: FAR LEFT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: Cuba (171/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1965, Granma is the official newspaper of The Communist Party Of Cuba Central Committee and headquartered in Havana, Cuba. Published in English, French, German, Portuguese, and Italian, Granma covers National News and Politics, World News, Culture, Tourism, and Sports. Since the Cuban Government and its only political party, The Communist Party of Cuba, controls the paper, Granma is regarded as a government mouthpiece. Granma also states on its about page that the newspaper is “loyal to the Party’s policy, its ethical principles, in both its focus on events unfolding within Cuban society and international relations.”
In 2017, The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Party promoted Yailin Orta Rivera to be the director of “Granma.”
Press freedom in Cuba is virtually non-existent, please read our profile on the Cuban government and media.
Funded by / Ownership
The government owns Granma, and it is the official organ of The Communist Party Of Cuba Central Committee.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Granma publishes articles utilizing loaded headlines such as The blockade asphyxiates and kills, just like the virus, and must end,” and Within the Revolution there continues to be room for everything and everyone, except those who seek to destroy the collective project.”
Editorially, Granma holds a far-left bias through the promotion of Marxism. Furthermore, Granma also publishes articles that glorify Fidel Castro, such as this article dated 1988, “Why we don’t need more than one party.” The basic editorial position of the paper is to advance Communist Party propaganda.
Additionally, they regularly criticize American Foreign Policy “Washington’s accusation in its report that Cuba engages in people trafficking is a lie Declaration by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs” and they completely lack linked sourcing. In general, Granma promotes a strong left-wing bias with the endorsement of Marxism and pro-Government propaganda. Finally, Granma cannot seem to glorify Fidel Castro enough.
Failed Fact Checks
- “The alleged concerns of the United States about Cuba’s cooperation, in this case about the ‘More Doctors’ program, are neither legitimate nor pertinent to be discussed at PAHO.” – Misleading
- 1,500 Chinese citizens managed to recover from Wuhan pneumonia thanks to a Cuban drug called Interferon alfa 2B. – False
Overall, we rate Granma Far-Left Biased and Questionable based on poor sourcing of information, the promotion of one-sided pro-government propaganda, and failed fact checks. (M. Huitsing 7/13/2021)