Last updated on August 13th, 2021 at 08:25 pm
Reasoning: Propaganda, Conspiracies, Poor Sourcing
Bias Rating: FAR LEFT
Factual Reporting: LOW
Country: Syria (173/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: News Agency
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Hawar News Agency is an online Kurdish news service based in Al-Hasaka, Syria. The site’s About page says, “Hawar news agency was founded on March 1, 2013, by a number of Kurdish journalists in Belgium. It covers events and publishes news from various European countries, Rojava areas and other parts of Kurdistan, in addition to the countries of the Middle East.”.
Funded by / Ownership
The owner of the site is unknown, editor of the site is also unknown. They have a contact page that only leads to nowhere.
Analysis / Bias
Hawar News Agency rarely sources their news pieces, and in some cases, they use questionable sources. According to a Pro-Syrian opposition source, Verify-by Hawar News is affiliated with the Democratic Union Party (PYD), and by affiliation, they have a strong left-wing bias. Further, they indicate rumors as to their source under the analysis headline such as this: “There are changes in Aleppo, Idleb, and Hama.” Hawar News Agency uses strong loaded language in both sensational headlines and articles; therefore, we rate Hawar News Agency as mixed for factual reporting, and a questionable propaganda website with extreme left bias.
Overall, we rate Hawar News Agency Left Biased and Questionable based on the promotion of conspiracy theories, propaganda, lack of transparency, and poor sourcing. (M. Huitsing 8/4/2017) Updated (8/13/2021)