These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate ICI-Radio-Canada Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that lean left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Radio Station
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Launched in 1936 (rebranded in 2013 as ICI Radio-Canada), ICI Radio-Canada is the national public broadcaster owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). According to its FAQ, Radio Canada “oversees all French-language content and programming. Its main website is Radio-Canada.ca” ICI Radio Canada’s headquarter is in Montreal, Quebec, and it provides local, national, and international news, documentaries, current affairs, and arts programming from a Canadian perspective.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (known in French as Société Radio-Canada), branded as CBC/Radio-Canada, owns ICI Radio-Canada. The Government of Canada funds it.
Analysis / Bias
In review, ICI Radio-Canada presents news generally in line with a Canadian national perspective, such as “Ottawa vows to crack down on smugglers at Roxham.” A quote from the article states, “During our investigation, several sources confided that American law enforcement agencies intentionally turn a blind eye to this trafficking of individuals wanting to come to Canada,” Here is an article from NPR, “Roxham Road,” from an American perspective that shows each country has a unique perspective on the issue.
ICI Radio-Canada uses strong loaded language in their headlines and news stories, such as this, “The Ontario mayor who said “f… off “to the conspiracy theorists.” A quote from the article, “It is her style, but also her progressive ideas on the environment, feminism, and reconciliation with indigenous peoples that charm the electorate.” This article demonstrates a left-leaning bias.
Regarding sourcing, ICI-Radio-Canada reports through journalists using direct quotes and credible sources, such as the CBC and Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Further, according to a Reuters Institute Digital News Report, ICI Radio-Canada is the most trusted French-language media outlet earning the trust of 71% in 2022. In general, they report news factually and with left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Check
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate ICI-Radio-Canada Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that lean left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 09/25/2022)
Last Updated on September 25, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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