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 Interfax – Ukraine Left-Center Biased based on story selection that slightly favors the left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing and lack of transparency regarding ownership.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rating: MODERATE FREEDOM
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Interfax-Ukraine is a Ukrainian news agency founded in 1992, distinct from Interfax – Russia; the agency provides extensive coverage of finance, economics, politics, and other topics in Ukraine and Eastern Europe. According to its about page, It offers news and analytical information to business and government clients and has correspondents in multiple regional countries. Interfax-Ukraine is headquartered in Kyiv, Ukraine. The Director General of the Interfax-Ukraine News Agency is Oleksandr Martynenko.
Funded by / Ownership
The ownership of Interfax-Ukraine is not publicly disclosed, and it is unclear whether the agency is a part of the Interfax Information Services Group, which owns Interfax-Russia. Both news agencies share the same logo, and there is no information on the website regarding their similarities. Advertisings and subscriptions generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Interfax-Ukraine utilizes emotionally loaded language in its headlines, such as “EU leaders again condemn Russian aggression against Ukraine, say Russia must immediately, unconditionally withdraw its troops.” Typically, Interfax-Ukraine sources news through interviews or local sources by quoting large blocks of text, such as “Zelenskyy: We are at crucial stage of battle for Ukraine.”
The article titled Green Deal and the Great War. Will the Russian invasion hinder Ukraine’s “green” ambitions?” contains a statement that aligns with a left-leaning perspective. The quote from the article reads: “Ukraine, as an integral part of the European community, will act in unison with the European Union in matters of combating the consequences of climate change, as well as creating new opportunities for Ukrainian business.” In general, Interfax-Ukraine holds a left-leaning editorial bias and earns a mixed factual rating due to poor sourcing techniques and a lack of transparency.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Interfax – Ukraine Left-Center Biased based on story selection that slightly favors the left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing and lack of transparency regarding ownership. (M. Huitsing 03/25/2023)
Last Updated on May 26, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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