Khaleej Times

Khaleej Times - Right Center Bias - Conservative - Not CredibleFactual Reporting: Mixed - Not always Credible or Reliable


RIGHT-CENTER BIAS

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  • Overall, we rate The Khaleej Times Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the consistent publication of pro-government propaganda.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: United Arab Emirates
Press Freedom Rating: LIMITED FREEDOM
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY

History

Launched in 1978, The Khaleej Times is a newspaper based in Dubai/UAE. According to their about page, they provide news with a “special focus on the UAE and its people.”  The Khaleej Times has many supplements, such as Buzzon, a classifieds website. KT Events, an interactive platform for policy-makers. City Times, a daily entertainment supplement, and WKND, our weekly lifestyle digest. Galadari Printing and Publishing Co publish the Khaleej Times LLC.

Read our profile on UAE’s media and government.

Funded by / Ownership

The Khaleej Times is owned by the Dubai Government and the Galadari Brothers. The CEO of the group is Mohamed Yahya Kazi Meeran. Advertising and subscriptions generate revenue.  

Analysis / Bias

The Khaleej Times publishes articles with headlines such as “Sheikh Mohammed calls for Arab unity amid global conflicts” and “Sheikh Mohammed attends opening of Art Dubai 2022” that mostly focus on positive coverage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai) and lacking in any criticism.

Further, The Khaleej Times publishes pro-vaccine editorials such as “Global pandemic policy is the need of the hour.”  When covering world news pertaining to the USA, the Khaleej Times covers the Biden administration negatively, such as “KT edit: Biden fails in the art of diplomacy.” When it comes to sourcing, The Khaleej Times often sources through quotes and utilizes Emirates News Agency (WAM), the official news agency of the United Arab Emirates. World news is covered through credible news agencies like AFP, Reuters, and the AP. In general, news reporting moderately favors the right-leaning government.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate The Khaleej Times Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the consistent publication of pro-government propaganda. (M. Huitsing 03/12/2022)

Source: https://www.khaleejtimes.com/

Last Updated on March 12, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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