Last updated on May 17th, 2020 at 12:18 pm
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 using appeal 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.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Notes: Launched on October 31, 2015, Kurdistan 24 is an online Kurdish news service based in Erbil. Kurdistan 24 covers news in the Kurdistan Region, the Middle East, and internationally. The founder and General Manager is Noreldin Waisy and Karzan Sulaivany is the Editor of the website. Kurdistan 24 mainly focuses on news, economy, culture, sports, and interviews in Kurdistan and the world.
In review, Kurdistan 24 is moderately biased toward liberal causes such as “Ethnic and religious diversity, tolerance cornerstone of new Kurdistan state.” Kurdistan 24 uses moderate loaded language in headlines and also the body of articles, such as: “Any Turkish military operation in Afrin will fail, be faced with strong resistance: Kurdish official.” Although the articles tend to be well written they are often poorly sourced, mostly through the use of quotes, instead of links. Overall, we rate Kurdistan 24 mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing without linking and left-center biased based on story selection and wording. (M. Huitsing 10/9/2017)