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 Kurdistan 24 mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing without linking and left-center biased based on story selection and wording.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MIXED
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rank: LIMITED FREEDOM
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
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 website’s editor. Kurdistan 24 mainly focuses on news, economy, culture, sports, and interviews in Kurdistan and worldwide.
Funded by / Ownership
Kurdistan24 for Media and Research owns the website. It is not clear how they are funded.
Analysis / Bias
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 quotes, instead of links.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
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) Updated (02/12/2023)
Last Updated on May 31, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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