These media sources are slight to moderately conservative in 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 conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate The Punjabi Tribune as Right-Center biased due to their story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the right. They are also rated Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing techniques and a few failed fact-checks.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MIXED
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MODERATE FREEDOM
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Punjabi Tribune is a Punjabi-language newspaper based in India. It was founded in 1978. The website provides news coverage of national and international events, focusing on politics, business, and sports. Punjabi Tribune has two sister publications: The Tribune (in English) and Dainik Tribune (in Hindi).
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Funded by / Ownership
Punjabi Tribune is owned and published by The Tribune Trust, a non-profit organization with Narinder Nath Vohra as its current president and S. S. Sodhi, S. S. Mehta, and Gurbachan Jagat as trustees. Revenue for the newspaper mainly comes from advertisements and subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias:
Punjabi Tribune publishes critical articles on left-wing politics in India. For instance, in the article “Punjab facing problems,” the author blames left-wing politics for the issues faced by Punjabis and questions the credibility of national leftist thinking. The article states, “On the other hand, national leftist thinking has already lost its credibility.” The article also criticizes the Modi-led central government and suggests that the present government needs to show leadership to guide the youth of Punjab toward a positive future.
Similar to its affiliate publication, Punjabi Tribune is generally factual but lacks hyperlinks to sources for verifying its claims. The outlet also republishes articles from The Tribune (India). In general, more stories favor the right and utilize poor sourcing techniques.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Punjabi Tribune as Right-Center biased due to their story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the right. They are also rated Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing techniques and a few failed fact-checks. (M. Huitsing 04/29/2023)
Last Updated on May 16, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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