Last updated on August 8th, 2020 at 05:02 pm
These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Ireland 13/180
Notes: Launched in 1996, RTE (Raidió Teilifís Éireann) or (Radio Television of Ireland) is a national public-service media organization. RTE is owned by Raidió Teilifís Éireann, which is a semi-state company and the national public service broadcaster of the Republic of Ireland. RTE produces programs and provides national and international news and current affairs and broadcasts them on television, radio and the internet. RTE provides coverage that includes, in their own words: “RTE provides comprehensive, cost-effective, free-to-air multi-media services to the public in Ireland and interested audiences internationally.”
RTE’s radio service began on 1 January 1926, while television broadcasts began on 31 December 1961.
According to Reporters Without Borders Ireland ranks High for press freedom at 13/180 on the 2020 World Press Freedom Index.
In review, RTE utilizes minimally loaded words in their articles and they do present fairly low biased coverage of USA news such as “Trump cancels plans to open US embassy in London”, and they utilize credible sources through large blocks of quotes and sometimes use social media as source links. Occasionally, they do not provide links such as in this article: “Breakthrough in German coalition talks – sources.” Overall, we rate RTE to be a least biased news source due to balanced reporting and high for factual reporting based on generally decent sourcing. (M. Huitsing 1/12/2018)