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.
- Overall, we rate the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions. We also rate them Mostly Factual rather than High for factual reporting due to a lack of transparency.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), founded in May 2006, is a UK-based information office documenting human rights abuses in Syria; it has focused since 2011 on the Syrian Civil War. It is frequently quoted by major Western news media, such as Voice of America, Reuters, BBC, CNN, and National Public Radio, since the beginning of the uprising about daily numbers of deaths from all sides in the conflict and civilians killed in airstrikes in Syria. SOHR has been described as being “pro-opposition” and anti-Assad.
Funded by / Ownership
SOHR is a nonprofit NGO that does not disclose funding.
Analysis / Bias
Our review shows minimal use of loaded words and a clean fact-check history. The source has a left-center bias in reporting, but for the most part, has been factual in an area where valid information is hard to find. This is a good source, but we recommend that you use this site in conjunction with the major outlets listed above.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions. We also rate them Mostly Factual rather than High for factual reporting due to a lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 4/8/2017) (07/09/2023)
Last Updated on July 9, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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