These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate The Express Tribune as least biased as their coverage tends to be neutral and mostly factual in reporting rather than high based on poor sourcing techniques and government censorship.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Press Freedom Rating: LIMITED FREEDOM
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
The Express Tribune is an online news website based in Pakistan that was established in 2010 as the digital counterpart to the Express Tribune newspaper, a part of the Lakson Group. The website covers a range of topics, such as politics, business, entertainment, and sports. Headquartered in Karachi, it also prints copies from offices in Lahore, Islamabad, and Peshawar.
Funded by / Ownership
The Lakhani Family owns Lakson Group, one of the largest conglomerates in Pakistan, involved in various industries, including media, pharmaceuticals, and financial services. The family also owns http://www.tribune.com.pk through its subsidiary, Express Digital Private Limited. The sources of revenue comes from subscriptions and advertisements.
Analysis / Bias
Despite being affiliated with The International New York Times, The Express Tribune censors articles from the international edition of NYT it distributes within Pakistan. On the other hand, the website offers a blend of entertainment and current affairs in Pakistan while adhering to a market-driven, pro-establishment, and middle-of-the-road editorial policy.
The Express Tribune publishes articles with a neutral tone towards former right-wing prime minister Imran Khan such as “Imran shuffles Punjab tickets after workers protest PTI chief withdraws 21 tickets, issues 32 with nine new members.” In the context of the article, party tickets refer to the official endorsement given by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party to its candidates for the upcoming elections in Pakistan, Punjab.
Another article related to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, titled “Audio leaks exposed Imran’s ‘conspiracy’: PM,” does not appear to exhibit any clear signs of bias in either a positive or negative towards PM Sharif. Instead, it reports on the statements made by the Prime Minister during his press conference and does not provide any significant analysis or opinion on the matter. The article does not contain any external sources or citations to support the claims made by the Prime Minister or the information provided in the article.
In general, the Express Tribune is mostly fact-based and holds minimal political bias; however, they face censorship by the Pakistani government that results in the promotion of government propaganda through omission.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Express Tribune as least biased as their coverage tends to be neutral and mostly factual in reporting rather than high based on poor sourcing techniques and government censorship. (M. Huitsing 04/29/2023)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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