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- Overall, we rate The Jordan Times Least Biased from a left-right perspective. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the promotion of one-sided pro-government propaganda. However, one-sided news is usually fact-based.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: MIXED
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rank: LIMITED FREEDOM
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
The Jordan Times is a state-owned English-language daily newspaper published by the Jordan Press Foundation since October 26, 1975. They report news and opinion and are published from Amman, Jordan.
The Editor-in-Chief is Mohammad Ghazal.
Funded by / Ownership
The Jordan Press Foundation owns the Jordan Times, a shareholding company listed on the Amman Stock Exchange. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
According to Reporters Without Borders, “Jordan’s media censor themselves and avoid subjects that are implicitly off-limits.” They further state, “Journalists are subject to close surveillance by the intelligence services and must be affiliated to the state-controlled Jordanian Press Association.” Jordan’s government is a Parliamentary Monarchy, with King Abdullah II serving as leader. King Abdullah II and Jordan are considered the most moderate Islamic nation in the Arab World.
The Jordan Times covers national news with minimally loaded wording such as this 9 COVID deaths, 675 virus cases recorded Sunday. However, when reporting on Israel, they tend to use more emotional wording such as this Jordan slams Israel for allowing extremist break-ins at Al Aqsa. When reporting on world news, they republish news articles from AFP. Finally, when reporting on USA news, they again use little bias in wording such as this King, US president hold summit meeting at White House.
Editorially, The Jordan Times rarely criticizes the government and often praises the King such as this King Abdullah’s glorious record. It is difficult to rate this source from a Left-Right perspective because some stories promote left-leaning positions such as climate change and gender rights, while others promote Islam. However, one constant is pro-government propaganda.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Jordan Times Least Biased from a left-right perspective. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the promotion of one-sided pro-government propaganda. However, one-sided news is usually fact-based. (M. Huitsing 7/27/2017) Updated (05/15/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check