Last updated on July 21st, 2021 at 11:51 am
These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing 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 Nation Pakistan Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of sourcing and the use of poor sources for world news that have failed fact checks.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: Pakistan (145/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1986, The Nation Pakistan is an English-language daily newspaper based in Lahore. According to the newspaper’s about page, apart from the main news events, the newspaper provides separate sections for city, national, sports, foreign, and commerce news. The Newspaper belongs to Nawa-i-Waqt Group, and Rameeza Nizami is the Executive Editor of The Nation and the Managing Director of Nawa-i-Waqt Group of Publications.
Funded by / Ownership
Majid Nizami Trust owns the newspaper and the Nawa-i-Waqt Group. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Pakistan is ranked 145 out of 180 countries in the 2020 Press Freedom Index from the organization Reporters without Borders. According to Reporter’s Without Borders, “The influence of this military “establishment,” which cannot stand independent journalism, has increased dramatically since Imran Khan became prime minister in July 2018. There have been many cases of brazen censorship in which the military have used one or other of its methods for exercising pressure.”
Nawa-i-Waqt Group’s position in Pakistan’s media is defined as well-established center-right and nationalist credentials.
The Nation Pakistan publishes news and opinion articles covered national and world news. National news uses minimally loaded language such as this High flood flow in Chenab after India releases water. This story, like most, does not rely on hyperlinked sourcing. When reporting on world news, they often republish from poor sources such as the Questionable Sputnik and the factually mixed Anadolu News Agency. Further, they also label some international news as being published by “Agencies” without actually naming the agencies.
Editorially, the paper aligns with the right and supports current right-leaning prime minister Imran Khan PM Imran Khan launches initiative to feed poor. In general, they favor the government of Pakistan (not much choice) and hold a right-leaning editorial bias. Although the news appears to be reported factually, they often use poor sources for international news.
Failed Fact Checks
- None found
Overall, we rate The Nation Pakistan Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of sourcing and the use of poor sources for world news that have failed fact checks. (M. Huitsing 8/8/2017) Updated (7/21/2021)