These media sources are slight to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals 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 Straits Times Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that favor the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record but limited by government censorship and the promotion of state propaganda.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Press Freedom Rank: LIMITED FREEDOM
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Straits Times, launched on July 15, 1845, is an English-language newspaper based in Singapore. It has a print and online edition covering world news, East Asian news, Southeast Asian news, home news, sports news, financial news, and lifestyle.
The Straits Times mainly focuses on events in Singapore and the region. The Straits Times is a member of two media networks – the Asia News Network and the Impact Journalism Day alliance of newspapers – and according to National Library Board, it has won multiple media awards. It is the most widely read newspaper in Singapore.
Funded by / Ownership
Singapore Press Holdings currently owns The Straits Times, with revenue derived from advertising, classifieds, and subscription sales.
Analysis / Bias
The Straits Times, according to its WikiPage, is sometimes referred to as “the mouthpiece” of the ruling party or at least “mostly pro-government” and “close to the government.” According to Human Rights Watch, “The government’s Media Development Authority (MDA) compels online news websites covering domestic political issues to register under the Broadcasting Act.” The MDA removes anything it deems to be against “public interest, public order or national harmony” or to offend “good taste or decency.” In other words, there is significant pro-state bias.
The Straits Times uses right-center bias in editorial pieces when reporting USA news and often sources credible information.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Straits Times Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that favor the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record but limited by government censorship and the promotion of state propaganda. (M. Huitsing 8/14/2017) Updated (05/11/2022)
Last Updated on May 11, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check