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 Ukrayinska Pravda Left-Center Biased based on story selection and moderate left-leaning editorial positions. We also rate them Mostly Factual due to a lack of transparency with ownership, despite a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: Ukraine 96/180
Founded in 2000 by Olena Prytula and Georgiy Gongadze, Ukrayinska Pravda (The Ukrainian Truth) is an online news site from Ukraine. Ukrayinska Pravda offers news, opinion, covers politics, business, European integration, entertainment, and culture. It is published in both Ukrainian and Russian. Ukrayinska Pravda’s Founder and editor-in-chief Georgiy Gongadze was kidnapped and murdered shortly after founding the site with then-president Kuchma and two senior aides said being related to Gongadze’s disappearance. In July 2016, a second Pravda journalist Pawel Sheremet was murdered. Ukrayinska Pravda is headquartered in Kyiv, Ukraine. The current editor-in-chief is Sevğil Musayeva.
Funded by / Ownership
Olena Yuriivna Prytula is the co-founder of the website, however, ownership information is not disclosed. Ukrayinska Pravda is funded through an advertising model.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Ukrayinska Pravda utilizes emotionally loaded language in their headlines such as “How Paul Manafort Brought US Politics to Ukraine (and Ukrainian Politics to the US)”. A quote from the article reads “It turned out that our ‘good old’ corruption can influence US presidential elections! After the Yanukovych cash scandal, the US media voiced a number of concerns about Manafort and his boss.” They also publish articles that are critical of Right-Leaning Nationalist President Zelensky such as “Who is mister Zelensky?” and “White spots on Zelensky’s anti-corruption map”. In general, editorial positions favor the left such as this Three nuts from Zelensky: how the president proposes to save Ukrainian business.
Ukrayinska Pravda utilizes sources such as the Washington Post, New York Times, and the BBC, as well as Ukraine News Agency The Interfax, and local sources such as goloszmin.org, zakon.rada.gov.ua, and Robert Koch Institute. In general, the news is reported factually and with a left-leaning biased in story selection and editorial positions.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Ukrayinska Pravda Left-Center Biased based on story selection and moderate left-leaning editorial positions. We also rate them Mostly Factual due to a lack of transparency with ownership, despite a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 11/27/2020)