VOA Chinese – Bias and Credibility

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LEAST BIASED

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  • Overall, we rate VOA Chinese Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal use of loaded words. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. However, special attention is given to its funding and ownership, as it is a U.S. government-funded entity and may reflect American government interests.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Radio Station/Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic

MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

VOA Chinese is the Chinese language service of Voice of America (VOA), a U.S. government-funded international multimedia agency. The website provides news and information about China, the United States, and the world. It also offers radio programs and English language practice resources.

Some consider the Voice of America to be a form of pro-USA propaganda. However, VOA journalists are governed by its Best Practices Guide, which says that “The accuracy, quality, and credibility of the Voice of America are its most important assets, and they rest on the audiences’ perception of VOA as an objective and reliable source of U.S., regional and world news and information.”

Surveys show that 84% of VOA’s audiences trust VOA to provide accurate and reliable information. A similar percentage (84%) say that VOA helps them understand current events relevant to their lives. VOA is produced in 47 languages.

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Funded by / Ownership

VOA Chinese is funded by the U.S. government and is part of the Voice of America network, which the U.S. Agency for Global Media oversees. As a government-funded entity, it is designed to serve as a reliable and accurate source of news and information.



Analysis / Bias

VOA Chinese provides news articles and multimedia content that are generally neutral in tone Biden appoints special envoy for humanitarian needs in Middle East. The articles are well-sourced and factual, covering a range of topics from international relations to human rights issues.

Regarding the editorial tone of VOA Chinese, the website maintains a neutral stance, focusing on providing accurate and reliable news. However, it’s worth noting that as a U.S. government-funded entity, it may reflect U.S. foreign policy objectives.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years.

Overall, we rate VOA Chinese Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal use of loaded words. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. However, special attention is given to its funding and ownership, as it is a U.S. government-funded entity and may reflect American government interests. (D. Van Zandt 10/16/2023)

Source: https://www.voachinese.com/

Last Updated on October 16, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check


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