As a daily academic exercise, I read news articles on the same topic from multiple news agencies with a different political orientation. I'd like to add a pro-Kremlin news agency; with a preference for the most pro-Kremlin biased one. Are there any suggestions?

So far, my current curriculum includes the following agencies, in no particular order:

  • De Volkskrant; semi-populist, relatively in-depth, center-right Dutch newspaper
  • Trouw; in-depth with a birds-eye view, leftist Dutch newspaper
  • Foreign Affairs, in-depth solution-supported essayist American news journal
  • The Economist, briefing type British newspaper
  • Bloomberg.com, American briefing type news agency with an emphasis on financial news
  • Al Jazeera, international news from the Gulf-states

    [the intention of the subjective trivializing descriptions above is to make a distinction between the agencies]

Aside from my search for a pro-Kremlin news agency, are there any suggestions on how to further diversify and enhance my news curriculum?

  • De Volkskrant isn't center-right, it's center-left (source)
    – THelper
    Commented Jul 24, 2016 at 8:39
  • Can you explain to me why it's center-left according to your Wikipedia article source? When it comes to acknowledging things in the left-right spectrum, I find it hard myself to give a supporting argument; so I go for gut-feeling for lack of a good understanding of the concept. Commented Jul 24, 2016 at 8:50
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    The Dutch source of the Wikipedia comment stating that De Volkskrant is center-left is 10 years old, so I guess that's too old to still be valid. However you may find the discussion between left and right media in the thesis interesting. De Volkskrant used to be left and it's my understanding that they have become more right in recent years. Truth be told I stopped reading them a few years ago so it could be that they have become more right than I perceive them to be.
    – THelper
    Commented Jul 24, 2016 at 9:20
  • if it's in no particular order, use bullet points instead of numbered points Commented Jul 24, 2016 at 18:03
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    I removed the extension question about a Chinese news source. You could ask this as a new question. Extending the question to "any other region" would make the question too broad, though, because it would be hard to tell how granular you actually want to be (do you want the unique opinion of every little rebel group in Elbonia or only the twenty major ones?).
    – Philipp
    Commented Jul 25, 2016 at 11:35

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Russia Today is a news network funded directly by the Russian government. You don't get anything with a stronger pro-Kremlin bias than them.

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    I sometimes have a look at their content. You'll also find some conspiracy theories and other off-the-wall stuff. Commented Jul 26, 2016 at 13:50
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    You do: tass.ru/en , sputniknews.com, and others, are more strongly pro-Kremlin.
    – gerrit
    Commented Aug 4, 2016 at 16:48

RT has been mentioned, but another worth nothing is Sputnik International. Without whom I would never have learned that not only does National Walrus Day exist, but it is November 24th. Their editorial bias is pretty much the Kremlin line, only they're aimed at an international audience. I was sad when they came to be, because they replaced RIA Novosti; which was decidedly more independent.

If you want a weird one, Al-Manar is Hezbollah's TV channel. Press TV is Iran's state international. Al Arabiya is Saudi's international news.

France 24 is good, and also decidedly French. Haaretz is Israel's left wing daily. NHK is Japan's state international, CCTV is China's state international.

Hope they are of use!

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    Also the Syrian Arab News Agency, and if you want to get even more crazy (it's possible), the (North) Korean Central News Agency.
    – gerrit
    Commented Aug 4, 2016 at 16:55
  • I've been upstaged. I thought Al-Manar was biased enough :( North Korea is so obvious now! Ah, good references!
    – user8398
    Commented Aug 4, 2016 at 16:58
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    I noticed that both RT and Sputniknews are relatively fast when it comes to security breaking news. Commented Aug 14, 2016 at 15:16
  • I find it funny, that China's state TV outlet is called CCTV
    – Dohn Joe
    Commented Mar 21, 2019 at 11:49

All news is propaganda to promote the interests of those who own or fund (through advertising, etc.) the news outlets. That is the bad news. The good news is that good propaganda is not outright lies. Good propaganda is a carefully selected part of the truth to promote the agenda of the funder.

To see anything resembling the whole truth about an issue, you need to find news sources funded by sides opposing each other on that issue and then compare their propaganda.

Below are a few news sources not yet mentioned by previous posters, with their funding source shown in the parentheses.

  • Hmm, why the down-vote? OP also wanted to "further diversify and enhance his news curriculum", besides looking for pro-Kremlin news sources.
    – ebhh2001
    Commented Aug 20, 2016 at 4:06
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    Do you have a reasonable mechanism of detemining all relevant actors concerning a specific issue? I mean, most news outlets are in the private sector. Only sticking to the government-owned ones, seems rather narrow. Commented Aug 22, 2016 at 0:01
  • The OP ask about pro-Kremlin sources, you didn't put any of them. I don't see the BBC as a pro-Kremlin.
    – nelruk
    Commented Aug 22, 2016 at 1:10
  • @nelruk - the OP also asked for a suggestion on how to "diversify and enhance" his news curriculum. That is what I tried to address. The pro-Kremlin sources (RT, Sputnik, TASS) have been covered by others.
    – ebhh2001
    Commented Aug 22, 2016 at 1:19
  • As a suggestion @ebhh2001 you could cover news agency (not cited in any part) that has good relations with, say, Russia Today (RT). As a latin american, I can assure for example that TeleSUR has good relations with RT and give a support in this part of the world.
    – nelruk
    Commented Aug 22, 2016 at 1:24

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