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 Al Monitor Left-Center Biased based on story selection that somewhat favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Al-Monitor is a media site launched in February 2012 by the Arab American entrepreneur Jamal Daniel and based in Washington, DC. Al-Monitor provides reporting and analysis from and about the Middle East through both original and translated content.
Al-Monitor features reporting and analysis by journalists and experts from the Middle East, with special focus sections (that Al-Monitor terms “pulses”) on Egypt, the Persian Gulf, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, North Africa, Palestine, Syria, Turkey as well as Russia’s relationship with the Middle East.
Funded by / Ownership
The website is owned by Al Monitor LLC and in 2018, Al-Monitor partnered with North Base Media. Revenue is primarily derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Al Monitor reports on news from the Middle East with a slight left leaning perspective. Articles and headlines contain moderately loaded emotional language such as this: From Russia with love: Turkish and Syrian spymasters meet in Moscow. This story is appropriately sourced to BBC and Reuters. Other stories are republished from credible sources such as the AFP: Iraq protesters, police grapple for Baghdad streets as deadline expires. When reporting on USA news they have a slightly negative opinion of the Trump Administration such as this: Intel: Why the Trump administration keeps dodging Iran briefings on Capitol Hill. In general, Al Monitor reports news factually and with a slight left leaning editorial bias.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Al Monitor Left-Center Biased based on story selection that somewhat favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (5/15/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 1/20/2020)