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 appeals 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.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
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 original and translated content.
The website 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
Al Monitor LLC owns the website, and in 2018, Al-Monitor partnered with North Base Media. Advertising generates revenue.
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: 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 former Trump Administration such as this: Intel: Why the Trump administration keeps dodging Iran briefings on Capitol Hill. Al-Monitor generally reports news factually and with a slight left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
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 12/26/2021)
Last Updated on May 9, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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