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- Overall, we rate Doctors Without Borders Pro-Science and Least Biased based on minimal editorializing of information. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1971 in France by French doctors, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian, non-governmental organization (NGO) best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries affected by endemic diseases. It provides this help to all people, regardless of their race, religion, or political beliefs. Javid Abdelmoneim is the current president, and there are now 24 associations around the world.
Doctors Without Borders/ MSF indicate their mission statement as “We help people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care.” In 1999, Doctors without Borders was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Funded by / Ownership
Doctors without Borders is a charitable corporation; they are transparent, and their financial statements can be viewed here. Doctors without Borders state that they have not received or solicited funding from the US Government since 2002 (FAQ Question Nr 15). Internationally, they indicate they limit government funding to less than 20 percent of total funds raised. They are a top-rated charity organization by charity watchdogs and has 97.23/100 rank by Charity Navigator.
Analysis / Bias
Doctors Without Borders aims to expand medical care across national boundaries and irrespective of race, religion, creed, or political affiliation. Doctors Without Borders frequently put their lives in danger by going to war-torn or severely impoverished counties and providing medical care. During the Covid-19 pandemic, they have provided medical care and support in 70 different countries.
The website does not editorialize content and provides news about the organization such as this DRC: MSF suspends activities in Bambu, Ituri following attack on one of its vehicles and this Nearly 400 people rescued from the Mediterranean need a place of safety. All information reviewed is factual and presented with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the last 5 years.
Overall, we rate Doctors Without Borders Pro-Science and Least Biased based on minimal editorializing of information. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 11/15/2017) Updated (09/02/2022)
Last Updated on September 2, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check