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 the Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU) Left-Center Biased due to story selection and sourcing that favors the left and highly factual in 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: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2005 and based in Tustin, California, the Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU) is a pro-Palestinian non-profit organization that provides analysis and facts about Palestine and Palestinians. A “group of concerned Americans founded it.” It described its mission as “to provide journalists with quick access to information about Palestine and the Palestinians, as well as expert sources, both in the United States and in the Middle East.”
Funding / Ownership
The Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU) is a non-profit organization that receives funding from the left-leaning Rockefeller Brothers Fund and private donations, which can be viewed here.
Analysis / Bias
The Institute for Middle East Understanding assists journalists working on stories about Palestine or the Palestinians by providing quick access to the latest news stories, expert analysis, images, photographs, and other visuals. IMEU’s coverage includes commentaries, analysis, photo essays, and stories regarding Palestine-related issues, both political and cultural.
In review, the Institute for Middle East Understanding focuses on Palestinian affairs, emphasizing a Palestinian viewpoint. They publish well-sourced news stories from reputable, mostly left-leaning news organizations such as republishing news analysis from the Washington Post, New York Times, The Nation, and least biased Associated Press. In their articles/interviews, the IMEU utilize neutral headlines “Expert Q&A: On Trump’s Pledge to Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem,” and in the body of articles, the IMEU thoroughly source utilizing credible sources such as GovTrack (enables its users to track the bills and members of the United States Congress), unispal.un.org, Wall Street Journal and, Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA).
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU) Left-Center Biased due to story selection and sourcing that favors the left and highly factual in reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 5/18/2018) Updated (02/02/2022)
Last Updated on May 26, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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