Inter Press Service (IPS) – Bias and Credibility


Inter Press Service - Left-Center bias - Liberal - Credible - ReliableFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


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 Inter Press Service (IPS) high in factual reporting due to credible sourcing and Left-Center biased based on story selection that usually favors the left.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: Italy
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: News Agency
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic


Founded in 1964, Inter Press Service (IPS), or IPS news agency, is a global news agency based in Rome, Italy. Roberto Savio and Pablo Piacentini are the founders of Inter Press Service (IPS), and Thalif Deen is Senior Consulting Editor.

Inter Press Service (IPS) provides news and analysis of sustainable development, events in the Global South, civil society, and globalization.

According to their about page, Inter Press Service (IPS) states its mission as “giving a voice to the voiceless – acting as a communication channel that privileges the voices and the concerns of the poorest and creates a climate of understanding, accountability, and participation around development, promoting a new international information order between the South and the North.”

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Funded by / Ownership

IPS discloses its funding here.

Analysis / Bias

In review, IPS News uses minimally loaded words in their articles such as: “Former UN Chief Takes the Helm of Global Green Growth Institute” and “International Solidarity” at Yemen Donor Conference.” In their reports, such as “How Global Emissions Have Changed Since 1850,” they utilize these credible sources: the non-profit organization The World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Washington-based progressive think tank, Institute for Policy Studies. Further, IPS does not have a favorable opinion of former President Trump. Politically, the majority of stories favor those supported by the left.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate Inter Press Service (IPS) high in factual reporting due to credible sourcing and Left-Center biased based on story selection that usually favors the left. (M. Huitsing 4/9/2018) Updated (05/09/2022)


Last Updated on May 26, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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