These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Least Biased based on the promotion of neutral information. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development nongovernmental organization. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees and those displaced by war, persecution, or natural disaster. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, where it resettles refugees and helps them become self-sufficient.
Funded by / Ownership
The International Rescue Committee is a non-government nonprofit with David Miliband currently serving as President. Funding comes from private and institutional donors as well as US Government agencies such as the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (BPRM), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Analysis / Bias
In review, the IRC seeks to focus the attention of policymakers on humanitarian crises and the needs of refugees, internally displaced people, and other victims of conflict. The website features information about their work and news stories such as this Is it legal to cross the U.S. border to seek asylum? Articles are straightforward, low-biased, and properly sourced. While some of the causes they champion align with the left regarding human rights, all info is presented with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Least Biased based on the promotion of neutral information. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 2/12/2017) Updated (01/27/2023)
Last Updated on May 26, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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