Al Jazeera Bias and Reliability Overview

Al Jazeera is a news organization funded in part by the government of Qatar. Launched in 1996 as a broadcast station “for the public benefit,” it is now a global network with bureaus in 70 locations around the world. Its television channels are broadcast in several languages, and its websites are published in both Arabic and English, with approximately 5 million visits each month Ad Fontes Media rates Al Jazeera in the middle category of bias and as most reliable in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral to most extreme right. The reliability rating, demonstrated on the chart’s vertical axis, rates sources on a scale from original fact reporting to analysis, opinion, propaganda and inaccurate/fabricated information.

The following are Al Jazeera’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 45.69

Bias: -4.82

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

Bias scores for articles and shows are on a scale of -42 to + 42, with higher negative scores being more left, higher positive scores being more right, and scores closer to zero being the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URLBiasReliability
At UN, Biden urges ‘global action on shared challenges’-1.3346.33
‘No one really wins’: Canada vote results near identical to 2019-145.33
US House to approve $6.3B for Afghan refugee resettlement-144
Lebanon’s new prime minister says no ‘magic wand’ to fix crisis046
Donors pledge $1bn in aid for Afghanistan as UN warns of crisis-0.6746
Norway’s left-wing opposition wins election in a landslide-2.6744.33
US marks 20th anniversary of 9/110.450.4
US sending troops to help evacuate embassy staff in Kabul-1.3349
Taliban captures Herat city after taking Ghazni: Live-148.33
The US embargo on Cuba has failed-15.6736.33
US dials back probe of Chinese scientists on visa fraud charges046.33
Officials warn of ‘race’ against Delta variant as US cases surge-0.6747
American Express sees windfall from reinvigorated US consumers047
Black congressional leader arrested in US voting rights rally-444.67
Biden: Cuba ‘a failed state’ and is ‘repressing their citizens’-0.3344.33
US-China talks come at time of heightened tension-145
China sanctions former US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross, others-144
White is not a colour – white is an ideology-737
US warns investors over risks of doing business in Hong Kong044.67
US retail sales jump in June as Americans dine out and shop046.33
Unstable weather to fuel Oregon blaze that is now larger than NYC-1.3346.33
‘Long time coming’: Charlottesville removes Robert E Lee statue-4.7543.75
QAnon moves into the shadows but movement remains active-445
Death toll in Florida condo collapse now 78 amid search for cause048
California faces extreme heat that may push power supply to brink-146.33