Al Jazeera Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


Ad Fontes Media rates Al Jazeera (website) in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. Al Jazeera (website) 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.

Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for Al Jazeera (website) according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 44.63

Bias: -3.28

Panels of analysts from Ad Fontes Media regularly review representative sample content to rate it for reliability and bias. Each panel of analysts comprises one left-leaning, one right-leaning, and one center-leaning analyst.

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

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

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to middle 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.

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 40 are generally good; scores below 24 are generally problematic. Scores between 24-40 indicate a range of possibilities, with some sources falling there because they are heavy in opinion and analysis, and some because they have a high variation in reliability between articles.

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 minimally biased, equally balanced, or exhibiting a centrist bias.

Individual Content Sample Scores

These are the most recent content samples that Ad Fontes Media analysts have rated for this source.

Content Sample URL Bias Reliability
Photos: Rare super blue moon rises and lights up skies worldwide 0 46.33
Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 554 0 43.33
Live parasitic worm found in Australian woman’s brain in world first 0 45
‘Hegemonism not in China’s DNA’: Xi calls for BRICS expansion 0 44.33
Eight rescued from dangling cable car in Pakistan after day-long ordeal 0 44.33
What explains the race among nations to reach the moon’s south pole? 0 45.67
Criticism mounts over Manchester United’s handling of Mason Greenwood case 0 45
Rescue on after children trapped in cable car dangling over Pakistan ravine 0 43.33
North Korea’s Air Koryo makes first international flight since COVID 0 42.67
Sha’Carri Richardson claims gold in 100m at World Athletics Championships 0 42.67
Hawaii says 850 missing after Maui wildfires ahead of Biden visit 0 45
‘Historic’: Ecuador voters reject oil drilling in Amazon protected area -2 44
Republicans block independent probe of US Capitol riot -1.67 43.67
Russian spacecraft reaches lunar orbit in preparation for moon landing -0.67 41.67
Hawaii’s governor promises to prevent ‘land grabs’ after Maui wildfires -2 42.67
Indian moon lander module splits from propulsion section in key step -0.67 45.67
The Killers decried for inviting Russian fan on stage at Georgia concert 0 45.33
England stun hosts Australia to reach first Women’s World Cup final 0 43
Taliban marks two years since return to power in Afghanistan 0 42.33
Michael Oher, known for The Blind Side, says adoption was a lie in lawsuit 0 43
At least 35 killed in fire, explosion at petrol station in Dagestan, Russia 0 43.67
‘Bribery during war is treason’: Ukraine’s Zelenskyy fires army recruiters 0 43
West African bloc scraps crisis meeting on Niger coup 0 44
What lies ahead for Pakistan now that a new caretaker PM has been named? 0 42.67
More teams, more upsets: How minnows challenged giants at Women’s World Cup 0 43


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