Al Jazeera media bias rating is Lean Left.

AllSides rates Al Jazeera bias as Lean Left following an independent review in Sept. 2019.

Our independent reviewer found that many of Al Jazeera's pieces employ types of media bias such as emotionalism, slant, spin, and bias by omission. Al Jazeera usually omits right-wing perspectives and viewpoints. Reports generally focus on topics of interest to those on the left, and are biased toward the opinions of those on the left. Al Jazeera's opinion section skews left as well. Some articles frame right-wing viewpoints negatively.

History of the Al Jazeera Bias Rating

AllSides used to rate Al Jazeera’s media bias as Center. Out of 9,791 community votes as of Sept. 30, 2019, 6,106 community members disagreed with our bias rating of Center. Those who disagreed with our rating gave Al Jazeera an average bias rating of Lean Left.

Some perceive Al Jazeera to have predominantly Islamist perspectives, accusing the website of promoting the Muslim Brotherhood, having pro-Sunni and anti-Shia biases, as well having anti-Western and anti-Israel biases.

About Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera is a Doha-based state-funded broadcaster owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network, an entity partially funded by the ruling family of Qatar. It is among the largest news organizations in the world, with over 80 bureaus across the world and a global audience of over 270 million households in over 140 countries. Initially launched as an Arabic news and current affairs satellite TV channel, Al Jazeera has since expanded into a network with several outlets in multiple languages.

See also: AJ+ bias rating.

Authors who have written for Al Jazeera

Jeff Abbott, Jason Patinkin, Rob Mcelwee, Kate Mayberry, Inside Story, Umut Uras, William Roberts , and 50 more. See full list. William Roberts, Adrian Brown, @AJEnglish, Natalie Alcoba, Patricia Sabga, Jamal Elshayyal, Maram Humaid, Ian Williams, Casey Quackenbush, Mohamad Elmasry, Asad Hashim, Maziar Motamedi, Claudia Stoicescu, Tamila Varshalomidze, Laura Winter, John Psaropoulos, Arwa Ibrahim, Bernard Smith, Dylan Baddour, Imran Khan, Ben Piven, Patrick Strickland, Alia Chughtai, Charis Mcgowan, Zaheena Rasheed, Ammar Ali Jan, Jihan Abdalla, Creede Newton, Laurin-Whitney Gottbrath, Graham Keeley, Heena Kausar, Cristina Maza, Ted Regencia, Azhar Sukri, Timour Azhari, Ana P Santos, Richard Angwin, Simona Foltyn, Whitney Gottbrath, Basma Atassi, Aly Kassam, Lynne O'Donnell, Kristen Saloomey, Ahsan I, Beatriz Ramalho, Ali Adam, Mersiha Gadzo, Steve Chaggaris, Caleb Quinley, Mansur Mirovalev, Alex Gatopoulos See less.

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