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About Amnesty International's Bias Rating
Amnesty International is a think tank / policy group source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Lean Left.
What a "Lean Left" Rating Means
Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Lean Left display media bias in ways that moderately align with liberal, progressive, or left-wing thought and/or policy agendas. A Lean Left bias is a moderately liberal rating on the political spectrum.Learn more about Lean Left ratings
A May 2020 independent review of Amnesty International resulted in AllSides changing its media bias rating from Center to Lean Left. Many of Amnesty International's policy positions are not predictably favored by either end of the political spectrum, or are favored by both. However, many of its conceptions of "rights" follow a left-leaning conception. Amnesty International supports a world in which everyone has secured the rights outlined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The organization campaigns around issues such as protecting prisoners of conscience and victims of torture, decriminalizing abortion worldwide, ensuring worldwide gender equality, and securing protections for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. The group supports abolishing the death penalty, ending extra judicial executions and "disappearances," decriminalizing sex work/prostitution, and supports rights to housing, education, and water/sanitation for all. Read about Amnesty's stances on a variety of issues here. Amnesty International has special consultive status at the United Nations.
About Amnesty International
Amnesty International is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that was founded in London in 1961. The organization says it has more than eight million members and supporters around the world. According to its website, "Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. We are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We are funded by members and people like you. We are independent of any political ideology, economic interest or religion. No government is beyond scrutiny. No situation is beyond hope."
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As of September 2023, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for Amnesty International. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Left bias.
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