Asian News International (ANI)

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Asian News International - Least BiasedLEAST BIASED

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.

Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: India 138/180

Notes: Launched in 1975, Asian News International (ANI) is an Indian news agency, which according to Media at Work in China and India: Discovering and Dissecting “developed as a de facto monopoly supplier of news from India for Reuters TV”. Asian News International (ANI) is headquartered in New Delhi. The Chairman and founder is Prem Prakash and Sanjiv Prakash is the Editor and CEO of Asian News International.

Asian News International (ANI) provides content for every information platform, including text, video and picture content for TV, internet, broadband, newspapers, television programs, audio clips, news feeds, and streamed media. Apart from providing news to its clients, Asian News International (ANI) also publishes news on its own website, with topics including entertainment, lifestyles, business, science, sports and more.

According to Reporters Without Borders the media environment in India is threatened by increasing nationalism: “self-censorship is growing in the mainstream media and journalists are increasingly the targets of online smear campaigns by the most radical nationalists.” The Reporters Without Borders 2018 world press freedom index ranks India 138th out of 180 countries.

In review, Asian News International (ANI) reports national news with minimally emotionally loaded headlines such as: “It’s an action-packed visit for PM Modi in Singapore”. The wording of articles is also relatively neutral and balanced. ANI primarily sources information to itself as they are the source and provider of news. ANI reports international news with low bias as they use credible mainstream news agencies of the relevant countries such as: “Russian foreign minister to visit N Korea ‘soon’”.

In 2005, ANI failed a fact check when they republished a fake news story. A factual search reveals they have not failed any fact checks since that time.

Overall, we rate The Asian News International (ANI) HIGH for factual reporting and Least Biased based on neutral wording and balanced reporting. (M. Huitsing 5/31/2018)


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