These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) Left-Center Biased based on story selection and political affiliation that favors the left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a few failed fact checks.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: India 140/180
Founded in 1988, New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) is an Indian Television Media Company headquartered in New Delhi, India.
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) presents world affairs with an Indian perspective and they provide National News critical of Right wing populist, current PM Narendra Modi. According to an article published by the NY Times, NDTV was raided by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) searching the residences of the NDTV’s co-founders Dr. Prannoy Roy and Mr. Nariman.
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Funded by / Ownership
Ownership of NDTV is difficult to determine as they are owned by shareholders. The top 3 share holders are Radhika and Prannoy Roy and Mahendra Nahata, a member of RJio board. Revenue is derived from advertisements.
Analysis / Bias
According to Reporters without Borders the media environment in India is threatened by increasing nationalism. India ranks 140th out of 180 countries on the World Press Freedom Index.
In review, New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) republishes stories from The Washington Post, AFP and Reuters. For national news they republish stories from the Press Trust of India, which is the largest news agency in India and the Indo Asian News Service.
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) utilizes minimally loaded headlines such as “Editorial Freedom Must Be Used Wisely, PM Modi Says In Message To Media”, however, their articles are sourced through quotes and rarely linked to those sources, instead they note “With agency inputs” at the end of the article. Editorially, they often report somewhat negatively on right leaning Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
A factual search reveals a few failed fact checks.
Overall, we rate New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) Left-Center Biased based on story selection and political affiliation that favors the left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a few failed fact checks. (M. Huitsing 3/18/2018) Updated (10/27/2019)
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