Republic World

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Republic World - Left Center BiasLEFT-CENTER BIAS

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.

Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: India 136/180

Notes: Launched on May 6th, 2017, Republic World is an Indian News TV channel based in Mumbai, India. It was founded by Arnab Goswami. At present Republic World is owned by ARG Outlier Media, Asianet News and Rajeev Chandrasekhar. Rajeev Chandrasekhar is the vice-chairman of the Bharatiya Janata Party-The BJP, which is a right-wing party.

According to Reporters Without Borders the media environment in India is threatened by increasing nationalism. In 2017, India’s world press freedom rank is 136th out of 180 countries.

Republic World reports international news from mostly mainstream sources such as the Associated Press. They also publish stories with a strong left wing bias that uses loaded headlines, such as this one that belittles President Trump and his claims of fake news: “Donald Trump Is The Undisputed Heavyweight President Of The World!”  Further, they often source poorly as they do not provide links for their articles. When reporting national news, they are pro-right government due to their affiliation with political parties. Overall, we rate Republic World Left-Center biased for international reporting and Right-Center biased for Indian national news reporting. We also rate this source mixed for factual reporting based on poor sourcing. (M. Huitsing 9/6/2017)


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