These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in 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 conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate Republic World Right-Center biased based on international reporting that slightly leans left and Right biased for Indian national news reporting. Therefore, on the whole, we place them Right-Center. We also rate this source mixed for factual reporting based on poor sourcing.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: India 140/180
Launched on May 6th, 2017, Republic World is an Indian News TV channel based in Mumbai, India. It was founded by Arnab Goswami and Rajeev Chandrasekhar who 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 2019, India’s world press freedom rank is 140th out of 180 countries.
Funded by / Ownership
At present Republic World is owned by ARG Outlier Media, Asianet News, and Rajeev Chandrasekhar. The website is funded through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Republic World reports international news from mostly mainstream sources such as the Associated Press. They also publish stories with a 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 India national news, they are pro-right government due to their affiliation with political parties. In general, stories pertaining to India are highly biased toward the right-leaning Government.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate Republic World Right-Center biased based on international reporting that slightly leans left and Right biased for Indian national news reporting. Therefore, on a whole, we place them Right-Center. We also rate this source mixed for factual reporting based on poor sourcing and a failed fact check. (M. Huitsing 9/6/2017) Updated (06/08/2020)