Republic World – Bias and Credibility

Republic World - Right Center Bias - Questionable - Conservative - Not credible - Fake NewsFactual Reporting: Mixed - Not always Credible or Reliable


A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible information, a complete lack of transparency, and/or is fake news. Fake News is the deliberate attempt to publish hoaxes and/or disinformation for profit or influence (Learn More). Sources listed in the Questionable Category may be very untrustworthy and should be fact-checked on a per article basis. Please note sources on this list are not considered fake news unless specifically written in the reasoning section for that source. See all Questionable sources.

  • Overall, we rate Republic World Right-Center biased and Questionable based on poor sourcing and numerous failed fact checks.

Detailed Report

Reasoning: Poor Sourcing, Numerous Failed Fact Checks
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: India
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MODERATE FREEDOM
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY


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, the vice-chairman of the Bharatiya Janata Party-The BJP, a right-wing party.

According to Reporters Without Borders, the media environment in India is threatened by increasing nationalism. In 2021, India’s world press freedom rank is 142 out of 180 countries.

Read our profile on India’s Government and media.

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 and Questionable based on poor sourcing and numerous failed fact checks. (M. Huitsing 9/6/2017) Updated (09/22/2023)


Last Updated on September 22, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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