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: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: India 136/180
Notes: Launched in 2016, Wionews or WION is an Indian news website. WION stands for “World is One News”. It is owned by the Essel Group, which is an an Indian conglomerate company presently headed by media tycoon Dr. Subhash Chandra.
Sudhir Chaudhary is the editor in chief of WION, which covers topics ranging from South Asia news, world news, sports, live TV, entertainment and more. They describe themselves as “seasoned and daring, young journalists of diverse nationalities.”
According to Reporters without borders the media the environment in India is threatened by increasing nationalism. India’s 2017 world press freedom rank is 136th out of 180 countries.
WION publishes tabloid style stories such as “Sports Illustrated’ swimsuit issue honours #MeToo with first-ever nude photo series” and reports international news with minimally loaded words. They use various news agencies, some of which are not known by us, and some that are highly credible such as AFP. However, they usually poorly source their articles using quotations without linking to the source, such as “Kim Yo Jong: Meet the ‘Ivanka Trump’ of North Korea” and “FBI contradicts White House on probe of former aide Rob Porter”. Overall, we rate WION mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing of information and least biased based on minimal loaded language and balanced story selection concerning international news. (M. Huitsing 2/14/2018)