WION (World is One News)

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LEAST BIASED

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  • Overall, we rate WION Least Biased based on reasonably balanced editorial positions and minimal use of loaded language in news reporting. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High due to a lack of hyperlinked sourcing in most articles.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: India
World Press Freedom Rank: India 140/180

History

Launched in 2016, Wionews or WION is an Indian news website. WION stands for “World is One News”. 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.”

Read our profile on India’s government and media.

Funded by / Ownership

WION is owned by the Essel Group (Zee Media), which is an an Indian conglomerate company presently headed by media tycoon Dr. Subhash Chandra. Revenue is derived through advertising.

Analysis / Bias

According to Reporters without borders the media the environment in India is threatened by increasing nationalism. India’s 2019 world press freedom rank is 140th out of 180 countries.

In review, 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”.

Recent articles in 2020 continue to display minimal bias such as this Japan expands coronavirus emergency nationwide amid spike in cases, however there is still a lack of hyperlinked sourcing, though they generally provide video as a source.

Editorially, WION presents both sides, however a review of 50+ opinion pieces reveals slightly more favor the right with some praising PM Modi and others promoting nationalism. In general, news reporting is factual and low biased, while editorials lean slightly right.

Failed Fact Checks

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Overall, we rate WION Least Biased based on reasonably balanced editorial positions and minimal use of loaded language in news reporting. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High due to a lack of hyperlinked sourcing in most articles. (M. Huitsing 2/14/2018) Updated (4/16/2020)

Source: https://www.wionews.com/

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