Al Jazeera Media Institute: Why is a Western news organisation funding propaganda in India?
By Morley Musick
We all put our trust in the international news agencies which alert us of breaking news over the wires every day.
Perhaps the most famous of these is Thomson Reuters, a news agency known around the world as a trusted source of unbiased, factual news coverage. And, for the most part, this is exactly what it is.
But in India, Reuters is actively helping to fund and distribute false, propagandistic and, at times, anti-minority news coverage through its “strategic partnership” with and financial backing of another news agency which does not adhere to its principles of “independence, integrity, and freedom from bias”: Asia News International (ANI).
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