Asian News International
Asian News International (ANI) is an Indian news agency based in New Delhi that provides multimedia news to 100 bureaus in India and most of South Asia. Coverage includes general news, entertainment, lifestyles, business, politics, science, sports and features. As of 2015[update] the chairman of the company was Prem Prakash. Sanjiv Prakash was the Editor and CEO of Asian News International. Asian News International was the first news agency in India to syndicate video news. It provides video footage to many Indian news channels and a few international news channels like BBC, CNN and NHK.
|Industry||Media, News media|
|Founded||December 9, 1971New Delhi, Indiain|
|India, South Asia|
|Owner||ANI Media Private Limited|
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In recent times, ANI and its journalists have been criticized[by whom?] for displaying strong leanings towards the right-wing and its ruling party, the BJP. In the wake of the Rafale deal controversy, ANI journalist Smita Prakash interviewed Eric Trappier (the CEO of Dassault who allegedly chose Ambani's Reliance as local partner upon pressure from India's PM Narendra Modi). This interview was criticized on social media for its questionable journalistic methods. Prakash's interview with Narendra Modi in January 2019 has also been critiqued on similar grounds.[improper synthesis?]
In the 2019 Election Campaign in India, ANI explicitly supported the BJP.
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