|Industry||Media, News media|
|Founded||December 9, 1971New Delhi, Indiain|
|India, South Asia|
|Owner||ANI Media Private Limited|
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.
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In recent times, ANI and its journalists have been criticized[by whom?] for displaying leanings towards the right-wing the BJP. In the wake of the Rafale deal controversy, ANI journalist Smita Prakash interviewed Eric Trappier the CEO of Dassault. 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?]
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