KATHMANDU: According to a recent report published by South Asia Check, an independent fact-checking body, The Himalayan Times (THT) uses the least number of anonymous sources in its reports in relation to other dailies taken into account for comparison.
Its latest survey conducted among six national dailies — The Himalayan Times, The Kathmandu Post, Republica, Kantipur, The Annapurna Post and Nagarik Dainik — concludes that THT scored the least in terms of using unnamed sources for reportage, especially on the front page (see fig).
The quarterly report states, “Himalayan Times used the least number of anonymous sources during the period. In the three months, it used 46 anonymous sources in its news reports.”
“During three months between April 1 and June 30, 2019, among the six major national dailies that we monitor, the most used number of anonymous sources was a total of 245 times in the front page reports during the period.”
You can read the full report here.
South Asia Check is an independent fact-checking unit which operates in association with Panos South Asia Panos South Asia, a part of the family of Panos Institutes worldwide that encourage and facilitate public discourse and debate on a wide range of issues.