Article on Delhi’s education system based on unbiased, on-the-ground reporting: New York Times

New Delhi, August 19: The New York Times article on Delhi’s education system was based on “unbiased, on-the-ground reporting”, the US newspaper said on Friday, dismissing paid news charges.

The report sparked a war of words between the BJP and the Aam Aadmi party after the CBI raided the residence of Delhi’s deputy chief minister, Manish Sisodia, who also holds the education and excise portfolios. , Friday in connection with alleged irregularities in framing and implementation. of the AAP’s government excise policy.

The AAP said the Narendra Modi government sent the CBI to Sisodia’s home after the New York Times published a positive story about Delhi’s education model, and the BJP hit back saying it is was a “paid” item.

Asked for clarification on the matter, NYT Director of External Communications Nicole Tylor told PTI in an email: “Our report on efforts to improve Delhi’s education system is based on unbiased reports and in the field”.

She said education is an issue the New York Times has covered for many years.

New York Times journalism is always independent, free from political or publicity influence, she added.

Accused that the same story was also published by the Khaleej Times, Tylor clarified: “Other news outlets regularly license and repost our coverage.”

On August 18, The New York Times published the article, titled “Our Children Are Worth It”, on the front page of its international edition, highlighting the broader transformation of Delhi’s education system under Aam Aadmi Party rule and noting that the overhaul of public schools in India’s capital has students clamoring to enroll”.

Along with the story, the NYT published a photo of Sisodia with three female students from Delhi’s public schools, with the caption: “Manish Sisodia, Delhi’s Minister of Education, started the revamp by making surprise visits to the schools. pushing to adopt the Delhi model.”

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