Asian News International (ANI) is an Indian news agency that offers syndicated multimedia news feed to news-bureaus in India and elsewhere. Established by Prem Prakash in 1971, it was the first agency in India to syndicate video news and as of 2019, is the biggest television news agency in India. The news agency has been criticized for having served as a propaganda tool for the central government, distributing materials from a vast network of fake news websites, and misreporting events by fact checkers.