Just as Bloomberg News makes cash from Bloomberg terminals, Refinitiv’s bread and butter is Eikon, not the Reuters information articles it contains on the platform. On its web site, Refinitiv payments Eikon as a digital product that permits customers to “turbocharge your analysis of the financial markets with the ultimate set of tools.”
A Blackstone spokesman referred questions on the pulled articles to Refinitiv. So did a Reuters spokesman, after standing up for the firm’s journalism in a assertion.
“Reuters reports around the world in a fair, unbiased and independent manner,” the spokesman, David Crundwell, stated. “And we stand by our China coverage.”
“We continue to provide Refinitiv with the same scope of content that we always have, including stories relating to China, and its decisions will not affect the breadth or quality of our coverage,” he stated.
In a memo emailed to Reuters employees members that was obtained by The New York Times, the firm president, Michael Friedenberg, and the editor in chief, Stephen J. Adler, stated they’d “expressed our concern” to Refinitiv.
“We urge you all to continue reporting as you always would: to pursue the truth, without fear or favor,” they stated.
Last month, two Reuters journalists have been launched from jail by Myanmar’s authorities, which had held them for 16 months for protecting the army’s assaults on the Rohingya minority.
Days earlier than the journalists have been let out, Mr. Friedenberg and Mr. Adler launched a assertion: “These are treacherous times for journalists and — consequently — for the billions of people around the globe whose lives can be informed, improved and sometimes even saved by the work journalists do.”