First, the comparison of news agency to government agency is silly and meaningless. Second, the comparison is actually the problem. Hasbara has become such a huge political matter, a central and public role of the government. Hasbara credentials are one of the main voting points. Ironically, this means news agencies are going to be very reluctant to take official positions as anything but propaganda, they don't like to see themselves influenced by it.
India hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blasts (AP)