without fear or favour

without fear or favor

Without pressure from or partiality to any person or other external influence. One of the foundations of our country is to have a press that can publish stories without fear or favor—if politicians start threatening the press, it would undermine our very democracy. Finding a judge who will try a case against one of the infamous Zamboni Brothers without fear or favor is going to be more difficult than you think.
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without fear or favour

not influenced by any consideration of the people involved in a situation; impartially.
1996 Japan Times It should be possible if all officials involved in the election process are allowed to work without fear or favour and keep their impartiality.
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without ˌfear or ˈfavour

(British English) (American English without ˌfear or ˈfavor) (formal) (judge, decide something, etc.) in a completely fair way without being influenced by anybody: The newspaper reprinted the facts, without fear or favour.
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Makinde then assured all citizens including market women to go about their lawful duties as the new administration is determined to protect everybody without fear or favour.
I'm not sure you should need me for Northumbria Police to say we will investigate it without fear or favour absolutely independently, but if you do need that assurance, I'm giving it to you personally now.
I assure you anybody charged with a duty of inquiring into any matter will do so without fear or favour Chief Constable Winton Keenan
Barisan Nasional (BN) members of Parliament (MP) crossing over to Pakatan Harapan (PH) should reveal any other cases of corruption involving current Umno leaders without fear or favour, said PKR vice president Dr Xavier Jayakumar.
'Most importantly, they should now take the opportunity to state, reveal or whistleblow any other instances of corruption allegations involving current Umno leaders such as Datuk Seri Najib (Tun) Razak (former prime minister and former Umno president) or Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (former deputy prime minister and current Umno president) without fear or favour not just to the PH leadership but most importantly to the rakyat as well,' he said.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has urged the CEOs of public sector banks (PSBs) to work professionally without fear or favour and take objective measures to curb the growing non-perorming assets (NPAs).
In a review meeting with heads of banks and funding agencies, Jaitley clearly asked banks to carry out lending on the basis of objective due diligence without being unduly conservative, in a fully transparent manner without fear or favour.
I hope this is a turning point where political correctness is condemned to the dustbin and all people are treated equally regardless of colour or creed without fear or favour.
This is not rocket science: introduce a rule and disqualify - without fear or favour - any transgressors.
The independent body entrusted with assessing the fairness of the question in any referendum on British membership of the euro will do so 'without fear or favour', its chairman promised yesterday.
He also pointed out that judges must be allowed room to discharge their duties without fear or favour, citing as example what former Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Hishamudin Yunus went through during Barisan Nasiona's (BN) rule.
"As such, I call upon all these enforcement agencies to once again come down hard on those unlicensed operators by conducting enforcement without fear or favour," he said, citing a negative report by a New Zealand media source yesterday.
The Muar MP also urged public servants to act without fear or favour to prevent corruption from proliferating under the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration.