Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Egypt protests and Torres debut dominate press

Continuing protests in Egypt dominated the front pages, and the debut of £50 million footballer Fernando Torres for Chelsea the back, in the week ending Sunday 6 February, according to journalisted.

Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, refusing to step down immediately but entering negotiations with opposition groups, generated 743 articles; Torres making his Chelsea FC debut against former club Liverpool, 152 articles; the Super Bowl, in which the Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 115 articles; Cyclone Yasi hitting the already flood stricken coast of Queensland, 114 articles.

Covered little, according to journalisted, was controversy over suspected $900m loss at Kabul Bank, 9 articles; a 14-year-old flogged to death in Bangladesh, accused by Islamic clerics of having an affair with a married man, 8 articles; China reportedly poised to invest $10bn in Zimbabwe's ailing economy, 1 article.

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