Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Grand Prix races to top spot in UK newslist

Coverage of the Canadian Grand Prix and the postponement of the Bahrain Grand Prix got the most UK news coverage in the week ending Sunday, June 12, according to journalisted.

Jenson Button winning the Canadian race, and the Bahrain race postponed due to political unrest, generated 273 articles; troubled care home provider Southern Cross, denied government bailout, cutting 3,000 jobs, and planning to hive off over 130 homes, 154 articles; Syrian refugees fleeing the town of Jisr al-Shughour along Turkey's border, with 120 of the 189 dead alleged to be soldiers killed for refusing orders, 119 articles.

Covered little, according to journalisted, were tensions escalate between China and Vietnam over disputed South China Sea territory and oil exploration, 17 articles; an Iranian anti-government protester, held in Iran's notorious Evin prison, died on Sunday after ten days of hunger strike, 5 articles; the world's largest refugee camp, on the Somalia-Kenya border, is declared full, with aid workers warning of a grave humanitarian crisis, 3 articles.

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