Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Liam Fox controversy and resignation lead news

Defence Secretary Liam Fox's resignation and his friendship with self-styled adviser Adam Werritty dominated the news agenda in the week ending Sunday, October 16, according to journalisted.

The controversy over Fox, ending in his resignation after questions about his relationship with Werritty, generated 332 articles; Occupy Wall Street protests continued and are mimicked worldwide, including London and Rome, 141 articles; Research in Motion apologise to BlackBerry users after several days of outages, 112 articles.

Covered little, according to journalisted, were credit ratings agency Fitch downgrades two UK banks, 15 articles; Burmese Government releases comedian and dissident Zarganar along with hundreds of others, 13 articles; President Obama deploys nearly 100 US soldiers to central Africa to combat insurgency by Lord's Resistance Army, 11 articles.

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