Wednesday, 1 February 2012

World Economic Forum dominates news agenda

The World Economic Forum in Davos dominated the news for the week ending Sunday 29 January, according to journalisted.

The Forum in Davos, addressed by David Cameron and other global leaders, generated 441 articles;
Spurs manager Harry Redknapp on trial accused of cheating the public revenue, 198 articles; RBS chief executive Stephen Hester under pressure to give up his bonus, 192 articles; the government loses a vote on a benefits cap, 138 articles; the Leveson Inquiry continues, with witnesses from the BBC, ITN, social networks and pressure groups, 130 articles; and Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich campaign for the Republican presidential nomination ahead of the Florida primary, 113 articles.

Covered Little, according to journalisted, Tibetans are shot dead in clashes with Chinese forces, 14 articles; four stand for Plaid Cymru leadership, 6 articles; former Scottish Socialist leader, Tommy Sheridan, is released from prison amid claims of a 'gagging order', 5 articles; and Khaled Meshaal, exiled Hamas political leader, opts not to seek re-election, 3 articles.

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