Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Jeremy Hunt BSkyB bid row is story of the week

The row over Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt and his alleged closeness to News Corp during the BSkyB bid was the top story for the week ending Sunday, April 29, according to journalisted.

Jeremy Hunt faced calls for his resignation in response to correspondence between his office and News Corp regarding the BSkyB bid, generated 409 articles, released after James Murdoch gave evidence at the Leveson Inquiry, 255 articles.

Rupert Murdoch also gave evidence at the Leveson Inquiry, admitting there was a 'cover-up' of practices at the News of the World, but said it was kept from him, 336 articles.

Other top stories were:

The UK was officially declared to be in a double-dip recession, 332 articles.

Fran├žois Hollande, was predicted to win forthcoming French elections, after winning the first round, 124 articles.

Covered little, according to journalisted, were:

Political turmoil in the Netherlands as PM Mark Rutte tenders his resignation following concerted opposition to austerity cuts, 28 articles.

Growing international pressure on the Ukraine after the former PM, Yulia Tymoshenko, was reportedly beaten by guards while being held in prison, 27 articles.

Jordanian PM Awn Khasawneh resigns after just 6 months, raising questions over the deportation of Abu Qatada, 5 articles.

The PM of Pakistan - Yusuf Raza Gilani - was found guilty of contempt for blocking corruption case against former President Zardari, 3 articles.

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