Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Obama visit gets more press than Ryan Giggs

President Obama's visit to the UK and Ireland pushed the furore over privacy injunctions and the outing of Ryan Giggs in Parliament into second place on the news agenda, for the week ending Sunday May 29, according to journalisted.

President Obama's UK and Ireland visits ahead of the G8, including Guinness sampling, a Buckingham Palace banquet, and historic addresses to Parliament and Westminster Hall, 340 articles; Ryan Giggs is named by MP John Hemming for having taken out an injunction, igniting further debate over privacy law and the internet, 176 articles; the G8 Summit in Paris, including talks over Middle East aid, Russia as mediator in the Libya conflict, and internet regulation, 154 articles; Iceland's most active volcano erupts, causing more than 500 flights over Scotland to be cancelled in fear of another ash cloud, 129 articles; Serbian fugitive Ratko Mladic, arrested and awaiting trial at the Hague for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, 126 articles.

Covered little, according to journalisted, were President Sarkozy's civil service minister, Georges Tron, accused by two women of sexual harassment, 6 articles; former Egyptian president Mubarak and his sons, charged with corruption and conspiracy to murder protesters, 6 articles; infrared satellite mapping reveals 17 pyramids, 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements around the ancient Egyptian city of Tanis, 6 articles; a teenager thought to be Britain's youngest ever contract killer is jailed for life, 2 articles.

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