Wednesday 30 November 2011

Leveson Inquiry into press tops news agenda

The Leveson Inquiry into media ethics topped the news agenda in the week ending Sunday 27 November, as the first witnesses gave evidence of their treatment by the tabloids, according to journalisted.

The Leveson Inquiry generated 339 articles (including evidence given by Hugh Grant, 120 articles and Bob and Sally Dowler, 106 articles); violent protests involving thousands of people at Tahrir Square in Egypt before elections take place, 273 articles; scandal continues to engulf the England Rugby World Cup squad after damning reports of their conduct are leaked, 195 articles; and the death of Gary Speed, 85 articles.

Covered little, according to journalisted, were Carina Trimingham, partner of Energy Secretary Chris Huhne, embroiled in row over privileged access to ministers, 13 articles; three bombs explode in Basra, Iraq, killing 19 civilians, 6 articles; and Welsh Labour and Liberal Democrats agree Budget deal after months of deadlock, 4 articles.

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