Tuesday 3 January 2012

North Korea succession dominates news coverage

The succession of Kim Jong-un in North Korea dominated the news in the week ending Sunday, January 1, according to journalisted.

The naming of Kim Jong-un as Supreme Commander of the military, generated 118 articles; Ronnie Corbett, Lorraine Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter and Alex Crawford among those who were awarded New Year Honours, 114 articles; Arab League observers monitor Syrian regime, 99 articles; and police investigate the murder of Anuj Bidve, 97 articles.

Covered little, according to journalisted, were 35 Kurdish civilians killed in a Turkish air strike, 11 articles; UK police to trial lie detector tests, 4 articles; and Egypt bans virginity tests used on female detainees, 4 articles.

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