Tuesday 28 February 2012

Fighting in Homs and killing of Colvin leads news

The fighting in Homs and killing of Sunday Times foreign correspondent Marie Colvin was the most covered story by the UK media in the week ending Sunday, February 26, according to journalisted.

The continuing violence in the Syrian city of Homs, generated 202 articles, with Colvin among those killed, 195 articles; 'Back-to-work Tsar', Emma Harrison, steps down from the role and quits as A4e chair as police probe irregularities, 96 articles; and the Sun on Sunday is launched, 85 articles.

Covered little, according to journalisted, were hosepipe ban a possibility as UK drought widens, 16 articles; 49 people killed in train crash in Buenos Aires Argentina, 13 articles; and Nikki Sinclaire, MEP for Birmingham, arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud the European Parliament, 7 articles.

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