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Who is newsworthy according to newspapers?

OF course you wouldn't expect UK newspapers to cover every country of the world equally, but maybe you would hope for a little balance and reach into corners you wouldn't normally expect.

But according to the French media website L'Observatoire des Medias news coverage by Western newspapers can be heavily skewed towards countries they have a long standing connection with.

Cross posted to the English language website, the Online Journalism Blog, the study's author Nicolas Kayser-Bril said: "These maps allow you to grasp several media trends at a glance. First, traditional newspapers are highly selective in their coverage of world news."

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