Below is our regular end of month count of articles appearing on the Middle East page of the BBC News website according to the countries/territories defined by the BBC as making up that region per the profiles on that page.
As in previous months (see ‘related articles’ below), the count relates to three categories of articles – headline, non-headline and features – with the total representing both the appearance of a report and its level of exposure in terms of the number of days it stayed up on the site.
Understandably, Syria was the country receiving most exposure on the BBC News website’s Middle East page during August, with Egypt in second place. Israel was third in terms of exposure, with Iran in fourth place mostly due to that country’s change of president. Although Iraq continues to be plagued by violence, it only came fifth in terms of coverage.
Looking at the top ten rankings of coverage and exposure on the BBC News website’s Middle East page in the last six months overall, we see that Syria received the most coverage, Egypt the second most coverage and that Israel is in third place.
BBC Israel focus in numbers (March 2013)