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Latest update : 2011-01-14

Catastrophe after catastrophe around the globe

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Fri., 14/1/2011: Brazil, Australia, Sri Lanka, Philippines… it’s a series of catastrophes in today’s press review. We examine the coverage. Also, Mohammed is now the most popular name in Britain for a baby boy – Roger Cohen looks at integration in Britain in the International Herald Tribune.

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It’s catastrophe after catastrophe around the globe as this morning’s front pages reveal. We look at Brazilian papers Folha de S.Paulo and O Estado de S. Paulo as well as coverage in Britain’s The Guardian.
 
As we see in The Australian (although it appeared as “Jewish News” during the press review, in a spectacular “fail” by our graphics department!) and the Sydney-based Daily Telegraph, Queenslanders are still reeling after the massive floods that hit Brisbane and surrounding areas.
 
What is of note however is the lack of front-page coverage of the 1 million displaced people in Sri Lanka as that country was also hit by heavy rains and mudslides. Even The Hindu in neighbouring India did not feature the story on its front page, preferring to run with Brisbane’s floods. The Independent in the UK also illustrates somewhat disproportionate coverage of these different tragedies.
 
We finish with Roger Cohen in the New York Times / International Herald Tribune. He looks at integration and immigration in Britain compared to France and Germany, this as Mohammed has officially overtaken Oliver to become the UK’s most popular name for a baby boy.

By James CREEDON

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