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 and 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.
As has mostly been the case since we first began these monthly counts nine months ago, Syria once again understandably received the most coverage on the BBC News website throughout the month of November. The talks between the P5+1 and Iran in Geneva put that country in second place in terms of coverage. In third place is Israel, which received more coverage than Egypt (4th) which is battling Salafist terrorism in Sinai and debating a new constitution or Iraq (5th) which continued to be plagued by sectarian violence.
Thus, throughout the past nine months – despite the continued unrest prevalent in the Middle East and North Africa – Israel has consistently remained in the top five countries in terms of coverage on the BBC’s website out of the total of twenty countries and two territories defined by the BBC as making up the Middle East.
BBC Israel focus in numbers – October 2013 (includes links to all preceding months)