Share of Countries Appearing in Protest Headlines in the Daily Broadcasts of RT 2017
In line with results for other years (2011, 2014, etc), RT devotes a lot of its attention to Western countries when it comes to protest. As a result, six out of the first ten countries that feature in protest headlines the most frequently (plus ‘Global’) belong to the West, with the US being a detached leader in RT’s ranking. The US is followed by Spain and France.
Methodologically, three points should be made here and these are 1. The frequency of all countries appearing in a protest-related headlines was accounted for, which means that protest does not necessarily took place in all of these countries or to the extent displayed in this table; 2. When coding for countries, several ‘entities’, such as EU and Global, were added in order to capture as accurately as possible the news content; and 3. The percentages displayed in the table are based on the total number of occurrences of each country (in this case, n=203).
Screening Protest — "Share of Countries Appearing in Protest Headlines in the Daily Broadcasts of RT 2017," in The Screening Protest Project, May 6, 2019