How Is Television News Covering Nigerian Kidnappings?

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As kidnapping for ransom is becoming a growing business in Nigeria, how is the country being covered on television news? The chart below shows total mentions of "Nigeria" or "Nigerian" (mentions of specific cities are likely to be contextualized for viewers with a mention of the country name as well) since the start of last year. In keeping with its substantial African coverage, Al Jazeera has mentioned the country the most over the past year, with 9,379 mentions, followed closely by DW with 7,405. No other channel comes close, with BBC mentioning the country just 1,820 times, CNN just 308 times, Fox News 132 times and MSNBC 114 times.

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