Context is everything. Where press freedom fights in the West are about access to information, in many countries press freedom is about actual freedom.
Take, for instance, the court ruling Thursday to send a Bangladesh editor to jail for seven years for attempting to travel to Israel a decade ago to speak about the rise of Muslim militancy. Salahuddin Shaoib Choudhury was trying to bring CDs and deliver a speech when he was arrested in Dakka in 2003. Bangladesh does not have diplomatic relations with Israel and travel there is forbidden.
While we should always wonder about who finances a poll, an interesting one has emerged that suggests traditional radio remains the most popular way to listen to music. The poll was commissioned by the Clear Channel radio company and conducted by the MediaVest media agency, so it has an inherent self-serving possibility. But it suggests that the growth of streaming music hasn't necessarily come at radio's expense.
Roy Greenslade, the media columnist for The Guardian, updates the state of the new Independent Press Standards Organization (Ipso), a creature of the publishing companies in response to calls for stern measures from the Leveson inquiry into press conduct. Greenslade's take: Ipso is a new version of the mightily discredited Press Complaints Commission, with publishers pulling the strings and holding the purse strings. Several news firms have steered clear of provisions under the royal charter and formed Ipso as a form of self-regulation.