This week on The Listening Post we look at the changes Turkey has made to the controversial Article 301 of it's legal code.
We also look at Madeleine McCann: a year after she went missing in Portugal we talk to her parents about their struggle to find her and how their plight has been used and abused by the global media.
Known for being the scourge of writers such as Orhan Pamuk and the late Hrant Dink, Article 301 of Turkish law has for three years cast a shadow over the media in Turkey.
Making it illegal to offend a vaguely defined notion of 'Turkishness', the law drew strong criticism from freedom of speech advocates the world over.
But the crucial voice of opposition looks to have been the European Union, the exclusive club of nations that Turkey hopes to join. Lawmakers finally bowed to pressure to amend the law at the end of April.
But how significant are the changes, and will they really make a difference on the pages and screens of Turkey's media?
Our video of the week: A football commentator puts impartiality aside for this goal celebration – Italian style!
Watch part one of this episode of The Listening Post on YouTubeWatch part two of this episode of The Listening Post on YouTubeThis episode of The Listening Post aired on Friday, May 09, 2008