Aung San Suu Kyi reveals her love of Dave Lee Travis

Dave Lee Travis
Image caption Aung San Suu Kyi listened to Dave Lee Travis's chart show avidly during her house arrest

Among my picks of today's main media stories includes news that the BBC World Service helped Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi survive her years of house arrest.

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has revealed that Dave Lee Travis's radio show helped her survive her years of house arrest. The Nobel Peace Prize winner, who was released last November, admitted she listened avidly to the BBC World Service during her long stints in detention. The Daily Mail reports that she said in a Radio Times interview that during her first period of confinement, between 1989 and 1995, she enjoyed the mix of programmes on the World Service because she "could be in touch with everything. With culture, with art, with books, with music". She said the programmes on the World Service today "don't seem so varied".

Dave Lee Travis reacted on Radio 4's Today programme, saying that the World Service was wrong to drop his programme after 20 years in 2001.

Dan Sabbagh says in the Guardian David Cameron visited Rupert Murdoch's Wapping headquarters on Monday night to address a closed-doors conference. He added that it's just days before the government is expected to give regulatory approval to the controversial £8bn takeover of BSkyB by the media mogul's News Corporation. With Murdoch himself present, Cameron gave an early-evening keynote speech to a "CEO summit" organised by the Times.

British artists including Tracey Emin will design Olympic and Paralympic posters for the London 2012 Games, reports BBC News. The posters, by artists including Turner Prize winners Martin Creed and Rachel Whiteread, will be shown in a free exhibition at Tate Britain. It is part of the London 2012 Festival - the finale of the Cultural Olympiad - which begins in a year.

Thousands of pages from one of the world's biggest collections of historic books are to be made available on the internet for the first time, reports BBC News. The British Library has reached a deal with the search engine, Google, which will allow people to view, search and copy books, pamphlets and periodicals dating back to the 18th century.

The BBC will trace the journey of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad for a new series. The Independent says it is claimed to be a first for British television. Rageh Omaar will present the three-part programme for BBC2. He'll follow in the Prophet's footsteps from Mecca and along the journeys he took during his life. To ensure the programmes are in line with Islamic tradition, they will not depict the face of Muhammad or feature dramatic reconstructions of his life.

As the Greek economy teeters on the brink, the refrain from the Times and the Sun is: "Not a penny more." There is disbelief at the Financial Times that some are arguing for "even deeper political integration", as reported in the BBC's newspaper review.