ITALY: Censorship Bared

George Seldes, onetime Chicago Daily News correspondent in Italy, ousted by Premier Benito Mussolini for reporting Fascist violence, denounced by the Fascist press as a "fat swine," last week did a little denouncing in Harper's Magazine.

Scoring the Fascist régime for reducing the Italian press to utter subservience to Dictator Mussolini (almost all Italian newspapers may be called semi-official), Mr. Seldes went on to tell how foreign correspondents, under threats of expulsion, effective because they are feared, are bullied by the censorship.

Despatches written in Italy must be passed by the censor,...

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