THE HEMISPHERE: The Winds of Freedom

The censorship periodically imposed on Latin American mails, cable and radio communications has long irked both newsmen and plain, letter-writing citizens. Last week, at the Third Inter-American Radio Communications Conference in Rio. U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Adolph Berle and his colleagues did something about it.

Berle sponsored a resolution which would make freedom of international communication a recognized right, transcending local laws and government restrictions. The other conferees (except the representatives of Argentina and Paraguay) seemed prepared to adopt Berle's resolution this week. Once ratified by the American nations, agreements embodying the principle would become binding treaties.


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