The Press: Fight over Freedom

In banquet halls and smoke-filled rooms in Washington and Manhattan, U.S. publishers, editors and newsmen grappled last week with the postwar problems of the press. One was a tough nut that no amount of shoptalk seemed to crack: how to achieve the worldwide free trade in information that would help men know and understand each other? The matter was urgent: the headlines told of censorship trouble in Iran one day, news suppression in Bulgaria the next.

Editor & Publisher, Bible of the trade, reported that only 16 of the world's 72 countries practice the...

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