International: Unfinished Business

Free access to the world's news — one of the basic issues between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. — came up in three forms at the Potsdam conference:

¶ President Truman lost a strong fight for wider press coverage of the conference itself.

¶ The Potsdam communiqué noted the Polish Provisional Government's promise to give full freedom to the press of Allied nations in reporting developments in that country "before and during" the elections to determine Poland's government.

¶ The Big Three "have no doubt" that in future "representatives of the Allied press will enjoy full freedom to report to...

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