The Press: Definition Wanted

The Tokyo press corps, in open rebellion against peacetime Army censorship, last week drew up a bill of complaint against General Douglas MacArthur's policy on news. For 18 months, said the report sent to the General, correspondents had tried to get his definition of military security. They got none. Meanwhile, the excuse of "security" had "been used repeatedly in an effort to control or influence the handling of news."

Other major complaints:

¶ That MacArthur's headquarters had written to at least nine correspondents' employers, seeking to "embarrass" the newsmen or get them removed.

¶ That one correspondent had been excluded from Japan for...

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