The Press: Bid for Freedom

The boldest and most widely read newspapers behind the Iron Curtain today are published in Poland, whose newsmen in recent months have refused to serve up the party-line pap that passes for reporting in every other Communist society. Instead, Warsaw's dailies and literary weeklies bitterly attacked Russia and Poland's Communist Party for the miseries of everyday existence in postwar Poland, thus played a leading part in bringing the Gomulka government to power. During the Hungarian uprisings, Nowa Kultura (New Culture), a literary weekly published by the Writers' Union, and the Communist youth organ,...

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