The Press: Another U.N. Trap

U.S. editors have long wanted a worldwide treaty guaranteeing freedom of the press, and they thought the United Nations was the means to get it. They began to suspect, in a string of preliminary conferences, that they were wrong. Last month they got proof when the U.N. turned the treaty-drafting job over to a committee* loaded with nations which cared more about restricting the press than freeing it.

The danger was plain to U.S. Delegate Carroll Binder. A perceptive, hard-working newsman, Binder had for almost 20 years been a foreign correspondent for the Chicago...

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