The Press: The Handy Club

Even though it is patently absurd to try to legislate freedom of press in a world that, at best, is half slave and half free, the United Nations has been trying to do just that for four years. Twice, U.N. press committees have come a cropper; their proposals would shackle the press rather than free it (TIME, March 10). Last week a third U.N. subcommission passed still another bootless plan. This time it was an "international code of ethics" for the press, drafted by a group of newsmen from all over the world—including the...

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