Censorship: Ambivalence in Spain

"The great and tremendous silence of fear and the most bitter and resigned conformism threaten to spread through all our organs of opinion which will now have to busy themselves with innocuous affairs or fall back on systematic hypocrisy." The editorial in the Spanish daily El Norte de Castilla had two meanings.

One was that freedom of the press in Spain is still a sometime thing, despite the passage last year of a law abolishing a considerable amount of censorship.

The other is that freedom of the press has progressed to the...

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