ETHIOPIA: Defeat of the Press

Journalism by last week had been defeated in Ethiopia on all fronts.

The most unfortunate setbacks had been suffered by outstanding journalists assigned to the North Front. Swizzling in Cairo recently and proclaiming, "I'm having a nervous breakdown!" famed Floyd Gibbons was all but unrecognizable when last photographed (see cut) except for his trademark, the patch across one blind eye. Others were arriving in Manhattan, London and Paris heart-shocked by the altitude; nausea-shocked by the fleas, flies and filth; sleepless from malaria and dysentery; jittering and at such low ebb that their...

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