The Press: Fight for Freedom

In London 1,000 steamed-up newsmen—from editors and reporters to press room and circulation employes—mass-met and demanded that freedom be restored to the British press. They wanted freedom restored by repeal of Section 2D of British Defense Regulations.

Section 2D, passed by Parliament during the invasion scare of 1940, gives the Government power to suppress any publication without trial. So far, 2D has been used only against the Communist Daily Worker. But when the Churchill Government threatened to use it to silence the London Daily Mirror (TIME, March 30) Britain's editors were aroused.

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