The Press: Strangle Hold

Wherever Saturday Review of Literature Editor Norman Cousins went on a recent round-the-world trip, foreign editors confronted him with the same angry charge: the U.S. press is stifling world press freedom by its strangle hold on newsprint. In India, Greece, France, Italy, Egypt and Pakistan, says Editor Cousins in the current S.R.L., "invariably I would be asked . . . how did we square [our view of press freedom] with the incredible difficulties facing the world free press largely as a result of American manipulation of sources of paper supply."

At a meeting in Madras, editors and newsmen of Indian papers laid...

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