The Press: Risky Mission

For ten months, Indonesia's boldest and best-known newspaper editor, Indonesia Raya's Mochtar Lubis, 35, has been under house arrest for speaking up against President Sukarno's drift toward Communism. Last week Sukarno's government took another step toward its goal of "guided democracy." On pain of suspension, other Djakarta newspapers and magazines were warned not even to mention Editor Lubis' name.

Not content with keeping Mochtar Lubis out of circulation—and out of print—Sukarno's government has shut down his crusading paper three times in less than a year. From the day of Lubis' arrest, anti-Communist Indonesia Raya (circ. 40,000), the nation's leading independent daily, started...

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