The Press: Monopoly in Cairo

Few of the world's political leaders could boast of a more servile press than the United Arab Republic's President Gamal Abdel Nasser. Almost from the beginning of his regime, Egypt's editors have followed Nasser's xenophobic line. But dictators being what they are, not one of them can feel secure without owning the press completely. Last week in Cairo, Nasser made the inevitable move.

In an unannounced early morning seizure, U.A.R. authorities abruptly nationalized four big Cairo publishing houses. Among Nasser's new possessions: a raft of magazines and weekly newspapers, and the two most...

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