The Press: Ouster at the U.N.

Grayer heads at the United Nations recall that a woman once lost her press credentials for practicing prostitution and a male correspondent was barred for slugging one of the delegates. Otherwise, U.N. accreditation has never been a problem for newsmen. A 1946 resolution stipulates that "the press and other existing agencies of information be given the fullest direct access"—language so broad it could cover not only news organizations but propaganda groups as well. Last week, however, the U.N. press corps was in an uproar over the ouster of two veteran correspondents of Taiwan's government-subsidized Central News Agency, obviously at the insistence...

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