The Press: Four Out of 40

How free is the free press in the Western world? The International Press Institute, financed by the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations, last week reported that out of 40 so-called free countries surveyed, only four—Britain, Sweden, Denmark and Belgium—could boast a press fully free of government restrictions. The I.P.I, surveyors disqualified the U.S. from this select group. Reason: censorship barriers imposed by federal agencies in overclassifying information.

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