A Letter From The Publisher: Jan. 31, 1964

THE normal hazards faced by foreign correspondents these days range from being shot at in a helicopter over South Vietnam to the gastric despair caused by the need to entertain news sources in distinguished Paris restaurants. But among the most serious problems are the obstacles put in the reporter's path by newly independent and highly sensitive nations that talk much about freedom without necessarily practicing it. Two of our correspondents have once again experienced this in reporting the current wave of unrest in Africa (see THE WORLD).

After the recent coup in Zanzibar, TIME's...

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