The Press: End of the Ordeal

These days, there seem to be nearly as many newsmen coming out of China as news items. Five days after the release of Reuters Correspondent Anthony Grey (TIME, Oct. 10), the doors of a Shanghai prison swung open for a freelance journalist, Norman Barrymaine, 19 months after he had entered it. Four days later, a onetime London Daily Herald feature writer (and more recently a Chinese government translator) named Eric Gordon was allowed to leave Peking with his wife and 13-year-old son after nearly two years under house arrest. The three journalists' remembrances added up to a sometimes incredible picture of...

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