The Press: Risky Freedom

The good news at Poland's second largest daily, Trybuna Ludu (circ. 503,000), was announced in a curiously muted fashion. "Comrades," Editor in Chief Jozef Barecki told his staff recently, "we have been informed about the abolition of publication control in Trybuna Ludu. Censorship [is now] limited to military matters. This means greater responsibility for each of us. We appeal to you for particular carefulness in your work." No longer will every page of Trybuna Ludu—the official organ of the Polish Communist Party—require the stamp and initials of a censor before going to...

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