The Press: Muted Voice of America

One unexpected result of detente is a change in tone at the Voice of America. Until recently, as a matter of course, the Government radio network heard round the world in 36 languages reported on opposition stirring within Communist countries. Now Voice executives are trying to avoid "provocative" stories. In the process, they have restricted VGA correspondents to the point where many of the newsmen feel that legitimate stories are being suppressed. Some editors and reporters in the radio's U.S.S.R. division have grumbled about interference from the glavlit—the Russian term for official censor....

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