The Press: Freedom of the City

Ever since their victory a month ago, the new rulers of South Viet Nam have treated the foreign press with a blend of low-key exhortation and surprisingly Western-style savvy. The Provisional Revolutionary Government (P.R.G.) has required the estimated 127 journalists in Saigon, including 27 from Communist nations, to register and pick up credentials. Otherwise it has allowed them and their Vietnamese stringers to roam freely around the city, now unofficially designated as Ho Chi Minn City. Carefully attentive, the P.R.G. has permitted Western reporters, including the eight Americans on hand for United...

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