The Press: Sealing Off Saigon

On April 30, the day Saigon surrendered to the Communist forces, there were more than 100 foreign correspondents in the country, eight of them Americans. The Provisional Revolutionary Government allowed them to roam around Saigon and report freely on the unfolding revolution. But the situation rapidly turned sour as the journalists found it difficult to interview P.R.G. officials and to send cables to their home offices. On May 24, a group of 80 restive correspondents, most of them French or Japanese, left Saigon on a chartered flight, taking with them film and delayed dispatches. Last week the regime made another move...

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