The Press: Murder by Mistake

Whenever Bernard Cabanes, 41, editor in chief of Agence France Presse, would run into Bernard Cabanes, 51, editor of the lowbrow morning daily, Le Parisien Libéré (circ. 800,000), the two identically named journalists would trade mistaken-identity stories—like the time in 1963 when police in Algeria arrested one of them for criticizing the government in print, when they really wanted the other. Last week the Bernard Cabanes who headed the news agency was buried. He was the victim of French journalism's bloodiest labor dispute in decades—and, once again, of mistaken identity.

Giant Rolls. The A.F.P. editor died of stomach and leg injuries...

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