Press: UNESCurbs

A "new order" for news

From morning to nearly midnight, Third World delegates to the 152-nation meeting of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in Belgrade vented their complaints against the Western press, demanding a "new information order" that would give them greater control over international reporting of their affairs. Last week the Third World nations used their numerical superiority in UNESCO to move that new order closer to reality.

U.S. and Western European delegates objected vehemently to the idea that UNESCO ought to establish standards for news operations. The U.S. representative, Stanford University Professor Elie Abel, told the conference that...

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