The Press: Over the Iron Curtain

When the wire services flashed the news of Stalin's illness to the world last week, the stories came from London instead of Moscow. The six Western correspondents in Moscow were roundly scooped by their own home offices because they couldn't get through the censors. But their London bureaus, accustomed to Russian censorship, were ready. They use monitoring services in London which teletype Moscow broadcasts into their bureaus, thus were able to send out the news as soon as it was broadcast. Later the Western correspondents in Moscow got through to Paris and London—by...

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