Press: Smuggling News out of Poland

The flow of information slows to a trickle after the crackdown

Usually, when a crisis flares, the chief concern of news organizations is getting their reporters and cameramen on the scene. But when the crackdown came in Poland, the Western press faced a different problem. Scores of journalists, including two TIME correspondents, were already inside the country, but they could not get their dispatches out except by subterfuge. Said Los Angeles Times Managing Editor William Thomas: "We've never seen such a complete clampdown on all avenues of information." Added New York Times Foreign News...

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