The Press: You Can't Print That

In Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria last week, 348 North, Central and South American editors & publishers met to organize a permanent Inter-American Press Association with the high-sounding goal of guarding "freedom of the press throughout America." But a more specific purpose soon emerged sharp and clear: it was to forge a weapon to fight press censorship in the Western Hemisphere, notably in Latin America. In a committee report that pulled no punches, the countries where censorship exists and the degree of press repression were ticked off. Peru, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and 13 other countries were all criticized for current or recent attempts...

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