Striking a Delicate Balance

Alister Hughes, 64, editor of the Grenada Newsletter, has not found it easy to be a journalist on the island. In 1973, under the despotic regime of Prime Minister Sir Eric Gairy, Hughes was beaten up while covering pre-independence rallies. Five years later, the Marxist government of Maurice Bishop began harassing him because of his editorial independence. Three weeks ago, Hughes was thrown into jail for having reported on the violent coup that brought down Bishop. Freed one day after the U.S. invasion, Hughes, who is also a part-time reporter for the London Sunday Tunes, ABC and TIME, offers his view...

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