§ 9. Mr. Vernon Bartlett
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what action has been taken in reply to the collective protest of 2nd May, 1944, by newspaper correspondents in the Middle East against the censorship of Greek news in general.
§ Mr. Eden
Lord Moyne, the Minister Resident in the Middle East, saw the correspondents concerned and explained to them the military and political considerations which made it necessary to maintain censorship on outgoing messages. It will be remembered that at that date mutinies had just taken place in the Greek armed forces and the Conference of Greek Delegates was about to start in the Lebanon, so that there was need for exercising particular discretion. Since then the censorship regulations have been considerably relaxed.