Tuesday, Mar 13, 1945
Calling a free press essential for peace, small nations intend to demand an international bill of rights for a free world press when they convene in June for a world security conference in San Francisco. The small countries have been severely compromised by the Yalta agreement; it gives the big three – the USA, England, and Russia – immunity against the league’s military action in wars even if they are the aggressor. Many of the smaller countries have only recently been liberated from the Nazis. Poland, for example, hasn’t had time to organize a new government for the June conference so its representative could not be listed in advance. The conference organizers left a blank line on the charter document for that person to sign.