MISCELLANEOUS

dated September 27, 1953: Indian Pressmen in Korea Excite Envy

A report from Seoul dated the 24th said that three Indian correspondents, who had been quartered with the Indian Custodian Troops, had become a bone of contention between the U.N. correspondents and the Indian Repatriation Command. The reason for the trouble was that the three Indian correspondents were quartered with the Indian officers inside the Indian village, had quicker, unhampered access to news sources. That disparity in access to sources was brought to the attention of the U.N. Command, even as the U.N. Press was preparing to meet and interview anti-Communist PoWs from September 24, when all the anti-Communist PoWs were expected to be turned over to Indian custody.

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