Famous journalists discuss freedom of the press at literary lunch.
SLATE INFORMATION: Free Press or Censor?
ENGLAND: London: Grosvenor House:
General view interior of dinner / Miss Christina Foyle / Wickham Steed / William Hickey & Beverley Baxter / Hannen Swaffer and Swaffer talking / people applauding / Wickham Steed talks.
Sound Effects. Swaffer says that a Journalist risked his business by insisting the Government manufactured a certain kind of shell, and also that a paper printed that Madrid had fallen, because it had to fall at some time, and they wanted to be first with the news. Steed says that the Press, by standing up for Freedom, does its duty.
Good Scenes. Professor Low seated at table / Vicountess Snowden seated at table / Hannen Swaffer seated at table / Wickham Steed talks.
Sound Effects. Steed says that he was given complete freedom of speech at the Luncheon, and that not long ago he was filmed by Paramount, but the speech about the Crisis was suppressed, and quotes what he said about Hitler.
Social Events; Personalities - Journalists; Censorship; Great Britain
Background: Famous journalists discuss freedom of the press at literary lunch.