Criticisms .brought against the Archbishop of Westminster this week by Anna Louise Strong, American Communist journalist, on Moscow Radio. are implicitly denied in a speech broadcast by the Prime Minister of the New Poland.
Miss Strong accuses Mgr. Griffin of indulgieg in irresponsible talk " when he said that the " Allied Governments should insist on sending diplomats and correspondents into Poland to report the true facts of the country." The broadcaster continued that the Archbishop should read the British press. Airhich has recently been " flooded with despatches from correspondents recently o-avelling in Poland who went ail over the place." Miss Strong is one -.IF these correspondents. She is not an accredited correspondent to Poland She is accredited to Moscow, Her tour was organised by the Soviet—not by any Polish Government—not even the Lublin Committee. We refer our readers to the rather naive report, giving an eye-witness description of conditions in Poland, recently printed Under the name of Miss Iris Morley in the Observer. Miss Min ey is one of the correspondents to whom Miss Strong refers—her despatch mare a Moscow date-line. All news from Poland sent by these reporters was filtered through the sieve of the Soviet censorship.
Last week Mr. Osubska-Morawski. Prime Minister of Poland. broadcast a statement of policy. En his speech he stated definitely that a rigid press and radio censorship was in force for reasons which he describe/1 as a defence against reactionaries.