NEWSPAPERS:

East: Newspapers are the written voice of the state. Reporters do not launch independent investigations or expose government corruption. Journalists are more like secretaries, reporting what they are told and nothing more.

All East German newspapers, even the growing youth and trade union papers, are used "to direct the thinking of the people into correct political lines."

West: The American military moves quickly to establish a free press model. On Oct. 18, 1945, they establish Neue Zeitung in the American sector.

Newspaper operation licenses are issued to groups that can show they are anti-Nazi. In West Berlin, nearly 20 papers are in operation. A variety of news begins to flow.


A CLASH OF IDEAS
THE BARRIERS RISE
NEWS GETS THROUGH
FREEDOM!