IT seems desirable that we should make clear to our readers, both in England and abroad, exactly what policy we are following as to what we are, and are not, publishing while this country is at war. Contrary to the position in the enemy countries there is actually no compulsory censorship in Great Britain in regard to what is published for home consumption. The only restriction is in respect of copies posted to readers abroad. We hold the necessary export permit for this, subject to the proviso that export of any particular issue may be prohibited if it is thought undesirable in the country's interest that it should reach certain neutral countries adjacent to enemy territories. Otherwise, censorship is purely voluntary.
(1940), "Editorial Policy in War Time: A Statement of the Ethics of the Matter as they Appear to Us", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 12 No. 5, pp. 131-132. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb030638Download as .RIS
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