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Chile and the Indian Left

its trade organisation places directly, the newspaper is also provided with a list of Indian firms and agencies which deal with the country concerned. The newspaper then has no difficulty in procuring additional advertisements from these Indian agencies. National days of the countries concerned or the visits of their dignitaries provide the auspicious occasion for these little bonanzas, shortage of newsprint or not. A few years ago, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry undertook an inquiry into the influence of foreign money on the press in general and journalists in particular. The findings, one learns, are not very flattering to the 'wage-board profession'. Foreign money does not flow into the Indian press in the form of open or concealed advertising alone. It also flows a the form of 'ghost' writing. An Indian- sounding by-line is more credible than an outlandish name, Letters to the editor can also be inspired.

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