Glenn Frankel is to be commended for his article "British Media Ban on Terrorists Still Controversial" {news story, Oct. 21}.

This ban, however, does not just apply to terrorists and their supporters. For example, the Irish National Caucus is a nonviolent organization with no foreign principal. We do not send money to Ireland, and we do not support any group or party in Northern Ireland.

Before the British ban was imposed in 1988, I was interviewed fairly regularly by the British TV and radio but never once since the ban.

Even more extraordinary: The Norwegian Helsinki Committee has recently published a report "Irish Terrorism or British Colonialism? The Violation of Human Rights in Northern Ireland." It states, "The British journalist Duncan Campbell from New Statesman and Society wrote that two weeks after the ban BBC journalists received a confidential report warning against interviewing (in a Northern Ireland connection) Sen. Edward Kennedy or British Labour M.P. Ken Livingston."

Even to this day, the Paul McCartney song "Give Ireland Back to the Irish," made in the early 1970s, is not allowed on British TV or radio.

What does all this reveal about the British policy in Northern Ireland?

SEAN McMANUS National Director Irish National Caucus Inc. Washington