South Africa and the International Media, 1972-1979: A Struggle for Representation

South Africa and the International Media, 1972-1979: A Struggle for Representation

by James Sanders
     
 

ISBN-10: 0714649791

ISBN-13: 9780714649795

Pub. Date: 11/28/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

During the 1970s, the South African Department of Information attempted to manipulate and neutralise the international media treatment of South Africa. This programme was later exposed in what became known as the 'Information' scandal." "Foreign correspondents in South Africa numbered little more than a dozen in 1972. By the end of the decade, however, they had…  See more details below

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During the 1970s, the South African Department of Information attempted to manipulate and neutralise the international media treatment of South Africa. This programme was later exposed in what became known as the 'Information' scandal." "Foreign correspondents in South Africa numbered little more than a dozen in 1972. By the end of the decade, however, they had become a formidable force. This was directly related to the events on the ground: the Angolan war and the Soweto uprising. In general, American journalists tended to represent South Africa as a metaphor for the racial problems of the United States, whereas British commentators discussed the country in the context of a decolonisation story that had somehow gone wrong.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714649795
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
1Representation and Refraction1
2Structures of International News27
3Information and/or Propaganda54
4The Anti-Apartheid Movements82
5'Starvation Wages', 1973-74109
6The 'Little Mistake', 1975-76135
7'The Children's Revolt', 1976163
8Dependency and Manipulation189
9Interpretation209
Appendices217
Select Bibliography238
Index261

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