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

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Overview

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.
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Analyzes media coverage of South Africa during the 1970s, dissecting three major media stories: the exposure of low black wages, the South African intervention in Angola, and the Soweto uprising. Provides insight into the problems of journalists operating in foreign countries, and shows how misleading news stories came to be published during the period. Demonstrates that foreign correspondents depended on a tiny group of sources, and also shows how important individual journalists could be. The author is a freelance journalist. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714649795
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
1 Representation and Refraction 1
2 Structures of International News 27
3 Information and/or Propaganda 54
4 The Anti-Apartheid Movements 82
5 'Starvation Wages', 1973-74 109
6 The 'Little Mistake', 1975-76 135
7 'The Children's Revolt', 1976 163
8 Dependency and Manipulation 189
9 Interpretation 209
Appendices 217
Select Bibliography 238
Index 261
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