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Analysis (Pan-African News Agency) #249786

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 08, 1977
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(Studio) Mtg. of African and Arab information mins., in Kampala, Uganda, to discuss forming of Pan-African news agency, noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Comment with regard to possible forming of Pan-African news agency, effect it would have on rpting. from area, charges of false rpting. about 3rd world ntns. by West and Israeli journalists and actual amount of sympathetic writing and speaking about 3rd world from West media. Idi Amin's comments and activities mentioned. That Pan-African agency being discussed would be run by government, not independent journalists, cited, and its comparison to USSR attempts to get such action approved in UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) noted. Effect of regional news agencies in Latin American described.
REPORTER: Eric Sevareid

Cronkite, Walter;
Sevareid, Eric

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