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African Lobby / Covert Operations #258376

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 19, 1978
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(Studio) Earlier reports on overt African lobbying operations recalled. Upcoming report on covert operations noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New York City) Recent ads taken out in "Washington Post" and "New York Times" and making statements about United Nations ambassador Andrew Young shown; ad was sponsored by Club of Ten and is noted as one of several pro-S. African ads placed in United States and European newspapers in last few years Club's avoidance of filing as lobbyist because of foreign address noted; reporter Susan Peterson's efforts to contact club by going to London address listed on ads described. Peterson s questioning of organization listed in building directory, G. Solomon and Company, about club and company reaction reported [PETERSON asks about club.] [MAN - says company only collects their mail as club is friend of company] Is reported that club not listed in telephone directory or in "British Bus. Registry". Statement of former Club of Ten consultant, retired British Judge Gerald Sparrow that club was invention of South African minister of information [SPARROW - says name was misleading, but was thought to cover for operation. Says Club of Ten was South African government] South African government's continued claims that club was private organization and government's Washington, DC representative's defense of using secret funds reported [South Africa information service spokesperson Carl NOFFKE - says in modern propaganda methods, it's important to have discreet operations.] Noffke's correction of reported details about his connection with Sidney Baron Assocs., close to time of Soweto riots and again in relationship to death of Stephen Biko, outlined. South African version of CIA, Bureau of State Security, reported to be reviewing secret propaganda effort; upcoming House subcommittee on African affairs hearings on African lobby mentioned.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

Cronkite, Walter;
McLaughlin, Bill

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