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South Africa / Anti-Apartheid Movement #301134

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 05, 1985
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(Studio) South African government reported preventing anti-apartheid activist Rev. Allan Boesak from leaving country and accept human rights award in United States; details given. Info. minister, defense censorship laws, said claiming evidence supporting government's allegations that press caused anti-apartheid violence. Govt.'s ostrich mentality toward anti-apartheid movement and international criticism described, discussed. [Council on For. Relations spokesperson Jennifer WHITAKER - notes lack of international pressure on South African government for reforms until media coverage of long-running white murders of blacks occurred.] [UN ambassador Kurt von SCHIRNDING - accuses media of bias; defs. police provocation of rioters.] [Attorney Nicholas HAYSOM - believes apartheid is causing unrest, not press coverage; fears censorship will remove restraints on police conduct.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Rather, Dan

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