The Press and Apartheid: Repression and Propaganda in South Africa

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The Press and Apartheid: Repression and Propaganda in South Africa

By William A. Hachten and C. Anthony Giffard
University of Wisconsin Press, 1984
336 pp. $27.50
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An American and a South African journalism professor survey South Africa's media, both offical and embattled. Their highly informative account of press evolution shows how government crackdowns prod privately owned newspapers toward stricter self-censorship, as government-controlled television aimed at separate white and ethnically divided black audiences gains increasing sway. Further discussion of the television revolution (television was introduced only in 1976) and the content and results of black programming would be of real interest.