Nieman Reports

Special Issue 1992

South Africa and Southern Africa: The Future of the Media

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"Background and Result"—Bill Kovach explains the timing of the meeting and initial impact
"Keynote Address"—Gitobu Imanyara of Kenya implores the media to fight
for restoration of basic rights.
"Current Media Experience"—South Africa is marked by physical attacks on journalists as well as partial easing of government rules; Zimbabwe's independent Financial Times scores victories.
"Limits on Freedom"—In Mozambique, even journalists don't know their rights. In South Africa, a call for indoctrinating the public on freedom.
"The Nationalist Government's Position"—In Mozambique, even journalists don't know their rights. In South Africa, a call for indoctrinating the public on freedom.
"Is Democracy Possible Without an Independent Media?"—American,
Namibian and South African journalists agree that the media must be
strengthened to perform its role
"Media Ownership and the Flow of Information"—American,
Namibian and South African journalists agree that the media must be
strengthened to perform its role
"The Inkatha Position"—Mangosuthu Buthelezi outlines party's goals to achieve much greater access to the news in South Africa.
"The Pan Africanist Position"—Dikgang Moseneke proposes limits on group ownership and subsidies for alternative newspapers.
"The Impact of the Electronic Media"—South African union leader and broadcast chief discuss importance of television and radio; CNN executive notes fears of foreign video teams.
"Future Media Participants"—Panel discusses ways of training wider range of writers and editors and educating them in high standards.
"The African Nation Congress Position"—Cyril Ramaphosa states "quite categorically" that the party will favor an independent press even after it achieves power.
"Summary"—What was accomplished and what was not.

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Bill Kovach
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Robert Phelps
Business Manager
Carol Knell
Assistant Editor
Charles Onyango-Obbo
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Deborah Smiley
Technology Advisor
Lewis Clapp
Researcher
Tara McBennett

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