South Africa: A Matter of Duty

For all its apartheid repression, South Africa remains two crucial steps short of being a full-fledged police state. It still has an independent judiciary and a free, if often intimidated press. Now, in what promises to be one of South Af rica's hardest-fought court cases in years, the limits of press freedom are being tested. The occasion is the trial of the editor in chief of Johannesburg's Rand Daily Mail, Laurence Gandar, who was arraigned last week for, as he put it, "fulfilling the recognized duty of a newspaper." As Gandar saw...

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