The Press: Apartheid for Newsmen

Last June, the truncheons of 500 South African police beat down a native riot in Cato Manor, Durban's tin-roofed apartheid shantytown (four dead, 24 injured), and produced the kind of international story that the xenophobic South African government hates most to see in foreign print. Reading exported accounts of the riot, External Affairs Minister Eric Louw issued a threat of reprisal against "offending foreign newspaper correspondents who are not Union nationals." Last week. Louw's truncheon fell on a victim not only obscure but innocent. Peremptorily ousted from the Union of South Africa after eleven years' residence was London-born Freelance Photographer Henry...

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