Newspapers: Courage in South Africa

Upon hearing that a South African paper had published a sensational exposé of conditions in the country's prisons, the London Sunday Times sent a cable to its Johannesburg stringer asking for details. "I dare not risk prosecution and gaoling by cabling this story," answered Stringer Benjamin Pogrund. He had reason for his fears. He had written the story in the first place for the nation's most outspoken newspaper, the Rand Daily Mail. And Prime Minister Verwoerd's police were already making trouble.

Pogrund's exposé was based on the experience of South African...

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