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When South Africa Called, We Answered: How the Media and International Solidarity Helped Topple Apartheid

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When South Africa Called, We Answered: How the Media and International Solidarity Helped Topple Apartheid by Danny Schechter

There were two battles against apartheid-a political campaign and a media war. The political story has been told, and now you can read about the media effort. As South Africa marks in 2014 its 20th anniversary as a democracy, its transformation is still hailed as a "miracle." Most of the credit for the region's massive changes is awarded to towering leaders like the late Nelson Mandela. But the freedom fighters didn't achieve it alone-they had active solidarity from a global anti-apartheid movement, with a media component that showcased the struggle and kept it visible worldwide. "News Dissector" Danny Schechter reveals the inside story of what he calls a "Media War" in When South Africa Called, We Answered. He presents journalism as activism and displays the determination and dedication of journalists worldwide in exposing and eradicating apartheid.

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Pages: 296
Size: 1.1 MB
Publisher: Cosimo Books
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781616409524 (DRM-EPUB)

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