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Press conference by Donald Woods

Title
Press conference by Donald Woods
Genre
News report; Press conference; Speech
TX Date
6 Jan 1978
Year of production
1978
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Duration
00:03:13
Description
Donald Woods tells a press conference his reasons for leaving South Africa: his inability to oppose the government as a journalist, his friends’ detention, and the political state of the country. He plans to publish a book, and to investigate the possibility of legal proceedings to declare the Police Minister of South Africa a criminal if he does not release the political prisoners. We also hear from Woods’ wife, Wendy. Male reporter not identified.
Contributors
Donald Woods; Wendy Woods
Keywords
Political movements; Political prisoners; Interethnic relations; South Africa; Apartheid; International relations

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