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    GVs PARLIAMENT BUILDING (2 SHOTS)
    21 ft


    GV GUARDS AT GATE (2 SHOTS)
    45 ft


    GV PARLIAMENT BUILDING
    52 ft


    SCU DAVID DALLING (PROGRESSIVE FEDERAL PARTY MP) STANDING OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT BEING INTERVIEWED
    332 ft


    TRANSCRIPT: DALLING:



    THE STEYN COMMISSIONS MAIN FINDING WAS THAT THERE WAS A MAJOR, OR AS THEY TERMED IT, A TOTAL ONSLAUGHT ON SOUTH AFRICA EMINATING FROM THE SOVIETS' BLACK GROUPINGS IN AFRICA AND GETTING RIGHT DOWN TO WESTERN LIBERAL GROUPINGS, AND EVEN PRIESTS. HAVING RECOGNISED THERE WAS THIS ONSLAUGHT THE COMMISSION MADE SEVERAL PROPOSALS; BASICALLY THERE SHOULD BE A VERY REAL STRATEGY TO CONTROL THE ONSLAUGHT, THAT THE MEDIA SHOULD BE PROFESSIONALISED. BUT THIS TERM I THINK WAS MEANT THAT THE MEDIA SHOULD HAVE A FORM OF CONTROL OVER IT; FOR INSTANCE THE COMMISSION PROPOSAL THAT A PRESS COUNCIL BE SET UP, A PRESS COUNCIL WHICH WOULD HAVE THE POWER TO DE-BAR JOURNALISTS, TO PUNISH THEM, TO STRIKE THEM OFF FROM PRACTISING JOURNALISM AT ALL. IT PROPOSED A STATUTORY REGISTER OF JOURNALISTS, A REGISTER TO WHICH EVERY JOURNALIST WOULD HAVE TO BELONG, THERE WOULD BE NORMS FOR BELONGING TO THIS REGISTER AND IT WOULD BE CONTROLLED BY THE PRESS COUNCIL. IN OTHER WORDS WHAT THE COMMISSION HAS PROPOSED IS A FORM OF CONTROL OVER THE PRESS. THE COMMISSION IS AT PAINS TO SAY THAI THIS FORM OR CONTROL IS TO BE AN INTERNAL ONE TO BE EXERCISED BY JOURNALISTS, BUT IN TRUTH, AND I BELIEVE SOMEWHAT CYNICALLY, IT HAS PROPOSED A PRESS COUNCIL WHICH IS HEAVILY WEIGHTED IN FAVOUR OF THE GOVERNMENT.



    DALLING GOES ON TO TALK ABOUT S.A.B.C. TELEVISION BEING GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED AND TRYING TO BRING THE FREE MEDIA AND THAT WHICH THE GOVERNMENT ALREADY CONTROLS STAY IN THEIR HANDS. HE ALSO TALKS ABOUT THE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND RESTRICTIVE LAWS WHICH ARE ALREADY IN FORCE. HE BELIEVES IT IS IMPORTANT NOT TO HAVE ANY DIRECT CONTROL OF THE PRESS BY THE GOVERNMENT IN ANY WAY. DALLING ALSO TALKS ABOUT THE COMMUNIST WORLD AND THE ATTACKS BY THEM ON SOUTH AFRICAN POLICY. HE SAYS IT IS PARTLY SOUTH AFRICA'S FAULT BECAUSE THERE IS NO REPRESENTATION IN GOVERNMENT OF ANY MINORITY GROUPS AND THEY CAN NOT VOTE. HE ATTACKS THE STEYN COMMISSION OVER ITS FINDING ON THE PRESS, AND SAYS THAT SOCIETY MUST BE CHANGED ITSELF. HE SPEAKS OF GOVERNMENT THREATS TO THE PRESS AND SAYS .. "THAT THEY WOULD CERTAINLY LIKE TO PUT THE DAGGER IN THE HANDS OF THE PRESSMEN RATHER THAN STICK IT IN THEMSELVES"





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    Film ID:
    VLVA4S2RI4TGHQ9ID4NVX9Y38T70P
    Media URN:
    VLVA4S2RI4TGHQ9ID4NVX9Y38T70P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/02/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:09:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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