• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT IS EXPECTED SOON TO ANNOUNCE FURTHER SANCTIONS AGAINST MR. IAN SMITH'S REGIME?

  • Description

    THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT IS EXPECTED SOON TO ANNOUNCE FURTHER SANCTIONS AGAINST MR. IAN SMITH'S REGIME IN RHODESIA. ONE COUNTER-ACTION COULD BE THE IMPOSITION OF EVEN STRICTER CENSORSHIP IN RHODESIA.

    THIS FILM, WHICH SHOWS FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS AND LOCAL JOURNALISTS WORKING IN SALISBURY, IS SENT TO YOU AS BACKGROUND MATERIAL FOR YOUR POSSIBLE USE SHOULD RHODESIA IMPOSE CENSORSHIP ON FOREIGN JOURNALISTS.

    THE JOURNALISTS REPRESENTING FOREIGN NEWS ORGANISATIONS ARE ALREADY HARASSED BY CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS WHEN THEY TRY TO SEND CABLES FROM SALISBURY'S POST OFFICE. THE GOVERNMENT GIVES THEM VERY LITTLE INFORMATION, SAYING THAT RHODESIA IS ENGAGED IN ALL-OUT ECONOMIC WARFARE AND THAT INFORMATION MUST NOT BE GIVEN TO HER ENEMIES. AT THE MOMENT OUTGOING PRESS CABLES ARE NOT CENSORED, BUT THE REGIME IS EXPECTED TO CLAMP DOWN ON NEWS LEAVING RHODESIA AS THE OIL SHORTAGE BECOMES ACUTE AND THE ECONOMIC SITUATION DETERIORATES.

    RHODESIA'S INTERNAL NEWS AGENCY, THE INTER-AFRICAN NEWS AGENCY, IS ALREADY SUBJECT TO CENSORSHIP, BUT IT HAS ITS OWN TELEX COMMUNICATIONS WITH JOHANNESBURG IN NEIGHBOURING SOUTH AFRICA, WHICH SYMPATHISE WITH THE RHODESIANS.

    TELEVISION NEWSFILM IS SENT BY AIR FROM THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AT SALISBURY, BUT MOST AFRICAN COUNTRIES HAVE FORBIDDEN AIRCRAFT TRAVELLING TO OR FROM RHODESIA FROM USING THEIR AIR SPACE, AND IT IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT FOR AIRLINES TO OPERATE A SERVICE TO THE REBEL CAPITAL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA50387JJOFLP55WY2HVSLLBWQ4
    Media URN:
    VLVA50387JJOFLP55WY2HVSLLBWQ4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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