The Media and Mandela

@article{Tomaselli1990TheMA,
  title={The Media and Mandela},
  author={Keyan G. Tomaselli and Ruth Tomaselli},
  journal={Safundi},
  year={1990},
  volume={4},
  pages={1 - 10}
}
The authors discuss American media reporting surrounding the release of Nelson Mandela in 1990: “For South Africans and the world, February 1990 marked a momentous occasion: the release of Nelson Mandela and the unbanning of sixty internal organizations including the African National Congress (ANC). In making sense of these developments, the American media exposed the pitfalls of reporting on processes in other countries: stories are event-rather than process-oriented; issues are simplified… 
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More than 2,000 foreign journalists applied for entry visas to cover Mandela's release
  • South African Review