The Perils of Being a Journalist in Apartheid in South Africa
- When: 10th August
- Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
- Location: Room 310, Morven Brown Building
South Africa's apartheid regime imposed draconian laws on the media. As chief sub-editor of The Cape Times, Vic Alhadeff was directly involved in their application. He was also involved in South Africa's Watergate - the uncovering by journalists of a scandal whereby the government used millions of taxpayer dollars to purchase media outlets around the world so that they would support the apartheid regime.
Alhadeff will also discuss his role as Editor of the Australian Jewish News, including covering meetings in the Kremlin, the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the first Gulf War and the assassination of Israel's Prime Minister.
In this seminar, Vic Alhadeff, Chief Executive Officer, Jewish Board of Deputies will discuss the perils of being a journalist in Apartheid South Africa, and his experiences as Editor of the Australian Jewish News. Vic Alhadeff who lived and worked as a journalist in South Africa for many years, is now Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Board of Deputies.