[Zwelakhe Sisulu is detained]
Original Airdate: 7/1/1986
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Christy George reports that Zwelakhe Sisulu (Editor, The New Nation) has been detained by the South African government. George notes that Sisulu's friends and colleagues in the US held a press conference to draw publicity to his case in the hopes of protecting him. George reports that Sisulu lived in Cambridge in 1985 when he was a fellow at the Niemann Foundation at Harvard University. George's report includes footage from a press conference of present and former Niemann Fellows including Michael Pride (Editor, Concord Monitor), Carmen Fields (WBZ-TV), Derek Jackson (Newsday), Callie Crossley (documentary producer), Paul Solman (documentary producer) and Carol Rissman (WBUR-FM). Pride says that the group has written a letter to P.W. Botha (President of South Africa. He adds that the group will hold Botha personally responsible for Sisulu's safety. Members of the group speak out against Sisulu's detention. George reports that the Niemann Fellows hope that the South African government will treat Sisulu carefully because he has prominent friends abroad. George's report includes footage from an interview with Sisulu in 1984, photos of Sisulu and his family and footage of South Africa.
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