H.R. 4378 (100th): United States Response to South African Censorship Act of 1988

Apr 13, 1988 (100th Congress, 1987–1988)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Michael Lowry
Representative for Washington's 7th congressional district

This bill was introduced on April 13, 1988, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 13, 1988
Referred to Committee Apr 13, 1988
Full Title

A bill to respond to the long-standing press restrictions in South Africa and the most recent emergency orders and press restrictions imposed by the South African Government that have resulted in censorship and self-censorship of the media in South Africa, the United States, and other nations throughout the world.


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7 cosponsors (7D) (show)

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United States Response to South African Censorship Act of 1988 - Prohibits the South African Broadcasting Corporation from conducting any operations in the United States. Terminates such prohibition on the date on which the President certifies to the Congress that the South African Government has rescinded the emergency press restrictions imposed on journalists in South Africa. Expresses the sense of the Congress that:
(1) the President should close all South African consulates and tourist bureaus in the United States;
(2) the President should impose a case-by-case review of visa requests for entry into the United States by South African nationals; and
(3) such requests should be scrutinized in light of the South African Government's actions in allowing South African opposition press and anti-apartheid groups to travel to the United States.

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