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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Sponsor and status
Apr 13, 1988
100th Congress, 1987–1988
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on April 13, 1988, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for Washington's 7th congressional district
Apr 13, 1988
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H.R. 4378 (100th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 100th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 22, 1988. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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