Somewhere in Asia: War, Journalism and Australia's Neighbours 1941-75
From 1941-1975, as a series of conflicts gripped Asia and the Pacific, Australian journalism was often dominated by war reporting from the region. In this groundbreaking study, Prue Torney-Parlicki shows that, in a very real sense, Australia 'descovered' Asia and the Pacific through the eyes of Damien Parer, Osmar White, Denis Warner and other correspondents.
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I was based in Vietnam from June to November 1968, as AAP Special Correspondent.
Had Prue Torney-Parlicki checked with me about the 1968 attempt by the Australian Army to censor quotes attributed to servicemen by journalists, she would have found the truth. As I can easily prove, it was I who discovered the Regulation in Nui Dat. In fact it was shown to me by an Army officer! I later told the ABC's Brian Peck about it. And, also reported it to Creighton Burns when he was on a visit to South Vietnam. I did NOT agree to any form of censorship, as Ms Torney-Parlicki erroneously reports.
John Mancy 21.3.12
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