William Rowland Pinwill as a journalist for the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC), South Vietnam and Cambodia 1967-1971, interviewed by David Bradbury [continuation of AWM F10539]

Accession Number S03296
Collection type Sound
Measurement 14 min 56 sec
Object type Oral history
Physical description 1/4 inch sound tape reel; EMITAPE; 7 1/2 ips/19 cm.s; mono; 5 inch
Maker Pinwill, William Rowland (Bill)
Bradbury, David
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1978
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright

Item copyright: Status to be assessed

Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to AWM Research Grants Scheme
Description

Pinwell speaks of the ABC's policy for reporting the war in Vietnam; the water torture of a member of the Viet Cong; the attempted influence on the media by individuals in government and the Department of Foreign Affairs; differences between the way a journalist and a cameraman each cover a war; working with Neil Davis; characteristics of Neil Davis; his reluctance in taking unnecessary risks to cover a story; the camaraderie between the cameramen and correspondents in Vietnam.
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