The Tet Offensive and the Media
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Association of Foreign Correspondents in Vietnam: Vietnam War

Professional association of foreign correspondents in Southeast Asia. The Association of Foreign Correspondents in Vietnam (AFCV) represented foreign journalists of all media with the South Vietnamese government, foreign embassies, and international organizations like the International Press Institute and the International Committee of the Red Cross. Its annual General Assembly and monthly meetings of the Board were held at the Hotel Continental Palace in Saigon. The AFCV also published a mimeographed annual report. In 1970, AFCV membership totaled 66. To confront the tragic disappearance in Cambodia of a large number of foreign journalists, the AFCV attempted to draw international attention to the problem by distributing a list of those missing, dates and places of disappearance, and their credentials. The association circulated the list to the various parties to the conflict.

Arthur J. Dommen

 

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