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21 July 2009

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“Resign or Else”: Report of Power Abuse Stifled in the Madagascar Media

[ Most identities have been replaced by initials for safety reasons] VNR is a young journalist in one of the largest newspaper of Madagascar. When we first talked over the phone, her number was hidden and the first thing she said was to ask carefully what was the purpose of...

24 April 2009

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Madagascar: Transitional government is trampling on freedom of speech

A series of unfortunate decisions taken by the Andry TGV Rajoelina High Authority for the Transition (HAT) government is seriously threatening freedom of speech in Madagascar. First, there was the arrest of three demonstrators, most famously, “Razily“, the young man seen bearing a flag in this amateur video, before being...

2 April 2009

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Madagascar: Security forces are harassing bloggers and twitterers

Opponents to the Haute Autorite de la Transition (High Authority for the Transition) have been holding daily demonstrations in the Malagasy capital since March 21, 2009. Last saturday's protest was harshly repressed by the security forces, and resulted in at least 34 injured people, including children. During the protest, a...