· April, 2009

Stories about Madagascar from April, 2009

Madagascar: Transitional government is trampling on freedom of speech

  24 April 2009

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...

Madagascar: Security forces are harassing bloggers and twitterers

  2 April 2009

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...