Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Unconfirmed: Victor Randrianirina

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1995
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Malagasy National Radio
August 23, 1994, Madagascar

Randrianirina, a journalist with Malagasy National Radio, was attacked by unknown assailants on August 17. Severely injured, he fell into a coma and never regained consciousness before dying the next week. A month prior to the attack, he had broadcast a report from the south of Madagascar on sapphire trafficking. The report implicated the mafia in the trafficking and provided names of some of those said to be involved.

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