Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2007 - Snapshots: Madagascar, February 2008, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47c5678a19.html [accessed 3 September 2015]
This is not a UNHCR publication. UNHCR is not responsible for, nor does it necessarily endorse, its content. Any views expressed are solely those of the author or publisher and do not necessarily reflect those of UNHCR, the United Nations or its Member States.
During parliamentary elections on September 23, Editor-in-Chief Honoré Tsabotogay of the Roman Catholic Church-owned station Radio Rakama was struck with a stick by a ruling party supporter after filming a convoy of vehicles transporting voters to a polling station in the southeastern province of Vohipeno, according to media reports and local journalists. Tsabotogay and local journalists had questioned whether the people were residents of the polling district. Tsabotogay was charged with disrupting the election proceedings by filming the convoy, but the charges were later dropped, according to Madagascar Syndicate of Journalists President Harry Laurent Rahajason.