Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Unconfirmed: Victor Randrianirina
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 1995|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Unconfirmed: Victor Randrianirina, January 1995, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e6494d6c.html [accessed 1 November 2014]|
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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.