Death in Madagscar

The Committee to protect journalists (CPJ) requests a probe into the death of Ando Ratovonirina in Madagascar last week. The 26 year old reporter and cameraman was killed while working for Radio Télévision Analamanga at an antigovernment demonstration in the capital, Antananarivo,

"We are shocked by the killing of Ando Ratovonirina and extend our condolences to his family and colleagues," said CPJ’s Africa program coordinator, Tom Rhodes. "President Marc Ravalomanana’s government must immediately investigate the shooting by members of the presidential guard and hold those responsible to account." link

Ratovonirina is the first journalist to have been killed since the CPJ started keeping death records in 1992.