Saturday , 16 December 2017
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Press review

Marc Ravalomanana: a come back shrouded in mystery

An awful lot of emotions, reactions and comments have been stirred by the former Malagasy President's unexpected come back on home soil. He was put under arrest few hours following his first press conference granted at home in the last 6 years. Everybody believes to know what Marc Ravalomanana's return home and arrest are all about, but nobody actually does. Read More »

The Prime Minister bound to hit the road… eventually

Inaction has been being blamed on he Kolo Roger government over the latest months. Rumors of governmental reshuffle have been going louder and louder around. Prime Minister Kolo Roger declared his readiness to leave his position if need be. This decides however only the President. Read More »

The division of Antananarivo city avoided by a thread

The National Assembly officially took knowledge of the latest decentralization wanna be act. Yet, prudence commanded the deputies to keep away from right away debating the act which is on the verge of leading to the division of Antananarivo city in six different districts Read More »

Child abusers and media professionals

The press noticed that those eventually found guilty of offense of opinion will be at least as severely repressed as child abusers by the Computer Crime Act in Madagascar. Read More »

Stalemate at the government level

The new Prime Minister , Kolo Roger , was not yet in the suitable position to lead his first cabinet meeting, three weeks after the formation of the new government. The situation is nowhere near to match everyone’s expectations. Read More »

March 29 vs. February 7th

The press develops about the remembrance of the uprising of March 29th 1947, and notices that the victims of February 7th's purely political events happen to be better off than true veterans of the struggle for independence. Read More »

A trade union for reporters as a counterweight to abuses against press freedom

Malagasy reporters gathered in the Sainte Famille College facilities in Antananarivo on January 07th, decided to erect their own trade union as a response to the ruling power´s abuses. Rocco Rasoanaivo, from the La Gazette de la Grande Ile newsgroup, was elected as president. The move was basically spurred by various forms of pressure against the press world, namely a warning letter to the TV PLUS channel, a forced call in to the state police station for the editor in chief of the LE COURRIER DE MADAGASCAR newsgroup, a statement from the army hinting threats against reporters and the imposition of an Ethics Commission by the HAT´s minister Harry Rahajason. This trade union is deemed to capitalize the united and organized reaction from Malagasy reporters unable to rely on their paralyzed Order. Read More »

According to the French journalist Christian Chadefaux, Marc Ravalomanana “will come back to power”

Christian Chadefaux is a French journalist who worked in Madagascar for several decades. He was forced out of from the country during Marc Ravalomanana´s time in power. His recent evidence of pragmatism concerning the management of the Transition and the evolution of the Malagasy political crisis unexpectedly created however the stir. Before the meeting between Nicolas Sarkozy and Andry Rajoelina at the Elysée, Christian Chadefaux wrote an open letter... to France. An open letter reported by Antananarivo´s newsgroups, content of which reads: Read More »