Madagascar

2005

Letters   |   Madagascar

CPJ Demands Action in Madagascar Press Freedom Cases

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned that Olivier Péguy, a correspondent for Radio France Internationale (RFI) and several other international news organizations, was forced to leave the country on Sunday after the government refused to renew his work permit. Péguy, who had been reporting from Madagascar for four years, told CPJ that no explanation has been given for the non-renewal.

May 27, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Case   |   Madagascar

MADAGASCAR

MAY 22, 2005
Posted: May 31, 2005

Olivier Péguy, Radio France Internationale

LEGAL ACTION

Péguy, a correspondent for Radio France Internationale (RFI) and several other international news organizations, was forced to leave the country on May 22 after the government refused to renew his work permit. Péguy, who had reported from Madagascar for four years, told CPJ that no explanation has been given for the non-renewal.
May 22, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Case   |   Madagascar

MADAGASCAR

APRIL 19
Posted: May 31, 2005

Rolland Rasoamaharo, La Gazette de la Grande IleJames Ramarosaona, La Gazette de la Grande Ile

LEGAL ACTION

Rasoamaharo, publication director of the private, daily La Gazette de la Grande Ile, and editor Ramarosaona, were each sentenced on April 19 to one month in jail for criminal defamation in connection with an article published in January 2004. The article alleged that employees of a state-owned real estate agency, SEIMAD, had embezzled money.
April 19, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Case   |   Madagascar

MADAGASCAR

MARCH 1, 2005
Posted: April 14, 2005

Lola Rasoamaharo, La Gazette de la Grande IleRolly Mercia, La Gazette de la Grande Ile
LEGAL ACTION

Rasoamaharo, publication director of the private daily La Gazette de la Grande Ile, was sentenced to prison in connection with three separate defamation charges. He was not taken into custody, pending a decision in his appeal.
March 1, 2005 12:00 PM ET
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