Lova Rakotomalala

Lova Rakotomalala is a U.S.-based Global Voices blogger and the co-founder of the Foko Blog Club, which trains Malagasy citizens in citizen journalism.

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After 50 years, journalism at a crossroads in Madagascar

July 21, 2010 8:01 AM ET

Madagascar recently celebrated its 50th Independence Day, a milestone for a Malagasy press that has been documenting through difficult periods the nation’s tumultuous journey of self-rule. The funny thing is that most of our written press is in French, as in most former French colonies, and we never really question...

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In Madagascar, media torn along partisan lines

July 29, 2009 10:51 AM ET

"Are you sure about coming back here now?" My cousin in Antananarivo was a bit hesitant about the wisdom of my plan to visit the family while the political crisis was still weighing on the daily lives of Malagasy citizens. I had not been back to my home country in...

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