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First name:  Ando

Last name:  Ratovonirina

  • Gender:  Male
  • Job:  Journaliste Reporter d’images
  • Media outlet:  Radio and Television Analamanga (RTA)
  • Type of media:  TV
  • Born:  Madagascar

  • Died:  7 Feb 2009 Madagascar
  • War zone:  no
  • Targeted? no

Ratovonirina was part of the RTA team covering a large demonstration organised by Antananarivo mayor Andry Rajoelina on 7 February to call for the replacement of President Marc Ravalomanana’s government. He was shot in the head when members of the presidential guard opened fire on demonstrators as they surged towards the presidential palace. His body was immediately taken to Ravoahangy Hospital, where a doctor said he had been killed by a “gunshot wound behind the ear.”

  • Ratovonirina had only recently completed his journalism studies and had been working for RTA for three months. He was previously a photographer for the La Gazette de la Grande Ile daily newspaper and used to write for the Tophos news agency under the pseudonym of Hathor.

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