Blog: http://gazetyavylavitra.wordpress.com/
Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar
18° 54' 53.5392" S, 47° 31' 53.8032" E
Status: Threatened
Threatened on 29 Mar 2009

Avylavitra is a well known blogger amongst the Malagasy blogosphere for documenting with photographs and reports the political crisis in Madagascar. He was on sites for most of the public protests that started in January of 2009 until June. His photograph have been featured on many news websites and you can find them on flickr.

On March 29th, Avylavitra was taking photos of military repression of a public protest. He was riding his scooter when a soldier pointed his weapon at him asking him to stop taking photos.

When Avylavitra said he had the right to take photos, the soldier shouted at him:" leave or I will shoot. I will shoot you !”His recollection of the incident can be found on this post in Malagasy.

The day after other bloggers/twitterers (Thierry, Pakysse & topmada)  also said that their cameras were confiscated for taking photos of the soldiers.

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