Sources of information on the Madagascar crisis

Turk10 Dan Turk, who with his wife Elizabeth serves as a mission co-worker in Madagascar for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), identifies the following sources for information on the crisis in Madagascar. Note that many of the news sources are available in Malagasy and French.

General Information on the crisis and Madagascar


Global Voices

Background Note: Madagascar, US Department of State

Madagascar: Ending the Crisis, Africa Report N°156 18 Mar 2010 Executive Summary and Recommendations. International Crisis Group

Madagascar: a Year of Crisis, IRIN posted on

Madagascar's Political Crisis, Lauren Ploch, Congressional Research Service, July 12, 2010

The Forgotten Madagascar Crisis, George Simpkins, September 6, 2010

Madagascar: State of Denial, Mei-Ling McNamara, Al Jazeera, 18 September 2010.

Human Rights

Amnesty International

Reporters without Borders

Committee to Protect Journalists

2009 Human Rights Report: Madagascar, US Department of State, 11 March 2010.

Madascar: Urgent need for justice: Human rights violations during the political crisis, Amnesty International, February 4, 2010

Commissioners' Resolution: On Restoration of Democracy in Madagascar and Honduras, 219th General Assembly (2010) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 



Investigation into the Global Trade in Malagasy Precious Wood: Rosewood, Ebony and Pallisander, Global Witness and the Environmental Investigation Agency (US), October 2010.

United States House of Representatives Resolution 839: the illegal extraction of Madagascar's natural resources

Madagascar's Pierced Heart, National Geographic, September 2010

Paradise Lost?: Lessons from 25 years of USAID Environment Programs in Madagascar (Final Report

Newsfeed: summary of news stories each day in French

Daily Newspapers in Antananarivo (mostly both in French and Malagasy)

Websites for General News (mostly in French)

The photo of young people in Madagascar is from Dan and Elizabeth Turk

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