One of our Observers in Madagascar, editor of the Malagasy info site Sobika.com, has alerted us to a blunder made by the French news channel iTélé. In the middle of a report on the protests in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe come several minutes of footage showing ... the protests in Madagascar.
Supposed footage of Guadeloupe. In the red circle you can see a tobacconist called "Tana Tabac" - Tana is short for the Malagasy capital Antananarivo.
This story merely made us laugh. We recognise that it was a mistake and resulted in no dire consequences - so there's no need to slate iTélé.
The video was posted by iTélé (here). The video's accompanied with this info: "The situation in Guadeloupe is getting worse. For 27 days now the island has been at a standstill, paralysed by roadblocks and riddled by violence..." (Tuesday 17 Feb.09 - 1pm).
Comment from Jules, our Observer at Sobika.com, who is certain the images were filmed in Madagascar.