Media and Events


To maintain awareness around the Rio Tinto/QMM mine in Anosy, and to the rural communities who are wholly dependent on the surrounding environment and natural resources for their survival, the Trust has published a series of articles in The Ecologist online: -  



February 2024
Rio Tinto wrangles with investors over water contamination

September 2023
Fishers' supporters appeal to Rio Tinto investors

April 2023 madagascar-mine-commentary dr-ke-rafitoson/ 07/lsri_dialogue_001_ketakandriana_rafitoson.pdf

May 2023 dredge-up-community-grievances/

March 2023
Rio Tinto's Madagascar 'social licence' undermined

Jan 2023
Mining Industry Still Falls Short on Tailings Safety

Dec 2022
Villagers demand Rio Tinto compensation

May 2022
The Mine, the dead fish, the villagers and their protests

March 2022
Dead fish found as mine dumps water

Nov 2021
Fishfolk protest Rio Tinto mine

Feb 2021
Can Rio Tinto be trusted? – The Ecologist

April 2020
The true cost of Rio Tinto's dividends - The Ecologist

Water issues December 2019
Water around Rio Tinto's Madagascar mine is high in lead, uranium – study. Reuters
Rio Tinto denies responsibility for contamination - The Ecologist
Concerns about radioactive contamination dog Rio Tinto's Madagascar mine - Mongabay

April 2019
Rio Tinto 'admits buffer breach' - The Ecologist

March 2019
Rio Tinto retreats from sensitive zone in Madagascar - The Ecologist

November 2018:
Rio Tinto: the long road to transparency - The Ecologist

September 2018
Fears of radionuclide-enriched water pollution as Madagascar mining breaches legal limits - The Ecologist

April 2017
Tall tales and tailings - the truth about Rio Tinto's rare earth mine in Madagascar - The Ecologist

March 2017
Andrew Lees - 20 years after his last mission to Madagascar - The Ecologist


VERSIONS FRANCAIS (traductions de base) des articles: -

December 2019
Les eaux contaminées de la mine Rio Tinto/QMM dans le sud de Madagascar présentent un risque pour la santé des habitants

April 2019
Rio Tinto "admet une violation de tampon"

March 2019 
Le groupe minier Rio Tinto sest retiré de la zone environnementale

November 2018 
Rio Tinto: Le long chemin de la transparence

Sept 2018 
Craintes de pollution de l'eau enrichie en radionucléides du fait que le secteur minier malgache viole les limites légales    

Other media coverage: 

Passio Magazine October 2022
The true price of ilmenite

Rainforest Rescue Newsletter September 2022
"This mine is destroying our existence!"

Mongabay July 2022
On hazardous mine tailings dams, 'safety first' should be the rule (commentary)

Reuters May 2022
Rio Tinto Madagascar mine restarts after reaching deal with protestors

Independent Catholic News May 2022
Report shows mining is becoming more dangerous

Reuters April 2022
Reuters on Rio Tinto AGM

Mongabay Nov 2019
Madagascar regulator under scrutiny in breach at Rio Tinto-controlled mine

Madagascar: Rio Tinto mine breaches sensitive wetland

Version Francais
Madagascar : la mine de Rio Tinto viole une zone humide sensible

The Guardian:
UK blocks Madagascar farmer who says mining firm ousted him from land

The Times: 
Setback for farmer in fight against mining firm