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THE OBSERVERS

A show produced with photos, videos and personal accounts from our Observers around the world - all checked by our staff here in Paris. Saturday at 10.15 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2010-10-20

The toxic mudslide in Hungary, a visit to the mosque at Ground Zero and Tehran's "flirting street"

The Observers is a collaborative site and TV programme on France 24 that covers international current affairs by using eyewitness accounts from "Observers" - that's to say people who are at the heart of event. Videos, texts, photos - the content isn't produced by professional journalists - but everything's selected, verified, translated and explained by our team.

Presentation: Derek Thompson. Editorial team: Julien Pain, Lorena Galliot, Ségolène Malterre, Sarra Grira, Tatiana El Khoury.

STORY 1 : HUNGARY

Our first Observer today got a terrified phone call from his mother. A wall of red mud had hit her village.

Observer : Adam Maracz.

STORY 2 : UNITED STATES

Now to an address in New York City… 45 Park Place. It used to be a discount coat store. But it's better known now as the site of a controversial mosque and community center, scheduled for construction two blocks from Ground Zero.

Observer : Gaja Pellegrini.

STORY 3 : IRAN

Finally today… cruising, Teheran-style… Young people in Iran don't have many places to meet the opposite sex, so - they do it in the road. Our last Observer lives in London but visits Iran regularly.

Observer : Alessio Rastani.

 

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2017-01-14 Burma

Burmese policemen abuse Rohingya in a video, and a Malian is deported from France in handcuffs

A video emerged of Rohingya attacked by Burmese policemen, a Malian was handcuffed on a plane and deported from France, and a controversial new song hit the airwaves in Saudi...

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2016-12-31 Afghanistan

The Best Of 2016 at The Observers

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2016-12-27 Burkina Faso

Round-up of migrants in Algeria, and militias in Burkina Faso replace police in crackdown on crime

Random, mass arrests of migrants have been taking place in Algeria; militias in Burkina Faso are replacing the role of police and imposing their own form of justice; and male...

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2016-12-10 Botswana

Painting eyes on cows' behinds and the group of young women fighting harassment in Mexico

A biologist has a funny idea for stopping lions from attacking herds of cows in Botswana, a group of young women walk through the streets of Mexico City armed with a GoPro to...

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2016-11-26 Greece

A racist attack in South Africa is exploited by political parties, and migrants describe the appalling conditions of camps in Greece

A weekly news show produced with photos, videos and personal accounts from France 24 Observers around the world - all checked by our staff here in Paris.

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