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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 : 2010-11-08

Indonesian military brutality, Giving a Voice to homeless people on the Web and Marseille's trash strikes

This week, our Observers take us to West Papua, where locals are subjected to the brutal presence of the Indonesian army. Then, in the United States, one man's fight to give homeless people a voice on the Web. Finally, in France, Marseille citizens are sick of overflowing trash containers.

Presentation : Derek Thomson. Editorial Team : Ségolène Malterre, Sarra Grira, Lorena Galliot, Paul Larrouturou


West Papua is the Indonesian part of the island of New Guinea. Separatists there accuse the Indonesian military of brutally oppressing the locals. New videos have recently shown up online that show such repression... the Indonesian government admits the videos are authentic; but says the villagers were armed and dangerous.

Observer : Benny Wenda, a Papuan exile in London.

Our next Observer knows what it's like to live on the streets. He's been homeless twice - first years ago, then again in 2008 when he lost his marketing job - and his home - in the economic crisis. Now he's back on his feet again, giving voice to the people who are still living rough.

Observer : Mark Horvath in Los Angeles.
Finally the strikes here in France… specifically Marseille. Where the garbage workers were on strike for more than two weeks.

Observer : Timothée Barray.




2017-01-14 Burma

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

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2016-12-31 Afghanistan

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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

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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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