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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 : 2011-02-07

Popular uprising in Egypt, Curly-haired Iranians and Tibet’s Yarsagumba

Derek Thomson presents a news show produced exclusively from content provided by amateurs: photos, videos and personal accounts from our network of Observers around the world - all checked by our staff in Paris. First run Saturdays at 8:10 am Paris time.

Presentation: Derek Thomson. Editorial Team: Julien Pain, Lorena Galliot, Segolène Malterre, Sarra Grira, Peggy Bruguière and Paul Larrouturou.

STORY 1 : EGYPT

We begin today with the huge demonstrations that have been rocking Egypt. They were first organised on Facebook. But then the government cracked down on the Internet and on phone lines. So the demonstrators had to get old school - pens and paper. Our Observer was in the protests from the start.

Observer : Ramy Raoof

STORY 2 : IRAN

If Iran's hardliner’s had their way, men would keep their hair cropped short and women’s locks would be firmly out of sight under tight veils. As a result, free-spirited young Iranians have decided to wear their curly locks Jimmy Hendrix-style, a move less innocuous than it looks at first glance.

Observer : Asal Akhavan

STORY 3 : CHINA

We end today with 'Yarsagumba'. That's what the Tibetans call a kind of mushroom that grows on their high plateaus. It's actually a fungus that grows in the larva of a caterpillar moth, and its reputation as a sexual enhancer has made it woth It can be worth 20,000 dollars a kilo in urban markets. Thousands of Tibetan families rely on it for a living.

Observer : Shae Frydenlund

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