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Charter of transparency…but no official ‘first lady’ title for Brigitte Macron

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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 : 2011-05-11

Eyewitness account from the Marrakech bombing, voices of Syrian protesters, and road rage in Russia

This week our Observers were at the heart of the Marrakech bomb attack, marching with Syrian protesters or narrowly avoiding a car accident with Russian road VIPs.

Presentation: Derek Tompson. Editorial team: Julien Pain, Ségolène Malterre, Sarra Grira, Peggy Bruguière, Lorena Galliot.

 
STORY 1: MOROCCO
 
We begin today in Morocco... in the tourist hub of Marrakesh. A terrorist bomb in a popular café there killed 16 people, most of them tourists - and at least 8 of them from France. Our Observer was there minutes after it happened - and wished he hadn't been.
We head to Jamaâ el-Fna square, in Marrakesh.
 
Observer: Reda (pseudonym) in Marrakech
 
STORY 2: SYRIA
 
Next up… Syria, and a young man who’s decided to stand up for what he believes in. Syria is a police state, and people who protest against the regime get killed … hundreds of them in the last few weeks. Hundreds more have been arrested by the secret police. Knowing all this… a student called Adel decided to post a video on YouTube - openly saying what he thinks. He talked to us afterwards.

Observer: Adel, in Banias
 
STORY 3: RUSSIA
 
We end today with a near-accident in Russia… Just like in Soviet days, many senior officials still think they own the roads. A video recently appared online showing an official BMW heading against the traffic, its blue light flashing and almost hitting another car. Russian web users did a little detective work… and found out who was in the BMW.
 
Observer: Andrei Hartley, in Moscow

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2017-07-15 Hungary

Hungary tries to recruit more 'border hunters'; Syrian refugees attacked in Turkey after false rumours online

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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2017-07-08 Philippines

Dangerous floods in Côte d'Ivoire; and a solution to plastic pollution in the Philippines

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2017-06-24 Venezuela

Coal power plant in Senegal worries residents; and the Venezuelan TV show... in a bus

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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2017-06-17 Bolivia

A dangerous Bolivian fight club; and the African king social media challenge

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2017-06-10 Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe pastor who rang God on a mobile phone; and the illegal Chinese trawlers in Djibouti waters

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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