Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

REVISITED

After key battle, Syrian town of Kobane looks to the future

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

'War is not an option,' says former FARC guerrilla leader

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Madagascar political crisis: top court orders formation of unity government

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Ireland's abortion referendum

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Weinstein in court; Ireland abortion vote; Italy's populist takeover

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

Sugar and spice: The flavours of the French Caribbean

Read more

FRENCH CONNECTIONS

The French are so rude! Or are they?

Read more

ENCORE!

The writing's on the wall: Revolutionary posters from May 68

Read more

REPORTERS

'We heard there might be a civil war': May 68 seen from abroad

Read more

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 : 2011-06-08

THIS WEEK: Morocco hardens stance against anti-gov't protesters, Mongolian herders revolt, and flooded Pakistan's 'spider trees'

This week our Observers take us to Morroco, where authorities are hardening their stance against anti-government protesters. Then to the Chine region of Inner-Mongolia, where herders are leading an unprecedented revolt. Finally, to Pakistan, one year after devastating floods left a trail of ghostly 'spider trees'.

Presentation: Derek Thomson. Editorial team: Julien Pain, Lorena Galliot, Ségolène Malterre, Sarra Grira, Cécile Loïal, Paul Larrouturou.

Story 1 : MOROCCO

We begin once again with the protests sweeping the Arab world. This time, Morocco. Up until now, the protests there have been notably peaceful... they've even been dubbed "the Quiet Revolution"". There's been none of the violent repression that we've seen in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Syria. Morocco's King Mohammed has promised reform... and that has seemed to appease some of the protesters' frustrations. But there are signs patience is running out - on both sides.

Observer : Hamza Mahfoud in Casablanca.

STORY 2 : CHINA

Now to China... we're used to stories of unrest from some of China's ethnic minorities. The Tibetans of course, and the Muslim Uighurs. But we don't hear much from Inner Mongolia....Journalists aren't allowed to go there, but that doesn’t stop amateur images getting out. We head to the Xiliingol region, in the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia.

Observer : Enghebatu Togochog, a Mongolian activist who lives in the United States.

STORY 3 : PAKISTAN

We finish today in Pakistan. Much of the country was devastated by flooding last year - one fifth of the country was underwater. Thousands died and millions were left homeless. The country is still trying to get back on track. But there's one sign - from the natural world - that things are getting back to normal. We head to the Sindh valley.

Observer : Russell Watkins works for Britain's development agency.

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2018-05-19 Iran

Horse massacres in Iran, fake news turning deadly in India, and Ivory Coast's drought

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.

Read more

2018-05-03 Yemen

Iran's violent bird poaching, a Yemeni youth orchestra beneath the bombs, and more

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.

Read more

2018-05-12 Turkey

'Ugly' Istanbul, Niger River pollution, and more

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.

Read more

2018-04-06 DR Congo

How we debunk images, and a run to honour migrants

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.

Read more

2018-03-24 Benin

Maids for sale online in Saudi Arabia, a hidden camera in Burkina Faso, and more

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.

Read more