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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 : 2011-06-08

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.

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