Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE DEBATE

Colombia's Path to Peace: Can historic deal with FARC rebels work? (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Colombia's Path to Peace: Can historic deal with FARC rebels work? (part 2)

Read more

FOCUS

The rise of political tourism in the Middle East

Read more

ENCORE!

Music show: Video Music Awards, Rock en Seine and Puppa Lek Sen

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

The Gulf of Porto, a paradise of land and sea

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Quarterback takes a stand by sitting down

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

The hidden secrets of Les Invalides

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Anger over restaurant's decision to deny service to Muslim women

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Fed rate hints show Brexit 'not a shock' for US economy

Read more

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. We'll be back in September with a new series.

THE OBSERVERS

THE OBSERVERS

Latest update : 2011-06-29

Falsified election cards in DR Congo, fed up Moroccans and angry hockey fans in Vancouver

This week our Observers tell us about minors being given election cards in DR Congo, how King Mohammed VI’s constitutional reforms stand up to Moroccans’ demands for change, and how Canadian hockey fans don’t like to lose.

STORY 1 : RD Congo

We begin today in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The country's gearing up for only its second national election since emerging from years of war in 2003. Organizing this election is a huge logistical challenge. With just five months to go, officials still have to register several million voters. The opposition worries there isn’t enough time to check the new registrations, and sys it could lead to widespread voter fraud.

We head to Katanga province, in the south. With our Observer, who uses the pseudonym Philippe.

STORY 2 : MOROCCO

Now to the uprisings that are transforming the Arab world - or at least parts of it. In Morocco, the protests that started on February 20th have been known as the Quiet Revolution. They've faced much less repression than in other countries, although that's started to change in recent weeks. Now, the King has agreed to consider giving more of his power to the elected parliament. He's asking the people what they want - in a referendum.

We head to Rabat, the capital. With our Observer, a student who's a member of the February 20th Movement.

STORY 3 : CANADA

We finish this week in Vancouver, Canada. It's a beautiful, clean-living city, with parks full of joggers and smiling families. So when drunken hockey fans went on a rampage after losing the Stanley Cup, the locals were not pleased.

Vancouver is our last stop. With our observer Chris Walts.



 

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2016-06-25 Cameroon

Introducing "Observers take action"!

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

2016-06-18 France

India's dirtiest job, and videos of French police violence

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

2016-06-11 Guinea Conakry

Riot at a Guinea mosque, and fake video of the Egypt Air crash

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

2016-05-28 Africa

Widespread shortages in Venezuela and the growing industry for African video games

This week, on the Observers, we take a look at the ongoing economic crisis engulfing Venezuela, where a fall in petrol prices has led to widespread shortages. We also check out...

Read more

2016-05-21 Africa

Take the 'African Trip', and learn about eco-friendly building

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