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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 : 2011-08-24

Oil smuggling in Algeria, forbidden water fights in Iran, and making music with tanks in Israel

This show is made up entirely of amateur images. We've seen time and time again how images captured by ordinary citizens then uploaded onto the Web can change history, or at least shift the balance of power. This week, we take a look back at some of those moments.

STORY 1: ALGERIA

We begin this show in North Africa. Algeria is the number 13 oil producer in the world - normally that should mean plenty of cheap gas for its people. But our Observer tells us that's not the case in Tébessa, in the east.

STORY 2: IRAN

Next up we head to Iran. It's summer. It's hot, and it's time for a water fight. That's what a group of young people thought recently, so they organised a big water fight in the capital, with both boys and girls. We head to Teheran with Omid Habibinia, an Iranian exile who followed the incident from Switerzland.

STORY 3: ISRAEL

We end the show with tanks in Israel, and a reservist who's turned his APC into a musical instrument. He says he and his squad do know how to use the vehicle if necessary, but in the meantime, he has a more peaceful message to send. We head to the Negev desert, in the south, with Dror Gomel.

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2017-01-14 Burma

Burmese policemen abuse Rohingya in a video, and a Malian is deported from France in handcuffs

A video emerged of Rohingya attacked by Burmese policemen, a Malian was handcuffed on a plane and deported from France, and a controversial new song hit the airwaves in Saudi...

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2016-12-31 Afghanistan

The Best Of 2016 at The Observers

For our last show of 2016, we look back at our favourite Observers from the year. A weekly news show produced with photos, videos and personal accounts from France 24 Observers...

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2016-12-27 Burkina Faso

Round-up of migrants in Algeria, and militias in Burkina Faso replace police in crackdown on crime

Random, mass arrests of migrants have been taking place in Algeria; militias in Burkina Faso are replacing the role of police and imposing their own form of justice; and male...

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2016-12-10 Botswana

Painting eyes on cows' behinds and the group of young women fighting harassment in Mexico

A biologist has a funny idea for stopping lions from attacking herds of cows in Botswana, a group of young women walk through the streets of Mexico City armed with a GoPro to...

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2016-11-26 Greece

A racist attack in South Africa is exploited by political parties, and migrants describe the appalling conditions of camps in Greece

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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