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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 : 2012-04-06

A violent crackdown on protesters in Kazakhstan, a fight over a nativity scene in Texas, and more...

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: KAZAKHSTAN


For more than two decades now, Kazakhstan has been ruled with an iron first by its leader Nursultan Nazarbayev. The country has lots of oil, but few of its inhabitants are benefiting from these riches - and some have started to protest.

Aiz-angul Amirova tells us about clashes between workers and the police that got very violent.

 

STORY 2: CHINA


You’ve probably never heard of the village of Wukan, in southeastern China. Yet that’s where a protest movement was born, one that could well go down in the history books.

Villagers went into revolt after the local government decided to confiscate some of their land – which is a common problem in China.

Our Observer, who goes by the name Doctor Deng, travelled to Wukan to see how this tiny village managed to stick up for itself.*

 

STORY 3: USA

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is an organisation in the United States that fights for the rights of non-believers – atheists and agnostics alike. Its president Dan Baker tells us about an incident that took place just before Christmas in the small town of Athens, Texas.

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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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