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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 : 2012-11-27

Anger over France's deportation of a Tunisian man; living in poverty in one of Libya's richest regions; 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: France

We begin today with a video shot on board an airplane. It happened as passengers were getting ready to take off from Lyon on a flight to Tunisia. Two French policemen were escorting a Tunisian who was in France illegally and was being deported. The other passengers didn't like the way the police were treating him, and one of them shot a video. It's been widely shared on Facebook in Tunisia, and many Tunisians are angry. Here's our Observer Ahmed Ben Romdhane.

The police ended taking the man off the plane. A judge sentenced him to 10 months in a French prison - after which he'll be deported again.


Story 2: Libya

Next stop Libya. The Brega region in the east is one of the centers of Libya's oil industry - it's home to the country's second-biggest refinery, and a departure point for much of the oil that earns the country its cash. But the people who live in Brega complain that they don't see much of the oil money. Our Observer Moussa El Magherbi takes us on a tour.

Story 3: World

Time now for our weekly roundup of stories and images sent in by our Observers. 

We begin with a video that was shot on the first day of the latest conflict in the Gaza Strip. A group of young Gazans was training in the French sport of parkour, or urban acrobatics. Suddenly, an explosion, then another... But they carry on regardless. This surreal scene hasnow been watched around the world on YouTube. It's a reminder that when wars happen, for many people life goes on.

Next stop Casablanca, in Morocco, and its doctors, who are fed up and on strike. They're angry with their low pay and long hours. Our Observer Karima is an intern. She tells us most public-sector physicians earn just 350 euros a month, and work more than 90 hours a week. That's not enough to keep up with the cost of living, Karima says, and for many doctors, it's not enough for them to afford health insurance for their own families.

Last stop, Russia, and its dangerous roads. A record 28,000 Russians were killed on the roads last year - making driving there three to four times more dangerous than in the UK or France. There are multiple causes.: drunk-driving, badly maintained roads, heavy traffic, and drivers who ignore the rules. Our Observers have a solution - take the train.



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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