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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 : 2014-02-11

DR Congo's 'road from hell', whirling dervishes in Turkish prisons, and more

A news show produced exclusively from content provided by amateurs. Photos, videos and personal accounts from our network of Observers around the world - all checked by our staff in Paris. First run Saturdays at 9:45 am Paris time.

Story 1: DR Congo

Our first Observer has traveled what it probably one of the worst roads in the world – the road that links the provinces of north and south kivu in the Democratic republic of Congo. Not only is it in very bad shape, but there are roadblocks all along the way. And at each roadblock, you have to pay up… 

Story 2: Turkey 

You’ve probably heard of whirling dervishes – they’re Sufi dancers who turn round and round in circles. Our next Observer is going to tell us about a rather unusual performance by whriling dervishes. It takes place in Turkey – inside a prison.

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2017-11-11 Indonesia

The Indian farmers protesting by burying themselves; and the fights pitting dogs against wild boars

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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2017-10-21 DR Congo

Dancing against rape, and internet via light

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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2017-09-30 Guinea Conakry

The man in Guinea who made a dam to power his entire village; and the Turks making moonshine

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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2017-09-23 India

Shootouts between Mexican drug cartels and police; and what women use for their periods in India

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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2017-09-16 Emission courte

The controversial colonial statue in Senegal; and the centuries-old town in Turkey being destroyed by the govt

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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