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We head out to meet France 24 Observers. They tell us more about the stories they have alerted us to. Every first Saturday of the month at 10.15 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-06-18

Migrant children, crossing the desert

Welcome to the Observers Direct.

This week we travel to northern Mexico, near the border with the United States. The area has always been dangerous for the millions of Latin Americans who try cross it illegally every year. Now there’s a new twist. The authorities are seeing more and more unaccompanied children trying to make the crossing, apparently sent by their parents because of rumours – which are false – that children get special treatment by US immigration.

Julien Pain travelled to Mexico to meet our Observer, Gilda.

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2017-06-03 Brazil

Citizen videos used in the fight against police brutality in Rio de Janeiro

France 24 journalists meet eyewitnesses (Observers) to discuss memorable events they have experienced. The programme brings to the airways the unique journalistic online project...

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2017-05-06 Ukraine

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2017-04-03 South Africa

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2017-03-04 migrants

How migrants struggle with the French asylum system

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2017-02-04 India

The 'Dirt-Carriers' of Gujarat: India's Forgotten People

France 24 journalists meet eyewitnesses (Observers) to discuss memorable events they have experienced. The programme brings to the airways the unique journalistic online project...

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