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We head out to meet France 24 Observers in their own countries. They tell us more about the stories they have alerted us to. Every first Monday of the month at 9.45 pm Paris time.

THE OBSERVERS DIRECT

THE OBSERVERS DIRECT

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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2014-05-03 Cameroon

Cameroon battles breast ironing

Julien Pain meets Observers to discuss the memorable events they have witnessed. “Observers Direct” extends through television the unique and original journalistic online project...

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Guinea's gold rush

Julien Pain meets Observers to discuss the memorable events they have witnessed.

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