Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Togo : will president Faure Gnassingbe win a third 5-year term ?

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Controversy reigns 100 years after the Armenian genocide

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Migrant Deaths: Politicians Divided after Emergency EU Summit

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The G-Word: Turkey and the Armenian Genocide

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

What will the new French healthcare bill change?

Read more

#TECH 24

Space Special: Happy Birthday, Hubble!

Read more

FOCUS

Video: Meeting Marseille's Armenian community

Read more

REPORTERS

Saving French soldiers' WWI trench carvings

Read more

ENCORE!

Armenia, 100 years on

Read more

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 Saturday of the month at 10.15 am 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.

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2015-04-04 Israel

Elusive asylum: African migrants in Israel

France 24 journalists meet eyewitnesses (Observers) to discuss memorable events they have witnessed.

Read more

2014-12-06 Morocco

Last Stop Tangiers

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

Read more

2014-11-01 DR Congo

DR Congo: Psychiatric problems overwhelm Goma

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

Read more