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Photojournalist Reza: 'Children are now the best photographers'

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Tanzania investigates ferry disaster which killed at least 227

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Presidential parody: The unofficial Elysée shop

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Iran under pressure: Tehran vows retaliation after Ahvaz attack

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Germany: Where providing information on abortion remains a crime

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THE OBSERVERS DIRECT

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 : 2017-01-09

Silt and Sand: the river islands of northern Bangladesh

On the flood-prone river islands of Bangladesh, everything is portable. The islands, known as “chars” (pronounced chors), are formed of silt and sand carried down from the Himalayas by the Brahmaputra river. Global warming is accelerating the melting of glaciers, increasing the annual floods. To survive in this ever-shifting landscape, residents of the islands have learned how to be mobile, building houses – and schools – that can be moved at a moment’s notice.

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2018-06-05 THE OBSERVERS DIRECT

Secrets of Senegal: The dangerous tips to 'keep your man'

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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2018-05-08 THE OBSERVERS DIRECT

Mayotte's youth challenge

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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2018-05-01 THE OBSERVERS DIRECT

In India, young couples fear the morality police

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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2018-05-01 THE OBSERVERS DIRECT

Benin: Using drones to save a lake

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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2018-02-05 THE OBSERVERS DIRECT

Left behind: Cameroon's artisanal miners face Chinese competitors

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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