The Observers

A Lebanese prison 'run by Islamists', and children tear-gassed in Kenya

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 8:10 am Paris time.


Story 1: Lebanon

In this week's edition, we start in Lebanon, which has been suffering spillover from the war in Syria since it began. Lebanon's infamous Roumieh prison has for years been where the authorities put suspects with links to the Islamist groups who are fighting in Syria. Until this month, the Islamists lived in Cell Block B - and essentially ran things themselves.


Story 2: Kenya

Next, tear gas... at a primary school. It happened in Kenya, when students at a school in the capital Nairobi tried to protest against a property developer which had taken ownership of the playground they used to use across the street from the school.

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