The Observers

Making music at the Calais migrant camp, and bill-throwers in China

A weekly news show produced with photos, videos and personal accounts from France 24 Observers around the world - all checked by our staff here in Paris.


Story 1: China

A video of a customer throwing wads of cash at a jewelrey vendor went viral in China. According to our Observer, this illustrates the deep chasm between rich and poor in the country. 


Story 2: France

A group of British musicians went looking for talent at the Calais migrant camp in France - and they found it! Meet Mohealdeen, a singer who has fled war in Syria. 


Story 3: 'Keeping them honest'

'Keeping them honest' is a new segment, in which we follow up with authorities after they have made promises to fix a problem. In this case, we check in on authorities in Goma, DR Congo, who months ago promised to buy ambulances to help the floundering mental health centre there. So did they do it? Let's find out...

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