About the Observers

The Observers is a collaborative site in four languages (French, English, Arabic and Persian) and a TV show on France 24 (with both a weekly and monthly edition). We cover international current affairs by using eyewitness accounts from "Observers" - that's to say people who are at the heart of an event. They send us photos and videos, which our team of professional journalists in Paris both verify and contextualize.

Anyone can contribute to The Observers! All you have to do in order to join our community of eyewitnesses is register on the site.

You can then reach out to our team with story ideas, videos or photos.

How to become an Observer?

Devenir Observateur

Once you are signed up on the site, our journalists can also get in touch with you (remember to include a phone number when you register) about a topic they're working on. Of course, it's up to you whether you contribute or not.

Our Observers come from all over the world. They live in small villages and sprawling capitals. They are students, nurses, miners, activists, professors and any other profession you can imagine. They are your eyes across the globe.

Editorial team

Julien Pain
Julien Pain
Editor-in-Chief
Gaëlle Faure
Gaëlle Faure
Journalist
English
Djamel Belayachi
Djamel Belayachi
Journalist
Arabic
Ségolène Malterre
Ségolène Malterre
Managing editor
French
Alexandre Capron
Alexandre Capron
Journalist
French
Ershad Alijani
Ershad Alijani
Journalist
Persian
Brenna Daldorph
Brenna Daldorph
Journalist
English
Dorothée Myriam Kellou
Dorothée Myriam Kellou
Journalist
Arabic
Corentin Bainier
Corentin Bainier
Journalist
French
Chloé Lauvergnier
Chloé Lauvergnier
Journalist
French

More information

Showtimes:

Paris time
Saturdays at 10:15am and 4:45pm
Sundays at 2:15am, 1:15pm and 8:45pm
Mondays at 5:45am and 10:45am
Wednesdays at 1:15am, 4:15am and 12:10pm
Thursdays at 3:15pm
Fridays at 12:45pm
Nairobi time
Saturdays at 11:15am and 5:45pm
Sundays at 3:15am, 2:15pm and 9:45pm
Mondays at 6:45am and 11:45am
Wednesdays at 2:15am, 5:15am and 1:10pm
Thursdays at 4:15pm
Fridays at 1:45pm

To better understand The Observers, check out this 40-second intro by Derek Thomson: