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