CHAOS BREAKS OUT IN EGYPT OVER MORSI'S POWER PLAY

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06 Dec 2012 08:00

Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi's recent decree barring judiciary review of any presidential decisions has ignited tensions between Islamists, and secularists in recent days. Shots were heard on Wednesday, and multiple deaths have been reported, with scores of injured protesters.

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Muslim Brothers Attack Presidential ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Transterra Egypt
06 Dec 2012

On Wednesday, as Vice President Mahmoud Mekky gave a press conference, Morsy supporters headed to the area surrounding the palace and forcibly dispersed the sit-in.

Earlier in the day, the Muslim Brotherhood released a statement calling for a rally by the “Brotherhood and popular forces” to protect the legitimacy of the president, the declaration and the draft constitution.

When supporters arrived, the sit-in tents were completely destroyed, men and women were beaten, and canned food and blankets were scattered around and trampled on.

Morsy supporters said they were outraged by the graffiti drawn over the palace’s walls. “We were deeply offended by these endless insults,” said a furious Brotherhood member who went to the palace Wednesday.

The many Morsy opponents were pushed to the side streets surrounding the palace, outraged by the sudden attack.

They surprised the strike by their numbers, destroyed the tents, beat many young men and even women, and pushed others to the side streets

The numbers of pro-Morsy demonstrators quickly increased before rallies to support the opponents arrived, but the latter were still outnumbered well into the evening as clashes raged on.

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Egypt’s Independent Newspapers Go on ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
04 Dec 2012

Several independent Egyptian newspapers went on strike for one day on Tuesday, December 4, in protest against the constitutional declaration and the draft constitution. Twelve newspapers suspended publication and five TV channels announced that they will go off-air on Wednesday.

Egypt Independent, Al-Masry Al-Youm's English news website, has completely halted work and covered its main page with a statement reading "You are reading this message because Egypt Independent objects to continued restrictions on media liberties, especially after hundreds of Egyptians gave their lives for freedom and dignity."

The newly drafted constitution, which was passed on November 30 by the Islamist-dominated Constituent Assembly and is set to be voted on in a referendum on December 15, does not include articles against the imprisonment of journalists in cases related to freedom of expression as demanded by journalists.

The newspapers that went on strike on Tuesday include: Al-Masry Al-Youm, Al-Watan, Al-Tahrir, Al-Wafd, Al-Youm 7, Al-Dostour, Al-Shorouk, Al-Sabah, Al-Ahaly, Al-Ahrar, Al-Fagr and Osbooa. Among the TV channels that are expected to go strike on Wednesday, with blank screens broadcasting in place of content: ONTV channels, CBC and Modern channels, and Dream TV channels.

The Journalists Syndicate's executive council withdrew its representatives from the constituent assembly in mid-November after its recommendations and suggestions were ignored by the assembly.

Story: Egypt’s Independent Newspapers Go on Strike for Freedom of Expression
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: December 4, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: December 4, 2012
Length: 0:01:20
Video Size: 66.5 MB
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1. Various overview shots of Egypt’s Nile River
2. Various shots of standards of newspapers around the streets for sale
3. Various shots of newspapers shops and customers
4. Medium shot of Masrawy website
5. Wide shot of Al-Youm 7 website
6. Close up shot of the logo of the Al-Youm 7
7. Tilt down shot of Al-Youm 7 newspaper
8. Various shots of Al-Youm 7 newspaper
9. Various external shots of the Journalists Syndicate