Frame 0004
Mr. Abdel Galil Khalil At Al Wefaq Pr...
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
16 Aug 2012

16 August 2012
Al Wefaq National Islamic Society held a press conference on August 16, 2012 at Al Wefaq's residence in western Manama, where Mr. Abdel Galil Khalil, the head of Al Wefaq who resigned from the Bahraini parliament, spoke about discrimination in Bahrain and the marginalization of certain groups of Bahraini civilians since the start of the revolution on February 10, 2011.

Frame 0004
Syrian Opposition Figure in Lebanon A...
Beirut, Lebanon
By U.S. Editor
15 Aug 2012

Opposition figures in Lebanon accuse the Syrian regime of being responsible for the Wednesday bombing near Dama Rose hotel where the UN monitors stay in Damascus.
Rima Frihan, a Syrian opposition figure, living in Beirut, said that the regime was the only one that would benefit from this operation and it was a warning message to the international community and the Security Council.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Rima Frihan, Syrian opposition figure:
“As for what happened at the hotel, the Syrian regime seems to be responsible for it because it is the only party that can benefit from this operation, although the UN monitors would have normally left the country within a few days. So, it is a message that the Syrian regime wants to deliver to the whole world, the international community and the Security Council. The Syrian regime wants to use the incident and exploit it the way it wants. The Free Army made an operation that targeted the regime army leadership, which is another story. Geographically, the place targeted regime leadership is far from the hotel. However, the whole area is security cordoned, which means that the media and activists cannot approach to make sure of the information. The next few hours will reveal what happened as there will reactions from all parties.”

Although the Free Syrian Army (FSA) announced responsibility for the blast, saying it targeted a regime military compound near the hotel, Frihan says that this operation is different from the one that targeted the hotel of UN monitors.
After claiming responsibility for the blast, the FSA said the bombing was carried out in response to massacres of Syrian civilians by government forces loyal to President Bashar Assad.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: August 15, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: August 15, 2012
Length: 0:01:11
Video Size: 70.5 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of people walking on sidewalks in streets downtown Beirut
2. Medium shot, Frihan coming out of her residence speaking on the cell phone
3. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Rima Frihan, Syrian opposition figure:
“As for what happened at the hotel, the Syrian regime seems to be responsible for it because it is the only party that can benefit from this operation, although the UN monitors would have normally left the country within a few days. So, it is a message that the Syrian regime wants to deliver to the whole world, the international community and the Security Council. The Syrian regime wants to use the incident and exploit it the way it wants. The Free Army made operation that targeted the regime army leadership, which is another story. Geographically, the place targeted regime leadership is far from the hotel. However, the whole area is security cordoned, which means that the media and activists cannot approach to make sure of the information. The next few hours will reveal what happened as there will reactions from all parties.” 4. Wide shot, people walking in the street at the river bank in Beirut
5. Wide shot of building downtown Beirut

Frame 0004
Displaced Syrians the Focus of Talks ...
Beirut, Lebanon
By U.S. Editor
15 Aug 2012

The conditions of the displaced Syrian people living in Lebanon were the focus of the meeting of Lebanese Minister of Social Affairs Wael Abu Faour and the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos that was held on Thursday, August 16, in Beirut.

Abu Faour said that the meeting was an opportunity for the Lebanese government to confirm commitment to its humanitarian duties towards the displaced Syrians.

For her part, Amos, who has recently been in Syria and held talks with the Syrian authorities, told reporters that there were about 2.5 million Syrians who needed humanitarian assistance inside Syria itself, besides the displaced people who fled to Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq.

SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos:
“The agreement that we reached after we did the assessment at the end of March in Syria was that there were about a million people who needed assistance. Our view is that that number has probably gone up to about 2.5 million. This is the people in Syrian itself. Separate to that of course, there are the people who have fled over the borders to Jordan, coming here to Lebanon, but also in Turkey and Iraq has refugees. The Syrian authorities also agreed that eight international NGOs operating in Syria could be part of that response effort and could support the UN agencies.”

“The UN Refugee Agency, as you know, is pleased to be able to work closely with the (Lebanese) authorities and we will do everything that we can to continue with that support, and in particular I hear your call for the need for increased funding to support the government’s own efforts.” Amos added.

The United Nations stated that the total number of Syrian refugees in four neighboring countries has reached about 15,000.

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has recently reported that there are 36,841 registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: August 16, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: August 16, 2012
Length: 0:01:35
Video Size: 94.1 MB
Language: English
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of the meeting of Lebanese Minister of Social Affairs Wael Abu Faour with United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos
2- Various shots of Abu Faour and Amos at a press conference after the meeting
3- SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos:
“The agreement that we reached after we did the assessment at the end of March in Syria was that there were about a million people who needed assistance. Our view is that that number has probably gone up to about 2.5 million. This is the people in Syrian itself. Separate to that of course, there are the people who have fled over the borders to Jordan, coming here to Lebanon, but also in Turkey and Iraq has refugees. The Syrian authorities also agreed that eight international NGOs operating in Syria could be part of that response effort and could support the UN agencies.” 4- Various shots of the press conference
5- Pan left, Abu Faour, Amos and attendees leaving after the press conference

Frame 0004
Editor's Picks 15 Aug 2012
Cairo, Egypt
By Editor's Picks
14 Aug 2012

Since the attacks, clashes, and ongoing raids in search of suspected gunmen in the Sinai, Egypt closed off the smuggling tunnels and opened up the Rafah border to Gaza on Tuesday, August 14. Many Palestinians from Gaza cross into Egypt seeking medical attention, while pilgrims returning from Mecca are headed home. At the same time, the Egyptian military continues with their campaign to secure the North Sinai region, unearthing "suspected terrorists."

A separate incident near the Al Arish airport occurred when an oil truck exploded, killing the driver and injuring two others.

Upon signing a $200 million USD loan from the World Bank to Egypt, Prime Minister Kandil also revealed that World Bank representatives will arrive the following week to discuss further loans in the amount of $3.2 billion USD. The loans will be directed at economic recovery in Egypt, creating jobs and infrastructure.

Meanwhile, President Morsi is seeing mixed reactions to the dissolution of the Complementary Constitutional Declaration as well as his unexpected decision to replace Tantawi as head of Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. Several who support the decision remain skeptical to the long-term impact while some fear the decisions could be a step toward handing the Muslim Brotherhood more power.

Frame 0004
Egyptians Differ on Morsi’s Decision ...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
13 Aug 2012

The recent controversial decisions of Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi to retire and replace former head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Mohamed Hussein Tantawi and former Major-General Sami Anan created a debate among Egyptians.

Several revolutionary figures hailed Morsi's Sunday decisions, yet remained skeptical to their potential impact.

The debate also involved military experts and political analysts; especially because Morsi cancelled the SCAF Complementary Constitutional Declaration that used to limit his powers as President.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Talaat Mesallam, retired military general, strategic expert:
“I see that these decisions represent a constitutional coup which cancels the constitutional declaration according to which the president had been elected. The more that he has given to himself unprecedented authority without limits as he will issue the new constitutional declaration.” SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Ahmed Sayyed Ahmed, political analyst, Al-Ahram state-run newspaper:
“These decisions were a chance to finalize the conflict between the military authority and the civil authority for the sake of one authority which is the elected one, to run the country as well as to allow the SCAF to return back to its normal role as protector of the country’s national security. Therefore the decisions were welcomed and widely accepted by several different sectors of the Egyptian society as well as revolutionary forces.”

Morsi appointed Field Marshall Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as SCAF Chief and Defense Minister to replace Tantawi and Judge Mahmoud Mekki as his Vice-President.

Some Egyptians see that Morsi’s decisions were a step on the right track to restore his full powers as the legitimate elected civilian president.

Others believe that Morsi’s decisions are against the constitution and represent a step in the Muslim Brotherhood’s attempts to control the country.

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) - Sayyed Ibrahim, employee:
“As for the decision made by President Mohamed Morsi, I see that it is a bit late too late but it is 100% right because authority cannot be divided between two institutions, the President and the SCAF, so he practiced his legitimate and natural authorities which are recognized in all countries.”

SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) - Mohsen Mohamed, lawyer:
“Yesterday he violated the constitution and cancelled the complementary constitutional declaration which is a contrary to his powers. It is not within the authority of the President to cancel the constitutional declaration.”

Morsi said in a speech on Sunday evening that the decisions he made were in the best interest of Egypt and that they were not intended embarrass certain individuals or institutions.

The decisions seem to be broadly welcomed by Islamist, non-Islamist and revolutionary parties.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: August 14, 2012 (and archive)
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: August 14, 2012
Length: 0:02:57
Video Size: 145 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS and Egyptian State TV

SHOTLIST:

1- Pan right, Egyptian Presidency headquarters in Cairo
2- Medium shot, President Mohamed Morsi in a press conference (archive)
3- Medium shot, Presidency logo
4- Medium shot, Morsi speaking in a press conference (archive)
5- Various shots of former SCAF Hussein Tantawi and former Chief of Staff Sami Anan shaking hands and watching a military parade (archive)
6- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Talaat Mesallam, retired military general, strategic expert:
“I see that these decisions represent a constitutional coup which cancels the constitutional declaration according to which the president had been elected. The more that he has given to himself unprecedented authorities without limits as he will issue the new constitutional declaration.” 7- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Ahmed Sayyed Ahmed, political analyst, Al-Ahram state-run newspaper:
“These decisions were a chance to finalize the conflict between the military authority and the civil authority for the sake of one authority which is the elected one to run the country as well as to allow the SCAF to return back to its normal role to protect the country’s national security. Therefore the decisions had been welcomed and accepted by popularity and a lot of different sectors of the Egyptian society as well as revolutionary forces.” 8- Various shots of newly appointed Vice-President Mahmoud Mekki taking oath of office before Morsi (archive)
9- Various shots of newly appointed SCAF Chief and Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi taking oath of office before Morsi (archive)
10- Various shots of Egyptians in the streets
11- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) - Sayyed Ibrahim, employee:
“As for the decision made by President Mohamed Morsi, I see that it is a bit late too late but it is right 100% because authority cannot be divided between two institutions the President and the SCAF so, he practiced his legitimate and natural authorities which are recognized in all countries.” SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) - Mohsen Mohamed, lawyer:
“Yesterday he violated the constitution and cancelled the complementary constitutional declaration which is a contrary to his powers. It is not from the authorities of the President to cancel the constitutional declaration.” 12- Wide shot, the attendees at Al-Azhar University conference hall applauding for Morsi (archive)
13- Pan left, Morsi heading to the podium to deliver his speech (archive)
14- Various shots of Morsi during his speech (archive)
15- Wide overview shot, Cairo and the River Nile

Frame 0004
Sinai Collection August 2012
Rafah, Egypt
By Editor's Picks
12 Aug 2012

Collection of videos from ongoing events in the Sinai, Egypt. Starting with coverage about the 16 border guards killed, reactions of the Egyptian military, President Morsi, people of the region, and Gaza, as well as events that followed.

Frame 0004
Editor's Picks for 13 Aug 2012: Sinai...
Cairo, Egypt
By Editor's Picks
12 Aug 2012

Includes video footage of the aftermath of the military retaliation on suspected attackers in Sinai, archive footage of goods being moved through Gaza/Rafah tunnels, the new Defense Minister & Vice President taking oaths in front of Morsi, and the public's reaction in Tahrir Square to Tantawi leaving.

Frame 0004
Gunmen Attack Police Station In Sinai...
Al Arish, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
12 Aug 2012

Ongoing clashes with gunmen in the Sinai have the Egyptian military responding with heavy security presence of armored vehicles and armed soldiers deployed outside Al-Arish Police Station 2 on Sunday evening, August 12.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: August 12, 2012 (and archive)
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: August 12, 2012
Length: 0:00:57
Video Size: 47.4 MB
Language:
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: Egyptian State TV

SHOTLIST:

  1. Various shots of the area surrounding the building of the police station
  2. Various external shots of Al-Arish Police Station
  3. Medium shot, the signboard of the police station with the name written on it
  4. Various shots of armored vehicles and armed police men securing the police station building
  5. Various shots of traffic around the building amid massive security presence
Frame 0004
Editor's Picks for 10 Aug 2012
Sinai, Egypt
By Editor's Picks
10 Aug 2012

Video Footage from the Sinai showing tunnels and the Egyptian military heading to seal them off.

Photo collection from the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, showing refugee families from Syria.

Frame 0004
Egypt’s President and Qatar Emir Meet...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
10 Aug 2012

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi met on Saturday, August 11, with Qatar's ruling Emir, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani in Cairo, where they discussed the bilateral relations besides other Arab and regional issues.
Qatar’s Emir stated earlier that the intent of the visit was mainly to congratulate President Morsi on winning elections and assuming office.
Egypt’s Presidency Spokesman Yasser Ali said that the meeting touched upon the Qatari support for the Egyptian economy and the attraction of Arab and Qatari investments in Egypt, besides increasing the number of Egyptian laborers in Qatar, Egypt’s official state-run Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: August 11, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: August 11, 2012
Length: 0:00:46
Video Size: 37.9 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Tilt down, Egyptian Presidency headquarters in Cairo
2. Various shots of the meeting of President Mohamed Morsi with Qatar's ruling Emir, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani
3. Various shots of the Egyptian and Qatari delegations attending the meeting
4. Medium shot, Egypt’s PM Hesham Kandil during the meeting
5. Medium shot, Qatari PM and and Minister of Foreign Affairs Hamad bin Jassim
6. Wide shot of the meeting
7. Wide shot of the Presidency headquarters in Cairo

Frame 0004
Egypt Military Sends Heavy Equipment ...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
08 Aug 2012

Egypt’s army started on Thursday, August 9, sending heavy equipment on large trucks to Rafah, North Sinai, to start sealing off the smuggling tunnels between Egypt’s Rafah and the besieged Gaza Strip.

The move comes in reaction to the recent bloody attacks by gunmen that killed 16 army soldiers and injured at least seven.

The trucks were loaded with armored vehicles, rock drillers, tractors, cranes and other heavy equipment to be used for sealing off the smuggling tunnels.

Security sources at Rafah Border Crossing said that the military forces would continue sealing off those tunnels in the coming few days, stressing that they posed a constant threat to Egypt’s national security.

Security officials also said that there were about 1,200 smuggling tunnels between Egypt and Gaza Strip, and the giant equipment that were brought in would be used for sealing them off.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCSS
Shooting Dateline: August 9, 2012
Shooting Location: Rafah, North Sinai, Egypt
Publishing Time: August 9, 2012
Length: 0:01:39
Video Size: 81.4 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of large trucks transferring armored vehicles with army soldiers on the top of them
2. Various shots of armored vehicles touring the main roads in North of Sinai
3. Various shots of large trucks heading to the North of Sinai while transferring armored vehicles
4. Various shots of trucks carrying heaving equipment, brought to begin sealing off the smuggling tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip

Frame 0004
Military funeral of the Rafah border ...
Nasr City, Egypt
By Transterra Egypt
07 Aug 2012

Soldiers carry the body of one of the victims at
the funeral of the 16 Egyptian security officers who were killed by unknown gunmen Sunday afternoon.
The military funeral began today after noon prayers. A large number of people raised their shoes in Prime Minister Hesham Kandil's face, his car was vandalized, and they chanted against him. The car was damaged, and the minister’s guards were forced to take a different street to avoid further assaults.
President Mohamed Morsi was scheduled to attend the funeral but did not appear.

Several other figures attended, including Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, members of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, and Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayyeb, as well as former presidential candidates Hamdeen Sabbahi, Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh, and Amr Moussa. The Salafi Nour Party and the Salafi Dawah were also represented at the funeral.

The funeral prayers were performed at Aal Rashdan Mosque in Nasr City.

Morsi was also scheduled to visit the seven guards who were injured in the attack afterward.

Ambulances transported coffins of soldiers to the Unknown Soldier Memorial for the military funeral.
Ambulances transported the coffins of soldiers to the Unknown Soldier Memorial for the military funeral.

00:47

A civilian holds a chart written on it "Egypt bids farewell to its martyrs of treason and
betrayal."

01:01

Families of victims and civilians ask for Morsi to leave.

01:39

Military funeral begins

01:46

A civilian tries to throw flowers on the coffins and military soldiers forbid him.

02:01

A mother of one of the martyrs mourns her son

02:24

Military officers salutes the coffins of the martyrs

02:35

Military officers forbid journalists from taking shots so as not to stand in the way of the funeral.
2:50

Coffins of the martyrs reach the Unknown Soldier Memorial.

3:43

One of the martyr's families close to a coffin of one of the martyrs getting ready to move the body to his hometown.
04:37

Fights between supporters of Morsi and supporters of SCAF about who is responsible for the massacre.

Frame 0004
Editor's Picks for 7 Aug 2012
Asia
By Editor's Picks
05 Aug 2012

Accused 93 Year Old Australian Child Abuser Caught In Burma
Karl Joseph Kraus, 93, was apprehended in Myanmar's Karen state on Tuesday, July 24 and transported back to the Thai border to be handed over to Thailand police. Krause had skipped bail in December 2011 for charges of raping 4 underage girls in Thailand's northern city of Chiang Mai. The four sisters ranged in age from 5 - 12 at the time of the alleged offenses. Kraus reportedly lured the young Thai sisters to his house, promising them chocolates and English lessons. Kraus was born in Berlin and migrated to Australia, working as a railway worker, until his retirement.

Lebanon Declines Iran's Invitation to Conference On Syrian Crisis
After meeting with the Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), Saeed Jalili, on Monday, August 6 in Beirut, Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour told reporters that Lebanon declined an invitation to attend a conference in Iran addressing the crisis in Syria. During the meeting, talks focused on the Syrian crisis with Jalili asserting that cooperation is in the best interest of Muslim nations and countries in the region. After consulting, President Suleiman, PM Mikati and Speaker Berri declined due to Lebanon's policy of not associating with other countries' internal affairs.

Mourning 16 Soldiers Killed At Rafah Border
Egypt’s Presidency announced Monday, August 6, a three-day mourning nationwide honoring the 16 soldiers killed by unknown gunmen at the bordering town of Rafah in Sinai Sunday evening. Eyewitnesses among the residents of Rafah said the gunmen launched a fierce attack on the border guard soldiers and seized two armored vehicles, taking one of them and heading to the Israeli territories. The residents call on President Mohamed Morsi and Defense Minister Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi to intensify security at the bordering areas in Sinai.

Interviews With Family Of Soldier Killed By RPG
Interviews with family, forensic report, and death certificate of Egyptian soldier, Mahmoud Sabry Mohammed Abdallah, killed on May 2, 2012 by a rocket propelled grenade in the Sinai.

Military Funeral Of Rafah Border Victims

Frame 0004
Morsi's First Weeks In Office
Cairo, Egypt
By Editor's Picks
02 Aug 2012

Since taking office on June 30, 2012, Morsi has met with officials from several nations including defense secretaries, foreign ministers, and presidents, discussing Egypt's post-revolution diplomatic relationships and current developments in the Middle East. This is a collection of videos from many of his meetings.

Frame 0004
At least One killed as Clashes Erupt ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Andreanewilliams
02 Aug 2012

STORYLINE:
At least one was killed and several people were injured on Thursday, August 2, at Nile City Towers in Cairo after clashes erupted between security men and alleged thugs.
The so-called thugs attacked the Fairmont Hotel at the Nile City Towers with Molotov cocktails. One of them was shot dead by a police officer according to Egyptian state-run newspapers.
Some other reports say the number of people killed in the clashes was two.
Several burnt, damaged and overturned vehicles could be seen outside the hotel.
Eyewitnesses said the clashes erupted when a man entered Fairmont Hotel and demanded money, threatening people with a knife until the police officer confronted him and shot him dead.
Egypt’s Ministry of Interior stated that the man who was killed has a criminal record and was detained for security reasons.
He and his fellows were thugs who received monthly money from the hotel for protection and when the hotel management refused the thugs started rioting, according to the Ministry’s report.
The police arrested 15 men charged of being involved in the clashes and the prosecution is currently interrogating eight of them.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: August 2, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: August 2, 2012
Length: 0:02:06
Video Size: 103 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:

Zoom in, smoke coming out of Fairmont Hotel at Nile City Towers in Cairo
Zoom in, a damaged car in smoke and crowds of people around it
Medium shot, two damaged cars outside the hotel
Pan right, external shot of the hotel with aftermath of stones on the ground
Medium shot, a firefighter extinguishing two burning cars
Medium shot, an overturned damaged and burnt car surrounded by a crowd
Long external shot of Fairmont Hotel
Zoom out, a number of shirtless men, some holding sticks, outside the hotel – they are the ones accused of being thugs
Various shots of the damaged cars and the crowds of people and security men outside the hotel
Tilt up, the large tower of Fairmont Hotel

Frame 0004
Morsi Meets UAE Senior Official, Reaf...
Presidential Palace, Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
31 Jul 2012

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi met on Wednesday, August 01, with Chairman of the Department of Information in Dubai, Ahmed Abdullah Al Sheikh, at the Presidential Palace in Cairo.
Al Sheikh handed Morsi a written message from UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Al Maktoum sent his congratulations to Morsi for winning the presidency as well as congratulations on the advent of the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Ahmed Abdullah Al Sheikh stressed that Egypt’s security is part of the Gulf States’s security, which is a red line that must not be crossed.
Morsi reaffirmed the strong bilateral relations between the two countries.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: August 1, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: August 1, 2012
Length: 0:00:56
Video Size: 46.5 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Pan left, Egyptian Presidency headquarters in Cairo
2. Medium shot, flag of Egypt at the Presidency headquarters
3. Various shots of the meeting of President Mohamed Morsi meeting with Chairman of the Department of Information in Dubai, Ahmed Abdullah Al Sheikh
4. Various shots of the delegation along with Ahmed Abdullah Al Sheikh
5. Close up shot, the logo of the Presidency headquarters
6. Wide shot of the Presidency headquarters in Cairo

Frame 0004
Syrian Opposition Figures to Form Gov...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
31 Jul 2012

A number of Syrian opposition figures in Cairo announced formation of a new alliance called “The Council of Syrian Revolutionary Trustees” on Tuesday, July 31, and assigned the Council Chairman, Haitham al-Maleh, to form a transitional government in exile.
The new Syrian opposition council challenges the Syrian National Council (SNC), which they say failed to meet the aspirations of the Syrian people.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mahmoud al-Doghaim, member of the Council of Syrian Revolutionary Trustees:
“The office has assigned Mr. Haitham al-Maleh to form a transitional government and he gratefully accepted. He started his consultations with the different sides of the Syrian opposition outside Syria and with the revolutionaries inside Syria to form the cabinet.”

On the other hand, Al-Maleh told reporters at the conference in Cairo, that his alliance urges a no-fly zone in Syria to protect the civilians and does not call for foreign military interference.
Al-Maleh said earlier that the aim of the council was to form a transitional government to avoid a “political and administrative vacuum” in case the regime of Bashar Assad falls.
For his part, SNC Chief Abdel Basset Sayda described the formation of a government in exile as “a hasty move.”
Al-Maleh, 81, is a lawyer and human rights activist who spent several years in the Syrian jails.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: July 31, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: July 31, 2012
Length: 0:01:13
Video Size: 60.2 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:

  1. Medium, tilt down shot of a banner written on it “Founding Conference of the Council of Syrian Revolutionary Trustees”
  2. Various medium shots of the Council members and attendants in the conference while one of the members is giving a speech.
  3. Medium shot of the speakers at the conference
  4. Medium shot of the members talking and one of the attendants is raising her hand to ask a question.
  5. Medium shot of one of the Council members.
  6. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mahmoud al-Doghaim, member of the Council of Syrian Revolutionary Trustees:
    “The office has assigned Mr. Haitham al-Maleh to form a transitional government and he gratefully accepted. He started his consultations with the different sides of the Syrian opposition outside Syria and with the revolutionaries inside Syria to form the cabinet.”
  7. Medium shot of the Council members and attendants during the conference
  8. Various shots of the conference
  9. Medium shot, Haitham al-Maleh speaking during the conference
  10. Various shots of the conference, speakers and attendees
Frame 0004
President Morsi Meets with FMs of Oma...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
29 Jul 2012

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi held talks on Sunday, July 29, with Omani Foreign Minister Youssef Ben Allawi in Cairo, where they discussed restoring relations between Egypt and Oman.

During the meeting, which was attended by Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr, Ben Allawi conveyed a message from Sultan Qaboos Ben Saeed of Oman congratulating him on coming to office.

Ben Allawi told reporters after the meeting that the two countries intended huge investment projects and strong bilateral ties.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Omani Foreign Minister Youssef Ben Allawi:
“Mr. President talked about some of the new aspects of the projects intended by Egypt to resolve some issues, including leading projects with strategic dimension and huge economic and investment dimensions.”

On the other hand, Morsi held met with the Foreign Ministers of Tunisia and Libya, Ashour Ben Khayal and Rafiq Abdul Salam, where they discussed common issues related to post-revolution Egypt, Tunisia and Libya.

The meeting aimed at coordinating situations between the three countries in various issues and enhancing economic cooperation between them.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr:
“We have of course common concerns and issues, including border control, the security situation at the coast and desert areas between our countries, which is an unusual situation, in addition to the economic cooperation and integration and the financial aids intended by Western countries to the countries of the region, particularly those that have gone through revolutions.”

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Tunisian Foreign Minister Rafiq Abdul Salam:
“The Foreign Ministers of the three countries, Egypt, Libya and Tunisia, met together. Our conditions are similar and interrelated. There are geographic, cultural, historical and linguistic connections between us; they are deep-rooted connections. Based on these strong connections, we want to establish strong ties also, to exchange interests between our people in a way that serves the interests of the three countries as well as the interests of our Arab nations.”

They also discussed cancelling entry visas among the three countries and extend the experience, if successful, to include all Arab states.

For his part, Libyan Foreign Minister Ashour Ben Khayal said that the meeting gathered leaders representing countries after the three Arab revolutions, wishing that Syria would join the three countries.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: July 29, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: July 29, 2012
Length: 0:03:03
Video Size: 150 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Pan left, Egyptian Presidency headquarters in Cairo
2. Various shots of the meeting of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and Omani Foreign Minister Youssef Ben Allawi, attended by Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr
3. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Omani Foreign Minister Youssef Ben Allawi:
“Mr. President talked about some of the new aspects of the projects intended by Egypt to resolve some issues, including very leading projects with strategic dimension and huge economic and investment dimensions.”
4. Various shots of the meeting of President Morsi and the Foreign Ministers of Tunisia and Libya
5. Pan left, FMs of Egypt, Tunisia and Libya heading to a press conference
6. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr:
“We have of course common concerns and issues, including the border control, the security situation at the coast and desert areas between our countries, which is an unusual situation, in addition to the economic cooperation and integration and the financial aids intended by Western countries to the countries of the region, particularly those that have gone through revolutions.” 7. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Tunisian Foreign Minister Rafiq Abdul Salam:
“The Foreign Ministers of the three countries, Egypt, Libya and Tunisia, met together. Our conditions are similar and interrelated. There are geographic, cultural, historical and lingual connections between us; they are deep-rooted connections. Based on these strong connections, we want to establish strong ties also, to exchange interests between our peoples in a way that serves the interests three countries as well as the interests of our Arab nation.”
8. Zoom in, Libyan FM Ashour Ben Khayal speaking during the press conference
9. Various shots of the press conference
10. Pan right, the FMs leaving after the press conference
11. Wide shot, Egyptian Presidency headquarters in Cairo

Thumb sm
Our Contributor In Syria - Samples Fr...
Syria
By Editor's Picks
28 Jul 2012

From our contributor, currently on the ground in Syria, these photos depict Libyan youth throughout the revolution and the aftermath of violence in Syria. Our contributor is able to get HD footage for feature stories, video packages, or documentary features as well as high quality photos from the front lines.

Frame 0004
Swiss FM Meets with Lebanese Official...
Baabda Presidential Palace, Baabda, Lebanon
By U.S. Editor
27 Jul 2012

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman met on Friday, July 27, with Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter at the Baabda Presidential Palace where they held talks over bilateral relations between the two countries and the latest developments regarding the situation in the Middle East.

Burkhalter voiced his country’s support for Lebanon and Suleiman’s efforts to maintain stability and prevent regional events, especially Syrian ones, from negatively affecting Lebanon.

Both Suleiman and Burkhalter said it was important for democratic change to be achieved away from violence.

On the other hand, Swiss FM Didier Burkhalter met with Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri where the Syrian issue was the focus of their meeting.

Burkhalter stressed his country’s support for the political solution in Syria as the only way to end the ongoing massacre.

SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter:
“The situation in Syria, Switzerland has always said that only a political solution is important to find a way without a lot of suffering. A lot of suffering has existed in the last month and two days and one more day with suffering. We want to say very clearly that a peaceful political solution must be inclusive.” Burkhalter hailed Suleiman’s call for dialogue among the Lebanese leadership and different political groups.

Furthermore Burkhalter met with his Lebanese counterpart Adnan Mansour where they discussed common issues between the two countries.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: July 27, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: July 27, 2012
Length: 0:01:58
Video Size: 116 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of Lebanese President Michel Suleiman meeting with Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter
2. Various shots of the meeting and the attendees
3. Various shots of Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri meeting with Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter
4. Various shots of the meeting
5. Various shots of Burkhalter speaking during a press conference after meeting with Lebanese senior officials
6. SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter:
“The situation in Syria, Switzerland has always said that only a political solution is important to find a way without a lot of suffering. A lot of suffering had been existed in the last month and two days and one more day with suffering. We want to say very clearly that a peace political solution must be inclusive.” 7. Various shots of Burkhalter meeting with Lebanese FM Adnan Mansour
8. Various shots of the meeting

Frame 0004
President Morsi Assigns New PM Hesham...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
24 Jul 2012

Cairo, Egypt | 24 July 2012

Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi decided on Tuesday, July 24, to appoint Irrigation Minister Hesham Kandil as Egypt’s new PM, assigning him with forming the new post-revolution government.
Kandil is an Islamist but he is not a member of any party or group.
Kandil said in a press conference after his meeting with Morsi that efficiency will be the basic principle in selecting the ministers of the new government.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - New PM Hesham Kandil:
“We affirm that efficiency is the basic criteria in selecting the new ministers. The government formation will be done in complete coordination with the President. After this press conference, we will start right away in holding discussions and consultations in order to form the government as soon as possible, in the next few days, if Almighty Allah wills.” The newly-appointed PM added that President Morsi’s 100-day plan to improve energy, traffic and security will be the focus of the new government that will be formed in a few days to come.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - New PM Hesham Kandil:
“As for the focus of the government in the upcoming period, as you know, there is the 100-day plan of Mr. President, focusing on improving the energy, the traffic, the cleanliness, the bread and the security. According to my background, I can add the improvement of water too. We’ll focus on improving services to make the Egyptian citizens feel this improvement in the near future. That will be our main focus.” The announcement comes nearly a month after Morsi was sworn in as Egypt's first freely elected civilian president since 1952.
Some liberals criticized Morsi's appointment of Kandil because he had pledged before to appoint a non-Islamist Prime Minister, but others say that Morsi only promised to pick someone from outside the Muslim Brotherhood group to lead the government.
Kandil 49, is considered the youngest PM in the history of the government in Egypt.
He earned his Master Degree and doctorate at the University of North Carolina and he later worked at the African Development Bank, focusing on Nile Basin countries.
He was also part of an observer mission for Egypt in talks with Sudan on Nile water issues.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: July 24, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: July 24, 2012
Length: 0:02:06
Video Size: 103 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: Egyptian state TV and VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Pan left, Egyptian Presidency headquarters in Cairo
2. Various shots of the meeting of President Mohamed Morsi and new PM Hesham Kandil
3. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - New PM Hesham Kandil:
“We affirm that efficiency is the basic criteria in selecting the new ministers. The government formation will be done in complete coordination with the President. After this press conference, we will start right away in holding discussions and consultations in order to form the government as soon as possible, in the next few days, if Almighty Allah wills.” 4. Various shots of Kandil speaking and reporters listening and taking notes during the press conference
5. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - New PM Hesham Kandil:
“As for the focus of the government in the upcoming period, as you know, there is the 100-day plan of Mr. President, focusing on improving the energy, the traffic, the cleanliness, the bread and the security. According to my background, I can add the improvement of water too. We’ll focus on improving services to make the Egyptian citizen feel this improvement in the near future. That will be our main focus.”
6. Medium shot, reporters listening and taking notes during the press conference
7. Close up, the logo of Egyptian Presidency
8. Wide shot, Egyptian Presidency headquarters in Cairo

Frame 0004
PM Mikati Meets Lebanese and UN Offic...
Beirut, Lebanon
By U.S. Editor
23 Jul 2012

Lebanese PM Najib Mikati met on Monday, July 23, with Lebanese Social Affairs Minister Wael Abu Faour and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Lebanon Representative Ninette Kelley over issues pertaining to the Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
Abu Faour told reporters after the meeting that the Lebanese government is committed to assist the displaced Syrians who fled to the country due to the violence taking place in Syria.
The meeting discussed the possible Arab and international assistance to enable Lebanon to assume its duty of helping the Syrian refugees and improving their living conditions.
Abu Faour said Lebanon received several calls from different sides and foundations expressing desire and capability to assist Lebanon in this regard, “but what is missing up till now is a Lebanese plan to be presented to these sides upon which they would make their decisions," he added.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Lebanon’s Social Affairs Minister, Wael Abu Faour:
“We agreed that Lebanon would make a contact campaign at the Arab and international levels, particularly at the international level, to request aid for the Lebanese government to assume its duties similar to those other Arab states that relieve the displaced Syrian people.” The Social Affairs Minister said that a meeting of concerned ministers would be held in the next few days to put a joint work plan for all the ministries to provide assistance to the displaced Syrians.
On the other hand, Mikati phoned Grand Mufti, Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani, and reassured him that all facilities are currently underway along the Lebanese-Syrian borders to secure the safe passage of the displaced people into Lebanon, the Lebanon National News Agency (NNA) reported.
According to the latest weekly report released by the UNHCR, there are 30,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: July 23, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut and Al-Masnaa border area
Publishing Time: July 23, 2012
Length: 0:01:38
Video Size: 96.7 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1- Wide shot, UNHCR Lebanon Representative Ninette Kelley and Lebanese PM Najib Mikati during the meeting
2- Close shot, Kelley during the meeting
3- Close shot, Mikati during the meeting
4- Medium shot, Mikati and Social Affairs Minister Wael Abu Faour during the meeting
5- Pan left, Mikati, Abu Faour and Kelley during the meeting
6- Close shot, Abu Faour during the meeting
7- Wide shot, all during the meeting
8- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Lebanon’s Social Affairs Minister, Wael Abu Faour:
“We agreed that Lebanon would make a contact campaign at the Arab and international levels, particularly at the international level, to request aid for the Lebanese government to assume its duties similar to those other Arab states that relief the Syrian displaced people.” 9- Various shots of Syrian displaced people coming through Al-Masnaa border area
10- Shot from the back, displaced Syrians on the road
11- Medium shot, a Syrian woman putting her luggage and belonging in a vehicle
12- Various shots of a mother and her son in a car
13- Wide shot, Syrian vehicles loaded with luggage on the road
14- Close shot, a bag on top of a vehicle
15- Close shot, tow Syrians in a bus
16- Wide shot, a bus driving on the road

Frame 0004
Thousands of Egyptians attend Militar...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
21 Jul 2012

Thousands of Egyptians attended the “brief” military funeral of Egypt’s former vice president Omar Suleiman and longtime spy chief of former ousted regime on Saturday, July 21. In attendance were the head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi, PM Kamal al-Ganzouri, as well as representatives of President Mohamed Morsi’s office.

Weeping and screaming were loudly heard at Al-Rashdan Mosque in Nasr City in Cairo while the coffin was brought to the mosque.

The military funeral procession outside the mosque took less than five minutes.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Dr. Hussein Abaza, University professor, relative of Omar Suleiman:
“He was such a patriotic person who loved Egypt and would sacrifice himself for Egypt. He always served the country and was ready to serve it in any situation. He has always been an efficient member of the military institution. Egypt for him was the dearest to his heart.”

Funeral prayers held at the mosque and were attended by several thousand mourners in addition to Egypt's Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa and a delegation from Al-Azhar.

The mosque was heavily secured by military troops.

Supporters of Suleiman gathered outside the mosque, shouting statements against the Muslim Brotherhood as they accused the MB of conspiracy with the United States to murder Suleiman.

On the other hand, supporters of ousted president Hosni Mubarak demanded on their “Pro-Mubarak” Facebook page a quick investigation into the mysterious death of Suleiman and a public announcement of the results.

Suleiman died on Thursday, July 19, at the age of 76 at a hospital in the United States while undergoing medical tests as he suffered from lung disease as well as cardiac problems according to the Egyptian state-run Middle East News Agency (MENA).

It was Suleiman, who announced Mubarak's decision to step down from power in February 2011.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: July 21, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: July 21, 2012
Length: 0:02:33
Video Size: 125 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIS:

1- Medium shot of mourners gathering outside at Al-Rashdan mosque in Cairo where the funeral prayers of Omar Suleiman was held.
2- Medium shot of a woman holding a poster of Omar Suleiman.
3- Various shots of mourners carrying the coffin and heading to the funeral prayers.
4- Medium shot of a large poster of Omar Suleiman held by some supporters.
5- Medium shot of a woman crying and shouting.
6- Medium shot of a woman crying and another one holding a poster of Omar Suleiman.
7- Wide shot of people gathering outside Al-Rashdan mosque.
8- Various shots of the military funeral ceremony and procession held at Nasr City district in Cairo
9- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Dr. Hussein Abaza, University professor, relative of Omar Suleiman:
“He was such a patriotic person who loved Egypt and would sacrifice himself for Egypt. He always served the country and was ready to serve it in any situation. He has always been an efficient member of the military institution. Egypt for him was the dearest to his heart.” 10-
11- Various shots of mourners inside Al-Rashdan mosque.
12- Medium shot of military soldiers standing outside the mosque where the funeral prayers were held.
13- Medium shot of military soldiers and body guards standing around the coffin inside the Al-Rashdan mosque.
14- Long shot of The Egyptian Grand Mofti Ali Gomaa sitting in the mosque.
15- Medium shot of mourners gathering outside the mosque clapping and shouting statements against the Muslim Brotherhood.
16- Large shot of a poster of Omar Suleiman held by one of the supporters.
17- Medium shot of mourners gathering outside the mosque and shouting statements against the Muslim Brotherhood.
18- Medium, tilt up shot of the coffin, the Grand Mofti and the mourners during the funeral prayers.
19- Various shots of military soldiers and mourners carrying the coffin inside the mosque while shouting “There is no god but Allah.”
20- Medium shot of a man holding a picture of Omar Suleiman written on it “Who murdered Egypt’s intelligent Chief?” and another man kissing the picture.
21- Wide shot of two supporters of Suleiman carrying a large poster of him.

Frame 0004
Speech by Sheikh Issa Qassim at Frida...
Duraz, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
20 Jul 2012

20 July 2012 | Al-Imam Al-Sadeq Mosque, Duraz Village - Northwest Bahrain

Speech by Sheikh Issa Qassim at Friday Prayers 20 July 2012. Sheikh Qassim speaks about the need for social security to keep the trust of the people and order in the country; social security should be a guaranteed right. He says that injustice spreads hatred and divides societies and that people who believe in freedom cannot be beaten.

Frame 0004
Speech by Sheikh Issa Qassim at Frida...
Duraz, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
20 Jul 2012

20 July 2012 | Al-Imam Al-Sadeq Mosque, Duraz Village - Northwest Bahrain

Speech by Sheikh Issa Qassim at Friday Prayers 20 July 2012. Sheikh Qassim speaks about the need for social security to keep the trust of the people and order in the country; social security should be a guaranteed right. He says that injustice spreads hatred and divides societies and that people who believe in freedom cannot be beaten.

Frame 0004
Speech by Sheikh Issa Qassim at Frida...
Duraz, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
20 Jul 2012

20 July 2012 | Al-Imam Al-Sadeq Mosque, Duraz Village - Northwest Bahrain

Speech by Sheikh Issa Qassim at Friday Prayers 20 July 2012. Sheikh Qassim speaks about the need for social security to keep the trust of the people and order in the country; social security should be a guaranteed right. He says that injustice spreads hatred and divides societies and that people who believe in freedom cannot be beaten.

Frame 0004
Speech by Sheikh Issa Qassim at Frida...
Duraz, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
20 Jul 2012

20 July 2012 | Al-Imam Al-Sadeq Mosque, Duraz Village - Northwest Bahrain

Prayers and speech given by Sheikh Issa Qassim at Friday Prayers 20 July 2012. Sheikh Qassim speaks about the need for social security to keep the trust of the people and order in the country; social security should be a guaranteed right. He says that injustice spreads hatred and divides societies and that people who believe in freedom cannot be beaten.

Frame 0004
8,500 Syrian Refugees Fled to Lebanon...
Beirut, Lebanon
By U.S. Editor
19 Jul 2012

Lebanese PM Najib Mikati held an urgent meeting with Lebanese Social Affairs Minister Wael Abu Faour and the Lebanese Displaced Minister Alaeddine Terro on Thursday, July 19 where they discussed the arrival of Syrian refugees into Lebanon for the first time legally via the Masnaa border area. Most are arriving from the Syrian capital of Damascus due to the recent bombing happening in there.
Abu Faour told reporters in a press conference after the meeting that around 8,500 Syrian refugees entered Lebanon on Thursday due to the violent events in Syria.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Lebanon’s Social Affairs Minister, Wael Abu Faour:
“8500 Syrians fled to Lebanon. Of course this is due to the recent events happened at Damascus and fearful people. There are large numbers of Syrian refugees in Lebanon and the number is increasing. The Lebanese state needs to fulfill its duties. The Social Affairs Ministry’s team has arrived at the borders in addition to the Higher Relief Commission for Refugees and a number of international organizations who give assistance on this issue.” He added that since Wednesday 4,500 cars passed through the border crossing, adding that 250 vehicles came from Syria to Lebanon.
The number of Syrian refugees escaping to Lebanon increased in light of the recent bombing in Damascus that claimed the lives of three top security officials.
Abu Faour stressed that Mikati has given instructions to the Higher Relief Commission to carry out its work to help the displaced.
Abu Faour said Lebanese public schools will open to house the thousands of Syrian refugees streaming into Lebanon to escape the violent crackdown of the regime against protestors and civilians.
According to the latest weekly report released by the Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), there are now 30,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon, of whom 26,905 are registered to receive regular services from the UNHCR and other agencies.
The UN estimates that more than 10,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in Syria and tens of thousands displaced since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began 16 months ago.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: July 20, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut and “the Masnaa” border area, Lebanon
Publishing Time: July 20, 2012
Length: 0:02:04
Video Size: 122 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of Lebanese PM Najib Mikati meeting with Lebanon’s Social Affairs Minister Wael Abu Faour and the Lebanese Displaced Minister Alaeddine Terro
2- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Lebanon’s Social Affairs Minister, Wael Abu Faour:
“8,500 Syrians fled to Lebanon. Of course this is due to the recent events happened at Damascus and fears of people. There are large numbers of Syrian refugees in Lebanon and the number is increasing. The Lebanon state The Lebanese state needs to fulfill its duties. The Social Affairs Ministry’s team has arrived at the borders in addition to the Higher Relief Commission for refugees and a number of international organizations who gives assistance on this issue.” 3- Pan left shot of Faour leaving the press conference amid the presence of reporters
4- Various shots of Syrian refugees at the Masnaa border area in Lebanon
5- Close up shot of a sign of arrival
6- Wide shot of Lebanese border area “the Masnaa”
7- Various shots of cars carrying luggage’s
8- Various shots of Syrian refugees walking around at the Masnaa border area of Lebanon
9- Various shots of Lebanese security man checking the identity papers of Syrian refugees riding cars at the borders area of the Masnaa
10- Various shots of cars carrying luggage’s and walking

Frame 0004
Mr. Hadi Al Musawi Speaking at Al Wef...
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
18 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain | 18 July 2012

The Al Wefaq National Islamic Society held a press conference at the National Assembly headquarters on July 18, 2012 in the capital Manama. The head of Freedoms and Human Rights committee, Mr. Hadi Al Musawi, discussed the implementation and recommendations of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry, known locally as Bassiouni. He also addressed the arrest of activist Mohamed Zayani, the growing use of Twitter as a tool of expression and targeting arrests toward activists using social media platforms.

Frame 0004
Mr. Hadi Al Musawi Speaking at Al Wef...
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
18 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain | 18 July 2012

The Al Wefaq National Islamic Society held a press conference at the National Assembly headquarters on July 18, 2012 in the capital Manama. The head of Freedoms and Human Rights committee, Mr. Hadi Al Musawi, discussed the implementation and recommendations of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry, known locally as Bassiouni. He also addressed the arrest of activist Mohamed Zayani, the growing use of Twitter as a tool of expression and targeting arrests toward activists using social media platforms.

Frame 0004
Mr. Hadi Al Musawi Speaking at Al Wef...
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
18 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain | 18 July 2012

The Al Wefaq National Islamic Society held a press conference at the National Assembly headquarters on July 18, 2012 in the capital Manama. The head of Freedoms and Human Rights committee, Mr. Hadi Al Musawi, discussed the implementation and recommendations of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry, known locally as Bassiouni. He also addressed the arrest of activist Mohamed Zayani, the growing use of Twitter as a tool of expression and targeting arrests toward activists using social media platforms.

Frame 0004
Mr. Hadi Al Musawi Speaking at Al Wef...
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
18 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain | 18 July 2012

The Al Wefaq National Islamic Society held a press conference at the National Assembly headquarters on July 18, 2012 in the capital Manama. The head of Freedoms and Human Rights committee, Mr. Hadi Al Musawi, discussed the implementation and recommendations of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry, known locally as Bassiouni. He also addressed the arrest of activist Mohamed Zayani, the growing use of Twitter as a tool of expression and targeting arrests toward activists using social media platforms.

Frame 0004
Young People March Through Manama, Ba...
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
18 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain | 18 July 2012

Young people march through the capital of Bahrain.

The Al Wefaq National Islamic Society held a press conference at the National Assembly headquarters on July 18, 2012 in the capital Manama. The head of Freedoms and Human Rights committee, Mr. Hadi Al Musawi, discussed the implementation and recommendations of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry, known locally as Bassiouni. He also addressed the arrest of activist Mohamed Zayani, the growing use of Twitter as a tool of expression and targeting arrests toward activists using social media platforms.

Frame 0004
Morsi and Abbas Meet in Cairo, Discus...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
18 Jul 2012

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi received on Wednesday, July 18, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Cairo in their first meeting since Morsi became President.
“We started our talks with His Excellency by congratulating him for being elected as President of Egypt, wishing him all success,” Abbas told reporters in a press conference after the meeting. The two leaders held talks on various Palestinian issues including the Middle East peace process and the developments of the political process between the Palestinians and the Israelis.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas:
“We affirmed to him that now all doors are closed with regards to the political process (with Israel) and that we have only side communications, but the general relations and the like are still there between us and the Israeli side; we don’t want to cut them off or change them.” They also discussed the issue of inter-Palestinian reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas, which is sponsored by Egypt.
Abbas told reporters that there was delay from Hamas side with regards to holding the agreed-upon elections.
Hamas officials point fingers back at Fatah and say that they suspended preparing for the elections due to the recent arrest of Hamas figures by Fatah in the West Bank.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas:
“We affirmed to His Excellency President that reconciliation for us means holding the elections. Until now, we don’t know the reasons that made Hamas delay registering the voters in the Gaza Strip, whose number is 300,000.” Abbas said that he did not ask Morsi to pressure Hamas to go on implementing the reconciliation agreement reached in Cairo.
The talks between Morsi and Abbas dealt with the financial crisis the Palestinian Authority is going through; Abbas said that Saudi Arabia provided the biggest assistance in this regard.
“Lifting the siege on the Gaza Strip is a national demand and we all have to work on achieving it,” Abbas said.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: July 18, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: July 18, 2012
Length: 0:02:08
Video Size: 105 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1- Pan left, external shot of the Presidency headquarters in Cairo
2- Various shots of the meeting of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
3- Medium shot, cameramen preparing their cameras to shoot
4- Zoom in, Abbas entering to start the press conference
5- Medium shot, reporters taking notes during the press conference
6- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas:
“We affirmed to him that now all doors are closed with regards to the political process (with Israel) and that we have only side communications, but the general relations and the like are still there between us and the Israeli side; we don’t want to cut them off or change them.” 7- Various shots of Abbas speaking in the press conference
8- Close up, logo of Egyptian Presidency
9- Wide shot, Abbas listening to the question of one of the reporters
10- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas:
“We affirmed to His Excellency President that reconciliation for us means holding the elections. Until now, we don’t know the reasons that made Hamas delay registering the voters in the Gaza Strip, whose number is 300,000.” 11- Medium shot, cameraman shooting
12- Various shots of Abbas speaking in the press conference
13- Zoom out/pan right, Abbas concluding the press conference and leaving
14- Wide shot, the conference hall and attendees leaving

Frame 0004
Egypt’s Constitution Writing Panel Af...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
16 Jul 2012

Members of Egypt’s Constitutional Writing Panel tasked with drafting Egypt’s new constitution held a press conference on Monday, July 16, at the Shura Council headquarters where they stressed that the panel respect the rulings of the judiciary and the rule of law as the court is set to rule on appeals challenging the legitimacy of the panel on July 17.
The panel spokesman Dr Wahid Abdel Meged affirmed that the panel has a neutral position from all the country’s institutions.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – The Constitution panel spokesman Dr. Wahid Abdel Meged:
“We agreed during this meeting to wait the court session tomorrow. The Constitution Writing Panel stands at the same distance from all the institutions of the country. We respect the judiciary and we don’t want to anticipate the procedures of the court that it will take tomorrow and its decisions whether it will issue a rule or delay it.”

They highlighted that the panel is not a part in the conflict between the state authorities and is very keen to respect the court rulings.
Members of the assembly affirmed earlier that the constitution panel would continue its mission by drafting a constitution and submitting it to the Egyptian people, because it is a national duty.
On the other hand, all the members of the Shura Council (Egypt’s upper house of the parliament) on the constitution panel resigned from the panel on Sunday, the Middle East News Agency reported.
The MPs said the reason for their resignation was to invalidate the argument of the administrative judiciary on the unconstitutionality of the panel and abort all appeals against it.
Earlier on Sunday, the Presidential office said that President Mohamed Morsi ratified a Law passed on June, 11 by the now-dissolved People's Assembly (Egypt’s lower house of the parliament) to regulate the process of electing members of the constitution writing panel, a law which had been ignored by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF).
Morsi's ratification of a law setting the criteria for electing members of the Constitution panel has granted it legal immunity.
The court is expected to give its final word over the legality of the panel on Tuesday, July 17.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: July 16, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: July 16, 2012
Length: 0:01:45
Video Size: 86.4 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1- Medium shot of the logo of the Shura Council (Egypt’s Upper house of the parliament)
2- Medium shot of members of the Constitution Writing Panel
3- Close up shot of head of Ghad al-Thawra Party and member of the Constitution Writing Panel, Ayman Nour speaking during the conference
4- Various shots of the conference
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – The Constitution panel spokesman Dr. Wahid Abdel Meged:
“We agreed during this meeting to wait the court session tomorrow. The Constitution Writing Panel stands at the same distance from all the institutions of the country. We respect the judiciary and we don’t want to anticipate the procedures of the court that it will take tomorrow and its decisions whether it will issue a rule or delay it.” 6- Various shots of the conference and the attendees
7- Various shots of the members of the panel speaking during the conference

Frame 0004
Morsi Takes Oath As Egypt’s First Ele...
Cairo, Egypt
By Daniel Crossman
30 Jun 2012

Egypt’s president-elect, Mohamed Morsi, took a formal oath of office before Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court on Saturday, June 30, as the country’s first freely elected civilian president.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egyptian president-elect Mohamed Morsi:
"I swear by Almighty Allah that I will sincerely preserve the republican system, respect the constitution and the law, look after the interests of the people completely, and protect the nation's independence and the safety of its lands."

Morsi addressed the Constitutional Court, noting that he respects the judiciary system and the legislative system, and that he will do his job to protect the independence of these authorities, stressing that Egypt would remain a strong country with the help of its people.
He highlighted that Egypt is a civil, constitutional and modern state.
President Morsi then headed to Cairo University for his official inauguration ceremony, where he addressed the nation before former MPs of Egypt’s houses of parliament and other political figures.
Head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, Chief of Staff Sami Annan, founder of the Constitution Party Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian scientist and Noble Prize Laureate Ahmed Zowail and PM Kamal El-Ganzouri attended the ceremony.
Morsi praised the armed forces for the critical role they played during the revolution that toppled Egypt’s former regime of Hosni Mubarak, noting that the army will return to their barracks with their original role of protecting the borders of the country.
Moris said that he would work to maintain national security and protect the borders of the nation along with the armed forces.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian president-elect Mohamed Morsi:
"I will do my best to preserve our national security and protect the borders of this nation along with the Armed Forces, the shield and sword of the nation."

Morsi also expressed appreciation to the role played by judges, the armed forces and police officers for supervising and securing the elections process and ensuring its transparency.
He pledged to both Muslims and Christians to draw up a better future for Egypt and to fulfill the goals of the revolution: freedom, social justice and dignity.
Morsi addressed families of the revolution’s victims, vowing to bring justice for the casualties and injures of the revolution.
In a symbolic gesture, Morsi took an oath of office before tens of thousands of his supporters at Tahrir Square on Friday, June 29, where he delivered a speech to the nation, vowing to provide social justice and a good standard of living for all Egyptians.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: June 30, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: June 30, 2012
Length: 0:02:40
Video Size: 132 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1- Various external shots of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court headquarters in Cairo
2- Various shots of Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi addressing judges of the constitutional court
3- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egypt’s president-elect Mohamed Morsi:
"I swear by Almighty Allah that I will sincerely preserve the republican system, respect the constitution and the law, look after the interests of the people completely, and protect the nation's independence and the safety of its lands." 4- Wide external shot of Cairo University
5- Pan right shot of the attendees during the inauguration ceremony after Morsi swears in the oath of office
6- Medium shot of Morsi addressing the attendees during the ceremony
7- Medium shot of head of the SCAF Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, Chief of Staff Sami Anan, Egyptian scientist Ahmed Zoueil and founder of Constitution Party Mohamed El-Baradei seating in the first row, cheering while listening to Morsi speech
8- Medium shot of President Morsi addressing the attendees
9- Various shots of the ceremony
10- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egypt’s president-elect Mohamed Morsi:
"I will do my best to preserve our national security and protect the borders of this nation along with the Armed Forces, the shield and sword of the nation." 11-
12- Medium shot of Morsi concluding his speech
13- Various shots of the attendees cheering
14- Various shots of Morsi greeting the people and leaving after finishing his speech

Frame 0004
Liberals and Leftists Form 'Third Cur...
Cairo, Egypt
By Daniel Crossman
29 Jun 2012

Egyptian legal experts, politicians, party leaders, political activists and human rights activists held a press conference on Thursday, June 28, to announce the formation of the "Third Current" bloc, to unite liberals and leftists against what they call Islamist and military domination of power.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Constitutional expert Mohamed Nour Farahat:
"It is a strong political and social current to unite the political forces that were divided following the revolution. It offers an alternative to the Islamist state and the military state, highlighting the political arena with the issues of society, development and justice, which have been completely ignored amid the conflicts and competition over power."

The participant parties include the Free Egyptians Party, Al-Tagammu Party, Al-Karama Party, the Socialist Popular Alliance Party, the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, the Equality and Development Party and Al-Dostour Party.

Speakers said that ‘the Third Current bloc represents the real majority of Egyptians who support the civil identity of the country,’ rejecting what's called ‘the marriage between religion and power and the militarization of the country.’

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Former MP Alaa Abdel-Moneim:
"The bloc’s slogan is: No to the marriage of religion and power, and no to militarizing the country. We seek the establishment of a civil state governed only by the constitution and the law. We do not accept using religion to achieve political purposes. We also reject military tyranny. We derive our rules and main strength from the public."

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian actress Tayseer Fahmy, Head of Equality and Development Party:
"When all civil forces unite, they will have the same opinion. Even after four years, when there will be presidential elections, all these forces and those believing in their principles will support a certain president. The same applies to parliamentary elections. So, it will create a kind of balance between powers so that neither party would dominate."

The participants reminded the newly elected president of "The Pledge Document,” which includes basic principles and demands for the new President of Egypt to be committed to, and stresses that Egypt is a civil democratic state whose official religion is Islam, and that the principles of the Islamic Law (Sharia) are the basic source of legislation.

The document also guarantees that the Islamists’ rise to power will not limit personal and public freedoms.

The Third Current bloc is intended to guarantee the principles of freedom, equality and social justice under Egypt's new administration and face what liberals and leftists refer to as Islamist and military fascism.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: June 28, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: June 28, 2012
Length: 0:02:42
Video Size: 133 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1- Wide shot, the attendees at the conference hall
2- Long shot, the speakers and the attendees upon the start of the press conference
3- Pan left, the speakers including constitutional expert Mohamed Nour Farahat, Mohamed Aboul-Ghar, head of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, former liberal MP Amr Hamzawi, and others
4- Various shots of speakers during the press conference, including Aboul-Ghar and Hamzawi
5- Wide shot, the attendees at the conference hall
6- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Constitutional expert Mohamed Nour Farahat:
"It is a strong political and social current to unite the political forces that were divided following the revolution. It offers an alternative to the Islamist state and the military state, highlighting the political arena with the issues of society, development and justice, which have been completely ignored amid the conflicts and competition over power."
7- Wide shot, Hamzawi speaking during the press conference
8- Medium shot, Abdel-Ghaffar Shukr, Socialist Popular Alliance Party (SPA) member, speaking during the press conference
9- Wide shot, the press conference and the attendees
10- Medium shot, political activist George Ishaaq speaking during the press conference
11- Wide shot, the attendees at the conference hall
12- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Former MP Alaa Abdel-Moneim:
"The bloc’s slogan is: No to the marriage of religion and power, and no to militarizing the country. We seek the establishment of a civil state governed only by the constitution and the law. We do not accept using religion to achieve political purposes. We also reject military tyranny. We derive our rules and main strength from the public." 13- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian actress Tayseer Fahmy, Head of Equality and Development Party:
"When all civil forces unite, they will have the same opinion. Even after four years, when there will be presidential elections, all these forces and those believing in their principles will support a certain president. The same applies to parliamentary elections. So, it will create a kind of balance between powers so that neither party would dominate." 14- Various shots of the conference, speakers and attendees

Frame 0004
Massive Tahrir Protest is Led by the ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Daniel Crossman
20 Jun 2012

A massive protest led by the Muslim Brotherhood has shaken Tahrir Square on Tuesday, June 19, to express rejection of the Complementary Constitutional Declaration, recently issued by the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF).
The protesters also reject the SCAF’s recent dissolution of the parliament, which was based on a ruling by Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Protestor at Tahrir:
"We are here to reject the constitutional declaration that creates a state inside the state, makes the Field Marshall, (Tantawi,) the president of Egypt, and makes the new president, elected by over 13 million Egyptians, a puppet moved by the SCAF. It makes the new president valueless. We also reject the dissolution of the parliament that was elected by 30 million Egyptians, and dismantled by the SCAF who were appointed by Hosni Mubarak."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – A preacher of Al-Azhar protesting at Tahrir:
"The SCAF cannot make a constitutional declaration. The legitimacy belongs to the people. The people are the owners of legitimacy and sovereignty. The SCAF held the responsibility at a hard time, but it lied in its promise to the people, betrayed them, and destroyed them through its acts of corruption."

The protest comes as the Muslim Brotherhood approaches power for the first time in Egypt's history, according to the initial results confirmed by their presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi's campaign officials.
The SCAF said in a press conference on Monday that its legislative authority stated in the declaration was limited and temporary, and that the new president would have complete authority.
The SCAF also reaffirmed that it would transfer power by the end of June as scheduled.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: June 19, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: June 19, 2012
Length: 0:01:44
Video Size: 86.3 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Day shots

  1. Wide overview shot of Tahrir Square with a massive number of protesters holding a large flag of Egypt with anti-SCAF written on it

  2. Various shots of protesters waving flags of Egypt and shouting anti-SCAF statements

  3. Various shots of protesters raising posters of the Muslim Brotherhood’s presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi

  4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Protestor at Tahrir:
    "We are here to reject the constitutional declaration that creates a state inside the state, makes the Field Marshall, (Tantawi,) the president of Egypt, and makes the new president, elected by over 13 million Egyptians, a puppet moved by the SCAF. It makes the new president valueless. We also reject the dissolution of the parliament that was elected by 30 million Egyptians, and dismantled by the SCAF who were appointed by Hosni Mubarak."

  5. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – A preacher of Al-Azhar protesting at Tahrir:
    "The SCAF cannot make a constitutional declaration. The legitimacy belongs to the people. The people are the owners of legitimacy and sovereignty. The SCAF held the responsibility at a hard time, but it lied in its promise to the people, betrayed them, and destroyed them through its acts of corruption."

  6. Evening and night shots

  7. Long shot, protesters holding a sign reading, "Youth reject legitimacy denial and parliament dissolution"

  8. Various shots of protesters waving flags of Egypt and shouting anti-SCAF statements

  9. Close up, a protester raising a sign reading, "No to complementary constitutional declaration"

  10. Pan left, protesters waving flags of Egypt and shouting anti-SCAF statements

  11. Wide over view shot of massive number of protester at Tahrir shouting "Morsi! Morsi!"

Frame 0004
Al-Azhar and Sunni Scholars Warn Agai...
Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
20 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 20, 2012

Egypt's Al-Azhar, widely regarded as the most respected authority for Sunni Muslims worldwide, warned against the practice of Shiite rituals like those referred to as "Hussainiat."

Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyib, held a meeting with Sunni clerics and scholars including from the Salafists, the Sufis, the Muslim Brotherhood, etc, and announced Al-Azhar's rejection of the practice of Shiite rituals in Sunni-majority Egypt.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Al-Azhar's Grand Imam, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyib:
"The honorable Azhar warns against the establishment of any sectarian mosques for a cretin sect or group secluded from the rest of the Muslim nation, causing division and threatening the spiritual and social unity of Egypt and its people, whether these mosques are called Hussainiat – which reveals a sectarian tendency strange to the Sunnis of Egypt - or any name other than 'the house of Allah' or 'the mosque'."

Sunnis make up the overwhelming majority of Egypt's Muslims. Estimates consistently place Sunnis at or above 90% of Egypt's 85-million people, and Shiites at less than 1% of the population.

Following Egypt's January 25 uprising there have been reports of attempts to spread Shiite beliefs in Egypt and an increase in the Shiite rituals called "Hussainiat," in which Shiites gather and beat their faces and bodies, lamenting the death of certain family members of Prophet Muhammad. Though Sunnis also revere family members of Prophet Muhammad, many consider these Shiite practices to be superstitious and deviant.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Sheikh Shiekh Hasan al-Shafi'e, Adviser of Al-Azhar's Grand Imam:
"We do not have suchlike sects or divisions. It is a very dangerous issue and it has grave consequences if it is allowed. So, besieging this leak was the concern of the clerics who attended today."

For his part, renowned Salafi Sheikh Muhammad stressed that the Sunnis of Egypt and worldwide love the family members of Prophet Muhammad yet they reject the Shiite rituals of mourning their deaths, which he said violates the right path in the Quran and the Sunnah (i.e. the Prophet's tradition).

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Salafi cleric Sheikh Muhammad Hassan:
"Al-Azhar was and is still and will still be a guardian of this path; the path of the Quran and the Sunnah (the Prophet's tradition) and the Sunni school. I would like to reaffirm that we all agreed that the people of Egypt love the family of the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad) peace and blessings be upon him, and they seek closeness to Allah through their love."

There are approximately 1.62 billion Muslims in the world according to a 2010 study by Pew Research Center. Most Muslims are Sunnis while the Shiites vary from 150 to 200 million worldwide, i.e. from 10% to 13% of the world Muslim population.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 20, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 20, 2012
Length: 0:02:57
Video Size: 146 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:

Tilt down, Al-Azhar administrative office in Cairo
Various shots of the meeting of Al-Azhar's Grand Imam, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyib with Sunni clerics and scholars including from the Salafists, the Sufis, the Muslim Brotherhood, etc
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Al-Azhar's Grand Imam, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyib:
"The honorable Azhar warns against the establishment of any sectarian mosques for a cretin sect or group secluded from the rest of the Muslim nation, causing division and threatening the spiritual and social unity of Egypt and its people, whether these mosques are called Hussainiat – which reveals a sectarian tendency strange to the Sunnis of Egypt - or any name other than 'the house of Allah' or 'the mosque'."
Various shots of the meeting of Al-Azhar's Grand Imam, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyib with Sunni clerics and scholars including from the Salafists, the Sufis, the Muslim Brotherhood, etc
Wide shot, a press conference after the meeting
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Sheikh Shiekh Hasan al-Shafi'e, Adviser of Al-Azhar's Grand Imam:
"We do not have suchlike sects or divisions. It is a very dangerous issue and it has grave consequences if it is allowed. So, besieging this leak was the concern of the clerics who attended today." Various shots of the press conference
SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Salafi cleric Sheikh Muhammad Hassan:
"Al-Azhar was and is still and will still be a guardian of this path; the path of the Quran and the Sunnah (the Prophet's tradition) and the Sunni school. I would like to reaffirm that we all agreed that the people of Egypt love the family of the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad) peace and blessings be upon him, and they seek closeness to Allah through their love." Various external shots of
Al-Azhar administrative office in Cairo