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Bahraini opposition groups called for...
Bahrain manama
By Media Made by Bahraini People
06 Sep 2012

September 7, 2012. Leader of Bahraini opposition group al-Wefaq Sheikh Ali Salman called for a peaceful protest in Manama, demanding democratic and human rights reforms in Bahrain. The leader warned the government against preventing the demonstration. Another opposition figure, Hassan Al-Marzouq, also claimed that the ban on demonstrations issued by the Bahraini authorities was illegal and that the opposition wouldn't stop protesting.

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Bahraini opposition groups called for...
Bahrain manama
By Media Made by Bahraini People
06 Sep 2012

September 7, 2012. Leader of Bahraini opposition group al-Wefaq Sheikh Ali Salman called for a peaceful protest in Manama, demanding democratic and human rights reforms in Bahrain. The leader warned the government against preventing the demonstration. Another opposition figure, Hassan Al-Marzouq, also claimed that the ban on demonstrations issued by the Bahraini authorities was illegal and that the opposition wouldn't stop protesting.

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Bahraini opposition groups called for...
Bahrain manama
By Media Made by Bahraini People
06 Sep 2012

September 7, 2012. Leader of Bahraini opposition group al-Wefaq Sheikh Ali Salman called for a peaceful protest in Manama, demanding democratic and human rights reforms in Bahrain. The leader warned the government against preventing the demonstration. Another opposition figure, Hassan Al-Marzouq, also claimed that the ban on demonstrations issued by the Bahraini authorities was illegal and that the opposition wouldn't stop protesting.

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Bahraini opposition groups called for...
Bahrain manama
By Media Made by Bahraini People
06 Sep 2012

September 7, 2012. Leader of Bahraini opposition group al-Wefaq Sheikh Ali Salman called for a peaceful protest in Manama, demanding democratic and human rights reforms in Bahrain. The leader warned the government against preventing the demonstration. Another opposition figure, Hassan Al-Marzouq, also claimed that the ban on demonstrations issued by the Bahraini authorities was illegal and that the opposition wouldn't stop protesting.

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Bahraini opposition groups called for...
Bahrain manana
By Mais Istanbuli
06 Sep 2012

September 7, 2012. Leader of Bahraini opposition group al-Wefaq Sheikh Ali Salman called for a peaceful protest in Manama, demanding democratic and human rights reforms in Bahrain. The leader warned the government against preventing the demonstration. Another opposition figure, Hassan Al-Marzouq, also claimed that the ban on demonstrations issued by the Bahraini authorities was illegal and that the opposition wouldn't stop protesting.

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Bahraini opposition groups called fo...
Bahrain manama
By Media Made by Bahraini People
06 Sep 2012

September 7, 2012. Leader of Bahraini opposition group al-Wefaq Sheikh Ali Salman called for a peaceful protest in Manama, demanding democratic and human rights reforms in Bahrain. The leader warned the government against preventing the demonstration. Another opposition figure, Hassan Al-Marzouq, also claimed that the ban on demonstrations issued by the Bahraini authorities was illegal and that the opposition wouldn't stop protesting.

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Khalil al Marzouq, spokesman for Al W...
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
04 Sep 2012

4 September 2012
Chief Prosecutor Wael College Buallay said at a news conference today, September 4, 2012, that the Supreme Court of Appeal released judgements against 13 opposition activists in the case for conspiracy to overthrow the government and keeping contact with foreign entities in violation of the provisions of the constitution.

Political Aide to the Secretary General, Mr Khalil al Marzouq comments on the rulings.

Translation

"كل من يعاقد ان هذا الشعب سيعود الى البيت من غير ان يحقق كامل المطالب فهو واهم و عليه ان يعيد حساباته "

"Anyone who believes that those people are going to go home without having all their demands met, is delusional and has to reconsider his calculations"

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Mr. Khalil al Marzouq comments on sen...
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
04 Sep 2012

4 September 2012
Chief Prosecutor Wael College Buallay said at a news conference today, September 4, 2012, that the Supreme Court of Appeal released judgements against 13 opposition activists in the case for conspiracy to overthrow the government and keeping contact with foreign entities in violation of the provisions of the constitution.

Political Aide to the Secretary General, Mr Khalil al Marzouq comments on the rulings.

Translation:

"طبيعي جدا ان من حوكمو اليوم و اغلب ان لم نقل كل الذين حوكمو على ارائهم السياسية"

"It is normal that most of those, if not all who were prosecuted today were prosecuted based on their political opinion"

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Mr. Khalil al Marzouq, spokesman for ...
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
04 Sep 2012

4 September 2012
Chief Prosecutor Wael College Buallay said at a news conference today, September 4, 2012, that the Supreme Court of Appeal released judgements against 13 opposition activists in the case for conspiracy to overthrow the government and keeping contact with foreign entities in violation of the provisions of the constitution.

Political Aide to the Secretary General, Mr Khalil al Marzouq comments on the rulings.

Translation:

"Although they call it civilian rulling, it's still a military ruling as it used to be. Provisions are the same, and the practices also, because the whole process is governed by the will of power, not the will of law or fair procedures.
This is why we were not surprised, but we hope that the authority will provide something to the international community justification for this power."

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London (10 of 10)
London, United Kingdom
By George Henton
02 Sep 2012

Two young girls watch as members of the far right English Defence League (EDL) pass by their house in Walthamstow, London, United Kingdom, 01 September 2012. Despite a massive police presence groups opposing the right wing march were able to attack the EDL members with missiles resulting in a number of scuffles. GEORGE HENTON.

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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
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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

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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
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  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
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Bahrain - Press Conference 25 July 2012
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain
The Bahraini opposition held a press conference on Thursday, July 25, 2012, to launch a campaign called "Khafafish El Zalam," demanding that Bahraini authorities stop raiding homes, stressing adherence to popular demand for freedom and democracy, rejecting all forms of violence, and demanding that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the international community assume responsibility in preventing arrests and searches without a court order.

Mr. Khalil Marzouq, political consultant for the Secretary General of Al Wefaq, declared during the press conference that over $10 million worth of property has been stolen and over 270 homes raided during June and July, 2012. Marzouq also spoke about the horrific crimes committed by the Bahraini government. He reviewed footage from the Bassiouni reports depicting security forces breaking into houses, shouting verbal abuses, smashing doors, and not allowing women the chance to cover up.

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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
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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

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Clashes and protests in Bahrain
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
22 Jun 2012

Manama, Bahrain | June 22, 2012

Protest following the clashes between protesters and riot police in Manama on June 22, 2012.
Bahraini riot police fired tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets, injuring the head of the Shiite majority's main political bloc, the opposition said.

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Georgian Dream rally in Tbilisi
Tbilisi, Georgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
27 May 2012

In the spring 2012, before the Parliamentary elections, political coalition Georgian Dream led by Georgian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili launched its election campaign with a rally in the center of Georgian capital - Tbilisi

Political leaders, activists and supporters of the coalition started gathering at three separate locations of Tbilisi. They began marching towards the Freedom Square where a stage was installed for the rally. While waiting for their leader Bidzina Ivanishvili, several political leaders of coalition addressed the rally.

After the victory of the political coalition Georgian Dream in the Parliamentary elections Bidzina Ivanishvili became the Prime Minister of Georgia. Many participants of that rally became the members of the Cabinet. Irakli Alasania became the Minister of Defense of Georgia, Maia Panjikidze – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tinatin Khidasheli and David Saganelidze became members of Georgian Parliament.

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Georgian Dream rally in Tbilisi (9 of...
Tbilisi, Georgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
27 May 2012

In the spring 2012, before the Parliamentary elections, political coalition Georgian Dream led by Georgian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili launched its election campaign with a rally in the center of Georgian capital - Tbilisi

Political leaders, activists and supporters of the coalition started gathering at three separate locations of Tbilisi. They began marching towards the Freedom Square where a stage was installed for the rally. While waiting for their leader Bidzina Ivanishvili, several political leaders of coalition addressed the rally.

After the victory of the political coalition Georgian Dream in the Parliamentary elections Bidzina Ivanishvili became the Prime Minister of Georgia. Many participants of that rally became the members of the Cabinet. Irakli Alasania became the Minister of Defense of Georgia, Maia Panjikidze – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tinatin Khidasheli and David Saganelidze became members of Georgian Parliament.

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Georgian Dream rally in Tbilisi (8 of...
Tbilisi, Georgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
27 May 2012

In the spring 2012, before the Parliamentary elections, political coalition Georgian Dream led by Georgian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili launched its election campaign with a rally in the center of Georgian capital - Tbilisi

Political leaders, activists and supporters of the coalition started gathering at three separate locations of Tbilisi. They began marching towards the Freedom Square where a stage was installed for the rally. While waiting for their leader Bidzina Ivanishvili, several political leaders of coalition addressed the rally.

After the victory of the political coalition Georgian Dream in the Parliamentary elections Bidzina Ivanishvili became the Prime Minister of Georgia. Many participants of that rally became the members of the Cabinet. Irakli Alasania became the Minister of Defense of Georgia, Maia Panjikidze – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tinatin Khidasheli and David Saganelidze became members of Georgian Parliament.

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Georgian Dream rally in Tbilisi (7 of...
Tbilisi, Georgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
27 May 2012

In the spring 2012, before the Parliamentary elections, political coalition Georgian Dream led by Georgian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili launched its election campaign with a rally in the center of Georgian capital - Tbilisi

Political leaders, activists and supporters of the coalition started gathering at three separate locations of Tbilisi. They began marching towards the Freedom Square where a stage was installed for the rally. While waiting for their leader Bidzina Ivanishvili, several political leaders of coalition addressed the rally.

After the victory of the political coalition Georgian Dream in the Parliamentary elections Bidzina Ivanishvili became the Prime Minister of Georgia. Many participants of that rally became the members of the Cabinet. Irakli Alasania became the Minister of Defense of Georgia, Maia Panjikidze – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tinatin Khidasheli and David Saganelidze became members of Georgian Parliament.

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Georgian Dream rally in Tbilisi (6 of...
Tbilisi, Georgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
27 May 2012

In the spring 2012, before the Parliamentary elections, political coalition Georgian Dream led by Georgian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili launched its election campaign with a rally in the center of Georgian capital - Tbilisi

Political leaders, activists and supporters of the coalition started gathering at three separate locations of Tbilisi. They began marching towards the Freedom Square where a stage was installed for the rally. While waiting for their leader Bidzina Ivanishvili, several political leaders of coalition addressed the rally.

After the victory of the political coalition Georgian Dream in the Parliamentary elections Bidzina Ivanishvili became the Prime Minister of Georgia. Many participants of that rally became the members of the Cabinet. Irakli Alasania became the Minister of Defense of Georgia, Maia Panjikidze – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tinatin Khidasheli and David Saganelidze became members of Georgian Parliament.

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Georgian Dream rally in Tbilisi (5 of...
Tbilisi, Georgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
27 May 2012

In the spring 2012, before the Parliamentary elections, political coalition Georgian Dream led by Georgian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili launched its election campaign with a rally in the center of Georgian capital - Tbilisi

Political leaders, activists and supporters of the coalition started gathering at three separate locations of Tbilisi. They began marching towards the Freedom Square where a stage was installed for the rally. While waiting for their leader Bidzina Ivanishvili, several political leaders of coalition addressed the rally.

After the victory of the political coalition Georgian Dream in the Parliamentary elections Bidzina Ivanishvili became the Prime Minister of Georgia. Many participants of that rally became the members of the Cabinet. Irakli Alasania became the Minister of Defense of Georgia, Maia Panjikidze – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tinatin Khidasheli and David Saganelidze became members of Georgian Parliament.

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Georgian Dream rally in Tbilisi (4 of...
Tbilisi, Georgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
27 May 2012

In the spring 2012, before the Parliamentary elections, political coalition Georgian Dream led by Georgian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili launched its election campaign with a rally in the center of Georgian capital - Tbilisi

Political leaders, activists and supporters of the coalition started gathering at three separate locations of Tbilisi. They began marching towards the Freedom Square where a stage was installed for the rally. While waiting for their leader Bidzina Ivanishvili, several political leaders of coalition addressed the rally.

After the victory of the political coalition Georgian Dream in the Parliamentary elections Bidzina Ivanishvili became the Prime Minister of Georgia. Many participants of that rally became the members of the Cabinet. Irakli Alasania became the Minister of Defense of Georgia, Maia Panjikidze – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tinatin Khidasheli and David Saganelidze became members of Georgian Parliament.

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Georgian Dream rally in Tbilisi (3 of...
Tbilisi, Georgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
27 May 2012

In the spring 2012, before the Parliamentary elections, political coalition Georgian Dream led by Georgian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili launched its election campaign with a rally in the center of Georgian capital - Tbilisi

Political leaders, activists and supporters of the coalition started gathering at three separate locations of Tbilisi. They began marching towards the Freedom Square where a stage was installed for the rally. While waiting for their leader Bidzina Ivanishvili, several political leaders of coalition addressed the rally.

After the victory of the political coalition Georgian Dream in the Parliamentary elections Bidzina Ivanishvili became the Prime Minister of Georgia. Many participants of that rally became the members of the Cabinet. Irakli Alasania became the Minister of Defense of Georgia, Maia Panjikidze – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tinatin Khidasheli and David Saganelidze became members of Georgian Parliament.

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Georgian Dream rally in Tbilisi (2 of...
Tbilisi, Georgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
27 May 2012

In the spring 2012, before the Parliamentary elections, political coalition Georgian Dream led by Georgian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili launched its election campaign with a rally in the center of Georgian capital - Tbilisi

Political leaders, activists and supporters of the coalition started gathering at three separate locations of Tbilisi. They began marching towards the Freedom Square where a stage was installed for the rally. While waiting for their leader Bidzina Ivanishvili, several political leaders of coalition addressed the rally.

After the victory of the political coalition Georgian Dream in the Parliamentary elections Bidzina Ivanishvili became the Prime Minister of Georgia. Many participants of that rally became the members of the Cabinet. Irakli Alasania became the Minister of Defense of Georgia, Maia Panjikidze – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tinatin Khidasheli and David Saganelidze became members of Georgian Parliament.

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Azerbaijan demonstrations during Euro...
Baku, Azerbaijan
By Andreas bro
20 May 2012

During the Eurovision Song contest there were protests, most of them organized by the opposition. One man was arrested by undercover agents/police during a protest in front of the national TV station.
The agents would go through the crowd and arrest anybody who was not press or police. This man turned up with a few others and started to give a speech, within seconds he was detained and taken away. One other protester that was arrested had heard the man saying that he was a member of the government party.

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Syrian Opposition Unity Conference De...
Arab League Headquarters, Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
16 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 16, 2012

The Syrian opposition forces, most notably the Syrian National Council (SNC) and the Syrian National Coordination Body for Democratic Change, requested that the Arab League delay the Syrian Opposition Unity Conference that is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo.

After meeting with Kofi Annan's deputy Nasser al-Qudwa, a number of Syrian opposition figures, and ambassadors of concerned countries, the Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby told reporters that the Syrian opposition parties did not reject the principle of the meeting, but felt that they needed a delay. However, the groups did not specify a reason for the delay.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - AL Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby:
"Some Syrian opposition parties, namely the Syrian National Council (SNC) and the Syrian National Coordination Body, requested postponement. They did not reject the principle of the meeting but they just asked for delay. Since there are many countries invited to participate in the meeting, we found it is an opportunity to meet with them for consultation."

For his part, Al-Qudwa spoke about the progress, and the initial positive results of the UN-Arab League monitoring mission in Syria being led by Annan.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Kofi Annan's Deputy Nasser al- Qudwa:
"As for the mission of Annan and the results achieved so far, there are undoubtedly some positive results, the most significant of which is consensus of the international community and the Security Council to support Annan's mission and also to send the UN monitoring mission, which is an important thing."

Al-Qudwa also expressed deep disappointment over serious violations of Annan’s mission with regard to the ceasefire, in some cases perpetrated by the Syrian government.

The Arab League Chief reaffirmed that the League is not biased to any party of the Syrian opposition and that it has a neutral position on all Syrian factions, stressing that the League is working hard to achieve opposition unity as soon as possible.

Al-Araby also highlighted the need to intensify international efforts for the implementation of Annan’s six-point peace plan to end the ongoing violence in Syria.

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Shooting Dateline: May 16, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 16, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1. Tilt down shot of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
2. Various shots of AL Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby meeting with Deputy of UN-Arab League joint envy to Syria Nasser al- Qudwa and a number of ambassadors from the countries concerned by the Syrian crisis
3. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - AL Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby:
4. "Some Syrian opposition parties, namely the Syrian National Council (SNC) and the Syrian National Coordination Body, requested postponement. They did not reject the principle of meeting but they just asked for delay. Since there are many countries invited to participate in the meeting, we found it is an opportunity to meet with them for consultation."

  1. Various shots of the meeting
  2. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Kofi Annan's Deputy Nasser al- Qudwa:
  3. "As for the mission of Annan and the results achieved so far, there are undoubtedly some positive results, the most significant of which is consensus of the international community and the Security Council to support Annan's mission and also to send the UN monitoring mission, which is an important thing."
  4. Close up shot of the logo of the Arab League
  5. pan right shot of flags at the AL
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Syrian Opposition Figures Announce Fo...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
13 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 13, 2012

A group of Syrian opposition figures announced from Cairo on Sunday, May 13, the formation of the Free Popular Movement that aims to unite Syrian opposition forces and topple the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The newly-formed movement refuses any form of dialogue with Syria's "criminal regime" and considers any opposition negotiator with the regime as a partner of Assad against the Syrian revolution.

The members of the movement invited all Syrian opposition figures to unite for the purpose of toppling the regime and put their disagreements aside.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Khaled al-Nasser, Secretary-General of the Free Popular Movement:
"The Free Popular Movement has made intense efforts to unite opposition through engaging in many dialogues with most Syrian opposition forms, inside Syria and abroad, to unite them and make them forget about their disagreements for the purpose of toppling the regime and reach a transitional stage where all political forces are represented."

The movement members reaffirmed that the Free Popular Movement will play its role as part of the Syrian opposition, not a separate faction.

However, they criticized the position of the international community as insufficient, demanding referring the perpetrators of the violent crackdown on the Syrian peaceful protestors to the International Criminal Court.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Mohieddin Bananah, member of the movement general secretariat:
"We urge the international community to bear its moral, humanitarian and political responsibilities to commit to the international covenants obliging it to protect the civilians and refer the files of criminals (i.e. the regime figures) to the International Criminal Court."

The Free Popular Movement called on the countries hosting Syrian displaced people to recognize them as refugees not guests and to give them the right of refugees according to the international charters.

The movement also vowed to work on ousting the Syrian regime from the president down to the lowest hired thug who assaulted peaceful protesters.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 13, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 13, 2012
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1. Various shots of the press conference
2. Various shots of Khaled al-Nasser, Secretary-General of the Free Popular Movement, speaking during the press conference
3. Medium shot, a reporter asking Al-Nasser during the press conference
4. Various shots of the attendees
5. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Khaled al-Nasser, Secretary-General of the Free Popular Movement:
"The Free Popular Movement has made intense efforts to unite opposition through engaging in many dialogues with most Syrian opposition forms, inside Syria and abroad, to unite them and make them forget about their disagreements for the purpose of toppling the regime and reach a transitional stage where all political forces are represented."
6. Various shots of the press conference
7. Various shots of Mohieddin Bananah, member of the movement general secretariat, speaking during the press conference
8. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Mohieddin Bananah, member of the movement general secretariat:
"We urge the international community to bear its moral, humanitarian and political responsibilities to commit to the international covenants obliging it to protect the civilians and refer the files of criminals (i.e. the regime figures) to the International Criminal Court." 9. Various shots of the press conference, the speakers and the attendees

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Arab League Chief: Syrian Government ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
12 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 12, 2012

STORYLINE:

Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby met on Saturday, May 12, with Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu at the AL headquarters where they held talks over the current situation in Syria, stressing that the ongoing violence in Syria must stop to start implementation of the six-point peace plan put forward by UN –Arab League joint envoy to Syria Kofi Annan.
They agreed upon that the ceasefire is the key to the launching of a political solution to end the Syrian crisis.
In a joint press conference after their talks, al-Araby said that the AL prepared for a conference for all the Syrian oppositions and the government in an attempt to find a political solution to the crisis.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby:
"The Arab League calls for a meeting between the Syrian opposition and the Syrian government. If the government is beyond what's happening inside Syria, this is related to it, I shouldn't comment on that. The important thing is that we have an important conference on May 16, 17 for all the Syrian opposition factions. The Five countries of the UN Security Council permanent members will attend the conference in addition to Turkey and Tunisia, which both hosted the first and second friends of the Syrian people conferences as well as the OIC will also participate". For his part, Ihsanoglu said that the main problem in Syria was the absence of international consensus on what's going on inside Syria, vowing OIC support for Annan's mission to end the bloodshed.
Ihsanoglu highlighted the importance of the close ties between the OIC and the AL, illustrating that they play major roles in advancing vital issues of the Arab and Muslim nations.

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Shooting Dateline: April 12, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
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1. Wide external shot of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
2. Various shots of AL Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby meeting with Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu
3. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby:
"The Arab League calls for a meeting between the Syrian opposition and the Syrian government. If the government is beyond what's happening inside Syria, this is related to it, I shouldn't comment on that. The important thing is that we have an important conference on May 16, 17 for all the Syrian opposition factions. The Five countries of the UN Security Council permanent members will attend the conference in addition to Turkey and Tunisia, which both hosted the first and second friends of the Syrian people conferences as well as the OIC will also participate". 4. Zoom out shot of al-Araby leaving the press conference
5. Various shots of the AL headquarters

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Syrian Dissidents Meet Arab League Ch...
cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
11 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 11, 2012

Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby met on Wednesday, April 10, with prominent Syrian opposition leaders including Fayez Sara, Michel Kilo and Samir Aita at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, where they held talks on the latest developments in the Syrian crisis. The Syrian opposition figures expressed optimism over the support of China, Russia and Iran to the joint UN-Arab League special envoy to Syria Kofi Annan’s initiative to end the ongoing violence in the country.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Samir Aita, one of Syrian opposition figures:
"I have some kind of confidence in Mr. Kofi Annan because from the very beginning he clearly got prior approval from Russia, China and Iran – he is in Iran today – to support his initiative." They discussed the ongoing critical situation in Syria, stressing the importance to end violence and to force the Syrian regime to respond to Annan's peace initiative.
The Syrian opposition figures reaffirmed their support to the Arab League’s efforts and the mission of Annan to end the violence in Syria, illustrating their rejection of arming the Syrian rebels.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Samir Aita, one of Syrian opposition figures:
"There are mechanisms in the plan provided by Mr. Annan including the presence of both civilian monitors and others with weapons, etc, from powers and states among them some Security Council member states, in order to establish ceasefire even in the difficult areas in the coming period." The Syrian opposition figures stressed the need for a real international pressure from all sides, the United States, Russia and all the permanent members of the Security Council to achieve ceasefire and then to try to reach a political solution to the Syrian crisis.
They said that they didn’t want Syria to be a theatre for international conflicts and underscored the need for a united position from all the international sides to reach a solution regarding the Syrian crisis.

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Shooting Dateline: April 11, 2012
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1. Wide external shot of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
2. Various shots of AL Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby meeting with Syrian opposition figures
3. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Samir Aita, one of Syrian opposition figures:
"I have some kind of confidence in Mr. Kofi Annan because from the very beginning he clearly got prior approval from Russia, China and Iran – he is in Iran today – to support his initiative." 4. Various shots of the meeting
5. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Samir Aita, one of Syrian opposition figures:
"There are mechanisms in the plan provided by Mr. Annan including the presence of both civilian monitors and others with weapons, etc, from powers and states among them some Security Council member states, in order to establish ceasefire even in the difficult areas in the coming period." 6. Pan right shot of UN-Arab League special envoy to Syria Kofi Annan heading to the AL headquarters (Archive, March:8)
7. Various shots of Annan meeting with al-Araby (Archive, March:8)
8. Various shots of the joint press conference of Annan and al-Araby after their meeting (Archive, March:8)
9. Pan right shot of Annan and al-Araby leaving after the press conference (Archive, March:8)

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Syrian Crisis the Focus of Arab Parli...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
21 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 21, 2012

Arab Parliament decided on its opening session of the first round held on Wednesday, March 21, at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo to support the international and regional efforts to end the ongoing violence in Syria.
Arab Parliament Speaker Ali Salem al-Diqbasi condemned the ongoing massacre of the Syrian regime against the civilians, stressing the importance of the Arab countries to deal more seriously and strictly with the Syrian crisis, noting that Arab countries must cut off any diplomatic ties with Syria.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Ali Salem al-Diqbasi, Arab Parliament Speaker:
"We support all relative international and regional efforts to provide all requirements of a political solution through opening a national dialogue that achieves to the Syrian people their right of change, democracy and a desirable regime. Third, we condemn the excessive bloody violence against Syrian cities and towns, rejecting bombing cities and endangering the lives of civilians. Fourth, we call for the protection of the Syrian people and maintaining their right of self-defense in the face of the killing and destruction machine, in a way preserving the sovereignty, independence and unity of the Syrian people." Al-Diqbasi demanded the Arab countries to reconsider its relations with Russia over its support for the Syrian regime and called for a national dialogue in favor of the Syrian people.
Representative of the Egyptian Parliament, dominated by Islamists, noted a change in the positions of both Russia and China concerning the Syrian issue, calling for an Arab- Iranian dialogue in an attempt to change the Iranian position as well.
For his part, Jordanian MP Mustafa Shneikat criticized the United States and the Arab countries calling for military interference in Syria and for arming the Syrian opposition.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Essam al-Erian, Deputy Arab Parliament Speaker, Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader:
"There is change in the Russian and the Chinese positions. If we approve the resolution of the parliament's political affairs and national security committee demanding Arab-Iranian dialogue, we hope we change the Iranian position too in favor of the Syrian people. We now hear from Russian and Chinese sources that they do not support anyone and that they support the right of the Syrian people."
SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Mustafa Shneikat, Jordanian MP:
"We support both parties in Syria: the Syrian land and the Syrian people. However, what has been going on lately is a threat to the Syrian people. US Secretary of State urges the opposition not to drop weapons. Moreover, there are Arab countries calling for arming the Syrian opposition. How come we provide weapons to the Syrian opposition? It means more killing of Syrians." Egyptian Islamist MP Essam al-Erian replaced Egypt's former deputy foreign minister Mustafa al-Fiki as Deputy Arab Parliament Speaker, winning one of the two deputy seats with 48 out of 63 votes.
The decision was announced during today’s session of the first round of this year's Arab Parliament meetings.
The Arab parliament is an advisory committee of the Arab League composed of representatives of all the League member states.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 21, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 21, 2012
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1- Wide external shot of the Arab League
2- Tilt down shot of flags of the Arab countries
3- Various shots of the first session of the meeting of the Arab Parliament
4- Various shots of the Arab parliamentarians during the meeting
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Ali Salem al-Diqbasi, Arab Parliament Speaker:
"We support all relative international and regional efforts to provide all requirements of a political solution through opening a national dialogue that achieves to the Syrian people their right of change, democracy and a desirable regime. Third, we condemn the excessive bloody violence against Syrian cities and towns, rejecting bombing cities and endangering the lives of civilians. Fourth, we call for the protection of the Syrian people and maintaining their right of self-defense in the face of the killing and destruction machine, in a way preserving the sovereignty, independence and unity of the Syrian people." 6- Various shots of Arab parliamentarians during the meeting
7- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Essam al-Erian, Deputy Arab Parliament Speaker, Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader:
"There is change in the Russian and the Chinese positions. If we approve the resolution of the parliament's political affairs and national security committee demanding Arab-Iranian dialogue, we hope we change the Iranian position too in favor of the Syrian people. We now hear from Russian and Chinese sources that they do not support anyone and that they support the right of the Syrian people."
8- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Mustafa Shneikat, Jordanian MP:
"We support both parties in Syria: the Syrian land and the Syrian people. However, what has been going on lately is a threat to the Syrian people. US Secretary of State urges the opposition not to drop weapons. Moreover, there are Arab countries calling for arming the Syrian opposition. How come we provide weapons to the Syrian opposition? It means more killing of Syrians." 9- Various shots of the meeting
10- Wide external shot of the Arab League headquarters

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Pro-Syrian Regime Demonstration in Do...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Randa Mirza
04 Mar 2012

A counter-demonstration organized by the Syrian regime’s supporters in Lebanon took place on the same day in a nearby Square in Beirut’s downtown. The demonstrators bashed King Faisal’s portrait, accusing the Saudi king of fueling the conflict in Syria by supporting, financially and militarily, the Syrian rebellion and the Sunni fundamentalist groups fighting in Syria.

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Police Forces in Imbaba
Imbaba, Giza, Egypt
By Beirut Editor's Picks
05 Jan 2012

Imbaba, Giza, January 5, 2012

Police forces came to protect Ahmed Shafik from protesters.

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Protesters to Ahmed Shafik: "Leave, ...
Imbaba, Giza, Egypt
By Beirut Editor's Picks
05 Jan 2012

Imbaba, Giza, January 5, 2012

The protesters chanted in front of Ahmed Shafik's conference: "leave, leave," and accused him of being Mubark's fellow, waving banners reading, "We do not welcome the owner of the Camel Battle, and February 2, with no remnants of the revolution."

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Women in Imbaba Against Ahmed Shafik
Imbaba, Giza, Egypt
By Beirut Editor's Picks
05 Jan 2012

Imbaba, Giza, January 5, 2012

At the same time, women stood in the windows of their homes overlooking the Flint conference, chanting, "Go, leave!"

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Ahmed Shafik kicked out
Imbaba, Giza, Egypt
By Beirut Editor's Picks
05 Jan 2012

Imbaba, Giza, January 5 ,2012

Protesters' celebration after they kicked Ahmed Shafik out from Imbaba.

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Imbaba Demonstrating Against Shafik
Imbaba, Giza, Egypt
By Beirut Editor's Picks
05 Jan 2012

Imbaba, Giza, January 5, 2012

Protesters celebrate after they kick Ahmed Shafik out of Imbaba.

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Celebrating
Imbaba, Giza, Egypt
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05 Jan 2012

Imbaba, Giza, January 5, 2012

Protesters celebrate after they kick Ahmed Shafik out of Imbaba.

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The Camel Battle Mastermind
Imbaba, Giza, Egypt
By Beirut Editor's Picks
05 Jan 2012

Imbaba, Giza, January 5, 2012

People in Imbaba accused Ahmed Shafik of being the mind behind February 2011's Camel Battle against protesters in Tahrir Square.

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Demonstration Continues
Imbaba, Giza, Egypt
By Beirut Editor's Picks
05 Jan 2012

Imbaba, Giza, January 5, 2012
Protesters celebrate after they kick Ahmed Shafik out of Imbaba.

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Ahmed Shafik Rally in Gaza
Imbaba, Giza, Egypt
By Beirut Editor's Picks
05 Jan 2012

Imbaba, Giza, January 5 ,2012
Ahmed Shafik's political rally, when people started to protest.