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Thai Committee Meets Press on New Dra...
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
15 Dec 2015

A briefing session to foreign correspondents at the Parliament in Bangkok, Thailand, by the NRSA (National Reform Steering Assembly) on the New Thai Draft Constitution.

The objetives are to provide an update on the progress of the NRSA's work and the New Thai Draft Constitution.

Goals of the reform as provided by Constitution are to develop: Democratic regime with the King as the Head of State, as deemed suitable for Thailand social context; Transparent and fair electoral system; Efficient anti-corruption mechanisms; Economic and Social Equity for the sustainable development; Mechanisms for comprehensive and rapid public services; Strict and equal law enforcement; 11 areas of reform respectively completed on the basis of priority and available time frame.

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Burundi Capital Shuts Down Amid Protests
Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
14 May 2015

Protesters and police face off in the streets in the Burundian capital of Bujumbura following weeks of unrest in opposition to President Nkurunziza's nomination for a third term, a violation of Burundi's constitution. The protest brought large parts of the city to a standstill.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

Lines for the petrol station snake out onto the main road. Fuel shortages have been common as the city shut down due to the ongoing unrest.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

A protester blocks a road with a bonfire. Roadblocks lined the streets of Musaga, Bujumbura following weeks of protests.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

Over 500 students took refuge outside the US embassy in Bujumbura after the University closed, citing concern for their safety.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

Over 500 students took refuge outside the US embassy in Bujumbura after the University closed, citing concern for their safety.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

Protesters and police face off in the streets in Bujumbura following weeks of unrest in opposition to President Nkurunziza's nomination for a third term, a violation of Burundi's constitution.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

Protesters and police face off in the streets in Bujumbura following weeks of unrest in opposition to President Nkurunziza's nomination for a third term, a violation of Burundi's constitution.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

A protester in the streets of Bujumbura.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

Protesters take to the streets in Musaga, Bujumbura following weeks of protests.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

Police and protesters face off in the streets of Bujumbura.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

Road blocks and burnt out cars line the streets of Musaga, Bujumbura.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

Burnt cars line the roads in Musaga, Bujumbura following weeks of protests against President Nkurunziza's nomination for a third term.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

Protesters take to the streets in Bujumbura following weeks of unrest in opposition to President Nkurunziza's nomination for a third term, a violation of Burundi's constitution.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

Protesters take to the streets in Bujumbura following weeks of unrest in opposition to President Nkurunziza's nomination for a third term, a violation of Burundi's constitution.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

Protesters take to the streets in Bujumbura following weeks of unrest in opposition to President Nkurunziza's nomination for a third term, a violation of Burundi's constitution.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
05 May 2015

Police and protesters face off in Bujumbura following weeks of unrest in opposition to President Nkurunziza's nomination for a third term, a violation of Burundi's constitution.

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Nigerian Election: Buhari Gives Victo...
Abuja
By Chima NWANKWO
01 Apr 2015

It was a sheer carnival in Abuja, Nigeria as General Muhammadu Buhari gave his victory speech after winning the 2015 Presidential elections in Nigeria. Buhari was magnanimous in victory, and made it clear that it was the Nigerian people who had voted him into office.

On the 1st of April, 2015 General Muhammadu Buhari defeated President Goodluck Jonathan in one of Nigeria's most tense elections. The vote had been postponed amid Nigeria's fight against Boko Haram, with many claiming that this was a tactic by current President Jonathan to make gains against the militant group in order to bolster his campaign.

This marks Buhari's second turn as Head of State, having ruled Nigeria as a military dictator between 1983-1985.

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Nigeria Votes: Jos Residents Await El...
Jos
By jfaden
31 Mar 2015

March 31, 2015
Jos, Nigeria

The streets of the north-central Nigerian city of Jos stand empty as local residents await the results of what many are considering the most followed and participated in election in Nigeria's history.

As the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC collate results from various parts of the country, Nigerians are following with keen interest and hoping the man of their choice will win the election.

The election resulted in a surprise upset for incumbent candidate Goodluck Jonathan, who has faced heavy scrutiny for his handling of the Boko Haram crisis. Former military ruler Muhammadu Bahari went home the luckier and will be taking over the presidency.

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Libya Election: Voters Cast Ballots i...
Benghazi, Libya
By Mohammad Salama
24 Jun 2014

June 25, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

Libyans vote at a polling station in al-Horiya Elementary School in downtown Benghazi.
Libyans are voting in the country's second parliamentary elections since the fall of the Muammar Ghadaffi in 2011.

More than 1,600 candidates are competing in these elections, 131 of whom are women.

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Preparations for Parliamentary Electi...
Tripoli, Libya
By Ibrahim El Mayet
23 Jun 2014

Article about the run up to the Parliamentary elections in Libya with related pictures taken in Tripoli.

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Scotland Votes on Independence
Edinburgh
By Monique Jaques
16 Jun 2014

It is now just over a couple of days from the Scottish Referendum vote and recent polling has the Yes and No campaigns a few points apart. What looked like an unlikely occurrence is now looking more and more possible. Recently UK conservative parties announced more financial incentives for Scotland to stay in the UK union, showing signs of weakness and doubt. Finances are a key factor in independence as Scotland has rich oil reserves and experts estimate that is they secede the region could be the 14th richest country.

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Syrians in Central Damascus Discuss P...
Damascus
By TTM Contributor 4
31 May 2014

May 31, 2014
Damascus, Syria

Video shows night shots of the Souq al-Hamidiyya historic market in the old city of Damascus. Shoppers are asked their opinions on the Syrian Presidential Election.

Speakers:

Ali Hijazi, Coffee Shop Worker:
"Concerning the social situation, it seems normal, the streets are crowded and it is improving rapidly. Shops and cafes are receiving customers, people are out at all times, nine, ten, even after eleven and twelve you can still find people outside. Everything is improving, and now it is summer, so people go out more. Tourism has decreased, but still the situation is improving."

Abu Ibrahim, Visitor from Qamishli:
"I am from Qamishli, I came to Damascus and brought my son to visit a doctor. We have been hearing from biased TV channels that the situation in Damascus at night is scary and there is bombing and shelling. However, here we are and we haven’t seen any of that, the situation is very calm and normal."

Rasha, Resident:
"First of all I want to salute Damascus and our President, and I want to note that all people are happy and out on the streets at night. There is nothing to worry about and I sincerely hope the situation will improve more because there is nothing as amazing as Damascus. May God protect our president."

Waed, Resident:
"Everything is fine, we are outside, it is 9:30 at night now and there is nothing to worry about. If any uncomfortable situation was sensed we wouldn’t have gone out at night."

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India Vote Counting
Thiruvananthapuram, India
By ASHIK K.S
16 May 2014

May 16, 2014

Thiruvananthapuram, India

Mar Ivanios College counting station
Thiruvananthapuram is the capital city of Kerala of Southern
India.

Shot List

1- Counting Officers

2- Preparing for counting

3- Ballot boxes opening

Counting of two constituencies were held at Mar Ivanios College
counting station . Thiruvananthapuram and Attingal Loksabha
constituencies were counted in this station . The process began in the
morning by 8 am and concluded around 2pm .

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Rally for Sisi in Cario - May 10, 2014
Cairo, Egypt
By Ahmed Medhat
10 May 2014

A rally held on May 10, 2014 in Cairo, Egypt for presidential candidate Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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Sisi Election Rally
Cairo, Egypt
By Sergi Cabeza
10 May 2014

1- Men from Upper Egypt chant for presidential hopeful And el Fatah el Sisi at the entrance of the Cairo International Conference Center, where the meeting took place. Initially, it was scheduled in the Cairo International Stadium, but it was changed last minute for fear of low attendance. People gathered at the Chinese Gardens of the Conference Center.

2- A young girl dressing a T-Shirt of Sisi makes the victory sign.

3- Women cheer as they arrive to the meeting.

4- Women happily dancing and doing the victory sign. The atmosphere was that of a party.

5- A coptic religious man is seen with muslim men. A woman says: "All the Egyptian people is one hand. All with Sisi in the name of God"

6- A man plays his flute while others dance.

7- Mohammed And el Azi Gohar, from Haoumdiya: "We came today to say yes, yes, yes to… ???

8- A woman chanting

9- Alaa: "We came from the end of the country to help Sisi… ???

10- Men show a slogan in which says that Muslims and Christians are one hand in Egypt.

11- "Mustafa Ahmed, form Minya (in Upper Egypt) has a message to help the Field Marshall And el Fatah el Sisi… ???

12- Young Sisi followers chant with enthusiasm, noting that young people are there.

13- View from the first rows while the famous song Tislam el Ayadi is being played.

13- A woman stands in the middle of the crowd waiting for the speeches.

14- A general view of the Chinese Gardens. People was sitting on chairs. The attendance was somewhere between 3 and 6 thousand people.

15- Night felt. A family make the victory sign with posters supporting El Sisi.

16- Ali Gomaa, former Egypts grand Mufti ( 2003-2013) was one of the public figures addressing the public.

17- An spectator films Ali Gomaa with his mobile

18- Mostafa Bakry, who once said all americans must be killed if Sisi was assassinated, was another public figure giving a speech.

19- A woman looks at the stage.

20- A Christian Coptic religious man (Unidentified) was also giving a speech to the crowd. Here he repeats the Sisi campaign slogan: "Tahya Masr" (Vive l'Egypte)

21- Two young men salute to the camera.

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Puppet Show
Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Anik Rahman
05 Apr 2014

After every five years, the time for general election comes in Bangladesh, bringing with it a fresh season of despair and uncertainty. For the last couple of months, the nation has been passing through sheer horror and uncertainty due to the ongoing fierce political unrest that sparked from a couple of issues.

Recently, the chronic violent political demonstration by the opposition allies started posing threat to the lives of common people. Random usage of handmade bombs on streets forced many to be blind and cut off physical organs, while patrol-bombs, hurled on running vehicles, burnt several people alive.

The unconscionable political demonstration by the opposition parties and the illogical stance of the government are endangering the common people who are now the worst victim of this dirty political game. They talk about democracy, they talk about freedom, they talk about human rights, but where is their ideology when these half-burnt people moan on hospital beds? Where is their democracy when people die burning alive in running bus? Till 10/01/2014 the death toll from Dhaka Medical Burn Unit is 21 and the number of injured and under treatment victims are numerous. “Shame on our dirty politics where power is more important than the welfare of people. Here in Bangladesh, people are the puppets in the hands of our political leaders” – said one of the victims of present political demonstration.

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Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen's bo...
Siem Reap, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Jul 2013

One of the Prime ministers many body guards stands proudly underneath a large sign commemorating the late king Norodom Sihanouk.

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Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen's bo...
Siem Reap, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Jul 2013

In advance of the Cambodian elections on the 28th of July, 2013, prime minister Hun Sen makes a highly guarded visit to Siem Reap to attend meetings. Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's Bo...
Siem Reap, Cambodia
By U.S. Editor
04 Jul 2013

With the Cambodian election campaigns now in full swing ruling party CPP leader prime minister Hun Sen makes a highly guarded visit to Siem Reap to attend various meetings. Hun Sen is the second longest serving leader in Southeast Asia and is one of the longest serving prime ministers in the world, having been in power through various coalitions since 1985. In 1987, Amnesty International accused Hun Sen's government of torture of thousands of political prisoners using "electric shocks, hot irons and near-suffocation with plastic bags. Hun Sen's government has been responsible for the sale of vast amounts of land to foreign investors resulting in the forced eviction of thousands upon thousands of residents from their homes throughout the country.

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Egypt’s HCC rules against Shura Counc...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
03 Jun 2013

Egypt’s High Constitutional Court ruled on Sunday, June 2, that the upper house of parliament ‘Shura Council’ and a panel that drafted the new constitution are invalid.

The Court ruled that the law governing the election of independent members of the Islamist-dominated Shura Council, currently holding legislative powers, was illegal.

As a result of the ruling, the Shura Council will be dissolved but the ruling also said that it would not be dissolved until a new House of Representatives, lower house of parliament, is elected.

Both the upper and lower houses were elected under the same electoral law, which the HCC last year deemed invalid, prompting the dissolution of parliament.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Wael Hamdy Al-Saeed, lawyer, filed complaint against the Shura Council:
“The two articles 2 and 8 that governed the election of the Shura Council of law 120, for 1980 and its amendments were the same two articles regulated the elections of the lower house of the parliament which the Constitutional Court ruled on 2012 their unconstitutionality, hence, since this time the Shura Council also was illegal.”

The court also ruled the unconstitutionality of a Law, popularly known as the emergency law. While the law is currently not in effect, the two complaints against it claimed it could be used at any time by authorities to impose a state of emergency.

For his part, Essam El-Erian, vice-chairman of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), said that the Shura Council is currently the only legislative authority and it would continue its duty until the elections of a new parliament.

Muslim Brotherhood lawyer said that the decision to postpone the dissolution was based upon article 230 of the new constitution.

Other Freedom and Justice Party figure said that the Shura Council should approve a new law governs the election of independent MPs to Shura Council before holding a new House of Representatives.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Mahmoud Abou Elenin, Muslim Brotherhood lawyer:
“The fourth item of the verdict postponed the dissolution of the Shura Council until the elections of a new House of Representatives and it is based upon article 230 of the new constitution. The Constitutional Court didn’t base on its decision to postpone the implementation of the verdict on the law of the Constitutional Court but based on the constitution, hence it admits that this constitution is existed.”

The court also ruled the law governing the composition of the Constituent Assembly, the body tasked with drafting Egypt's new constitution, is unconstitutional.

It was not immediately clear whether the ruling on the 100-member constitutional panel would cancel the charter it drafted. The constitution was adopted in a nationwide vote in December. President Mohamed Morsi declared the Constituent Assembly immune from dissolution in a controversial constitutional declaration last November.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: June 2, 2013 + (Archive footage)
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: June 2, 2013
Length: 00:02:12
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SHOTLIST:

  1. Various shots of the Egypt’s High Constitutional Court
  2. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Wael Hamdy Al-Saeed, lawyer, filed complaint against the Shura Council:
    “The two articles 2 and 8 that governed the election of the Shura Council of law 120, for 1980 and its amendments were the same two articles regulated the elections of the lower house of the parliament which the Constitutional Court ruled on 2012 their unconstitutionality, hence, since this time the Shura Council also was illegal.”
  3. Various external shots of the Shura Council
  4. Various shots of one of the sessions of the Shura Council
  5. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Mahmoud Abou Elenin, Muslim Brotherhood lawyer:
    “The fourth item of the verdict postponed the dissolution of the Shura Council until the elections of a new House of Representatives and it is based upon article 230 of the new constitution. The Constitutional Court didn’t base on its decision to postpone the implementation of the verdict on the law of the Constitutional Court but based on the constitution, hence it admits that this constitution is existed.”
  6. Various shots of the ceremony where President Mohamed Morsi received the new constitution from head of the Constituent Assembly
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Urban Poverty (1 of 4)
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
15 May 2013

Roadside Barber Fayyaz shapes his customer's hair. Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Pakistan's General Elections 2013 ( 2...
Lahore,Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
10 May 2013

Pakistani soldiers keep watch at the state-run Printing Corporation of Pakistan before being transported to polling stations for the upcoming parliamentary elections. Pakistan will elect its new government for the next five years on May 11.

The election of the national and four provincial assemblies will mark the first time a civilian government has completed a full term in a country that was once ruled by the military.

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Protests in Malaysia against alleged ...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
By FirstName LastName
09 May 2013

Malaysian protestors defy police ban to rally against election results

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
By FirstName LastName
09 May 2013

Umbrellas in the rain at opposition rally

Malaysian protestors defy police ban to rally against election results
Thousands of protestors risked arrest to attend a rally to protest against what opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, has called “the worst electoral fraud” in Malaysia’s history.

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Protests in Malaysia against alleged ...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
By FirstName LastName
09 May 2013

Umbrellas and flags in the rain at opposition rally

Malaysian protestors defy police ban to rally against election results
Thousands of protestors risked arrest to attend a rally to protest against what opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, has called “the worst electoral fraud” in Malaysia’s history.