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Cairo Criminal Court Acquits 14 Polic...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
18 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 17, 2012

On Thursday, May 17, Cairo’s criminal court acquitted fourteen policemen accused of killing two protesters outside of police stations on January, 28, 2011, a day referred to as “Friday of Anger,” which was one of the most violent days of the 18-day popular uprising that toppled Egypt's former regime.

Family members of the victims gathered at the court, screaming, weeping and shouting against the authorities after hearing the verdict. They accused the authorities of failing to uphold the rights of the dead, vowing to do it on their own.

Lawyers of the defendants based their arguments on the lack of evidence, and investigation on the part of the prosecution.

Some activists see the verdict as part of a series of acquittals of those who faced charges for the killing of hundreds of people during the revolution.

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Shooting Dateline: May 17, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 17, 2012
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1. Various external shots outside the Cairo Criminal Court
2. Various shots of families of the victims screaming, shouting, and weeping after hearing the court verdict
3. Close up shot of a poster of a young man, one of the victims, carried by one of his family members
4. Various shots of father of one of the victims weeping and laying on the floor inside the court
5. Various shots of security men inside the court
6. Various shots of the intense presence of security outside the court
7. Pan right, mother of one of the victims weeping and screaming while leaving the court

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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
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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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Founder of Egypt's Intelligence Servi...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
15 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 15, 2012

Zakariya Mohieddin, founder of Egypt's Intelligence Service, died Tuesday morning at the age of 94.

The head of Egypt’s ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, and his deputy Sami Anan attended the military funeral held for Mohieddin, who was also Vice President to Egypt’s late president Gamal Abdel-Nasser.

Mohieddin was an Egyptian military officer, member of the 1952 Revolution Command Council (RCC), politician, Prime Minister and head of the first intelligence body in Egypt, the Egyptian General Intelligence Service.

He was born in July 1918. In 1967, when Egypt lost the war with Israel, the late president Gamal Abdel-Nasser resigned and appointed Mohieddin to take over but he refused the position.

Egypt’s PM Kamal al-Ganzouri also attended the funeral along with a number of armed forces members who stressed the important role Mohieddin played in Egypt’s military and political history.

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Shooting Dateline: May 15, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 15, 2012
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1- Various shots of the military funeral held by Egypt's SCAF for the death of Zakariya Mohieddin, founder of Egypt's Intelligence Service
2- Various shots of soldiers carrying the coffin of Mohieddin covered with the flag of Egypt
3- Various shots of prayers over the death of Mohieddin performed in a mosque in Cairo
4- Pan right, SCAF Chief Tantawi heading to the military funeral
5- Various shots of officials offering condolences
6- Various archive black-and-white shots of Mohieddin with late President Gamal Abdel-Nasser and late President Anwar Sadat
7- Various shots of the funeral and officials offering condolences to the deceased's family members

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Tripoli Cautiously Quiet After Army's...
Tripoli, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
15 May 2012

Tripoli, Lebanon | May 15, 2012

Order was partially restored as Lebanese army forces deployed to the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Tuesday, May 15, to bring to an end the violent clashes between the two rival neighborhoods of Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen that resulted in at least eight people, and wounded more than 70.

Armed forces with armored vehicles scrambled to the area, and began erecting checkpoints, particularly along a primarily Syrian Street which runs between Bab al-Tabbaneh a neighborhood of Sunni residents who oppose Syrian President Bashar Assad, and Jabal Mohsen whose Alawite residents are supporters of the Syrian regime.

The Lebanese Army said in a statement that its presence in Tripoli was only to protect the civilians not to clash with them.
However, the people of Bab al-Tabbaneh have accused the army of being biased toward Jabal Mohsen.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Sunni woman:
"The army comes here peacefully and safely. Why did they start shooting the people and the innocent civilians. Why do they not harm those of Jabal Mohsen in any way? Is it because they are backed by the party of evil (referring to Hezbollah)? We want to understand. We are humans like them. Why are they favored over us? What law or constitution requires humiliation of the Sunni people in particular?"

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Sunni man:
"The army is biased to one party, which we do not accept. We have three injuries here. The three were unarmed, uninvolved and had nothing to do the fighting. Why should we allow ourselves to be attacked by the Lebanese army? Why is the army biased to Jabal Mohsen? They are the ones who started it. The Alawites of Jabal Mohsen believe that whoever kills a Sunni will go to Heaven! In what religion or Shariah can this be accepted?"

Security Sources said that the army has orders to arrest any gunmen and transfer them to the Military Tribunal.

Clashes erupted early Sunday between two families, Sunni opponents and Alawite supporters of Assad, after the controversial arrest of a Muslim Sunni cleric over connection to "an armed terrorist group.”

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Africa’s Water Ministers Meet in Cair...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
15 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 14, 2012

Twenty-four African water ministers, in addition to various ambassadors and representatives of African states, met in Cairo on Monday, May 14, for the four-day "Water for Growth in Africa" conference held under the auspices of Egypt's Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri.

In his opening statement, Al-Ganzouri warned that rich western countries have looted Africa's resources in the past, and they were attempting to the same by sowing strife between African states by creating economic and political issues like Nile water shares, dam constructions, etc.

SOUNDBITE 1 (English) – Egyptian Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri:
"Rich countries used us, used our human resources, natural resources, and forgot about African countries for almost two or three decades; the 70s, 80s and 90s. And they tried to come back to use us again, our resources, by different ways, to try to find a conflict between different countries within Africa."

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia recently formed a 10-member committee that includes four international experts to study Ethiopia's current building of the controversial Grand Renaissance Dam project. The dam is expected to affect the water shares of Egypt and Sudan.

The commission will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, May 15, to discuss the consequences of dam construction, and its effects on other Nile Basin states, particularly Egypt and Sudan.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian Water Minister Hesham Kandil:
"Our brothers in the Nile Basin countries reaffirm time and again that they do not want to harm Egypt, and do not want to reduce Egypt's water share by a single water drop. However, there is a disagreement in the way of cooperation. Tomorrow, our experts in the sector of Nile water will meet their counterparts in Ethiopia and Sudan to discuss the issue of the Renaissance Dam in the attendance of four international experts."

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Sudanese Water Minister Saif-Eddin Hamad Abdulla:
"We formed a commission of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia; the 10-member commission consists of two members from each country besides four international experts specializing in dam safety, in the economic, social and environmental aspects of dam construction and in hydraulics. In the middle of this month (May), they will hold the first meeting gathering all the commission members in Addis Ababa."

For his part, Ethiopia's Ambassador to Egypt reaffirmed his country's eagerness not to harm Egypt's share of Nile water and that the bilateral relations between the two countries are improving after the ousting of the prior Egyptian regime.

SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Ethiopian Ambassador to Egypt Mahmoud Dirir:
"There are no problems between Egypt and Ethiopia. We witness cooperation among Nile Basin countries in general and between Ethiopia and Egypt in particular in this stage, the stage following January 25 Revolution."

Egypt’s claim to Nile water is based on agreements made during the first half of the 20th century. The 1929 agreement between Egypt and Great Britain on behalf of Britain's colonies gave Egypt the right to most of the 84 billion cubic meters of water that reaches the downstream countries annually.

As part of the conference activities, which marks the 10th anniversary of the formation of the African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW), a group of children performed a short show on stage emphasizing the significance of each Nile water drop.

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Cairo Conference Held in Solidarity w...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
15 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 14, 2012

Family members of Palestinian and Arab prisoners gathered in Cairo on Monday, May 14, for a conference dubbed the "Festival in Solidarity with Palestinian and Arab Prisoners in Israeli Jails." The event was organized by the Egyptian Journalists' Syndicate, the Arab Lawyers' Union, and the Arab Organization for Human Rights.

The conference discussed the conditions of Palestinian and Arab prisoners who are currently staging a hunger strike due to suffering isolation and humiliation at the Israeli jails for several years.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Fadwa Barghouti, wife of Palestinian prisoner Marwan Barghouti:
"We want the Arab human rights organizations to press the international institutions to push Israel to secure visits for the prisoners, and stop the policy of solitary confinement. For more than 13 years, some prisoners are still in the Israeli occupying jails in solitary confinement. Likewise, we demand an end to the policy of administrative arrest without charges or files. It is done by a secret file that even the prisoner's lawyer cannot know anything about."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Nashaat al-Wihaidi, Fatah member and representative at Prisoners' Committee for National and Islamic Forces in Gaza:
"There are more than 2,500 Palestinian prisoners. If they were in another country, they would make a small community. Today, there is a small Palestinian community in Israeli jails. I would like to say while we're in Egypt, the Arab League has to rise earnestly and responsibly to address the world to support the prisoners and rescue them from deadly Israeli policies."

The family members said that bans on family visits, solitary confinement, and shackling have recently increased in the Israeli jails, and called on all Arab and International human rights organizations to act responsibly to ensure the prisoners' rights.

The attendees demanded the Arab League raise the issue of living conditions of Arab and Palestinian prisoners in Israel to the United Nations, the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 14, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 14, 2012
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1. Close up, banner of the conference reading "Festival in Solidarity with Palestinian and Arab Prisoners in Israeli Jails"
2. Various shots of posters of Palestinian prisoners
3. Various shots of the attendees including Palestinian Ambassador to Egypt Barakat al-Farra
4. Various shots of the speakers and the attendees
5. Various shots of attendees holding posters of their detained family members
6. Pan right, the conference and the attendees
7. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Fadwa Barghouti, wife of Palestinian prisoner Marwan Barghouti:
"We want the Arab human rights organizations to press the international institutions to pressure Israel to secure visits for the prisoners and stop the policy of solitary confinement. For more than 13 years, some prisoners are still in the Israeli occupying jails in solitary confinement. Likewise, we demand an end to the policy of administrative arrest without charges or files. It is done by a secret file that even the prisoner's lawyer cannot know anything about."

  1. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Nashaat al-Wihaidi, Fatah member and representative for Prisoners' Committee for National and Islamic Forces in Gaza:
    "There are more than 2,500 Palestinian prisoners. If they were in another country, they would make a small community. Today, there is a small Palestinian community in the Israeli jails. I would like to say while we're in Egypt, the Arab League has to rise earnestly and responsibly to address the world to support the prisoners and rescue them from the deadly Israeli policies."
  2. Various shots of the conference and the attendees
  3. Various shots of a mother of one of the prisoners chanting statements demanding his release and the attendees repeating after her
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Tripoli Gun Clashes Renew: Multiple I...
Tripoli, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
15 May 2012

Tripoli, Lebanon | May 13, 2012

Armed clashes reignited between pro and anti-Syrian regimes in two neighborhoods in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli Monday, May 14, killing at least two, and injuring twenty according to Lebanese medical reports.

Other Lebanese reports quoted security sources as saying that the number of victims rose to three, and 45 were injured.
Intermittent gunfire is ongoing in the area.

The Lebanese army has deployed a number of armored vehicles at Bab al-Tabbaneh, a Sunni neighborhood hostile to the Syrian regime, and Jabal Mohsen, an Al-Waite neighborhood that supports the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

The gun battles started early Sunday morning after a projectile was shot into the Sunni neighborhood from the Al-Waite.

The recent tension in Tripoli was initiated when Lebanese authorities arrested a Salafi cleric to interrogate him over possible connections to "a terrorist organization.”

The Sunni-majority in Tripoli has been a theater for conflict between Sunnis and Al-Waites since the revolt in Syria erupted in mid-March 2011.

Story: Tripoli Gun Clashes Renew
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 13, 2012
Shooting Location: Tripoli, Lebanon
Publishing Time: May 13, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of the streets where the clashes took place while gunfire heard in the background
2. Various shots of bullet cartridges scattered on the ground of the street while gunfire heard in the background
3. Various shots of militants shooting and hiding in the street
4. Medium shot, militants hiding in a room and shooting from a hole in the wall
5. Medium shot, blood stains on the ground
6. Medium shot, a damaged car in the street
7. Wide shot, two young men blocking the street with wheel barrows
8. Various shots of men running in the street and gunfire heard in the background
9. Wide shot, security armored vehicles passing in the fighting area
10. Wide shot, militants standing together outside a building
11. Various shots of the neighborhood and the gunfire marks and damages shown on buildings

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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.

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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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3 Killed and Tens Injured in Tripoli ...
Tripoli, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
13 May 2012

Tripoli, Lebanon | May 13, 2012

At least three were killed and tens were wounded on Sunday, May 13, in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli as clashes erupted between two rival neighborhoods over the legitimacy of the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
One of the victims was an army soldier and the other two were civilians according to the Lebanese state-run National News Agency (NNA).
The street gun battle started early Sunday after a projectile was shot at one of the Sunni neighborhoods, causing fighting between gunmen from the largely Sunni residents of Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood hostile to the Syrian regime and the Alwaites of Jabal Mohsen neighborhood that support Assad.
The army finally managed to restore calmness to the area.
Since the uprising in Syria erupted mid-March 2011, the Sunni-majority Tripoli has been the scene of intense clashes between Sunni supporters of Syrian rebels and the Alawite Muslims loyal to Hezbollah, which is backed by Iran and Syria.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 13, 2012
Shooting Location: Tripoli, Lebanon
Publishing Time: May 13, 2012
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1- Various shots of the streets where the clashes took place
2- Various shots of a resident showing the mark of a projectile making a hole in the ground and saying it came from the nearby neighborhood
3- Various shots of a group of men carrying guns and moving around one of the streets, one of them wearing army uniform, while gunfire heard in the background
4- Various shots of Various shots of men at a street in Tripoli shooting using guns and hiding after shooting
5- Medium shot, a young boy carrying a gun and hiding in one of the buildings
6- Various shots of the buildings of a neighborhood and a man shooting from a window in one of the buildings
7- Various shots of the buildings and the streets while gunfire heard in the background

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

Cairo, Egypt | May 12, 2012

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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
Publishing Time: April 12, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
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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Egypt's Silent Majority Movement Rall...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
11 May 2012

Hundreds of protesters gathered at Hadayeq Al-Qubba Square near Abbassiya on Friday, May 11, in support of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), to counter criticism provoked by last week's violent clashes in Abbassiya.

Supporters of the SCAF gathered in response to the call of the Silent Majority Movement for a million man march under the slogan 'We are all the Egyptian army,' to express gratitude toward the armed forces and support it against any smear campaigns.

Supporters of the military council blamed the recent Abbassiya violence on protesters, accusing them of instigating chaos and attacking military police.

They expressed appreciation to the SCAF and rejected those who adopt foreign agendas aiming to destroy the military and demolish the country.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) supporter of the SCAF:
"We came to express the voice of the Silent Majority that existed at home. We rejected recent Friday violent clashes and those people who have certain agendas and exploit any incidents to hit the Egyptian army".

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) supporter of the SCAF:
"The armed forces are the protector of all the Egyptian people. The armed forces are a red line. We all support the armed forces because they are our protector". Supporters of the army chanted, "The army and the people are one hand".

Protesters were raising posters of the head of SCAF, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussien Tantawi and chanting statements supporting the Egyptian army.

Protestors affirmed that the SCAF protected the January 25 Revolution, managed the ongoing critical transitional period after the revolution and pledged to hand over power to a civilian president at the scheduled time by the end of June.

The call for the rally came after the recent Friday bloody clashes between protesters and military police.

Clashes began when some protesters threw rocks at the military police as they were trying to reach the Defense Ministry, promoting troops to respond with water hoses and tear gas to disperse the protesters and protect the military facilities.

Clashes left one army soldier killed and hundreds wounded.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 11, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 11, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of a massive number of supporters of the ruling SCAF, raising posters of head SCAF, Field Marshal Hussien Tantawi, and the Egyptian flags
2. Various shots of protesters waving with the Egyptian flags and shouting "The people and the army are one hand"
3. Various shots of protesters waving with flags, national songs playing in the background
4. Wide shot of women protesters shouting statements in support of head of the SCAF, Field Marshal Hussien Tantawi
5. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) supporter of the SCAF:
"We came to express the voice of the Silent Majority that existed at home. We rejected recent, violent clashes and those people who have certain agendas and exploit any incidents to hit the Egyptian army".

  1. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) supporter of the SCAF:
    "The armed forces are the protector of all the Egyptian people. The armed forces are a red line. We all support the armed forces because they are our protector".
  2. Various shots of protesters, raising flags and shouting "The people and the army are one hand"
  3. Various shots of protesters, national songs play in the background
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Nasrallah Says Hezbollah Could Hit Te...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
11 May 2012

Hezbollah's Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said that the Hezbollah could bomb Israel, and that they could destroy several buildings in Tel Aviv in return for the buildings destroyed in Dahiyeh, southern Beirut.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah:
"For every building that is destroyed in the Dahiyeh, several building would be destroyed in Tel Aviv in return". Nasrallah also said that his party could target Tel Aviv in any future war with the Jewish state, during a televised speech on Friday, May 11, on the occasion marking the completion of the Waad Project for the reconstruction of Dahiyeh’s buildings destroyed by the 2006 war with Israel.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah:
"We could have bombed Tel Aviv, but we aimed to protect the capital Beirut. We didn't resort to hitting Tel Aviv. But today, we are not only capable of hitting Tel Aviv as a city but God willing we are able to hit specific targets in Tel Aviv and anywhere in occupied Palestine". Nasrallah affirmed that the era in which they were afraid is over.
SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah:
"The days when we were forced from our homes and they were not forced from their homes are over. The days when our homes were destroyed and their homes were not are over. The days when we were afraid and they were not are also over. I say to them: The time has come when we will remain and you will be the ones who disappear!" The Waad project, named after an address by Nasrallah on Aug, 14, 2006, hours after a cease-fire with Israel came into effect, was launched in June 2007.
Nasrallah promised that his party would help reconstruct the heavily damaged buildings in the southern suburbs.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 11, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: May 11, 2012
Length: 0:02:56
Video Size: 145 MB
Language: Arabic
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1- Various shots of the audience and the ceremony of marking the completion of the Waad Project for the reconstruction of Dahiyeh’s buildings; songs playing in the background
2- Various shots of the attendees at the ceremony
3- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah:
"For every building that is destroyed in the Dahiyeh, several building would be destroyed in Tel Aviv in return". 4- Various shots of the attendees clapping and cheering, shouting Nasrallah
5- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah:
"We could have bombed Tel Aviv, but we aimed to protect the capital Beirut. We didn't resort to hitting Tel Aviv. But today, we are not only capable of hitting Tel Aviv as a city but God willing we are able to hit specific targets in Tel Aviv and anywhere in occupied Palestine". 6- Various shots of the attendees cheering
7- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah:
"The days when we were forced from our homes and they were not forced from their homes are over. The days when our homes were destroyed and their homes were not are over. The days when we were afraid and they were not are also over. I say to them: The time has come when we will remain and you will be the ones who disappear!" 8- Various shot of the attendees cheering
9- Medium shot of Nasrallah concluding his speech
10- Pan right shot of the attendees leaving

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Egyptian Artists Demand Protection Fo...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
11 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 10, 2012

A number of Egyptian actors, intellectuals and journalists attended a symposium held on Thursday, May 10, by the state-run Middle East News Agency (MENA), dubbed “The Role of Art in Egypt’s Future”.

The participants stressed the importance of protecting the freedom of art, creativity and expression through a clear legislation to be written in Egypt’s new constitution.

Actor Sameh al-Sereiti, Representative of the Actors Syndicate, said that the Syndicate demands fair representation in the constitution-writing panel guarantee the freedom of art.

He also praised the role of Al-Azhar, the major religious institution and reference for the Sunni Muslim World, and its recent document stating the freedom of creativity and expression.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Actor Sameh al-Sereiti, Representative of the Actors Syndicate:
"I respect and confirm my support for Al-Azhar document as Al-Azhar is the religious reference for Egyptians, not only Muslims, because I believe that Al-Azhar is the protection shield for Egyptians against any attack launched at our national unity and that Al-Azhar is the house of Muslims and Copts."

For his part, Singer Iman al-Bahr Darwish, Chairman of Musicians Syndicate, said that the state, as well as the media, should honor and award the artists who provide good and instructive work to elevate the standards and values of art.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Singer Iman al-Bahr Darwish, Chairman of Musicians Syndicate:
"I think that the state should contribute to enrich good works of art so that artists would compete to produce the best artistic works to be awarded and commended by the media. If the state does not honor such creative artists, each good artist will continue on his own, based on his own strength and resolution in the fact of media negligence of his elevated art."

Al-Sereiti noted that the role of art in the future must be effective and representative of all Egyptians.

The attendees also talked about the future of art especially after the rising of Islamists in the political life of Egypt.

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Shooting Dateline: May 10, 2012
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1- Tilt down external shot of the state-run Middle East News Agency (MENA) headquarters downtown Cairo
2- Various shots of Representative of the Actors Syndicate Sameh al-Sereiti speaking during the symposium
3- Various shots of the attendees
4- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Actor Sameh al-Sereiti, Representative of the Actors Syndicate:
"I respect and confirm my support for Al-Azhar document as Al-Azhar is the religious reference for Egyptians, not only Muslims, because I believe that Al-Azhar is the protection shield for Egyptians against any attack launched at our national unity and that Al-Azhar is the house of Muslims and Copts." 5- Various shots of the symposium and the attendees
6- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Singer Iman al-Bahr Darwish, Chairman of Musicians Syndicate:
"I think that the state should contribute to enrich good works of art so that artists would compete to produce the best artistic works to be awarded and commended by the media. If the state does not honor such creative artists, each good artist will continue on his own, based on his own strength and resolution in the fact of media negligence of his elevated art." 7- Various shots of the symposium and the attendees

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Palestinian Prisoners are the Focus o...
Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
11 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 10, 2012

The Palestinian issue and the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails were the focus of the concluding session of the 17th ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) held on Thursday, May 10, at the Egyptian resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr called for the release of the Palestinian women and children detained by the Israeli authorities on security charges without any formal trials.

The Palestinian delegation called on the NAM to pressure Israel to respond to the demands of the Palestinian detainees in the Israeli jails and to urge Israel for their release.

SOUNDITE 1 (Arabic) – Reyad al-Malki, Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs:
“We consider that the ministerial conference of the Non-Aligned Movement is completely successful for Palestine. The Palestinian issue was the focus of the conference even at the predatory stages of the conference at the level of its senior officials. It adopted a number of several resolutions related to Palestine and the Palestinian cause.”

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Barkat al-Farra, Palestinian Ambassador to Egypt:
“The conference adopted all the demands concerning Palestine. We hope all the adopted resolutions to be achieved on the ground and this is what matters. The most important things now are the release of the Palestinian detainees and the recognition of Palestine as a full member state at the United Nations.”

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails are currently on a hunger strike protesting against their detention without charges.

The NAM ministers also held talks over the regional and international efforts exerted by the Arab League and the United Nations to resolve the Syrian crisis.

Kuwaiti Foreign Minister reaffirmed Kuwait’s support to the mission of the UN-Arab League special envoy for Syria Kofi Annan which aiming to put an end to the violence in Syria and to meet the aspirations of the Syrian people based on Arab League resolutions.

The foreign ministers concluded the conference by stressing that the continuing success of the NAM would always depend on the unity of its members and the development of their abilities to interact positively with the rapid regional and international changes.

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Shooting Dateline: May 10, 2012
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1- Pan right shot of flags of participant states inside the conference hall
2- Pan left shot participant FMs standing one minute in mourning of former Algerian President and late Pope Shenouda III
3- Medium shot of the banner of the conference
4- Various shots of the conference and the attendees
5- SOUNDITE 1 (Arabic) – Reyad al-Malki, Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs:
“We consider that the ministerial conference of the Non-Aligned Movement is completely successful for Palestine. The Palestinian issue was the focus of the conference even at the predatory stages of the conference at the level of its senior officials. It adopted a number of several resolutions related to Palestine and the Palestinian cause.” 6- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Barkat al-Farra, Palestinian Ambassador to Egypt:
“The conference adopted all the demands concerning Palestine. We hope all the adopted resolutions to be achieved on the ground and this is what matters. The most important things now are the release of the Palestinian detainees and the recognition of Palestine as a full member state at the United Nations.” 7- Medium shot of Egyptian Foreign Minister speaking during the conference
8- Various shots of the conference and the attendees

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“Non-Aligned Movement” Meeting of For...
Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
10 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 9, 2012

Representatives of more than 120 countries attended the 17th meeting of foreign ministers of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Wednesday, May 9, in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr, who chairs the two-day meeting, said in the opening statement that the NAM was able to act as an effective party in the formation of a new international order for maintaining international peace and security.

Kamel stressed that the NAM should play a significant role to put an end to the existing polarization at the UN Security Council, and continue its support for international recognition of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.

He also said that the January 25 Revolution has caused radical changes in Egyptian life, including the country's role at international forums.

The participants focused on measures that would encourage economic development, guarantee food and water supplies, and resolve regional conflicts. They also shed light on the achievements of the three years in which Egypt led the NAM.

The conference is considered as the first major international conference to be hosted by Egypt since the January 25 Revolution.

NAM, which has 118 member states and 17 observer countries, is an international organization of states considering themselves not formally allied with, or against any major power bloc. It is the largest grouping of countries outside of the United Nations, and its general aim is to give a voice to the developing world.

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Shooting Dateline: May 9, 2012
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1- Various shots of participant foreign ministers arriving and heading to the conference hall
2- Pan left, flags of participant states outside the building
3- Various shots of participant FMs at the corridor leading to the conference hall
4- Various shots of the banner of the conference
5- Various shots of the conference
6- Various shots of participant FMs
7- Various shots of Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr speaking during the conference
8- Various shots of the conference and the attendees

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Lebanon PM Mikati Urges Arab Unity, W...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
10 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 9, 2012

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati attended the 27th session of the ESCWA (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia) conference on Wednesday, May 9, at the UN House in Beirut where he stated that the significant changes that the region was going through were evidence of the link between social justice and balanced development.

Mikati pointed out that the path to democracy was not an easy road to pave, and that Lebanon is still developing its democratic system for the sake of greater freedom.

Mikati called on all the Arab countries to create and maintain joint partnerships to establish peace.
He stressed that Lebanon was facing difficult challenges that might be dangerous and called on all sides to work together to overcome the economic challenges facing the country.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Lebanese PM Najib Mikati:
“We are now facing a stage which is full of hope but also full of difficult choices and sometimes with dangers. Therefore, we need all the society factions, especially the youth, the governments and all the civil society organizations to work together to improve our economies within a new development model for the future of freedom, dignity and human rights. I call on all the Arab countries to activate their joint work for the best interest of the region states, peoples and causes, to establish peace, democracy and social justice, and to provide equal opportunities for all.”

Regarding the issue of a Palestinian state, Mikati urged the United Nations to show more involvement and pressure with regard to the issuance of international resolutions, stressing the right of Palestinians to establish a Palestinian independent state, illustrating that Lebanon’s sovereignty was still facing ongoing Israeli violations.

Mikati expressed appreciation to the ESCWA for supporting the Arab people and their causes.

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Shooting Dateline: May 9, 2012
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1- Various shot of the opening session of the ESCWA (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia) at the UN House in Beirut
2- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Lebanese PM Najib Mikati:
“We are now facing a stage which is full of hope but also full of difficult choices and sometimes with dangers. Therefore, we need all the society factions, especially the youth, the governments and all the civil society organizations to work together to improve our economies within a new development model for the future of freedom, dignity and human rights. I call on all the Arab countries to activate their joint work for the best interest of the region states, peoples and causes, to establish peace, democracy and social justice and to provide equal opportunities for all.” 3- Various shot of the ceremony and music performance held at the opening session of the ESCWA
4- Various shots of the attendees

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International Campaign in Support of ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
09 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 9, 2012

The General Congress for the Support of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) launched on Wednesday, May 9. The international campaign dedicated to lifting the blockade on the Holy City was held at the Journalists Syndicate headquarters in Cairo.

Representatives of Egypt's Al-Azhar, the Arab League, the Egyptian Parliament, and the National Council for Human Rights, in addition to other prominent Egyptian and Palestinian figures were in attendance at the conference.

For his part, Ghazi Fakhri, member of the Palestinian National Council (PNC) said that the campaign depends on the Arabs and Muslims, stressing that Al-Quds is being subjected to a process of Judaization, and that the campaign is the first step to the liberation of the city.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Ghazi Fakhri, Member of the Palestinian National Council (PNC):
"Al-Quds is subjected to the Zionist policy of Judaization. The Al-Quds that you have known in the past is not the same today in terms of inhabitants, identity and inviolability. Al-Quds has been smeared by those who tread with their shoes on our Christian and Islamic holy shrines."

Representative of Al-Azhar, Sheikh Mustafa Mohammad Suleiman, highlighted the significance of Al-Aqsa Mosque as the second of the two holiest mosques in the Muslim world, calling on all Arabs, Muslims and Christians to work together to liberate Al-Quds and return it to the Palestinians.
Mounir Hanna, archbishop of the Episcopal Church in Al-Quds and the Middle East, said that the conflict to dominate the city has always been politically motivated throughout history.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Sheikh Mustafa Mohammad Suleiman, Al-Azhar representative:
"We are always ready to defend Al-Quds, and go to it to raise the banner of right, there. The Muslim nation, the Arab nation and the Christian nations all must work together to return Al-Quds to its people."

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) - Mounir Hanna, archbishop of the Episcopal Church in Al-Quds and the Middle East:
"Throughout ages, the conflict to dominate and control the city of Al-Quds has always been political."

The participants discussed ways to support the campaign, and to provide it with a means of success. They agreed that there must be a practical plan to support the liberation of Al-Quds, or it would turn to a fully Jewish settlement in time.

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Shooting Dateline: May 9, 2012
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1- Various shots of the conference to launch the international campaign to lift the blockade on Al-Quds
2- Various shots of Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa Mosque
3- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Ghazi Fakhri, Member of the Palestinian National Council (PNC):
"Al-Quds is subjected to the Zionist policy of Judaization. Al-Quds that you have known in the past is not the same today in terms of inhabitants, identity and inviolability. Al-Quds has been smeared by those who tread with their shoes on our Christian and Islamic holy shrines."
4- Various shots of the conference, the speakers and the attendees
5- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Sheikh Mustafa Mohammad Suleiman, Al-Azhar representative:
"We are always ready to defend Al-Quds and go to it to raise the banner of right there. The Muslim nation, the Arab nation and the Christian nations all must work together to return Al-Quds to its people." 6- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) - Mounir Hanna, archbishop of the Episcopal Church in Al-Quds and the Middle East:
"Throughout ages, the conflict to dominate and control the city of Al-Quds has always been political." 7- Various shots of the conference, the speakers and the attendees

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Egyptian Liberals Lash Out at Islamis...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
08 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 7, 2012

Representatives from a dozen Egyptian liberal political parties met under the banner of the National Front to hold a press conference on Monday, May 7, at the headquarters of the National Progressive Unionist Party (NPUP), commonly known as Al-Tagammu Party, where they condemned the recent protests held by Islamists against the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF).

The participants denied claims that the SCAF is responsible for the recent protests and the sit-in outside the Defense Ministry. They also said the demonstrations were plotted by Islamists, represented by the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists in order to undermine the authority of the SCAF.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Al-Tagammu Party Chairman Refaat al-Saeed:
"Was it the SCAF who asked the people to gather in protests to support [Salafi disqualified candidate] Hazem Abu Ismail and bring guns and use them? No way! The SCAF bears the political responsibility because it runs the country. But it carries no responsibility for the protests. On the contrary, it might have wanted protests to gather somewhere else, in front of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party [laughing]."

The liberal party leaders, in addition to Chairman of the Lawyers Syndicate Sameh Ashour, denied the demands of Islamists for which the protests and the sit-in were held. They said the protests outside the Defense Ministry were unjustifiable, and the demands were nothing short of ridiculous.

The National Front includes several parties, and movements such as Al-Tagammu, Ghad al-Thawra, the Free Egyptians, Al-Karama (Dignity), Al-Dostour (Constitution), the National Association for Change, and others who call for a civilian state rather than a religious one.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Al-Tagammu Party Spokesman Nabil Zaki:
"They want immediate end of military rule, and immediate transfer of power on the same day! How and to whom will it be transferred? They demand the end of the transitional period, which will be ended in a few days. They demand termination of Article 28 in the constitutional declaration, where as it has been approved through referendum in March 2011 when Islamists urged that whoever approved the constitution amendments would go to Heaven. So, there was not any convincing reason for those protests and sit-ins outside the Defense Ministry."

Supporters of disqualified Salafi presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail staged the protest in late April, to demand the end of military rule, and the immediate handover of power to civilians.

The round the clock sit-in was attacked by thugs, resulting in the killing of at least 11 protestors, and then developed into clashes with soldiers on May 4.

The SCAF imposed an overnight curfew in Abbasiya and around the Defense Ministry Saturday, May 5, and dispersed the protestors.

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Abbassiya, Defense Ministry Quiet aft...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
06 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 4-5, 2012

Calmness returned to Abbassiya, and the surrounding area of the Defense Ministry in Cairo, after Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) imposed an overnight curfew around the Ministry following Friday’s violent clashes between protestors and the army police that left hundreds wounded and, one army soldier dead according to the Health Ministry.

Citizens of Abbasiya began to return to work, and reopen businesses after the army deployed soldiers and armored vehicles to restore order in the area.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Major General Mokhtar al-Molla, SCAF Member:
"The SCAF has declared the following: 1) a curfew in Abbasiya Square and the area surrounding the Defense Ministry and the roads leading to it starting from 11 pm Friday, May 4, to 7 am Saturday, May 5."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Medhat Hamdy, car agency owner in Abbasiya:
"After the army deployed we felt much safer. The people of Abbasiya have been reassured, and are happy with the presence of the army. We have become at peace and comfortable."

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Woman from Abbasiya:
"There were armed people who escaped into Abbasiya. They had weapons. All Abbasiya lived in fear and horror. We were afraid of everything. But now, since the army is present here, we are not afraid and we have gone back to work."

After the curfew ended Saturday morning, traffic in the area surrounding the Defense Ministry returned to normal, despite the roadblock of soldiers and armored vehicles leading to the ministry.

The clashes began when protesters threw rocks at the military police as they were trying to reach the Defense Ministry, prompting troops to respond with water hoses, and later with tear gas to disperse the protestors in order to protect the military facilities. Accordingly, the SCAF imposed a curfew, which was renewed today by orders of SCAF Chief, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi.

SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Major General Mokhtar al-Molla, SCAF Member:
"Irresponsible individuals started to break through the security cordon and throw stones and Molotov cocktails at the armed forces soldiers which resulted in the injury of some of them. So the forces were forced to pursue those individuals, disperse the gathering, and secure the area."

SOUNDBITE 5 (Arabic) – Basem, bakery owner in Abbasiya:
"The protestors attacked the army and we heard the clashes from here, gunshots and such improper things. When the army then controlled them, they escaped to our streets, hid in buildings and opened fire against us while we' were in our houses and outside our stores."

Military prosecution sources said that the army arrested around 170 people outside the Defense Ministry, adding that they would order the detention of people accused of inciting the violence.

The ruling SCAF vowed to transfer power to civilian rule before the end of June, or even by May if there is a clear winner in the first round in Egypt’s post-revolution presidential elections and that the presidential elections would be fair.

The sit-in around the Defense Ministry was initiated by supporters of the disqualified Salafi presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail last week. They were later joined by other protestors after being attacked by unidentified assailants who are said to have killed at least 11 of the demonstrators.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 4, 5, 2012
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1. Various overview shots of Abbasiya Square
2. External shot of Al-Nour Mosque in Abbasiya Square
3. Medium shot, an army armored vehicle and army soldiers at one of the nearby streets
4. Various shots of dozens of army soldiers walking in a group at a side walk around Abbasiya Square with helmets, shields and sticks
5. Various shots of army armored vehicles around Abbasiya
6. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Major General Mokhtar al-Molla, SCAF Member:
"The SCAF has decided the following: 1) a curfew in Abbasiya Square and the area surrounding the Defense Ministry and the roads leading to it starting from 11 pm Friday, May 4, to 7 am Saturday, May5." 7. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Medhat Hamdy, car agency owner in Abbasiya:
"After the army deployed we have felt very safe. The people of Abbasiya have become so reassured and happy with the presence of the army. We have become at peace and comfortable." 8. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – A lady from Abbasiya:
"There were armed people who escaped to Abbasiya. They had weapons. All Abbasiya lived in fear and horror. We were afraid of everything. But now, since the army is present around, we are not afraid and we went back to our work." 9. Various shots of a number of military police officers sitting on chairs on a sidewalk of Al-Nour Mosque in Abbasiya Square around Abbasiya, with two little kids sitting on their laps
10. Various shots of military policemen around Abbasiya
11. SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Major General Mokhtar al-Molla, SCAF Member:
"Irresponsible elements started to break through the security cordon and throw stones and Molotov cocktails at the armed forces soldiers which resulted in the injury of some of them. So, the forces had to chase those elements, disperse that gathering and secure the area." 12. SOUNDBITE 5 (Arabic) – Basem, bakery owner in Abbasiya:
"The protestors attacked the army and we heard the clashes form here, gunshots and such improper things. When the army then controlled them, they escaped to our streets, hid in buildings and opened fire against us while we're in our houses and outside our stores." 13. Various shots of the military using water hoses to disperse the protestors
14. Various shots of protestors trying to break through the security cordon with barbed wires around the Defense Ministry and army soldiers running towards them
15. Various shots of protestors and medical assistants carrying a protestors, apparently dead, into the ambulance
16. Medium shot, protestors standing with water in the ground and smoke rising around them
17. Wide shot, a massive number of protestors at the street between Abbasiya and Defense Ministry shouting "Leave! Leave!" to the SCAF

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Iran's Vice President Meets with Leba...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
04 May 2012

On his second day of an official visit to Lebanon, Iran's First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi, leading an Iranian delegation, met on Thursday, May 3, with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati during the meeting of the Iran-Lebanon High Joint Cooperation Commission.

Following the meeting, Mikati praised the Iranian supportive position to Lebanon's stability, independence, and stance against Israeli threats.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Prime Minister Najib Mikati:
"It was an occasion where I thanked the Islamic Republic of Iran for the support it has provided, and is providing to Lebanon, and for the willingness it shows to assist Lebanon in all areas. I recall the positions of the Iranian officials supporting the sovereignty and independence of Lebanon, and the security of its territories, and supporting Lebanon's struggle to liberate its land from the Israeli occupation."

Rahimi and Mikati expressed their hopes of seeing an end to the Syrian crisis, and the ongoing violence and bloodshed that has ravaged the country for over a year.

Rahimi stressed his rejection of any foreign interference in Syria's domestic affairs, recalling the support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to the resistance of Gaza Strip, and Lebanon against Israel.

For his part, Mikati reaffirmed his commitment to Lebanon's disassociation policy from Syria's internal affairs, at the same time conveying the message of the dire need to quell the fighting that threatens to tear the country apart, and destabilize the region.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Prime Minister Najib Mikati:
"With regards to the events taking place in a number of dear Arab countries, particularly Syria, Lebanon takes a careful position not to interfere in the domestic affairs of these countries. Yet, Lebanon hopes for a solution that meets the wishes and aspirations of the peoples of these nations without violence, fighting and bloodshed."

The Iranian Vice President also held talks with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman in the presidential palace in Beirut, where he handed Suleiman a hand-written letter from Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inviting him to attend the conference of Non-Aligned Movement member states that will be in Tehran late September.

Suleiman welcomed the Iranian guest and his delegation, commending the good relations and constant cooperation between the two countries.

Rahimi arrived in Lebanon Wednesday, and has since held talks with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah as well as a number of Lebanese officials including Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri.

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Egypt's SCAF Warns Abbassiya Protesters
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
03 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 3, 2012

Egypt's ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) held a press conference Thursday, May 3, to comment on the recent clashes between protestors and thugs in Abbasiya, close to the Defense Ministry. The violence resulted in the deaths of at least 9 and injured dozens.

SCAF members expressed sorrow for the victims of the deadly clashes, stressing that the Armed Forces belong to the people, and their mission is to protect the country and its territories.

Major General Mokhtar al-Molla, SCAF Member, sternly warned protestors not to approach the Defense Ministry, stressing that it is the symbol of military honor and the state's authority.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Major General Mokhtar al-Molla:
"I praise the men of the Armed Forces, including leaders, officers, non-commissioned officers and soldiers, for what they bore throughout the last fifteen months, suffering all manner of interferences and transgressions. However, they are honorable men who give everything for the sake of the nation. But if anyone approaches their den (i.e. the Defense Ministry), let everyone be accountable for themselves."

For his part, Major General Mohamed al-Assar said that the sit-in in such a military zone is dangerous due to the sensitivity of the area on one hand, and the fact that it interrupts the activities of Ain Shams University and Ain Shams Hospital as well. He added that Tahrir Square is the most appropriate place for such protests.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Major General Mohamed al-Assar:
"We say that the sit-in in this area is dangerous because it is close to the Ministry of Defense, and the military buildings. We all know how dangerous the consequences and escalations are in such a sensitive area. The sit-in also affected the students of Ain Shams University and the work of Ain Shams Hospital. We believe that the suitable place for such sit-ins and protests is Tahrir Square."

The speaker reaffirmed that the ruling SCAF is committed to hold presidential elections, and hand over power on time.

The sit-in around the Defense Ministry started early Saturday morning, and was mainly occupied by supporters of disqualified Salafi presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail.

After the clashes, allegedly launched by hired thugs to disperse the anti-SCAF protestors, others joined the sit-in in condemnation of the bloody clashes, and the defense of the right of all Egyptians to stand for their beliefs.

Massive anti-SCAF protests are expected on Friday in Tahrir Square nationwide.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 3, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 3, 2012
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1. Various shots of the press conference held by SCAF
2. Various shots of SCAF members speaking during the press conference
3. Various shots of the attendees
4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Major General Mokhtar al-Molla, SCAF Member:
"I praise the men of the Armed Forces, including leaders, officers, noncommissioned officers and soldiers, for what they bore throughout the last fifteen months, suffering all manner of interferences and transgressions. However, they are honorable men who give everything for the sake of the nation. But if anyone approaches their den (i.e. the Defense Ministry), let everyone be accountable for themselves." 5. Various shots of SCAF members speaking during the press conference
6. Various shots of the attendees
7. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Major General Mohamed al-Assar, SCAF Member:
"We say that the sit-in in this area is dangerous because it is close to the Ministry of Defense, and the military buildings. We all know how dangerous the consequences and escalations are in such a sensitive area. The sit-in also affected the students of Ain Shams University and the work of Ain Shams Hospital. We believe that the suitable place for such sit-ins and protests is Tahrir Square." 8. Various shots of the area near the Defense Ministry blocked with barbed wires while protestors moving around
9. Various shots of a group of protestors shouting anti-SCAF statements
10. Medium shot, a group of army soldiers blocking the way leading to an area close to the Defense Ministry
11. Various shots of boys and girls sitting on the ground of side walknear Abbasiya in an area close to the Defense Ministry
12. Medium shot, a drawing on the wall by anti-SCAF "Liars Campaign" depicting the military and the SCAF as "liars" and reading "Down with military rule!"
13. Medium shot, a veiled woman and a young man sitting on a sidewalk with camping tents behind them
14. Wide shot, the area near the Defense Ministry blocked with barbed wires, armored vehicles and army soldiers while protestors moving around

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US Senator Kerry Says Egypt's SCAF De...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
03 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 3, 2012

STORYLINE:
US Senator John Kerry, the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, held a press conference in Cairo, Thursday, May 3, where he reported that he was encouraged to hear of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces’ (SCAF) determination to hold the presidential elections as scheduled.

SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - US Senator John Kerry:
"It is going to take time for the economy to rebound. A new constitution is going to have to be drafted, but what I was most encouraged to hear from the SCAF, as well as some others is that this election will take place on the 23rd of May, and if necessary the runoffs in June on the 16th. There is a determination to make certain that this election happens."

Kerry told reporters that Egypt's deteriorating economy will be a major challenge for the new president and his government, adding that it is imperative that they contend with this issue in a way that meets the demands and aspirations of the Egyptian people. He warned that if the people's demands are not met, it is possible that citizens could revolt again in the face of another impotent government.

SOUNDBITE 2 (English) - US Senator John Kerry:
"If the demands and needs of the people of Egypt are not met, in terms of economy and job opportunity and education and ability to talk to people and meet with people and express their views and live their lives – even in a religious context, you can do that. But if that is not allowed, then you may see people revisiting Tahrir Square."

Kerry arrived in Cairo on Tuesday evening and has since held talks with SCAF leaders, the Prime Minister, the Arab League Chief, Muslim Brotherhood leaders and a number of presidential candidates.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 3, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
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SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of Kerry's press conference in Cairo
2- SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - US Senator John Kerry:
"It is going to take time for the economy to rebound. A new constitution is going to have to be drafted. But what I was most encouraged to hear from the SCAF as well as some others is that this election will take place on the 23rd of May and if necessary the runoffs in June on the 16th. There is a determination to make certain that this election happens."
3- Various shots of Kerry speaking during the press conference
4- Wide shot, a reporter asking Kerry during the press conference
5- SOUNDBITE 2 (English) - US Senator John Kerry:
"If the demands and needs of the people of Egypt are not met, in terms of economy and job opportunity and education and ability to talk to people and meet with people and express their views and live their lives – even in a religious context you can do that. But if that is not allowed, then you may see people revisiting Tahrir Square." 6- Wide shot, Kerry speaking during the press conference
7- Zoom out, Kerry concluding the press conference and leaving

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U.S. Dignitary Feltman and Lebanese P...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
03 May 2012

Beirut, Lebanon | May 2 and 3, 2012

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman, concluded his visit to Lebanon on Thursday, May 3, with a sit-down between he and Lebanese President Michel Suleiman in Beirut, where they discussed solutions to enhance bilateral relations. Also on the docket were pressing regional issues, notably, the crisis in Syria.

Some analysts see Feltman's visit as controversial, due to the fact that it coincides with the visit of Iran's First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi to Beirut, and a number of Hezbollah’s top members stated their beliefs that Feltman's visit is merely aimed at sowing strife in the country.

Feltman arrived in Beirut from London on Tuesday evening and during his visit to Lebanon he met with Prime Minister Najib Mikati, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and other Lebanese political leaders.

During his talks with Berri, the U.S dignitary stressed his country’s support for democratic plural governments that protect the rights of all citizens, including ethnic and religious minorities. He also renewed U.S. commitment to a stable, sovereign and independent Lebanon.

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Shooting Dateline: May 3, 2012 (and May 2 evening)
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
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  1. Various shots of the meeting of U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman
  2. Various shots of Feltman accompanied by US Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly heading to meet with Lebanese Parliament speaker Nabih Berri
  3. Various shots of the meeting of U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman with Lebanese Parliament speaker Nabih Berri
  4. Various shots of Feltman and Ambassador Connelly leaving after the meeting with Berri
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Egyptian and Japanese Foreign Ministe...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
03 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 1 and 2, 2012

Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr held talks on Thursday, May 3, with a Japanese delegation led by Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba.

The talks focused on the bilateral relations between Egypt and Japan, Egypt's transformation to democracy and other issues. They also talked about the regional developments in the region as well as the situation in Syria.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 2, 2012 (and May 1 evening)
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
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SHOTLIST:

  1. Various external shots of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry headquarters in Cairo
  2. Various shots of the meeting of Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr with a Japanese delegation led by Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba
  3. Tilt down, external shot of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry headquarters in Cairo
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US Top Senator Meets Lebanese Preside...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
03 May 2012

Beirut, Lebanon | May 2, 2012 (and May 1 evening)

Top U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman held talks with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman on Wednesday, May 2, in Lebanon, where they addressed various issues including the Syrian crisis.

Lieberman also met with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati where they talked about Lebanon's disassociation policy from the Syrian internal affairs.

Lieberman told reporters after the meeting that the US Senate is concerned about the ongoing conflict in Syria and the lack of regional and international efforts to support the Syrian opposition against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

He also praised the Lebanese praised the government for its support to Syrian refugees.

SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman:
"I and a number of my colleagues in the US Senate are really concerned about the conflict in Syria and about the atrocities that are being carried out by the government forces against the people of Syria including a lot of innocent women and children and men. And I am focused on what we can do first to assist in the humanitarian crisis of within the country and in the neighboring countries like here in Lebanon with refugees coming in. But I am also concerned that people in the region and throughout the world have not done enough to be supportive of the opposition in Syria to Assad."

On Tuesday evening, Lieberman paid a visit to Progressive Socialist Party leader and Druze leader Walid Jumblatt where they discussed a number of issues including the US-Lebanese relations and the situation in Syria.

Earlier Wednesday, Lieberman visited the northern Lebanese bordering region of Wadi Khaled which hosts an estimated 24,000 Syrian refugees.

Lieberman's visit to Lebanon concludes a regional tour that included Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

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Shooting Dateline: May 2, 2012 (and May 1 evening)
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: May 2, 2012
Length: 0:01:51
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SHOTLIST:

  1. Various shots of the meeting of U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman
  2. Various shots of the meeting of U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati
  3. Wide shot, Lieberman heading to a press conference after his meeting with Mikati
  4. SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman:
    "I and a number of my colleagues in the US Senate are really concerned about the conflict in Syria and about the atrocities that are being carried out by the government forces against the people of Syria including a lot of innocent women and children and men. And I am focused on what we can do first to assist in the humanitarian crisis of within the country and in the neighboring countries like here in Lebanon with refugees coming in. But I am also concerned that people in the region and throughout the world have not done enough to be supportive of the opposition in Syria to Assad."
  5. Various shots of Lieberman's arrival and reception by Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt
  6. Various shots of the meeting of Lieberman with Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt
  7. Wide shot, Lieberman and Jumblatt shaking hands
  8. Wide shot of the meeting attending by US Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly
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Turmoil in Abbasiya Around Defense Mi...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
02 May 2012

Turmoil and chaos overshadowed Abbasiya and the areas surrounding Egypt's Defense Ministry on Wednesday, May 2, after the deadly clashes between protestors and thugs that killed at least 9 and injured dozens according to the Ministry of Health.
Security men, armored vehicles and protestors could be seen everywhere in Abbasiya and the surrounding areas leading to the Defense Ministry.
Meanwhile, other protestors gathered outside Al-Fatah Mosque in Ramses Square to march to Abbasiya and join the protestors there.
They all shouted statements against military rule of the Supreme Council of the Armed Force (SCAF).
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Protestor (young woman):
"We participate today because of our brothers who are being slaughtered. The SCAF which claims to have protected the revolution on January 25 is the one that is protecting Mubarak and his men in Tora prison and the corruption in Egypt."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Protestor (young man):
"This SCAF started a war of annihilation against activists and protestors. The SCAF delivers a message to intimidate the people but we will not be afraid. Down with military rule! We want neither election not constitution under military rule."

The sit-in around the Defense Ministry started Saturday early morning and it was mainly held by supporters of disqualified Salafi presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail.
However, supporters reaffirm that they protest not only for Abu Ismail but against the ruling SCAF, which they believe is the hirer of thugs in such massacres.
SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Protestor (man):
"Although we disagreed with the sit-in in Abbasiya in the beginning, we participate today to support the right of people to express themselves, protest and hold a sit-in."

The protesters say they will not give up their sit-in until the SCAF hands over power to civilians and the Supreme Presidential Election Committee (SPEC), which they believe to be fraudulent, is dismantled.

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Shooting Dateline: May 2, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 2, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various overview shots of Abbasiya Square full of protesters and security men
2. Various shots of security men and armored vehicles on a nearby bridge
3. Medium shot, two armored vehicles with army soldiers in Abbasiya
4. Medium shot, a protester raising a poster of SCAF Chief Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi tenderly carrying a little baby with the face of former president Hosni Mubarak
5. Various shots of protesters in Abbasiya surrounded by armored military vehicles and security men, shouting "SCAF Must Leave"
6. Various shots of protesters outside Al-Fatah Mosque in Ramses Square gathering for a march to join the protestors in Abbasiya
7. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Protester (young woman):
"We participate today because of our brothers who are being slaughtered. The SCAF which claims to have protected the revolution on January 25 is the one that is protecting Mubarak and his men in Tora prison and the corruption in Egypt." 8. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Protestor (young man):
"This SCAF started a war of annihilation against activists and protestors. The SCAF delivers a message to intimidate the people but we will not be afraid. Down with military rule! We want neither election not constitution under military rule." 9. Zoom out overview, protesters in Abbasiya surrounded by armored military vehicles and security men, shouting "Freedom! Freedom!"
10. Various shots of protesters outside Al-Fatah Mosque in Ramses Square shouting anti-SCAF statements
11. Various shots of a march moving from Al-Fatah Mosque in Ramses Square to join the protesters in Abbasiya
12. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Protester (man):
"Although we disagree with the sit-in in Abbasiya in the beginning, but we participate today to support the right of people to express themselves, protest and hold a sit-in." Medium shot, two armored vehicles and army soldiers on a bridge near Abbasiya 13. Wide overview, protesters shouting "The people want the fall of regime" in Abbasiya surrounded by a security cordon
14. Various shots of the march of Ramses Square moving towards Abbasiya to join the protesters there

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In Observance of Labor Day Workers Pr...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
01 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 1, 2012

On Labor Day, May 1st, Egyptian workers headed to Tahrir Square not only to celebrate, but also to declare that they will not continue to allow their rights, which were usurped during the Mubarak presidency, to be tossed aside any longer. Workers and their supporters gathered in Tahrir Square to demand social justice, higher wages, improvement of their conditions, freedom of establishing labor unions and the termination of a 2011 law against strikes and protests.

The workers stated that their conditions deteriorated greatly under the former regime, and have worsened since the January 25 revolution. Many of the workers claimed that the recent strikes and protests are legitimate and necessary in light of the decline of their income and skyrocketing prices. The protestors also demanded fair representation of workers in Egypt's coming constitution, stressing that it must represent all Egyptians, and not only a certain faction or party. Among other concerns of the protestors, was the ousting of corrupt former regime officials from government institutions.

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Hesham Ragab, Syndicate of Fine Art Workers, Ministry of Culture:
"We have come today to celebrate this beautiful day, but of course we have demands including freedom and justice. We also demand the application of minimum wages that haven’t been applied yet. We also want to purify the institutions from the former regime officials because anything good for the workers or employees are not applied because of the former regime officials in these sectors."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Nasser Abdel-Hady, worker:
"I am 35 and I have been working for the government for eleven years. I am oppressed, and I don’t get enough wages. In the beginning of the revolution we demanded living necessity, freedom, dignity and social justice. We have seen nothing of them at all. We have only seen theft, looting and fighting over power to run the country."

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 1, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 1, 2012
Length: 0:01:49
Video Size: 90 MB
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SHOTLIST:
1. Zoom in, dozens of Egyptian workers marching in Tahrir Square raising flags of Egypt and shouting statements of labor revolution
2. Close up, a worker raising a sign reading "We want monthly wages that meet one month expenses"
3. Various shots of protesting workers in Tahrir Square
4. Close up, a sign demanding freedom of labor union
5. Medium shot, protestors raising red flags reading "Cairo University
6. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Hesham Ragab, Syndicate of Fine Art Workers, Ministry of Culture:
"We have come today to celebrate this beautiful day but of course we have demands including freedom and justice. We also demand the application of minimum wages that haven’t been applied yet. We also want to purify the institutions from the former regime officials because anything good for the workers or employees are not applied because of the former regime officials in these sectors." 7. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Nasser Abdel-Hady, worker:
"I am 35 and I have been working for the government for eleven years. I am oppressed and I don’t get enough wages. In the beginning of the revolution we demanded living necessity, freedom, dignity and social justice. We have seen nothing of them at all. We have only seen theft, looting and fighting over power to run the country." 8. Medium shot, protestors doing a jumping dance while chanting demands of workers' rights with drumbeats
9. Various shots of protesters raising signs demanding labor rights
10. Close up, a worker raising a sign reading "We demand minimum wages of EGP 1,500 per month"
11. Various shots of protesters raising signs demanding workers' rights
12. Tilt down, the protestors in Tahrir

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Protests Outside Defense Ministry Con...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
30 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 30, 2012

The sit-in near the Ministry of Defense continued on Monday, April 30, for the fourth consecutive day, with protestors continuing to demand the end of military rule and the dismantling of the presidential election body which they claim is corrupt.

The sit-in was initiated by supporters of disqualified Salafi presidential candidate Hazem Salah abu-Ismail, yet the demonstrators say they protest in support of several principles, and not for a certain individual.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Protestor #1:
"The core of the problem is the SCAF. So, we're here to oust the SCAF in the first place. We reject drafting the resolution under military rule. We completely reject yesterday's SCAF meeting with political parties. We demand termination of Article 28 of the constitutional declaration. We demand dismantling the Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC) which is nothing but fraudulent. We are not here for a certain person but for some principles."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Protestor #2:
"We want the SCAF to step down and hand over power to a transitional government, and the parliament. The two will be the executive and legislative authorities. They will also monitor the presidential elections and rid us of the disorder going on in the country."

Protestors claimed that a number of assailants attacked them last night, and again this morning trying to disrupt the sit-in. The residents of the nearby neighborhood of Abbasiya managed to detain six armed "thugs," and handed them over to the military police.

Although the protestors believe in the significance of their sit-in, many Egyptians condemn the protest for blocking their own interests and movements.

The protestors are adamant that they will not give up their sit-in until their demands are met.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 30, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 30, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of crowds of people around a main street close to the Ministry of Defense
2. Various shots of tents of camping protestors
3. Various shots of people and passersby around the street near the Ministry of Defense
4. Various shots of protestors praying in congregation during the sit-in
5. Various shots of protestors in a made-up checkpoint checking the identities of passersby
6. Various shots of injured protestors in recent clashes between them and alleged thugs
7. Various shots of people and passersby around the street near the Ministry of Defense
8. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – One of the protestors:
"The core of the problem is the SCAF. So, we're here to oust the SCAF in the first place. We reject drafting the resolution under military rule. We completely reject yesterday's SCAF meeting with political parties. We demand termination of Article 28 of the constitutional declaration. We demand dismantling the Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC) which is nothing but fraudulent. We are not here for a certain person but for some principles." 9. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – One of the protestors:
"We want the SCAF to step down and hand over power to a transitional government and the parliament. The two will be the executive and legislative authorities. They will also monitor the presidential elections and rid us of the disorder going on in the country." 10. Various shots of the street near the Ministry of Defense crowded with people

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Policemen Protest Outside Interior Mi...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
30 Apr 2012

Hundreds of Egyptian policemen and lower ranking informers demonstrated on Monday, April 30, in front of the Ministry of Interior for the third day in a row, demanding higher wages and improvement of their living conditions.
Cairo, Egypt | April 30, 2012

They also demand dismissal of the Interior Minister who allegedly lied to them about referring their demands, particularly the job promotion law, to the parliament for discussion and approval.

According to the protesting policemen, they want a civilian Interior Minister to replace the current one, and the establishment of social justice among policemen of different ranks.

They say that their conditions must be improved in order to be able to restore the country's security, which is already deteriorating.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Protesting policeman Ahmed Abdel-Salam:
"The wages need to be well modified. Everyone knows that security is costly merchandise. So, a security man has to be financially and morally well in order to achieve security properly."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Protesting policeman Mohsen Abdel-Fattah:
"Since there is no credibility on the part of the Interior Minister, we demand his dismissal. A minister who gives wrong information to his men and lies to them is not worthy of being a minister."

The police sit-in started Saturday in Cairo and elsewhere across Egypt, with several clashes taking place between the Interior Ministry security, and protesting policemen.

The protestors threaten escalation by blocking main thoroughfares if their demands are not met.

SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of security cordon outside the Interior Ministry headquarters in Cairo
2- Various shots of hundreds of protesting policemen outside the ministry
3- Medium shot, protesting policemen holding a sign reading statements against the Interior Minister
4- Various shots of security men and police officers outside the ministry
5- Various shots of hundreds of protesting policemen outside the ministry
6- Various shots of security men and police officers outside the ministry
7- Various shots of hundreds of protesting policemen outside the ministry
8- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Protesting policeman Ahmed Abdel-Salam:
"The wages need to be well modified. Everyone knows that security is costly merchandise. So, a security man has to be financially and morally well in order to achieve security properly." 9- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Protesting policeman Mohsen Abdel-Fattah:
"Since there is no credibility on the part of the Interior Minister, we demand his dismissal. A minister who gives wrong information to his men and lies to them is not worthy of being a minister." 10- Various shots of security men and police officers outside the ministry
11- Various shots of hundreds of protesting policemen outside the ministry
12- Medium shot, some protesting policemen trying to break into the security cordon outside the Interior Ministry
13- Various shots of policemen shouting statements against the Interior Minister
14- Various shots of security men and police officers outside the ministry

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Anti-SCAF Sit-in Outside Defense Mini...
cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
29 Apr 2012

The sit-in of the supporters of disqualified Salafi presidential candidate Hazem Salah abu-Ismail in Abbasiya, near the Ministry of Defense, continued on Sunday, April 29, for the second consecutive day after bloody clashes occurred Saturday night between Abbasiya residents and protestors, resulting in the death of one person, and injuring 119 others, according to the Ministry of Health.

Protestors claim that “thugs” provoked the clashes, and that they were responsible for killing four and injuring at least 200.

The demonstrators demand the immediate end of the rule of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), accusing it of conspiring with the election commission to disqualify Salafi candidate Abu Ismail.

The protestors seemed to lack public support for their cause, as many Egyptians oppose the protests, instead seeking stability in the midst of the country's deteriorating conditions.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"We elected the members of the parliament, and they are the ones who should demand and speak for us. When we protest, we block the country's interests. Why are these protests? I believe that there are good protestors but there are also intruding vandals among them who want the country to be ruined and never to move forward."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"Last night clashes were completely unnecessary because the sit-in is unnecessary in the first place. These clashes must have been provoked by intruders who want to prove that the country lacks security, which is true because there is no security at all now." Those who reject the protests call on Abu Ismail supporters to work and produce something for the country instead of blocking the country's interests and ask them to respect the law that disqualified their candidate.

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"I am against the sit-in at Abbasiya of course. This situation is improper at this stage. We need work and production. The sit-in will not solve the country's problems. We want the people to work instead."

The protestors continued marching in the streets around the Defense Ministry, shouting statements against the SCAF, demanding its immediate dissolution, and that power be turned over to a civilian governing body.
Seven individuals who were said to have participated in the clashes on Saturday have reportedly been detained and interrogated by protestors who recorded their confessions, contending that they were paid for their actions, and that they have participated in recent clashes at similar protests.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 29, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 29, 2012
Length: 0:02:23
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of protestors blocking the way at one of the streets near the Ministry of Defense
2. Various shots of the protestors around a street close to the Ministry of Defense, spreading a huge flag of Egypt on the ground
3. Medium shot, protestors praying in congregation during the sit-in
4. Various shots of tents of camping protestors
5. Close up, a protestor holding a painting of a hand representing the election commission beating a man representing the Egyptian people
6. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"We elected the members of the parliament and they are the ones who should demand and speak for us. When we protest, we block the country's interests. Why are these protests? I believe that there are good protestors but there are also intruding vandals among them who want the country to be ruined and never to move forward." 7. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"Last night clashes were completely unnecessary because the sit-in is unnecessary in the first place. These clashes must have been provoked by intruders who want to prove that the country lacks security, which is true because there is no security at all now." 8. Various shots of a rally joining the sit-in with protestor holding a large sign reading "Down with Military Rule" shouting anti-SCAF statements
9. Various shots of a poster gathering pictures of former president Hosni Mubarak, former vice-president Omar Suleiman and SCAF Leader Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi, with words reading "Under Their Rule, We Cried for Gas"
10. Medium shot of the protestors
11. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"I am against the sit-in at Abbasiya of course. This situation is improper at this stage. We need work and production. The sit-in will not solve the country's problems. We want the people to work instead.” Medium shot, two protestors raising a scarf of a man stained with blood, claiming it belonged to one of the clash victims 12. Various shots of the protestors shouting anti-SCAF statements
13. Zoom out, the protesters shouting anti-SCAF statements

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Hamas Leader and Arab League Chief Ag...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
29 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 29, 2012

The issue of the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails was the focus of the meeting of Hamas delegation led by Politburo Chief Khaled Mashaal and the Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Araby on Sunday, April 29, in Cairo.

Mashaal told reporters that he agreed with the Arab League Chief, as he did with the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, to internationalize the issue of the Palestinian detainees in Israel and the "inhumane" violations practiced against them.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal:
“Last Thursday, I called brother Abu Mazen (President Mahmoud Abbas) and we agreed to unite Palestinian efforts for the issue of prisoners and that the Palestinian Authority would internationalize the issue of prisoners to double pressure on the Israelis. Hence, the unity of the Palestinian position, along with Arab, Islamic and international efforts, will be in favor of the Palestinian prisoners, God willing.”

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Araby:
“We also talked about reconciliation, but the urgent issue that I hope the international media focuses on is the prisoners. What is going on in the Israeli prisons is inhumane and it represents grave violations of human rights.”

Mashaal said that the Palestinian prisoners in Israel have gone on a hunger strike since April 17 to protest the brutal treatment of the Israeli authorities against them, according to Mashaal.

Hamas Politburo Chief stressed that there are no objections from Hamas about Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' leadership of the coming joint government as reaffirmed in the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation meetings in Cairo.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 29, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 29, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot/low angle, the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
2. Various shots of the meeting of Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Araby with Hamas delegation led by politburo Khaled Mashaal
3. Various shots of Mashaal and Al-Araby heading to a press conference
4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal:
“Last Thursday, I called brother Abu Mazen (President Mahmoud Abbas) and we agreed to unite Palestinian efforts for the issue of prisoners and that the Palestinian Authority would internationalize the issue of prisoners to double pressure on the Israelis. Hence, the unity of the Palestinian position, along with Arab, Islamic and international efforts, will be in favor of the Palestinian prisoners, God willing.” 5. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Araby:
“We also talked about the reconciliation, but the urgent issue that I hope the international media focus on is the prisoners. What is going on in the Israeli prisons is inhuman and it represents grave violations of human rights.” 6. Medium shot, Mashaal concluding the press conference and leaving
7. Long shot, entrance of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo

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Lebanese Army Detains Ship Carrying W...
Tripoli, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
28 Apr 2012

Beirut, Lebanon | April 28, 2012

The Lebanese army intercepted a vessel sailing in the Mediterranean, carrying three shipping containers filled with weapons meant to supply Syrian rebels, according to Lebanese security sources.

They reported that the ship "Lutfallah II" was on its way to Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli when it was intercepted and taken to Selaata port, north of Beirut where its captain and crew were handed over to military intelligence officers for further questioning.

Security sources said that an overnight search discovered the weapons, which included rocket-propelled grenades, and rifles.

A Lebanese Military Prosecutor requested that the military police questioned the ship’s crew to find out where the arms were loaded, and to whom they were to be delivered.

Syrian authorities have repeatedly claimed that weapons are being smuggled from neighboring countries, including Lebanon to support Syrian rebels fighting against President Bashar al-Assad.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 28, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut
Publishing Time: April 28, 2012
Length: 0:01:03
Video Size: 62.5 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of Beirut port where the ship " Lutfallah II" where discovered by the Lebanese army
2. Wide long shot of the containers of the ship filled with weapons
3. Wide shot of Lebanese army vehicles walking around at the Beirut port area
4. Various shots of the port area, army vehicles walking around
5. Wide shot of the arrested Lutfallah II ship
6. wide shot of trucks holding the three containers of the arrested ship
7. Various shots of the Beirut port where the ship and its containers existed

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Protesters Start Anti-SCAF Sit-in Out...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
28 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 28, 2012

Supporters of disqualified Salafist presidential candidate Hazem Salah abu-Ismail joined by other political forces started a sit-in on Saturday, April 28, outside the Defense Ministry headquarters in Cairo, calling on the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) to step down immediately and to hand over power to civilians.
They chanted against Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi and called for ending military rule and dissolving the Supreme Presidential Elections commission.
Protesters raised slogans that read, "No to military rule." Other posters are calling for "redeeming the rights of martyrs".
Among political forces participating at the sit-in were the Youth for Justice and Freedom, the Coalition of Revolutionary Forces and the Free Front for Peaceful Change, announcing their solidarity with the sit-in's objective, namely the abdication of the SCAF.
As the numbers of protesters increased in front of the ministry, military police heightened security measures and hundreds of soldiers were positioned around the ministry.
At one stage, a military police officer spoke to protesters, warning them of the "consequences" of moving nearer to the security cordon.
Military police forces also blocked the main street leading to the ministry.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 28, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 28, 2012
Length: 0:01:35
Video Size: 78.8 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot of a large Egyptian flag on the earth amid the presence of protesters
2. Various shots of protesters, two army vehicles
3. Wide shot of a large banner demanding end of the military rule
4. Various shots of protesters
5. Medium shot of large banner for Ain Shams University
6. Pan left shot of a large poster of the former regime figures
7. Various shots of protesters amid the presence of army soldiers
8. Various shots of protesters doing the Muslim prayers
9. Wide shot of a large banner condemning the ruling SCAF
10. Various shots of protesters amid high presence of armed soldiers and army vehicles
11. Various shots of protesters shouting

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Filippo Grandi: Palestinian Families ...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
27 Apr 2012

Beirut, Lebanon | April 27, 2012

Filippo Grandi, the Commissioner General of the United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees, UNRWA, held a press conference Friday, April 27, at the headquarters of UNRWA at Bir Hassan, in the presence of the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Salvatore Lombardo.

Grandi held talks concerning the conditions of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, Syria, and Gaza, and the current situation of the UNRWA organization.

Grandi noted that they will start the process of bringing families back to Nahr al-Bared refugee camp at the beginning of the next month, pointing out that they are facing numerous complications and difficulties throughout the process.

SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - Filippo Grandi:
"There is progress in many areas which previously were complicated and suffered some difficulties and still remains a very complicated operation. As of next month, we will start bringing back families belonging to what we call package two. The second set in that operation will continue toward the summer, and by the end of the operation almost 4,000 people will have returned to Nahr al-Bard.”

Grandi said that there are still about 5,000 Palestinian refugees in Syria, praising the neutral role of Palestinians in dealing with the Syrian crisis and adding that "their participation" in the conflict will not be in their interest or the interest of Syria.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 27, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut
Publishing Time: April 27, 2012
Length: 0:01:04
Video Size: 63.3 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot of The Commissioner General of the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA, Filippo Grandi heading to start the press conference
2. Medium shot of the press conference
3. Medium shot of the sign of the UNRWA
4. SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - Filippo Grandi:
"There is progress in many areas which previously were complicated and suffered some difficulties and still remains a very complicated operation. As of next month, we will start bringing back families belonging to what we call package two. The second set in that operation will continue toward the summer, and by the end of the operation almost 4,000 people will have returned to Nahr al-Bard." 5. Medium shot of cameraman shooting during the conference
6. Various shots of the press conference

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Egyptians Rally in Tahrir Square Agai...
Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
27 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 27, 2012

Hundreds of Egyptians gathered under the banner 'Save the Revolution' in Tahrir Square on Friday, April 27, for a demonstration against the ruling military council. The protest was organized by Islamist groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood, the Salafists and al-Jamaa al-Islamiya.

Demonstrators are calling for the cancellation of Article 28 of the presidential election law, which states that the Presidential Elections Commission’s decisions cannot be challenged in a court, and the dismissal of the Supreme Presidential Elections Commission.

Protestors believe that senior officials from the deposed Mubarak regime must be banned from eligibility for a presidential bid.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Protestor #1:
"The demands of the revolution are summed up in several points, firstly to prevent former regime figures from running for presidency, [particularly] Ahmed Shafik and Amr Moussa. The Egyptian people prevented Omar Suleiman before from running for president. God willing they will also prevent Ahmed Shafik and Amr Moussa from running for president.”

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Protestor #2:
"We are demanding the disbandment of the controversial Supreme Presidential Elections Commission and the cancellation of Article 28 of the presidential election law. We are here now protesting against the ruling council because they are responsible for killing our brother at Port Said and Suez. The military council must go back to its barracks".

Protestors are also calling for the release of political detainees.

Traffic in Tahrir Square moved without incident, and the security checkpoints that are normally placed during protests were not erected for the demonstration.

The elections commission announced the final list of 13 candidates for president on Thursday after disqualifying 10 candidates, including the top two Islamists. However, the commission reinstated Ahmed Shafik, Mubarak's PM during last year's uprising, and Mubarak's longtime foreign minister and former Arab League chief Amr Moussa.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 27, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 27, 2012
Length: 0:01:30
Video Size: 74.2 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot of a large banner against returning to export gas to Israel
2. Pan right shot of protestors chanting and marching at Tahrir Square
3. Wide shot of a man addressing the protestors through a stage
4. Wide shot of protestors at Tahrir square amid the presence of vendors
5. Medium shot of protestors raising banners reading "God is the greatest"
6. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Protestor #1:
"The demands of the revolution are summed up in several points, firstly to prevent former regime figures from running for presidency and first of them Ahmed Shafik and Amr Moussa. The Egyptian people prevented Omar Suleiman before from running for president, God willing they will also prevent Ahmed Shafik and Amr Moussa from running for president."
7. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Protestor #2:
"We are demanding the disbandment of the controversial Supreme Presidential Elections Commission and the cancellation of Article 28 of the presidential election law. We are here now protesting against the ruling council, as they are responsible for killing our brother at Port Said and Suez. The military council must go back to its barracks."
8. Close up shot of a large banner reading "We are all against the remnants of the former regime".
9. Various shots of protestors at Tahrir square
10. Wide shot of protestors shouting "Islamic"
11. Wide shot of a large banner reading "The final date for the SCAF to hand over power is June 30".

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Austrian President Visits Lebanon for...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
26 Apr 2012

Austrian President Heinz Fischer arrived in Beirut on Thursday, April 26, for a two-day visit at the invitation of his Lebanese counterpart Michel Suleiman, who held a welcome ceremony at the presidential palace for Fischer's arrival.

The visit began with a private discussion between the two presidents, and later included talks with senior Lebanese officials.

President Fischer’s visit marks the first time an Austrian head of state has paid an official visit to Lebanon.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 26, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: April 26, 2012
Length: 0:01:03
Video Size: 52.4 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of the arrival of Austria’s President Heinz Fischer and his reception by Lebanese President Michel Suleiman
2. Various shots of the welcome ceremony held at the presidential palace for Fischer
3. Various shots of a meeting between Fischer and Suleiman
4. Zoom out, an Austrian plane moving

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Egypt's Election Commission Announces...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
26 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 26, 2012
Egypt's Supreme Presidential Elections Commission (SPEC) held a press conference on Thursday, April 26, to announce the final list of thirteen approved presidential candidates eligible to run in Egypt's first post-revolution elections to be held on May 23 and 24.

The commission said that the list includes Ahmed Shafik, the last prime minister appointed by former president Hosni Mubarak, after he was barred from the presidential race due to the recently passed Political Isolation Law No. 17 for 2012.

Judge Farouk Sultan, SPEC Chairman and head of the Constitutional Court, said that the commission decided to include Shafik after hearing his appeal which refuted the constitutionality of the new Political Isolation Law.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Judge Farouk Sultan, SPEC Chairman and head of the Constitutional Court:
"After hearing his (Shafik's) appeal and defense, and his argument of the non-constitutionality of the said law, the commission has decided to halt the decision of barring him from the presidential race and to include him in the final list of candidates, while the law is to be referred to the Supreme Constitutional Court to give the final say about its constitutionality."

Besides Shafik, the 13-candidate list includes Mubarak's longtime foreign minister and former Arab League chief Amr Moussa, the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi, and the Muslim Brotherhood dissident Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh.

Campaigning for the presidential elections will formally begin April 30, and voting will be held May 23-24. If necessary, run-offs will be held June 16-17.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 26, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 26, 2012
Length: 0:01:24
Video Size: 70.1 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot of large banners of reading “Egypt's Supreme Presidential Elections Commission (SPEC)”
2. Medium shot of the judges of the commission
3. Various shots of the press conference
4. Wide shot of a statement on a monitor in the conference room, reading "Final List of Presidential Candidates, Egypt’s Presidential Elections"
5. Various shots of the attendees during the press conference
6. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Judge Farouk Sultan, SPEC Chairman and head of the Constitutional Court:
"After hearing his (Shafik's) appeal and defense, and his argument of the non-constitutionality of the said law, the commission has decided to halt the decision of barring him from the presidential race and to include him in the final list of candidates, while the law is to be referred to the Supreme Constitutional Court to give the final say about its constitutionality." 7. Various shots of the press conference
8. Various shots of the attendees leaving

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Lebanese Public Transport Workers and...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
26 Apr 2012

Beirut, Lebanon | April 26, 2012

The Lebanese public transportation sector and taxi drivers held a strike on Thursday, April 26, protesting against the rising prices of gas and government "negligence" of their demands.

Protestors demanded the government limit the price of gasoline and increase family compensation allowances for the workers of the public transport sector.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Lebanese taxi driver:
"After each 20 customers, we have to fill the gas tank. There is also a lack of guarantees. Besides, there are taxis with forged plates and there are private cars working as taxis. The government is absent. I would say that this government is the biggest aggression against the Lebanese people. I hope they fear Allah because we're starving and unable to feed our children."

As a result of such a strike, many areas of the country saw traffic jams as taxi and bus drivers participated in the strike, preventing students and citizens from reaching their destinations.

The transportation sector warned that it would resort to an open-ended strike if its demands were not met.

The sector postponed their planned strike last week after positive talks with Prime Minister Najib Mikati.

Mikati earlier noted that the rise in fuel prices was related to worldwide rising prices, and that the country's treasury was incapable of containing it.

SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot of protestors holding large banner including their demands
2. Medium shot of the large banner including the protestors demands
3. Medium shot of protestors shouting against the high price of fuel
4. Close up shot of a banner reading “Strike”
5. Various shots of traffic
6. Close up shot of a sign of a taxi
7. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Lebanese taxi driver:
"After each 20 customers, we have to fill the gas tank. There is also lack of guarantees. Besides, there are taxis with forged plates and there are private cars working as taxis. The government is absent. I would say that this government is the biggest aggression against the Lebanese people. I hope they fear Allah because we're starving and unable to feed our children." 8. Various shots of protestors during the strike
9. Close up shot of the Lebanese flag
10. Wide shot of protestors gathering outside the headquarters of the Prime Ministry headquarters
11. Close up shot of protestor holding a piece of bread and the Lebanese flag
12. Various shots of protestors during the strike

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2012 TriBeCa Film Festival - Premiere...
The Metropolitan Opera, New York, USA
By Genesis Broadcasting Network (TTM-TV1)
26 Apr 2012

2012 TriBeCa Film Festival Premiere of Documentary Film 'Wagner's Dream': Red Carpet Interviews of Metropolitan Operatic Stars, Dramatic Soprano Deborah Voight (Brunnhilde) and Helden Tenor Jay Hunter Morris (Siegfried)

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Debate in Egypt Over SCAF's Approval ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
25 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 25, 2012

STORYLINE:
Egypt’s ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) approval of the political isolation law recently passed by parliament has raised controversy among Egyptians, particularly after excluding Egypt's former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik from running in the first post-revolution presidential elections.

A large number of Egyptians believe the approval is a positive step toward a fair election process, though for many it is a development too late in arriving.

Others see the move as a SCAF attempt to regain public confidence by assuming a neutral position toward all presidential candidates and refuting charges of SCAF favoritism for former regime figures.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Ahmed Sayed Ahmed, journalist and political analyst, state-run Al-Ahram Newspaper:
"This approval represents a blow to one of the main factors of which the presidential elections map was formed, which is that the presidential candidates belonging to the former or the old regime, formerly represented in former vice-president Omar Suleiman before his disqualification, then former PM Ahmed Shafik and in some way or another ex-foreign minister Amr Moussa."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"As for the SCAF, it is trying to return things back to normal and show solidarity with the people again. It tries to offer them good gestures and get closer to them. However, we do not want a slow or partial pace. We want the SCAF and the Egyptian army in particular to stand by us all the time."

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"It was the right decision of the SCAF to politically isolate the former regime figures. We don’t want the presidential elections to be delayed. We want them to be done as soon as possible, because the people got tired and the thugs increased and we feel that the Interior Ministry is doing nothing."

After Shafik's exclusion from the presidential race, following former vice-president and ex-intelligence chief Omar Suleiman, the competition is now almost limited to popular Muslim Brotherhood dissident candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh, and former Arab League Chief and ex-foreign minister Amr Moussa.

The political isolation law targets all former regime figures, including top officials, and leaders of the now-disbanded National Democratic Party (NDP) who served under former president Hosni Mubarak, by banning them from exercising their political rights for the next ten years.

Although the SCAF approval was largely met with public support, some Egyptians suspect there is a motive behind the move.

SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"It is ambiguous. There should be clarification from the SCAF, telling the people that it doesn’t have a favorable presidential candidate, and accordingly it has approved the political isolation law."

The election body has also recently disqualified two main Islamist candidates representing the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis, namely MB leader Khairat al-Shater, and Salafi lawyer Hazem Salah abu-Ismail, for other legal issues. Foreseeing the possible legal complications, the Muslim Brotherhood fielded substitute presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi to step in for al-Shater in the event that he was barred from running.

Egypt’s Election Commission is expected to announce the final list of presidential candidates on Thursday, April 26, whereas the two-day presidential elections will kick off May 23.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 25, 2012 [and archive]
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 25, 2012
Length: 0:02:52
Video Size: 142 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot, Cairo and the River Nile
2. Wide external shot, the SCAF Military Media Center in Cairo
3. Close up, a sign in the conference room reading " Military Media Center"
4. Various shots of a previous press conference held by SCAF members (archive)
5. Various shots of SCAF Leader, Field Marshall Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, in a televised speech (archive)
6. Medi8um external shot of the headquarters of Supreme Presidential Election Comission (SPEC) in Cairo with the flag of Egypt on top of the building
7. Various shots of Ahmed Shafik, last Prime Minister of Mubarak, officially registers for presidential race (archive)
8. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Ahmed Sayed Ahmed, journalist and political analyst, state-run Al-Ahram Newspaper:
"This approval represents a blow to one of the main factors of which the presidential elections map was formed, which is the presidential candidates belonging to the former or the old regime, formerly represented in former vice-president Omar Suleiman before his disqualification, then former PM Ahmed Shafik and in some way or another ex-foreign minister Amr Moussa." 9. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"As for the SCAF, it is trying to return things back to normal and show solidarity with the people again. It tries to offer them good things and get closer to them. However, we do not want a slow or partial pace. We want the SCAF and the Egyptian army in particular to stand by us all the time." 10. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"It was a right decision of the SCAF to politically isolate the former regime figures. We don’t want the presidential elections to be delayed. We want them to be done as soon as possible, because the people got tired and the thugs increased and we feel that the Interior Ministry is doing nothing." 11. Various shots of former vice-president Omar Suleiman getting off the car and heading to the SPEC amid crowds of security men and supporters (archive)
12. Various shots of presidential hopeful Amr Moussa during a recent meeting and press conference of presidential candidates (archive)
13. Various shots of supporters of presidential hopeful Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh raising his posters (archive)
14. Various shots of Aboul-Fotouh speaking to reporters amid presence of his supporters (archive)
15. SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"It is ambiguous. There should be clarification from the SCAF, telling the people that it doesn’t have favorable presidential candidate and accordingly it has approved the political isolation law." 16. Wide shot, a large poster of Muslim Brotherhood disqualified presidential candidate Kahirat al-Shater at the sidewalk (archive)
17. Medium shot of Al-Shater trying to enter the commission headquarters amid throngs of supporters (archive)
18. Various shots of a rally in support of Salafi presidential hopeful Hazem Salah Abu Ismail (archive)
19. Medium shot, Abu Ismail speaking during a press conference (archive)
20. Medium external shot of the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo (archive)
21. Various shots of Mohamed Morsi, head of MB's Freedom and Justice Party, during a press conference (archive)
22. Wide external shot of the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo (archive)