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Sana'a, Yemen
By luke_somers
28 Jan 2013

United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Jamal Benomar (center) at a meeting with United Nations Security Council members and key Yemeni political figures at the presidential palace in Sana'a, Yemen.

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Sana'a, Yemen
By luke_somers
28 Jan 2013

United States Ambassador to Yemen Gerald Feierstein at a United Nations Security Council session at the presidential palace in Sana'a.

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Sana'a, Yemen
By luke_somers
28 Jan 2013

Yasin Said Numan, the Secretary General of the Yemeni Socialist Party, at the presidential palace in Sana'a, where United Nations Security Council members held a meeting with key Yemeni political figures.

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Sana'a, Yemen
By luke_somers
28 Jan 2013

Moroccan UN Security Council representative Mohammed Loulichki (center) expresses support for Yemen's planned National Dialogue Conference at a press conference at the presidential palace in Sana'a.

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Sana'a, Yemen
By luke_somers
28 Jan 2013

UN Security Council members and other key international political figures answer questions about Yemen's planned National Dialogue Conference at a press conference in Sana'a, Yemen.

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Sana'a, Yemen
By luke_somers
28 Jan 2013

Alongside other key international political figures, United Nations Security Council President Mark Grant answered questions about Yemen's planned National Dialogue Conference at the presidential palace in Sana'a.

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Sana'a, Yemen
By luke_somers
28 Jan 2013

Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary General Abdul-Latif Al-Zayani and UN Security Council President Mark Grant at the conclusion of a press conference at the presidential palace in Sana'a.

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Kampala, Uganda
By U.S. Editor
24 Jan 2013

The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), Gen. Aronda Nyakairima warned politicians not to take the country back to the past era of political turmoil.

Gen. Aronda's comments follow a recent statement by the Defense minister Dr. Crispus Kiyonga who cautioned MPs to desist from conduct that undermines the public confidence in the legislature and can cause the army to intervene and take over government.

Dr Kiyonga was speaking in reaction to the rowdy scenes that engulfed Parliament during the debate of the recently passed Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012 when MPs became rowdy during the vote on a clause that gives powers to the oil minister over the petroleum authority.
The comments by Dr. Kiyonga have since generated a public debate over the matter.

Launching the Armed Forces Week at the Ministry of Defense headquarters in Mbuya, Gen. Aronda delivered a cautious statement after being asked by journalists to comment on Minister Kiyonga's statement.

"I can tell you that no orders have been issued. We are going about our usual business of guarding the country. But I think that the message was well-taken by those to whom it was intended. Stand warned," said Gen. Aronda Nyakairima.

"Stand advised that should you not change course, other things will take place. Let no one return us to the past. We experienced a quarter century of turmoil and we cannot afford to take the country back," added Aronda.

Present at the press conference were members of Parliament from the West Nile region. The Armed Forces Week will culminate into the celebration of Tarehe Sita day on February 6.

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Bidzina Ivanishvili "I shall not be t...
Tbilisi, Georgia
By U.S. Editor
24 Dec 2012

Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili held a press conference to speak directly to representatives of regional and international media.

Ivanishvili stated he does not plan on remaining in politics, and does not intend to become the president of Georgia.

During the press conference the Prime minister also discussed the state budget, pensions, tariffs for electricity, and Georgian-Russian relations. The Prime minister also discussed the reforms in juridical system and courts, his visit to Azerbaijan, and planned negotiations with the government and president of Azerbaijan.

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Tbilisi, Georgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
24 Dec 2012

Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili held a press conference and answered the questions of representatives of international media.

Ivanishvili said that he is not going to stay in politics for a long time and does not intend to become the president of Georgia.

During the press conference the prime minister talked about the State Budget, pensions, tariffs for electricity, Georgian-Russian relations. The prime minister has also talked about the reforms in juridical system and courts. Ivanishvili also talked about his visit to Azerbaijan and questions he will negotiate with the government and president of Azerbaijan.

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Tbilisi, Georgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
24 Dec 2012

Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili held a press conference and answered the questions asked by representatives of international media.

Ivanishvili said that he is not going to stay in politics for a long time and does not intend to become the president of Georgia.

During the press conference the Prime minister talked about the state budget, pensions, tariffs for electricity, Georgian-Russian relations. The Prime minister also discussed the reforms in juridical system and courts. Ivanishvili talked about his visit to Azerbaijan and questions he will negotiate with the government and president of Azerbaijan.

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Tbilisi, Georgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
24 Dec 2012

Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili held a press conference and answered the questions asked by representatives of international media.

Ivanishvili said that he is not going to stay in politics for a long time and does not intend to become the president of Georgia.

During the press conference the Prime minister talked about the state budget, pensions, tariffs for electricity, Georgian-Russian relations. The Prime minister also discussed the reforms in juridical system and courts. Ivanishvili talked about his visit to Azerbaijan and questions he will negotiate with the government and president of Azerbaijan.

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Tbilisi, Georgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
24 Dec 2012

Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili held a press conference and answered the questions asked by representatives of international media.

Ivanishvili said that he is not going to stay in politics for a long time and does not intend to become the president of Georgia.

During the press conference the Prime minister talked about the state budget, pensions, tariffs for electricity, Georgian-Russian relations. The Prime minister also discussed the reforms in juridical system and courts. Ivanishvili talked about his visit to Azerbaijan and questions he will negotiate with the government and president of Azerbaijan.

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Tbilisi, Georgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
24 Dec 2012

Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili held a press conference and answered the questions asked by representatives of international media.

Ivanishvili said that he is not going to stay in politics for a long time and does not intend to become the president of Georgia.

During the press conference the Prime minister talked about the state budget, pensions, tariffs for electricity, Georgian-Russian relations. The Prime minister also discussed the reforms in juridical system and courts. Ivanishvili talked about his visit to Azerbaijan and questions he will negotiate with the government and president of Azerbaijan.

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Tbilisi, Georgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
24 Dec 2012

Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili held a press conference and answered the questions asked by representatives of international media.

Ivanishvili said that he is not going to stay in politics for a long time and does not intend to become the president of Georgia.

During the press conference the Prime minister talked about the state budget, pensions, tariffs for electricity, Georgian-Russian relations. The Prime minister also discussed the reforms in juridical system and courts. Ivanishvili talked about his visit to Azerbaijan and questions he will negotiate with the government and president of Azerbaijan.

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Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
22 Nov 2012

Story: Arab League Chief: Aggression on Gaza “Shame on Humanity”

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: November 7, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: November 7, 2012
Length: 0:02:07
Video Size: 105 MB
Language: Arabic
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1. Wide shot of the Arab League (AL) headquarters in Cairo
2. Medium shot of the flag of the Arab League at the headquarters
3. Wide shot of Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby arriving at the press conference
4. Various shots of the attendees, al-Araby speaking during the press conference
5. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby;
6. “ In my opinion: What’s happening at Gaza particulary after this visist
7. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby;
“In my opinion and after my visit to Gaza, what’s happening in Gaza is certainly shame on humanity. I repeat that it is shame on humanity. Undoubtedly, the blockade and the aggression against civilians are up to the level of war crimes and crimes against humanity, according to the international humanitarian law and all international related covenants and agreements.” 8. Various shots of the attendees, al-Araby speaking during the press
9. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby;
“No peace or stability in the region as long as there are still occupation, settlement activities and denial of Israel to the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, the first of which is their legitimate right to have an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital city.”
10. Various shots of the attendees during the press conference
11. Zoom out shot of al-Araby concluding his speech and heading to leave after the press conference

STORYLINE:
Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby said that the Israeli aggression on the people of Gaza Strip is “shame on humanity”, he told reporters in a press conference on Wednesday, November 21, at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo.

Al-Araby said that his visit to the Gaza Strip aimed to show solidarity of all Arab states to Gaza and the Palestinian people.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby;
“In my opinion and after my visit to Gaza, what’s happening in Gaza is certainly shame on humanity. I repeat that it is shame on humanity. Undoubtedly, the blockade and the aggression against civilians are up to the level of war crimes and crimes against humanity, according to the international humanitarian law and all international related covenants and agreements.”

He said that the Arab League called on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to take an immediate action to end the Israeli attacks on the Palestinian strip.

He added that Iraq has called for holding a meeting of the Arab states' chiefs of staff over the ongoing violence in Gaza. Al-Araby said that the invitation to the meeting has been sent to all Arab countries and that the Arab League was waiting for their reply.

He also stressed that there would be neither peace nor stability in the Middle East unless the Palestinians got their legitimate right of an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital city.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby;
“No peace or stability in the region as long as there are still occupation, settlement activities and denial of Israel to the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, the first of which is their legitimate right to have an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital city.”

The Arab League Chief announced that three of Arab foreign ministers who accompanied him during his recent visit to Gaza told him that their countries supported the convening of emergency Arab summit as requested by the Palestinian Authority at a recent Arab League meeting. Al-Araby noted that three countries weren’t enough to hold an Arab summit as it requires approval of 11 other countries.

Earlier on Tuesday, a delegation of Arab ministers led by the Arab League Secretary-General paid a visit to Gaza to express solidarity with the Palestinians.

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Parents of US Journalist Missing in S...
Beirut Lebanon
By U.S. Editor
12 Nov 2012

The parents of Austin Tice, the 31-year-old freelance journalist missing in Syria, spoke to reporters in a press conference on Monday, November 12, in the Lebanese capital city of Beirut, pleading for his release before Christmas.

Debra and Mark Tice asked that whoever was holding their son treat him well. They stated that their presence in Lebanon was to contact officials for help locating, and bringing their son home.

Debra and Mark said they were ready to cooperate and meet with any person or authority that could lead to information about their son.

SOUNDBITE 1 (English) – Mark, Austin’s father:
“We’re the parents of Austin Tice, a journalist working in Syria, and with whom we’ve had no contact since August 13th. We’re here today to appeal for information about Austin. Is he well? How can we contact him? And how can we return him to our family? If anyone who hears this has any information about Austin, and especially what we can do to bring him home, please contact us. We have a website where you can send us an email. It’s www.austinticefamily.com.”

The parents reaffirmed that they had direct and indirect contact with officials in the Syrian government who said they did not know Tice's whereabouts.

Debra sent a touching message to her missing son during the press conference.

SOUNDBITE 2 (English) – Debra Tice, Austin’s mother:
“My precious Austin, I love you dearly. I hold you tenderly in my heart, and I pray for you constantly. Your brothers and sisters love you, and think of you every minute. Be assured we’ll do all we can to bring you safely home.”

Tice was a US Marine before heading to Syria as a freelance journalist.

Tice has been missing since mid-August, and a US State Department spokesman said they believed he was in custody of the Syrian government.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: November 12, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: November 12, 2012
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1. Wide shot of the press conference that was held in Beirut Austin Tice’s parents
2. Various shots of video cameras shooting the conference, and photographers taking snapshots during the conference
3. Various, large shots of reporters and journalists attending the conference and taking notes
4. SOUNDBITE 1 (English) – Mark, Austin’s father:
“We’re the parents of Austin Tice, a journalist who was last working in Syria, and with whom we’ve had not contact since August 13th. We’re here today to appeal of information about Austin, is he well?! How can we contact him?! And how can we return him to our family?! If anyone who hears this; has any information about Austin; and especially what we can do to bring him home, please contact us. We’ve a website where you can send us an email. It’s www.austinticefamily.com.” 5. Close shot of Austin’s mother, Debra while she was talking during the conference
6. SOUNDBITE 2 (English) – Debra Tice, Austin’s mother:
“My precious Austin, I love you dearly. I hold you tenderly in my heart, and I pray for you constantly. Your brothers and sisters love you, and think of you every minute. Be assured we’ll do all we can to bring you safely home.” 7. Wide shot of the press conference, while the presenter is thanking the attendees for coming

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Cabinet Headquarters, Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
07 Nov 2012

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati recieved on Wednesday, November 7, Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr at the Cabinet headquarters in Beirut, where they held talks over the bilateral relations between the two countries and other issues of common interest.

Mikati and Amr reaffirmed the depth of the relations between Lebanon and Egypt.

In a press conference following the meeting, Amr stressed Egypt’s keenness to cooperate with all Lebanese parties and its support for the resumption of the national dialogue among all Lebanese political forces.

Amr described his meeting with Mikati as "fruitful.”

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egypt’s FM Mohamed Kamel Amr:
“The meeting was fruitful. He (Mikati) asked me to convey his greeting to President Mohamed Morsi and the Egyptian people. We agreed upon maintaining regular contact in the upcoming period in order to have continuous consultation between the two countries regarding different issues of mutual concern whether on the bilateral or the regional level.”

On the other hand, Amr met with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman where they discussed bilateral relations and the recent regional developments.

Amr praised the exerted efforts by Suleiman to maintain national dialogue and stability in Lebanon.

Egypt’s FM arrived in Lebanon on Tuesday for a two-day visit to meet with senior Lebanese officials.

He also met with his Lebanese counterpart FM Adnan Mansour and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri.

Story: Egypt FM Meets Lebanese President and PM, Reaffirms Deep Bilateral Ties
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: October 23, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: October 23, 2012
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Language: Arabic
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  1. Wide external shot of the Lebanese Cabinet headquarters in Beirut
  2. Various shots of the meeting of PM Najib Mikati with Egyptian FM Mohamed Kamel Amr
  3. Various shots of the meeting
  4. Pan right shot of Egyptian FM heading to give speech at a press conference after the meeting
  5. Wide shot of Amr starting his speech at the press conference
  6. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egypt’s FM Mohamed Kamel Amr:
    “The meeting was fruitful. He (Mikati) asked me to convey his greeting to President Mohamed Morsi and the Egyptian people. We agreed upon maintaining regular contact in the upcoming period in order to have continuous consultation between the two countries regarding different issues of mutual concern whether on the bilateral or the regional level.”
  7. Various shots of Egyptian FM Mohamed Kamel Amr meeting with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman at the Presidential Palace headquarters
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High Level AU Meeting in Cairo Urges ...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
05 Nov 2012

The African Union 2012 High Level Retreat of Special Envoys and Mediators was held on Monday, November 5, in Cairo, shedding light on the challenges facing Africa and urging peace and security on the continent.

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the first female AU Chief, said that the two-day conference would help find ways to achieve the purposes of a peaceful and conflict-free Africa.

SOUNDBITE 1 (English) – AU Chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma:
“As we also prepare for the golden jubilee of the OAU next year, the retreat must help us to find ways to move more speedily towards the objectives of a prosperous, peaceful, democratic and conflict-free Africa.”

Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr said that Egypt supported the AU in activating all its peacemaking efforts on the continent.

For his part, Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby said the high level meeting was a real chance for exchanging views and visions regarding the challenges facing Africa and the solutions for the ongoing crises.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby:
“This meeting has really become a gathering for exchanging views, visions and experiences on the best ways of putting an end to different crises, preventing their renewal and spreading peace, security and stability in our African continent.”

The theme of the conference is “Transforming the African peace and security context in the next decade: appraisal and opportunity.”

The conference included dignitaries and diplomats from different African states.

It is the third consecutive annual African Union retreat of this kind to take place in Egypt.

Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi also invited a number of participants from the retreat to meet him at the presidential palace.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: November 5, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: November 5, 2012
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  1. Long shot, the banner of the conference reading “African Union 2012 High Level Retreat of Special Envoys and Mediators”
  2. Close shot, a banner with the AU logo reading “Make Peace Happen”
  3. Wide shot, the conference hall, speakers and attendees
  4. Medium shot, AU Chief Dlamini-Zuma, Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr sitting as keynote speakers during the conference
  5. Various shots of the attendees
  6. Various shots of Zuma speaking during the conference
  7. Wide shot, the attendees applauding
  8. SOUNDBITE 1 (English) – AU Chief Dlamini-Zuma:
    “As we also prepare for the golden jubilee of the OAU next year, the retreat must help us to find ways to move more speedily towards the objectives of a prosperous, peaceful, democratic and conflict-free Africa.”
  9. Various shots of the attendees
  10. Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr speaking during the conference
  11. Wide shot of the conference
  12. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby:
    “This meeting has really become a gathering for exchanging views, visions and experiences on the best ways of putting an end to different crises, preventing their renewal and spreading peace, security and stability in our African continent.”
  13. Various shots of the attendees
  14. Various shots of Zuma speaking during the conference
  15. Various shots of Al-Araby speaking during the conference
  16. Various shots of Amr speaking during the conference
  17. Wide shot of the conference
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Egypt’s National Council for Women Re...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
22 Oct 2012

Egypt’s National Council for Women expressed rejection of the first draft of the country’s new revolution for allegedly limiting women’s rights, feminists said on Monday, October 22, in a press conference held at the Journalists Syndicate headquarters in Cairo.

Many male political activists also attended the conference to show solidarity with women and voice rejection of the new constitution draft.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mervat Tellawy, head of the National Council for Women:
“The new constitution that comes after January 25 Revolution must not diminish the rights of women, children, family, judiciary institutions, Al-Azhar honorable institution, the freedom of expression and creativity.”

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – George Ishaaq, political activist and founder of Kefaya Movement:
“We want Egypt’s women to be on equal footing with Egypt’s men, particularly in the Constituent Assembly (CA) that drafts the constitution. The CA is invalid.”

Feminists and human rights activists stressed that women worked side by side with men during January 25 Revolution in 2011 that ousted former president Hosni Mubarak.

Among the controversial articles in the draft constitution is one replacing “trafficking of women” to “violating the rights of women,” which feminists see as evasive and rubbery that doesn’t address the crime of human trafficking in the international law.

The attendees said that the articles about women’s right in the draft constitution are considered “repressive.”

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: October 22, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: October 22, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1. Medium shot, the Syndicate of Journalist in Cairo
2. Various shots, a number of women raising signs demanding women’s rights and equality with men
3. Wide shot, the press conference, the attendees applauding for Mervat Tellawy, head of the National Council for Women, during her speech
4. Various shots of the attendees
5. Medium shot, Tellawy speaking during the press conference
6. Close shot, a reporter taking notes
7. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mervat Tellawy, head of the National Council for Women:
“The new constitution that comes after January 25 Revolution must not diminish the rights of women, children, family, judiciary institutions, Al-Azhar honorable institution, the freedom of expression and creativity.” 8. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – George Ishaaq, political activist and founder of Kefaya Movement:
“We want Egypt’s women to be on equal footing with Egypt’s men, particularly in the Constituent Assembly (CA) that drafts the constitution. The CA is invalid.” 9. Various shots of the conference and the attendees
10. Various shots of the attendees
11. Wide, pan left shot, Syndicate of Journalist in Cairo

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Egypt’s Constitutional Court Rejects ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
16 Oct 2012

The head of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) Judge Maher al-Beheiry held a press conference on Tuesday, October 16, where he announced that the court rejects all constitutional draft articles concerning its powers.

Al-Beheiry described the position appointed to the court by the constituent assembly, which is drafting Egypt’s new constitution, as a setback and clear intervention in the court's affairs.

He added that the draft constitution represents an attempt to interfere in the affairs of the Constitutional Court, which is independent and above interference.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Judge Maher al-Beheiry, Head of Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC):
“The Supreme Constitutional Court was surprised that its regulating articles in the draft constitution were contrary to what the SCC recommended, which leads to its lack of independency required for it to do its duty and takes away major specializations of the SCC that are indispensable.”

Al-Beheiry said that the SCC general assembly would be in permanent session until the articles, which he described as threatening to the independence of the court, are amended.

For her part, SCC vice-chief Tahany al-Gebaly, Egypt’s first and only female judge, stressed the necessity of guarantees for the independence of the constitutional judiciary in the new constitution.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Judge Tahany al-Gebaly, SCC vice-chairman:
“In order to treat the first draft of the constitution through the Constituent Assembly, if it remains, the SCC due to its historical responsibilities gives its opinion before all Egyptians and those concerned with the future of Egypt regarding guarantees of the independence of constitutional judiciary and its ability to perform its role.”

According to Article 184 in the draft constitution, the court can examine proposed bills, regulating presidential, parliamentary and municipal elections, but it also stipulates that bills are immune from any judicial scrutiny once approved by the parliament.

On Wednesday, Egypt's constituent assembly released its first official draft constitution.

Earlier in June, the SCC withdrew its representatives from the constituent assembly to maintain a neutral stance.

The SCC ruled in June that the law that regulated last year's parliamentary elections was unconstitutional which led to the dissolution of the People's Assembly (the lower house of Egypt's parliament), which had appointed the Constituent Assembly's 100 members.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: October 16, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: October 16, 2012
Length: 0:01:44
Video Size: 85.7 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Pan left/tilt down external shot of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court headquarters
2. Various shots of the press conference, attendees
3. Various shots of Head of Egypt’s Constitutional Court judge Maher al-Beheiry speaking during the press conference
4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Judge Maher al-Beheiry, Head of Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC):
“The Supreme Constitutional Court was surprised that its regulating articles in the draft constitution were contrary to what the SCC recommended, which leads to its lack of independency required for it to do its duty and takes away major specializations of the SCC that are indispensable.”
5. Various shots of the press conference
6. Medium shot of Judge Tahany al-Gebaly, SCC vice-chairman during the press conference
7. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Judge Tahany al-Gebaly, SCC vice-chairman:
“In order to treat the first draft constitution through the Constituent Assembly, if it remains, the SCC due to its historical responsibilities gives its opinion before all Egyptians and those concerned with the future of Egypt regarding guarantees of the independency of constitutional judiciary and its ability to perform its role.” 8. Various shots of the press conference
9. Various external shots of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court

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EGYPT PRESENTS DRAFT OF CONSTITUTION;...
Cairo, Egypt
By Editor's Picks
10 Oct 2012

Egypt’s Constituent Assembly, the panel responsible for writing the country’s post-revolution constitution, released the first draft of the new constitution for debate and feedback by the public on Wednesday, October 10.

Hundreds of Lebanese teachers protested on Wednesday, October 10, outside the cabinet headquarters in Beirut, demanding that the government to implement a long-awaited salary increase.

On the first anniversary of the Maspero massacre, the relatives of the victims who were either shot or crushed to death by Armored Personnel Carriers, are still waiting for justice after a year of legal proceedings stemming from two cases, one of which witnessed the victims’ lawyers withdraw from the case and the other which saw protesters being put on trial.

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Egyptian Activists Establish “Egyptia...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
03 Oct 2012

Egyptian political activists, legal experts, NGO members and human rights activists held a press conference on Wednesday, October 3, to announce the formation of the “Egyptian Constitutional Front”, which they consider as a new constitution-writing panel to draw a new representative constitution.

They expressed rejection to the current Islamist-dominated constitution-writing panel, which they expect will not fully tackle human rights issues, aiming to place the goals of the revolution in the new constitution.

According to founding members, the Egyptian Constitutional Front aims to draft a democratic constitution based on the principles of citizenship and respect of human rights.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Hafez Abou Seada, Chairman of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR):
“Constitutions are established through agreement even if there is a minority of 10%. They should feel that they are partners of making the new constitution. The big mistake and catastrophe was that the constitution-writing panel was subjected to the majority. The majority is changeable and the constitution governs all Egyptians. Therefore, I believe that the wise people inside the Islamic trend have to return once again to Egyptian national unity.”

They also highlighted the importance of entrenching certain rights into Egypt’s new constitution, including freedom of the press, the right to peaceful protest, and a wide range of economic and social rights.

The attendees expressed rejection of giving the authority to form the constitution panel to the President again in case of the dissolution of the current panel.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – George Ishaaq, political activist and founder of Kefaya Movement:
“We should be careful when we offer the new draft constitution and discuss it with the people. It is Egypt’s post-revolution constitution, so it has to be completely different than that of pre-revolution Egypt.” The current panel was elected by the members of the People's Assembly (the lower house of the parliament) and the Shura Council (the upper house of the parliament) before the dissolution of the People's Assembly.

The panel still faces the risk of dissolution by court order on the grounds that it was drawn up by the dissolved lower house of parliament.

Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of the panel on October 9.

Founders of the Egyptian Constitutional Front include former MP Amr Hamzawy, editor in chief of Al Alam Al Youm Newspaper Saad Hagras, board member of Al Wafd Political Party Essam Sheha, and member of the journalist Syndicate Gamal Fahmy.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: October 3, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: October 3, 2012
Length: 0:02:07
Video Size: 104 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1- Wide shot of the press conference, the attendees at the conference hall
2- Various shots of the conference, speakers and the attendees
3- Medium shot of one of the attendees speaking during the conference
4- Medium shot of cameramen filming during the conference
5- Medium shot of Hafez Abou Seada, Chairman of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) speaking during the conference
6- Wide shot of the attendees at the conference hall
7- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Hafez Abou Seada, Chairman of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR):
“Constitutions are established through agreement even if there is a minority of 10%. They should feel that they are partners of making the new constitution. The big mistake and catastrophe was that the constitution-writing panel was subjected to the majority. The majority is changeable and the constitution governs all Egyptians. Therefore, I believe that the wise people inside the Islamic trend have to return nonce again to Egyptian, national unity.” 8- Various shot of the conference, speakers and the attendees
9- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – George Ishaaq, political activist and founder of Kefaya Movement:
“We should be careful when we offer the new draft constitution and discuss it with the people. It is Egypt’s post-revolution constitution, so it has to be completely different than that of pre-revolution Egypt.”
10- Various shot of the conference, speakers and the attendees

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MALAYSIA: PEACEFUL PROTEST; RELIGIOUS...
Middle East
By Editor's Picks
19 Sep 2012

With volatile reactions to the inflammatory Islam-insulting film spanning throughout many Muslim communities, the subject of defaming religion is at the forefront. The issue was addressed by Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby at a press conference on Wednesday, September 19, joined by other members of the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the African and European Unions, who are reportedly all working to reaching an agreement against religious defamation.

Meanwhile, young members of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party encouraged ongoing protests to the insulting film, however they stressed that keeping protests peaceful is essential to getting the message across.

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Arab League Chief: International Effo...
Cairo, Egypt
By New User Account
18 Sep 2012

Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby held a press conference on Wednesday, September 19, at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, where he addressed various issues including the ongoing UN General Assembly meetings, the Syrian crisis and the recent anti-Islam film produced in the United States.

Al-Araby told reporters that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Arab League, the African Union and the European Union are working on reaching an agreement against religious defamation.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby:
“We’re working on it. Thank God, it’s not only the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Arab League but also the European Union and the African Union showing interest in this issue to put together the measures to start preparing an international convention prohibiting defaming or insulting religions.”

As for the Syrian issue, Al-Araby detailed the mission of the new UN-AL envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi and his recent visit to Damascus where he met with President Bashar al-Assad, Syrian officials, opposition members, Syrian Free Army members and representatives of civil society organizations.

He added that the Egyptian and the Arab League positions are clear on the issue, demanding Al-Assad to step down.

SOUNDBITE 2 (English) – Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby:
“I stick to what the resolution of the Arab League pronounced, that what is needed is the beginning of a transitional period which will entail of course a new government – a coalition government or whatever it is. And also the Arab resolution said or issued an appeal to President Assad to step down.”

Al-Araby stressed in the press conference he held before heading to New York to take part in the UN General Assembly meetings, that the reason for the failure in dealing with the Syrian crisis is the international system established since 1945 and the veto used by China and Russia.

He clarified that the Arab League and the United Nations were unable to resolve the Syrian crisis due to the non-cooperation of Al-Assad and his regime and their rejection of all previous initiatives over the past few months.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: September 19, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: September 19, 2012
Length: 0:01:59
Video Size: 97.7 MB
Language: Arabic and English
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Pan left shot, the entrance of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
2. Various shots of Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby entering the press conference
3. Various shots of Al-Araby speaking during the press conference
4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby:
5. “We’re working on it. Thank God, it’s not only the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Arab League but also the European Union and the African Union showing interest in this issue to put together the measures to start preparing an international convention prohibiting defaming or insulting religions.”
6. Various shots of the press conference
7. Medium shot, a cameraman shooting
8. SOUNDBITE 2 (English) – Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby:
“I stick to what the resolution of the Arab League pronounced, that what is needed is the beginning of a transitional period which will entail of course a new government – a coalition government or whatever it is. And also the Arab resolution said or issued an appeal to President Assad to step down.” 9. Wide shot, of Al-Araby speaking during the press conference
10. Wide shot/low angle, the Arab League headquarters in Cairo

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PM Kandil: Budget Deficit Unexpectedl...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
11 Sep 2012

Egypt’s budget deficit for this fiscal year unexpectedly rose up to USD 28.71 billion as it was previously estimated to reach USD 21.98 billion, Egyptian Premier Hesham Kandil said in a press conference following a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, September 12, at the Cabinet headquarters in Cairo.
Kandil added that such a large burden of deficit would force government to resort to borrowing.
Egypt has already requested a USD 4.8 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egypt’s PM Hesham Kandil:
“The EGP 175 billion (USD 28.71 billion) deficit is more than expected. Last year, the budget deficit was expected to reach EGP 134 billion (USD 21.98 billion) but it has become EGP 175 billion. This increase in budget deficit burdens us to have to make up for it through borrowing.” Kandil told reporters that borrowing has to be side by side with increasing national and foreign investments, noting that the government targets 4.5% growth rate this year, which requires investments of about USD 45.28 billion.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egypt’s PM Hesham Kandil:
“We are working on settling the budget deficit as one of the courses. The other course, which is relevant, is to increase investments, whether they are national or foreign investments. The targeted growth rate is from 4% to 4.5% by the end of this year, which, according to the government’s plan, requires investments of EGP 276 billion (USD 45.28 billion).” The Egyptian Prime Minister noted that the IMF loan to Egypt would reassure the world economic institutions about the Egyptian economy and its ability to pay off debt, stressing that the economic reform program is 100% national regardless of the IMF loan.
Kandil finally called on the Egyptian people to work with the government to avoid any further burdens to the country’s budget by refraining from workers’ protests that lead to closing companies and factories.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: September 12, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: September 12, 2012
Length: 0:01:51
Video Size: 91.3 MB
Language: Arabic
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Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Wide external shot of the Cabinet headquarters in Cairo
2. Various shots of the press conference of Egypt’s PM Hesham Kandil
3. Medium shot of Egypt’s PM Hesham Kandil speaking during a press conference held at the Cabinet headquarters
4. Various shots of reporters listening and taking notes at the press conference
5. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egypt’s PM Hesham Kandil:
“The EGP 175 billion (USD 28.71 billion) deficit is more than expected. Last year, the budget deficit was expected to reach EGP 134 billion (USD 21.98 billion) but it has become EGP 175 billion. This increase in budget deficit burdens us to have to make up for it through borrowing.” 6. Various shots of the press conference and the attendees taking notes
7. Medium shot, cameramen shooting
8. Various shots of Kandil speaking during a press conference
9. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egypt’s PM Hesham Kandil:
“We are working on settling the budget deficit as one of the courses. The other course, which is relevant, is to increase investments, whether they are national or foreign investments. The targeted growth rate is from 4% to 4.5% by the end of this year, which, according to the government’s plan, requires investments of EGP 276 billion (USD 45.28 billion).” 10. Medium shot, cameramen shooting
11. Various shots of the press conference and the attendees
12. Wide shot of the press conference and Kandil speaking

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Egypt, Spain FMs Discuss Economic Pro...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
09 Sep 2012

Egyptian and Spanish delegations led by the Foreign Ministers of both countries, Mohamed Kamel Amr and Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo, met Monday, September 10, in Cairo, where they discussed methods to strengthen economic ties between the two countries.
Margallo also met with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi but the meeting was closed to the media.
After the meeting, Egyptian and Spanish Foreign Ministers held a joint press conference where they talked about the future economic cooperation between Egypt and Spain.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Spanish) – Spanish FM Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo:
“This visit aims to increase cooperation and ties between the two countries. It will be followed by a visit of Spanish businessmen to Egypt. Through this visit, we want to prove that Egypt and the Egyptian government are important to Spain.” Spanish Florien Minister added that Egypt has the right to return its stolen funds by fugitive businessmen such as Hussein Salem, who fled to Spain and is being tried in absentia.
He noted that if the Egyptian judiciary convicts Salem, Spain has agreed to extradite him and return his funds in the Spanish banks to the Egyptian government.
For his part, Amr told reporters that the Egyptian-Spanish cooperation committee would be held soon for the first time in three years.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian FM Mohamed Kamel Amr:
“We agreed that the joint committee between Egypt and Spain, which was held last time three years ago, will be held at the end of this year or the beginning of next year at most. The Foreign Minister handed President Morsi an invitation from King of Spain to visit his country and the President accepted the invitation, and we’ll set a date for the visit in the upcoming period.”
Margallo said that Morsi discussed with him the difficulties facing Eygptians to get entry visas to Spain and the warning of Spain to its citizens against visiting Egypt, and Margallo promised to resolve these issues as soon as possible.
They also talked about increasing the number of Spanish tourists visiting Egypt as well as future Spanish investments in Egypt in the fields of renewable energy, particularly solar energy, and railway transportation.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: September 10, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: September 10, 2012
Length: 0:02:02
Video Size: 100 MB
Language: Spanish and Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1- Wide up, Egyptian Foreign Ministry headquarters in Cairo
2- Wide shot, flag of Egypt at the entrance of the Foreign Ministry headquarters
3- Various shots of the meeting of the Spanish and Egyptian delegations led by the two FMs
4- Wide shot, the joint press conference at the presidency headquarters after Spanish FM’s meeting with President Mohamed Morsi
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Spanish) – Spanish FM Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo:
“This visit aims to increasing the cooperation ties between the two countries. It will be followed by a visit of Spanish businessmen to Egypt. Through this visit, we want to prove that Egypt and the Egyptian government are important to Spain.” 6- Various shots of the press conference
7- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian FM Mohamed Kamel Amr:
“We agreed that the joint committee between Egypt and Spain, which was held last time three years ago, will be held at the end of this year or the beginning of next year at most. HE Foreign Minister handed President Morsi an invitation from King of Spain to visit his country and the President accepted the invitation, and we’ll see a date for the visit in the upcoming period.”
8- Zoom out/pan right, both FMs leaving after the press conference

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Bahrain Darkness Gangs 3
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
30 Jul 2012

Bahraini opposition continues to uncover facts about the raids in the "Khafafish al Zalam" campaign saying that the number of raids continues to increase significantly and that the Interior Ministry continues investigating the ongoing violations. Sayed Hadi al Mousawi, head of Al Wefaq's Department of Human Rights and Civil Liberties, said at a press conference last Thursday, July 26, that there is a rise in the number of homes being raided, increasing from 270 in June to 311 in a short period.

Mr. Al Mousawi invited the Interior Minister to open an investigation into the abuses in response to citizen outrage. He said investigations should be directed at an assault incident in Cakhurh, west of the capital, where circumstances were still uncertain despite reports and video footage of brutal torture, beatings, and people held captive on rooftops.

For its part, the Interior Ministry issued a statement published by state news saying that in light of allegations of excess security, it is in the interest of the ministry to remain transparent and accountable in dealing with human rights abuses and to take all allegations seriously in order to maintain the reputation of the institution and the sincere efforts made by public security.

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Bahrain Darkness Gangs 4
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
30 Jul 2012

Bahraini opposition continues to uncover facts about the raids in the "Khafafish al Zalam" campaign saying that the number of raids continues to increase significantly and that the Interior Ministry continues investigating the ongoing violations. Sayed Hadi al Mousawi, head of Al Wefaq's Department of Human Rights and Civil Liberties, said at a press conference last Thursday, July 26, that there is a rise in the number of homes being raided, increasing from 270 in June to 311 in a short period.

Mr. Al Mousawi invited the Interior Minister to open an investigation into the abuses in response to citizen outrage. He said investigations should be directed at an assault incident in Cakhurh, west of the capital, where circumstances were still uncertain despite reports and video footage of brutal torture, beatings, and people held captive on rooftops.

For its part, the Interior Ministry issued a statement published by state news saying that in light of allegations of excess security, it is in the interest of the ministry to remain transparent and accountable in dealing with human rights abuses and to take all allegations seriously in order to maintain the reputation of the institution and the sincere efforts made by public security.

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Umm Mohammed - Darkness Gangs
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
30 Jul 2012

Umm Mohammed

Bahraini opposition continues to uncover facts about the raids in the "Khafafish al Zalam" campaign saying that the number of raids continues to increase significantly and that the Interior Ministry continues investigating the ongoing violations. Sayed Hadi al Mousawi, head of Al Wefaq's Department of Human Rights and Civil Liberties, said at a press conference last Thursday, July 26, that there is a rise in the number of homes being raided, increasing from 270 in June to 311 in a short period.

Mr. Al Mousawi invited the Interior Minister to open an investigation into the abuses in response to citizen outrage. He said investigations should be directed at an assault incident in Cakhurh, west of the capital, where circumstances were still uncertain despite reports and video footage of brutal torture, beatings, and people held captive on rooftops.

For its part, the Interior Ministry issued a statement published by state news saying that in light of allegations of excess security, it is in the interest of the ministry to remain transparent and accountable in dealing with human rights abuses and to take all allegations seriously in order to maintain the reputation of the institution and the sincere efforts made by public security.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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