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Thousands protest nationwide against...
Cairo, Egypt
By Transterra Egypt
01 Dec 2012

Thousands of Egyptians took to the streets in various governorates Friday to denounce the constitutional declaration issued on 22 November, as well as the final draft of the constitution approved by the Islamist-dominated Constituent Assembly.

Protesters say President Mohamed Morsy’s decrees grant him unprecedented powers and make him a new dictator. They say the constitution was approved hastily and without the consensus of different political and social powers.

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Hundreds Of Protesters In Tahrir Squa...
Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
03 Nov 2012

Hundreds of Islamist supporters gathered on Friday, November 2, at Iconic Tahrir Square, for a preliminary demonstration calling for the implementation of Sharia (Islamic law) in Egypt’s new constitution.
Protestors chanted statements calling for the implementation of the Islamic law like “No democracy, no liberalism, only Sharia.”
Protesters said "We are here to tell the Constituent Assembly which is tasked with drafting Egypt’s new constitution that Egypt is an Islamic country."
They are also calling for Sharia to become the only source of legislation.
A stage was set in the square with speakers calling for the application of Islamic Sharia in an attempt to mount the pressure on the Constituent Assembly.
A mass rally is scheduled for 9 November by a group of Islamist forces to reinforce their demand.
Several Islamist political groups, including Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya, the Freedom and Justice Party and Al-Dawa Al-Salafiya have announced that they will form a coalition of political parties and Islamic forces to ensure that Egypt's new constitution is shaped in accordance with Islamic Sharia law, as they said they will organize a protest on November 2 to press for their cause.
However, the Islamist coalition agreed to postpone Friday's planned protests, which had been planned under the slogan "Demanding the application of Sharia in the constitution," until they are able to rally more people for their cause.

Story: Hundreds of protesters in Tahrir demand implementation of Islamic Sharia Law
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: November 2, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: November 2, 2012
Length: 0:01:44
Video Size: 85.9 MB
Language: Arabic
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  1. Various shots of hundreds of protestors at Tahrir Square standing around stage set on the square and listening to one of the speakers one of the protestors waving with a flag
  2. Medium shot of a speaker on the stage addressing the protestors
  3. Various shots of protestors raising flags and listening to the speaker at Tahrir Square
  4. Close up shot of one of Spokesman for the Salafi Group Dr. Hesham Kamal addressing the protestors at Tahrir square
  5. Medium shot of protestors at Tahrir Square
  6. SOUDNBITE 1
  7. SOUNDBITE 2
  8. Pan right shot of protestors at Tahrir square, Islamic songs heard in the background
  9. Medium shot of protestor raising a banner calling for the implementation of the Islamic sharia law
  10. Various shots of protestors raising banners and waving with flags, Islamic songs playing in the background
  11. Medium shot of a man raising a banner calling for the resignation of the general prosecutor
  12. Wide shot of protestors at Tahrir square
  13. Zoom in shot of protestors marching at Tahrior square and shouting for the implementation of the Islamic sharia law
  14. Various shots of protestors at Tahrir square
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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
Language: Arabic
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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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To what extent will Egypt's new const...
Cairo, Egypt
By Transterra Egypt
10 Oct 2012

As Egypt's Constituent Assembly moves closer to completing the long-awaited constitutional draft, concerns are being raised regarding articles dealing with the status and rights of women. Some commentators predict a reduction in women's rights from those guaranteed in the 1971 constitution, whilst others suggest there will be little change.
Some women fear that even if their rights are protected by the new constitution, an Islamist-dominated state would find ways to violate women's rights them in practice.

Interview with Niveen Ebieed, Campaign Manager, New Woman Foundation
Niveen Ebieed explains the ongoing discussions between women's rights organizations and the Constituent Committee for the writing of the new constitution.