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Arab Water Ministers Meeting in Cairo
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
07 Jun 2013

The fifth meeting of the Arab Water Ministers Council held on Thursday, June 6, at the headquarters of the Arab League in Cairo to discuss various issue mainly water security headed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The UAE Minister of Environment and Water Dr. Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahad who chaired the meeting, pointed out that the geographical, economical, social and political conditions to the Arab countries have contributed to the diversity of the pressures and challenges faced by the water resources in the Arab countries.

Bin Fahad stressed the importance to enhance joint Arab action in the field of water because of its strategic importance to the countries of the region.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - UAE Minister of Environment and Water Dr. Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahad:
“We are today in the process of putting the structure of the strategic plan of water security in the Arab region. The council further has played an active and effective role in highlighting the water issues in the Arab region in the 6th World Water Forum - Marseille in France. I hope the council would continue its effective role in calling for coordination and good preparation for the next World Water Forum that will be held in Korea, 2015.”

The Arab League Assistant Secretary General for Economic Affairs Dr. Mohammad bin Ibrahim Al Tuwaijri said that the Arab League’s Technical Committee would discuss a variety of topics, including the follow up of the implementation of the resolutions of the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit, pertaining the strategy of water security in the Arab region to address the challenges and the future requirements for sustainable development.

For his part, the Arab League Chief Nabil al-Arabi, in his speech, said that the major dangers on the Arab water security in particular and the Arab national security in general are the Israeli ambitions in the Arab waters.

He further added that the problem of water in the region has political, legal, and economic and security dimensions that cannot be separated from the nature of the Arab-Israeli conflict which is not over yet.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Arab League Chief Nabil al-Arabi:
“The challenges that the water sector is facing in the Arab countries are numerous and multifarious particularly in the light of the climate changes and the phenomenon of drought which gripping some areas in the world include the Arab region.”

They also discussed during the meeting the strategy of water security in the Arab region and the preparation for an international conference on Arab water in the Arab occupied territories.

The issue of water is now in the limelight at the regional level due to a decision by Ethiopia to build a dam on the River Nile, promoting Egypt to react alarmingly toward the plan due to concern over volume of water reaching Egypt.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: June 6, 2013
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: June 6, 2013
Length: 00:02:17
Video Size: 113 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Tilt down shot of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
2. Medium shot of the logo of the Arab League
3. Various shots of the meeting
4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - UAE Minister of Environment and Water Dr. Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahad:
“We are today in the process of putting the structure of the strategic plan of water security in the Arab region. The council further has played an active and effective role in highlighting the water issues in the Arab region in the 6th World Water Forum - Marseille in France. I hope the council would continue its effective role in calling for coordination and good preparation for the next World Water Forum that will be held in Korea, 2015.” 5. Various shots of the meeting
6. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Arab League Chief Nabil al-Arabi:
“The challenges that the water sector is facing in the Arab countries are numerous and multifarious particularly in the light of the climate changes and the phenomenon of drought which gripping some areas in the world include the Arab region.” 7. Various shots of the meeting
8. Medium shot of the logo of the Arab League
9. Wide shot of the Arab league headquarters with flags of the participant states

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Seminar on “Development and Democracy...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
10 May 2013

An international seminar on the development of democracy in the Arab world held on May 9, at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo.

The event titled “Development and Democracy and Developing the System of Arab Region”.

The seminar was attended by Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby, a number of prominent figures, headed by former Secretary-General of the United Nations Boutros-Ghali, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu and Arab parliament chairman Ahmed al-Garwan.

They discussed a number of issues including implementation of good governance in the Arab region and the transition to democracy.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief, Nabil al-Araby:
“The political and partisan pluralism became not only one of the most important features of societal change in recent years but it also has become political and social necessity. Due to the Arab League desire to be at the forefront of the democratic scene, it worked to take advantage of their expertise from its contribution on the monitoring of electoral processes in many countries. The Arab League is monitoring electoral processes not only in Arab countries but also at Europe and Latin America.”

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Arab parliament chairman Ahmed al-Garwan:
“There is no development without democracy and there is no democracy without the real activation of the real development. The main system of the Arab parliament which was adopted by the Arab summit in its 23th meeting in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on March 26, 2012, emphasized the importance of developing the common system of Arab action, strengthening its components and enhancing its mechanisms.”

The seminar organized by the Arabic Network for Human Rights Institutions (ANHRI) led by Qatar’s NHRC in collaboration with Arab League, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Arab Organization for Human Rights.

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – former Secretary-General of the United Nations Boutros-Ghali:
“The civil society is now playing a significant role which sometimes is considered more important that the role of the state, hence we have to enhance the role of the civil society whether scientific associations, universities and political parties.” Several Arab issues including, task of transferring into democracy and its connection with good governance, methods of development, and how to achieve social justice were discussed in the seminar.

Nationalism and development are basic factors for social justice, empowerment of women in Arab region and upgrading them in the Arab League was also in the list of discussion.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 9, 2013
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 9, 2013
Length: 00:02:47
Video Size: 137 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:

  1. Medium shot of the logo of the Arab League
  2. Medium shot of flags of participant states at the meeting
  3. Various shots of attendees during the seminar
  4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief, Nabil al-Araby:
    “The political and partisan pluralism became not only one of the most important features of societal change in recent years but it also has become political and social necessity. Due to the Arab League desire to be at the forefront of the democratic scene, it worked to take advantage of their expertise from its contribution on the monitoring of electoral processes in many countries. The Arab League is monitoring electoral processes not only in Arab countries but also at Europe and Latin America.”
  5. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Arab parliament chairman Ahmed al-Garwan:
    “There is no development without democracy and there is no democracy without the real activation of the real development. The main system of the Arab parliament which was adopted by the Arab summit in its 23th meeting in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on March 26, 2012, emphasized the importance of developing the common system of Arab action, strengthening its components and enhancing its mechanisms.”
  6. Various shots of attendees during the seminar
  7. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – former Secretary-General of the United Nations Boutros-Ghali:
    “The civil society is now playing a significant role which sometimes is considered more important that the role of the state, hence we have to enhance the role of the civil society whether scientific associations, universities and political parties.”
  8. Various shots of attendees during the seminar
  9. Various shots of attendees leaving after the seminar
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"Martyr" Graffiti
Bahrain
By AlFardan
14 Mar 2013

"Martyr" graffiti in Bahrain depicts victims of the opposition, while standing in the center a protester holds stones.

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Arab League Marks International Day o...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
29 Nov 2012

The Arab League marked the annual anniversary of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on Thursday, November 29.

A number of foreign envoys participated in the event.

Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby said that it's time for the Palestinians to gain their freedom and independence to live like other peoples freely in their independent homeland.

He called on the international community to work to achieve this goal.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby:
“The world has to realize that the Palestinian cause is the real key for implementing peace and security in the region, not in the region only, but all over the world. And the continued failure of the international community in finding an equitable and comprehensive solution for this decades-long conflict leads to continued instability in this region.”

The Arab League stressed the need for intensive efforts by the international community for the realization of the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.

For his part, Richard Falk, the UN special Rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories warned that without implementation of the full agreement between Israel and Palestinians, ceasefire will evaporate in a cloud of smoke.

SOUNDBITE 2 (English) - Richard Falk, the UN special Reporter on human rights in the Palestinian territories:
“It is a tense historical moment of heavy consequences for the Palestinian people and for the peoples and governments of the region. I along with many others throughout the world share Nelson Mandela's view that the denial of Palestinian rights remains the greatest moral issue of our time"

The United Nations International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is observed on November 29 each year to give the widest support and publicity to Palestinian cause. Solidarity Day provides an opportunity for the international community to focus its attention on the fact that the Palestinian cause is still unresolved.

Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas has chosen this day to formally ask the United Nations General Assembly to recognize Palestine as a “non-member state.”

Story: Arab League Marks International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: November 29, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: November 29, 2012
Length: 0:02:17
Video Size: 112 MB
Language: Arabic –English
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:

  1. Medium shot of the flags of the participant countries at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
  2. Close up shot of the logo of the Arab league headquarters
  3. Wide shot of the Arab League headquarters
  4. Medium shot of a banner of Palestine
  5. Various shots of the meeting at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
  6. Medium shot of Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby speaking during the meeting
  7. Medium shot of a representative from Al-Azhar speaking during the meeting
  8. Wide shot of the meeting
  9. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby:
    “The world has to realize that Palestinian cause is the real key for implementing peace and security in the region, not in the region only, but all over the world. And the continues failure of the international community in finding an equitable and comprehensive solution for this decades-long conflict leads to continued instability in this region”
  10. Various shots of the meeting, attendees and speakers
  11. SOUNDBITE 2 (English) - Richard Falk, the UN special Reporter on human rights in the Palestinian territories:
    “It is a tense historical moment of heavy consequences for the Palestinian people and for the peoples and governments of the region. I along with many others throughout the world share Nelson Mandela's view that the denial of Palestinian rights remain the the greatest moral issue of our time"
  12. Close up shot of the logo of the Arab League headquarters
  13. Various shots of the meeting, attendees and speakers
  14. Medium shot of the flags of the participant countries at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
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Egyptians Rally in Support of Gaza, P...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
15 Nov 2012

Hundreds of Egyptians marched on Thursday, November 15, from Omar Makram Mosque near Tahrir Square to the Arab League headquarters in Cairo to stage a demonstration against the recent Israeli attacks on Gaza Strip.

Protestors called on the Egyptian government to cut all diplomatic and economic ties with Israel, and to shut down the Israeli embassy in Cairo.

On Wednesday night, President Mohamed Morsi recalled Egypt’s ambassador to Israel following the Israeli attack on Gaza that killed at least 15 Palestinians, including Hamas leading figure Ahmed Al-Jaabari and two young children.

Protestors shouted statements against the attacks on Gaza, raising Egyptian, Palestinian flags and other flags bearing the words “There is no God but Allah, Mohamed is the messenger of Allah.”

They also chanted statements like “Gaza is Symbol of Dignity”, “O Arab Rulers, Open Door for Jihad”.

Protesters also demanded the opening of the Rafah border crossing to allow more Palestinians into Egypt, the provision of political and logistical support to Gaza, and the cancelation of Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel.

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood called on Egyptians to hold a million-man march in Cairo on Friday to denounce recent Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and to express solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza.

Hamas responded to the attacks by launching rockets into Israel, killing at least three Israelis.

STORY: Egyptians March to Arab League in Cairo against Israeli Attacks on Gaza
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: November 15, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: November 15, 2012
Length: 0:01:39
Video Size: 81.5 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot of protestors outside the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
2. Various shots of protestors raising large banners reading “Save Gaza” and raising Egyptian and Palestinian flags
3. Pan right shot of protestors outside the Arab league headquarters in Cairo
4. Various shots of protestors raising pictures showing injured Palestinians
5. Medium shot of one of the protestors raising the Egyptian flags with the words “ There is no God but Allah, Mohamed is the messenger of Allah”
6. Pan left shot of protestors outside the Arab League headquarters
7. Various shots of protestors
8. Various shots of protestors shouting statements announcing solidarity with Gaza and other statements like “Gaza is the symbol of dignity.
9. Medium shot of a banner reading “Gaza won’t die, the loss to Israel”
10. Various shots of protestors raising banners reading “Gaza won’t die”
11. Wide shot of protestors outside the Arab League headquarters

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Diverse Reactions In Egypt Over Gaza ...
Arab League Headquarters, Cairo, Egypt
By Transterra Egypt
15 Nov 2012

Demonstrations in front of the headquarters of the Arab League, In protest against the Israeli aggression against Palestinians in Gaza, The demonstrators chanted slogans against Israel.

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Morsi, Ashton Discuss Egypt-EU Relations
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
14 Nov 2012

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi met on Wednesday, November 14, with the European Union's high representative for foreign affairs and security policy Catherine Ashton at the Presidential Palace in Cairo. The officials discussed possible programs aimed at increasing the cooperation between the EU and Egypt. Their talks focused largely on investments, tourism, international politics, and regional issues of common interest.

The meeting was attended by Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr and President Assistant for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr Essam El Hadad.

Morsi then met with the EU delegation, headed by Ashton, where they discussed political and economic issues affecting the country after the Arab Spring. They also discussed possible ways of finding a resolution to the Syrian conflict without foreign intervention, in addition to the Palestinian Cause.

After the meeting, the Egyptian President announced that the European Union has approved a five billion euro ($6.3 billion) 'support package' to Egypt over a two year period to be disbursed through the EU's finance institutions.

Ashton participated yesterday in the second meeting of EU-Arab foreign ministers over Syria, held at the Arab League in Cairo where she affirmed that the EU is highly supportive of democracy in “Arab Spring” countries.

STORY: Morsi, Ashton Discuss Ways of Increasing Cooperation between Egypt and EU
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: November 14, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: November 14, 2012
Length: 0:0:1:21
Video Size: 67.3 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various external shot of the Presidency headquarters in Cairo
2. Various shots of the meeting of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and European Union's high representative for foreign affairs Catherine Ashton in the presence of Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr
3. Various shots of President Mohamed Morsi meeting with the EU delegation headed by Catherine Ashton
4. Various shots of the EU delegation during the meeting
5. Wide external shot of the Presidency headquarters in Cairo

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DISCUSSING SYRIA; DEATH OF CAMBODIAN ...
MENA & South East Asia
By Editor's Picks
17 Oct 2012

The UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi held meetings with top Lebanese officials on Wednesday, October 17, in Beirut over the Syrian issue.

Mourners gather to honor the late king Norodom Sihanouk who died of a heart attack Monday, at the age of 89. His body was returned from China, where he had been receiving medical treatment.

On Wednesday, October 17, Cairo courts postponed the trial of Alvert Saber, a young Egyptian accused of blasphemy for posting clips of the anti-Islam video, "Innocence of Muslims" on the Internet. The trial will be held November 14th.

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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
Column:
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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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Editor's Picks 17 September 2012
Middle East
By Editor's Picks
16 Sep 2012

Nasrallah appears in public to encourage protests against the controversial film insulting Islam that sparked protests throughout Muslim communities worldwide.

New UN Arab League Envoy returns from Syria and meets with the Arab League Chief in Cairo.

Busses and rails provided only the minimal services as employees went on strike in protest against wage cuts and budget reforms.

Lake Katwe salt mine is a source of livelihood to over three thousand people who earn about five dollars a day, laboring in the hyper-saline environment that leaches moisture from their bodies, exposing them to toxic chemicals and creating severe health complications.

Footage from in front of the US Embassay in Yemen where protesters rallied against the film by burning flags, breaking windows and setting fire in the embassy, until security forces pushed them back with gunfire and water trucks.

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Editor's Picks 12 September 2012
Cairo, Egypt
By Editor's Picks
11 Sep 2012

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Cairo Tuesday, September 11, 2012, shouting anti-American and anti-Israeli slogans along with "there is no God but Allah," and scaling the US Embassy's walls to pull down the American flag. The protests come in response to an inflammatory trailer to a film called "The Innocence of Islam," posted on youtube, which reportedly depicts the prophet Mohammed as a homosexual pedophile. While people's anger in Egypt propelled them to protest at the US embassy in Cairo, in Libya, enraged mobs attacked the US consulate in Benghazi. The US Ambassador to Libya and three staff members were killed during the attack. In this exclusive video, interviews with local Egyptians and protesters illustrate their religious sentiment, for a full transcription click here.

8:15: "I am Sabir Shartout from Giza, and when I heard about the protest I was one of the first people to confirm my attendance-- it's the least one can do. It is a protest to express the people's anger. This situation is in need of investigation. To those who insulted the prophet: he is the greatest symbol of Islam and he is the root of existence for all Muslims, for all Muslims are alive to love their God and their Prophet. It is really hard and painful for our people and people like us to have to go through those situations. Do we, as people, really deserve this insult? As Muslim, do we really deserve this humiliation? Someone has insulted a symbol, a great symbol that gives meaning to my whole life, and that is the Prophet Mohamed (PBUH). Why are they doing this?"

After the Tunisian Minister of Education Abdul Latif Obaid deducted 100 dinars (63$) from the wages of junior high school teachers who protested in May, the General Union of Tunisian Workers organized a demonstration with many of the teachers and trade unionists from different parts of the Republic.

Massive Demonstration For Independence of Catalonia

Angelina Jolie Meets With PM Mikati & Visits Syrian Refugees In Lebanon

Kandil: Egypt's Budget Deficit Higher Than Anticipated

Discussing Syria:
Arab League Chief Meets With Britain's Hague
& Arab League Chief and Envoy Meet With Qatari PM

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Editor's Picks 10 September 2012
Middle East
By Editor's Picks
09 Sep 2012

New UN Arab League Envoy To Syria;
Spain Foreign Minister Discusses Economic Projects with Morsi;
Candid Shots of the Ambrosetti Forum;
Bikpela Bagarap: Big Damage: Logging Papua New Guinea
e-Wasteland: Documentary of unregulated electronic waste in Ghana

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New UN-Arab League Envoy to Syria Mee...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
09 Sep 2012

Newly appointed UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, met on Monday, September 10, with Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr Kamel in Cairo, where they discussed the deteriorating situation in Syria.
Brahimi and Amr then headed to the Egyptian Presidency where they met with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi; the meeting was closed to the media.
Brahimi also held talks with Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby on the Syrian crisis.
The UN-Arab League envoy is scheduled to visit the Syrian capital city of Damascus in three days to meet with Syrian officials and representatives of the opposition and then he will head to New York to discuss the results with representatives of the Security Council member states.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Spanish) - UN-Arab League Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi:
“I will meet with officials and also with people from civil society organizations, intellectuals and others in the capital city (of Damascus) and, Allah willing, in cities other than the capital.” Brahimi described his mission to Syria as “a very difficult mission” but he added that he didn’t have the right to refuse an attempt to provide assistance to the Syrian people and help put an end to their tragedy.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: September 10, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: September 10, 2012
Length: 0:01:22
Video Size: 67.3 MB
Language: Spanish
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1- Wide pan left/low angle, Egyptian Foreign Ministry headquarters in Cairo
2- Various shots of the meeting of UN-Arab League Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi with Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr in Cairo
3- Various shots of Brahimi and Amr leaving after the meeting
4- Tilt down, external shot of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
5- Medium shot, Arab League logo the headquarters
6- Long shots, flags of Arab states at the entrance of the the Arab League headquarters
7- Long shot, the meeting of UN-Arab League Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby
8- SOUNDBITE 1 (Spanish) - UN-Arab League Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi:
“I will meet with officials and also with people from the civil society organizations, intellectuals and others in the capital city (of Damascus) and, Allah willing, in cities other than the capital.” 9- Medium shot, flag of the Arab League
10- Pan right, the Arab League headquarters in Cairo

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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.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 16, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 16, 2012
Length: 0:02:12
Video Size: 109 MB
Language:
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Camera: VCS

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

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

Cairo, Egypt | May 12, 2012

STORYLINE:

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

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 12, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
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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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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.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 9, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 9, 2012
Length: 0:02:27
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SHOTLIST:
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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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
Length: 0:01:24
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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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Syrian Opposition Leader in Cairo: Sy...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
25 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 24, 2012

Burhan Ghalioun, leader of the opposition group Syrian National Council (SNC), held a press conference Tuesday, April 24, at the Journalists' Syndicate in Cairo. Ghalioun stated that the Syrian people face death every day, yet still, the international community is silent about it.

Ghalioun also reported that the Syrian people are disappointed in the international community, the Arab League, and the opposition, as none of them have met their aspirations.

The opposition head also said that the SNC does not harbor illusive hopes about what the Arab League, and UN can do to help and support the people of Syria.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – SNC leader Burhan Ghalioun:
"We don’t rely on the hope that we'll necessarily reach a solution through Kofi Annan's initiative. However, we believe that activating international efforts and rallying international support side by side with the Syrian revolution will help the Syrians to advance better. We do not have illusions about what the Arab League or the Security Council can do for us. But we believe that the efforts of the Syrian people must be supported in gaining international assistance."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – SNC leader Burhan Ghalioun:
"If there are any Syrian armed rebels, they are carrying arms in reaction; not an option at all urged by the SNC or the opposition. The youth have been shot on a daily basis and tens of them have been killed and they have begun to realize that they must arm themselves with the weapons of dissident army officers and soldiers in order to protect themselves."

SHOTLIST:
1- Various external shots of journalists at the press conference
2- Various shots of SNC leader Burhan Ghalioun entering
3- Various shots of Ghalioun speaking during the press conference
4- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – SNC leader Burhan Ghalioun:
"We don’t rely on the hope that we'll necessarily reach a solution through Kofi Annan's initiative. However, we believe that activating international efforts and rallying international support side by side with the Syrian revolution will help the Syrians to advance better. We do not have illusions about what the Arab League or the Security Council can do for us. But we believe that the efforts of the Syrian people must be supported in gaining international assistance." 5- Various shots of Ghalioun speaking during the press conference
6- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – SNC leader Burhan Ghalioun:
"If there are any Syrian armed rebels, they are carrying arms in reaction; not an option at all urged by the SNC or the opposition. The youth have been shot on a daily basis and tens of them have been killed and they have begun to realize that they must arm themselves with the weapons of dissident army officers and soldiers in order to protect themselves." 7- Various shots of Ghalioun speaking during the press conference
8- Zoom out/pan right, the attendees standing for a minute, morning the victims of the Syrian revolution and the Arab Spring, reciting verses from the Quran

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Syrian Opposition Says Monitoring Mis...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
22 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 22, 2012

Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby held talks on Sunday, April 22, with a delegation from the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) in Cairo where they discussed the recently-passed United Nations Security Council resolution of sending 300 monitors to Syria.
The delegation expressed intention to support and cooperate with the monitors and welcomed the plan of Kofi Annan, the UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, to end the ongoing violence in the country.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – SNC Spokeswoman Basma Kodmani:
"We have come for a consolatory meeting with the Arab League Secretary-General and his advisers particularly regarding the UN resolution made yesterday about sending monitoring mission to Syria. We agree with the Arab League in welcoming and supporting this resolution. We expressed readiness for complete cooperation with the monitoring mission."
The UN approval of sending 300 observers to monitor ceasefire in Syria has been welcomed by Annan.
Over 7,500 people were killed since the uprising started in Syria mid-March 2011 according to UN estimates.
SNC Chairman Burhan Ghalioun is expected to meet with Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr Monday, April 23.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 22, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 22, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
2- Various shots of the meeting of the delegation of the Syrian National Council (SNC) with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Al-Araby
3- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – SNC Spokeswoman Basma Kodmani:
"We have come for a consolatory meeting with the Arab League Secretary-General and his advisers particularly regarding the UN resolution made yesterday about sending a monitoring mission to Syria. We agree with the Arab League in welcoming and supporting this resolution. We expressed readiness for complete cooperation with the monitoring mission."
4- Various shots of the meeting of the SNC delegation with Al-Araby
5- Wide overview shot, the Arab League headquarters in Cairo

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

Cairo, Egypt | March 21, 2012

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

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 21, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 21, 2012
Length: 0:02:59
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SHOTLIST:
1- Wide external shot of the Arab League
2- Tilt down shot of flags of the Arab countries
3- Various shots of the first session of the meeting of the Arab Parliament
4- Various shots of the Arab parliamentarians during the meeting
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Ali Salem al-Diqbasi, Arab Parliament Speaker:
"We support all relative international and regional efforts to provide all requirements of a political solution through opening a national dialogue that achieves to the Syrian people their right of change, democracy and a desirable regime. Third, we condemn the excessive bloody violence against Syrian cities and towns, rejecting bombing cities and endangering the lives of civilians. Fourth, we call for the protection of the Syrian people and maintaining their right of self-defense in the face of the killing and destruction machine, in a way preserving the sovereignty, independence and unity of the Syrian people." 6- Various shots of Arab parliamentarians during the meeting
7- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Essam al-Erian, Deputy Arab Parliament Speaker, Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader:
"There is change in the Russian and the Chinese positions. If we approve the resolution of the parliament's political affairs and national security committee demanding Arab-Iranian dialogue, we hope we change the Iranian position too in favor of the Syrian people. We now hear from Russian and Chinese sources that they do not support anyone and that they support the right of the Syrian people."
8- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Mustafa Shneikat, Jordanian MP:
"We support both parties in Syria: the Syrian land and the Syrian people. However, what has been going on lately is a threat to the Syrian people. US Secretary of State urges the opposition not to drop weapons. Moreover, there are Arab countries calling for arming the Syrian opposition. How come we provide weapons to the Syrian opposition? It means more killing of Syrians." 9- Various shots of the meeting
10- Wide external shot of the Arab League headquarters

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Egyptian Activists Meet Russian Ambas...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
20 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 19, 2012

Russia's Ambassador to Egypt Serge Kerbetchenko met on Monday, March 19, with members of the Egyptian initiative to Support the Syrian Revolution comprising political figures, party leaders and and parliamentarians and they held talks over the Russian position on the Syrian crisis.

The initiative members demanded Russian pressure on the Syrian regime to stop the bloodshed in Syria.

Russia's Ambassador Kerbetchenko said his country is keen on putting an end to the Syrian crisis and it works with the UN and the Arab League for a political solution for the issue.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Ibrahim Nawar, Democratic Front Party leader:
"Members of the Egyptian initiative to Support the Syrian Revolution demanded that the Russian government practice pressures on the regime of Bashar al-Assad to stop the bloodshed and protect the civilians in Syria. In fact, the reply that the Egyptian delegation got from the Russian Ambassador reaffirmed Russia's keenness on putting an end to the bloodshed in Syria."

Kerbetchenko affirmed that Russia supports Kofi Annan's mission at Syria, criticizing the Arab countries for withdrawing the monitoring mission and seeking military interference in Syria.

He revealed that Russia has previously pressured the Syrian government to sign the Arab League protocol to allow the monitoring mission and has recently encouraged the Syrian government to cooperate with Annan to end the ongoing violence.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Ibrahim Nawar, Democratic Front Party leader:
"The reply Annan got from the Syrian regime in the beginning was disappointing. The Russian Ambassador said that Moscow practiced pressures on the Syrian regime to change this response. Ambassador Kerbetchenko said that the Syrian regime's modified reply has already been sent to Mr. Kofi Annan and he's currently studying it."

UN and Arab League special envoy to Syria, former UN Chief Kofi Annan, started his mission in Syria on Saturday, March 8, and he described the initial response of the Syrian regime as "disappointing".

Russian Ambassador to Egypt said Russian pressure was why Annan received a more encouraging reply from Al-Assad's regime later on.

Annan sent a team of five UN experts to Syria on Monday, March 18, to work on the Syrian crisis.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 19, 2012 [and archive]
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 19, 2012
Length: 0:02:43
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SHOTLIST:

1- Wide external shot of the Russian Embassy in Cairo
2- Medium shot, the Russian flag at the the Russian Embassy in Cairo
3- Close up, a sign at the Russian Embassy in Cairo reading "Embassy of the Russian Federation"
4- Various shots of the meeting of members of the Egyptian Initiative to Support the Syrian Revolution and Russian Ambassador to Cairo Serge Kerbetchenko
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Ibrahim Nawar, Democratic Front Party leader:
"Members of the Egyptian initiative to Support the Syrian Revolution demanded that the Russian government practice pressures on the regime of Bashar al-Assad to stop the bloodshed and protect the civilians in Syria. In fact, the reply that the Egyptian delegation got from the Russian Ambassador reaffirmed Russia's keenness on putting an end to the bloodshed in Syria." 6- Various shots of the meeting
7- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Ibrahim Nawar, Democratic Front Party leader:
"The reply Annan got from the Syrian regime in the beginning was disappointing. The Russian Ambassador said that Moscow practiced pressures on the Syrian regime to change this response. Ambassador Kerbetchenko said that the Syrian regime's modified reply has already been sent to Mr. Kofi Annan and he's currently studying it." 8- Pan right, Former UN Chief and UN-AL Envoy to Syria Kofi Annan entering the Arab League headquarters in Cairo (Archive, March 8)
9- Various shots of the meeting of Annan with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby (Archive, March 8)
10- Long shot, Annan and Al-Araby heading to a joint press conference after the meeting (Archive, March 8)
11- Medium shot, reporters at the press conference (Archive, March 8)
12- Medium shot, Annan speaking during the press conference (Archive, March 8)
13- Wide external shot (low angle), the Arab League headquarters in Cairo

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Arab Leaders and Russian FM Meet in C...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
11 Mar 2012

Arab Foreign Ministers met in Cairo on Saturday, March 10, in presence of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the Syrian crisis, amid Arab and Western efforts to pressure Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his regime to end the violence going on for almost a year now.

The Arab League talks come as former UN chief Kofi Annan, who has been newly appointed as the UN-Arab League special envoy to Syria, headed to Damascus for urgent talks with Assad.

While Qatari Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani criticized Russia and China for vetoing a UN resolution against Syrian regime and called for Arab - foreign troops in Syria, Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby called on the Syrian regime to respond to the Arab and international calls to put an end to the crisis.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Qatari Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani:
"It's time to act according to the recommendation calling for sending Arab-international troops to Syria. We have to deliver a message to the Syrian regime that we and the world have run out of patience, and the time of silence to its (the regime's) practices is over."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby:
"We call the Syrian leadership to listen to the voice of uprising people, respond to their fair demands and take the steps necessitated by the developments of the situation. We also hope that the Syrian government and all forms of opposition will comply with the efforts of the Arab League and the United Nations to make the mission of the mission of the joint UN-AL envoy Kofi Annan successful."

For his part, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov stressed that his country does not protect a certain regime, but it protects the international law that prevents foreign interference in any country's domestic affairs, showing agreement that the immediate joint goal is to end the ongoing violence in Syria.

SOUNDBITE 3 (English) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:
"(We have been) sticking to the international law, the charter of the United Nations and the principles of respect to the sovereignty territorial integrity and non-interference in domestic affairs of states, not to mention military interference. We're not protecting any regimes. We protect international law. And I believe that we all agree when we talk on Syria that the immediate task now is to end violence."

UN estimates that nearly 8,500 Syrians were killed since the anti-regime uprising erupted mid-March, 2011.

Arab League efforts have failed so far to resolve the issue through urging political reform and dialogue between the Syrian regime and opposition.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 10, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 10, 2012
Length: 0:02:17
Video Size: 113 MB
Language: Arabic and English
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SHOTLIST:
1- Wide external shot (low angle), the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
2- Long shot, the entrance of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
3- Close up, logo of the Arab League at the conference hall
4- Various shots of the Arab Foreign Ministers and the meeting
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Qatari Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani:
"It's time to act according to the recommendation calling for sending Arab-international troops to Syria. We have to deliver a message to the Syrian regime that we and the world have run out of patience, and the time of silence to its (the regime's) practices is over." 6- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby:
"We call the Syrian leadership to listen to the voice of uprising people, respond to their fair demands and take the steps necessitated by the developments of the situation. We also hope that the Syrian government and all forms of opposition will comply with the efforts of the Arab League and the United Nations to make the mission of the mission of the joint UN-AL envoy Kofi Annan successful." 7- Wide shot, the meeting of Arab Foreign Ministers, Lavrov speaking during the meeting
8- Pan left, the speakers during the meeting
9- Various shots of Lavrov speaking during the meeting
10- SOUNDBITE 3 (English) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:
"(We have been) sticking to the international law, the charter of the United Nations and the principles of respect to the sovereignty territorial integrity and non-interference in domestic affairs of states, not to mention military interference. We're not protecting any regimes. We protect international law. And I believe that we all agree when we talk on Syria that the immediate task now is to end violence." 11- Medium shot, flags of Arab states at the conference hall
12- Wide shot of the meeting
13- Close up, logo of the Arab League at the gate
14- Pan right, flags of Arab states at the entrance of Arab League headquarters