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Calmness around Lebanon Cabinet after...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
21 Oct 2012

Calmness prevailed around the Lebanese Cabinet headquarters on Sunday, October 21, after angry protestors attempted to break into the building demanding government resignation.

Security men dispersed the protestors using teargas shots.

The public rage was a reaction to the assassination of intelligence chief Wissam al-Hassan through a car bomb explosion, which killed seven others and injured over a hundred.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – A protesting man:
“There wasn’t a decision made to break into the Cabinet. On the contrary, the decision was to protect the Cabinet and its privacy. But we have a message for the Prime Minister Najib Mikati telling him that we do not want him as prime minister and that he protected the murderers and did not do anything to serve this country or to protect its people.”

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – A protesting woman:
“We’re participating in this sit-in because we want to oust the government of Hezbollah and Bashar al-Assad. We need to know what we are heading to in the future. We don’t feel secure because of Hezbollah’s weapons, which have become numerous enough to cause us to fear for our lives.”

The Cabinet building was surrounded by tight security cordon and barded wires.

Several were injured in the clashes but calmness eventually returned to the cabinet area, although protestors remained until the evening.

Security men and protestors were separated by security barriers in an atmosphere of cautious calmness.

Story: Calmness around Lebanon Cabinet after Clashes between Security and Angry Protestors
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: October 21, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: October 21, 2012
Length: 0:01:50
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SHOTLIST:
1. Long shot of protestors in front of the Cabinet headquarters in Beirut, and the security is throwing them with tear gas
2. Medium, pan left shot of a protestor moving forward towards the security asking them to stop throwing tear gas
3. Medium shot of a burning tear gas
4. Long shot of some protestors in front of the Cabinet headquarters, shouting and waving flags
5. Various medium shots of barbed wire in front of the Cabinet headquarters and security officers are standing behind it
6. Wide shot of a lot of security officers in front of the Cabinet while protestors have backed off
7. Long shot of protestors and security officers after the clashes are done
8. Wide shot of protestors shouting and waving flags
9. Medium, pan right shot of shirtless protestors shouting statements against the government
10. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – A protesting man:
“There wasn’t a decision made to break into the Cabinet. On the contrary, the decision was to protect the Cabinet and its privacy. But we have a message for the Prime Minister Najib Mikati telling him that we do not want him as prime minister and that he protected the murderers and did not do anything to serve this country or to protect its people.” 11. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – A protesting woman:
“We’re participating in this sit-in because we want to oust the government of Hezbollah and Bashar al-Assad. We need to know what we are heading to in the future. We don’t feel secure because of Hezbollah’s weapons, which have become numerous enough to cause us to fear for our lives.” 12. Various shots of protestors in front of the cabinet while the situation is stable and quiet
13. Various, medium shots of security officers standing behind a railing barrier
14. Long shot of a protestor holding the light blue flag of the Sunni-based opposition Future Party

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Lebanon Buries Murdered Intelligence ...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
21 Oct 2012

A grand ceremony was held on Sunday, October 21, in Beirut for the burial of Lebanese intelligence chief Wissam al-Hassan, who was killed in a car bomb explosion in Beirut’s Ashrafiyeh neighborhood along with seven others and upwards of a hundred of injured.

Angry civilians attended the funeral procession carrying banners and posters of Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah and Prime Minister Najib Mikati who many believe are responsible for the assassination.

Al-Hassan was buried next to late PM Rafik al-Hariri who was similarly assassinated in 2005.

The massive congregation turned into a protest calling for immediate government resignation.

Mikati showed readiness to resign after the bombing but President Michel Suleiman convinced him not to at such a critical time.

After the funeral, clashes erupted between security men and angry protestors who raised banners of the Syrian opposition group Future Movement, while others and tried to break into the Cabinet headquarters in Beirut.

Security forces tried to disperse the protestors by firing teargas canisters, and other means, which led to several injuries.

Analysts warn against a spark of civil war in Lebanon which is already undergoing political turmoil.

Story: Lebanon Buries Murdered Intelligence Chief amid Protests & Clashes
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: October 21, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: October 21, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1. Wide, pan left shot of thousands of people who are attending the funeral of security chief Wissam al-Hassan, while Qur’an is being played
2. Medium shot of some people attending the funeral, holding a poster of Prime Minister Najib Mikati criticizing the government’s policy
3. Wide, tilt up, pan right shot of people attending the funeral waving Lebanon’s flags, holding banners and posters criticizing the government’s policy, while Qur’an is still being played
4. Medium shot of two protestorsholding a poster of Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah and Prime Minister Najib Mikati holding them responsible for the assassination
5. Wide, pan right shot of people holding a poster of Wissam al-hassan and late PM Rafik al-Hariri who was similarly assassinated in 2005
6. Wide, tilt down shot of the mosque where the funeral was held, and groups of people are gathered in front of it
7. Medium shot of soldiers carrying the coffin into the mosque
8. Medium shot of
9. Wide shot of clashes between security men and angry protestors
10. Medium shot of protestors shouting and holding the light blue flag of the Sunni-based opposition Future Party
11. Wide shot of protestors running to break into the Cabinet headquarters in Beirut
12. Wide shot of clashed between the security and the protestors
13. Wide shot of some security officers arresting one of the protestors
14. Wide, pan right shot of the protestors while the security officers are throwing tear gas at them
15. Medium shot of some protestors breaking the glass of a kiosk in the street
16. Medium shot of some protestors carrying a man who passed out in the street and fell to the ground
17. Wide shot of protestors throwing sticks and rocks at security

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CLASHES IN MARTYR'S SQUARE DURING FUN...
Martyr's Square, Beirut, Lebanon
By Editor's Picks
21 Oct 2012

A grand ceremony was held on Sunday, October 21, in Beirut for the burial of Lebanese intelligence chief Wissam al-Hassan, who was killed in a car bomb explosion in Beirut’s Ashrafiyeh neighborhood last week. Angry civilians protested at the event, carrying posters and banners of Hezbollah's Nasrallah and Prime Minister Najib Mikati, who many hold responsible for the assassination. Though calm was restored to downtown Beirut, many protesters were injured as security forces used tear gas and barbed wire to control the masses.

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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 for 7 Aug 2012
Asia
By Editor's Picks
05 Aug 2012

Accused 93 Year Old Australian Child Abuser Caught In Burma
Karl Joseph Kraus, 93, was apprehended in Myanmar's Karen state on Tuesday, July 24 and transported back to the Thai border to be handed over to Thailand police. Krause had skipped bail in December 2011 for charges of raping 4 underage girls in Thailand's northern city of Chiang Mai. The four sisters ranged in age from 5 - 12 at the time of the alleged offenses. Kraus reportedly lured the young Thai sisters to his house, promising them chocolates and English lessons. Kraus was born in Berlin and migrated to Australia, working as a railway worker, until his retirement.

Lebanon Declines Iran's Invitation to Conference On Syrian Crisis
After meeting with the Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), Saeed Jalili, on Monday, August 6 in Beirut, Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour told reporters that Lebanon declined an invitation to attend a conference in Iran addressing the crisis in Syria. During the meeting, talks focused on the Syrian crisis with Jalili asserting that cooperation is in the best interest of Muslim nations and countries in the region. After consulting, President Suleiman, PM Mikati and Speaker Berri declined due to Lebanon's policy of not associating with other countries' internal affairs.

Mourning 16 Soldiers Killed At Rafah Border
Egypt’s Presidency announced Monday, August 6, a three-day mourning nationwide honoring the 16 soldiers killed by unknown gunmen at the bordering town of Rafah in Sinai Sunday evening. Eyewitnesses among the residents of Rafah said the gunmen launched a fierce attack on the border guard soldiers and seized two armored vehicles, taking one of them and heading to the Israeli territories. The residents call on President Mohamed Morsi and Defense Minister Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi to intensify security at the bordering areas in Sinai.

Interviews With Family Of Soldier Killed By RPG
Interviews with family, forensic report, and death certificate of Egyptian soldier, Mahmoud Sabry Mohammed Abdallah, killed on May 2, 2012 by a rocket propelled grenade in the Sinai.

Military Funeral Of Rafah Border Victims

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

Cairo, Egypt | May 9, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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US Top Senator Meets Lebanese Preside...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
03 May 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 2, 2012 (and May 1 evening)
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: May 2, 2012
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SHOTLIST:

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

Beirut, Lebanon | April 26, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lebanese PM and UK Official Discuss S...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
22 Apr 2012

Beirut, Lebanon | April 20, 2012

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati and British Undersecretary of State for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt held talks on Friday, April 20, at the Lebanese Cabinet headquarters in Beirut, where they discussed some regional issues including the Syrian crisis, the conditions of Syrian and Palestinian refugees as well as the bilateral relations between the two countries.
Burt told reporters after the meeting that the United Kingdom understands the nature of relationship between Lebanon and Syria, praising the Lebanese efforts in receiving and providing shelter for neighboring refugees.
Burt described the bilateral relations between Lebanon and the UK as “strong”.
SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - British Under Secretary of State for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt:
“We had the opportunity to discuss the strong bilateral relationship between the United Kingdom and Lebanon, which is displayed by his own visit to the Unite Kingdom some months ago the Prime Minister recently to see our Foreign Secretary. The commercial relationship is very strong between the two countries and is growing. We had the opportunity of course to discuss regional issues, not least the problems in Syria and concerns were expressed about that. And we acknowledge Lebanon’s part in receiving refugees from Syria and the part of the Lebanese people in taking Syrian refugees to their own houses and woods to look after them. And the United Kingdom will continue to make a contribution to the costs of supporting the refugees here.” Other issues, including the 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games that will take place in London were also brought up during the meeting. “I managed to meet last night with promising Lebanese athletes who will take part in the Olympics and Paralympics,” Burt said.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 20, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: April 20, 2012
Length: 0:01:23
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SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of the meeting of Lebanese PM Najib Mikati and British Undersecretary of State for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt
2- Medium shot, Burt heading to a press conference at the Lebanese Cabinet headquarters
3- Various shots of Burt during a press conference at the Lebanese Cabinet headquarters
4- SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - British Under Secretary of State for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt:
“We had the opportunity to discuss the strong bilateral relationship between the United Kingdom and Lebanon, which is displayed by his own visit to the Unite Kingdom some months ago the Prime Minister recently to see our Foreign Secretary. The commercial relationship is very strong between the two countries and is growing. We had the opportunity of course to discuss regional issues, not least the problems in Syria and concerns were expressed about that. And we acknowledge Lebanon’s part in receiving refugees from Syria and the part of the Lebanese people in taking Syrian refugees to their own houses and woods to look after them. And the United Kingdom will continue to make a contribution to the costs of supporting the refugees here.” 5- Pan left, Burt leaving after the press conference
6- Various external shots of the Lebanese Cabinet headquarters in Beirut

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Lebanese PM: Stability and Disassocia...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
18 Apr 2012

Beirut, Lebanon | April 17, 2012

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati held a general discussion with members of the parliament on Tuesday, April 17, at parliament headquarters in Beirut, where he stressed that stability and a self-disassociation policy from the Syrian conflict were his government's key priorities to protect Lebanon.
Mikati explained that Lebanon cannot affect the Syrian issue but can be affected by it, which is why, he added, that his government decided to adopt the policy of disassociation with regards to the situation in Syria.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Lebanese PM Najib Mikati:
"There are three factors for stability. The first is the South. We have done all that is necessary to maintain stability in Southern Lebanon, in cooperation with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). My first visit when the government gained confidence was to Southern Lebanon, which is a sign of our support for the UNIFIL and for stability in the South." Mikati elaborated that cooperation with the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) is one of the major factors for Lebanon's internal stability, noting that his government provided the required funds to the STL.
The Lebanese Prime Minister concluded that activating proper administrations and employing efficient diplomats, jurists and governors were also among his government's priorities.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Lebanese PM Najib Mikati:
"The second factor, as you all know, is the issue of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL). There have been a lot of debates about this issue. We have provided the required funds to the STL and as you know things are going towards more stability regarding this issue."

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) - Lebanese PM Najib Mikati:
"Disassociation policy is maybe referred to by some as evading responsibility. However, I say that it's the core of responsibility because it protects Lebanon from inside. We cannot affect anything in Syria, but we can be affected by what's going on there according to the decisions we make. For this reason, our decision was to disassociate ourselves and avoid intervening in the internal affairs of Syria." Mikati pointed out that stability was based on three factors, the first of which is the stability of South Lebanon, where he paid his first visit after his government gained the parliament confidence.

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Shooting Dateline: April 17, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: April 17, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot of parliamentarians inside the Lebanese parliament
2. Medium shot, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri speaking to one of the parliamentarians
3. Wide shot, parliamentarians inside the Lebanese parliament
4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Lebanese PM Najib Mikati:
"There are three factors for stability. The first is the South. We have done all what's necessary to maintain stability Southern Lebanon in cooperation with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). My first visit when the government gained confidence was to Southern Lebanon, which is a sign of our support for the UNIFIL and for stability in the South." 5. Various shots of parliamentarians listening to Mikati's speech
6. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Lebanese PM Najib Mikati:
"The second factor, as you all know, is the issue of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL). There have been a lot of debates about this issue. We have provided the required funds to the STL and as you know things are going towards more stability regarding this issue." 7. Medium shot, parliamentarians inside the Lebanese parliament listening to Mikati's speech
8. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) - Lebanese PM Najib Mikati:
"Since the events started in Syria, the government's policy has been self-disassociation. We talked about this policy here in the parliament. A disassociation policy may be referred to by some as evading responsibility. However, I say that it's the core of responsibility because it protects Lebanon from inside. We cannot affect anything in Syria, but we can be affected by what's going on there according to the decisions we make. For this reason, our decision was to disassociate ourselves and avoid intervening in the internal affairs of Syria." 9. Medium shot, parliamentarians applauding
10. Tilt down external shot of the Lebanese parliament headquarters in Beirut

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Monti Praises Lebanon Dissociation Po...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
08 Apr 2012

Beirut, Lebanon | April 7, 2012

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman met on Saturday, April 7 with the Italian PM Mario Monti where they discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries.
Suleiman expressed his appreciation for Italy’s continuous support to Lebanon.
Following talks with Suleiman, Monti met with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati where Monti praised Lebanon’s policy of disassociation regarding events in Syria and affirmed his country’s commitment to the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL), saying there was no decision to reduce the number of Italian peacekeepers.
Mikati thanked the Italian official for his country’s historic and vital contribution to UNIFIL, praising the role of Italian peacekeepers in the local development and progress in south Lebanon.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Lebanese PM Najib Mikati:
"We thank Mr. Italian PM for historical and vital contribution of the United Nations Interim Forces in Southern Lebanon (UNIFIL) and their role as today for the second time, Italia holds the command of these forces at the south with their great aid to southern residents for the local development and progress in the south". Regarding the Syrian crisis, Monti affirmed that Rome fully backed a six-point plan put forward by international mediator Kofi Annan to find a peaceful solution in Syria that stipulates halting violence and starting a political process between the Syrian government and the opposition.
For his part, Mikati also said that Lebanon also supported the mission of Annan, the joint UN-Arab League special envoy to Syria, to resolve the Syrian crisis.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 7, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: April 7, 2012
Length: 0:01:50
Video Size: 83.9 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1- Pan left shot of the Lebanese President Michel Suleiman with the Italian PM Mario Monti heading to their meeting at the presidential palace
2- Various shots of the meeting
3- Various shots of Italian PM meeting with his Lebanese counterpart Najib Mikati
4- Wide shot of a joint press conference of Lebanese PM and Italian PM after their meeting
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Lebanese PM Najib Mikati:
"We thank Mr. Italian PM for historical and vital contribution of the United Nations Interim Forces in Southern Lebanon (UNIFIL) and their role as today for the second time, Italia holds the command of these forces at the south with their great aid to southern residents for the local development and progress in the south". 6- Close up shot of the Lebanese flag
7- Medium shot of the Italian PM speaking during the press conference
8- Medium shot of a man shooting during the conference
9- Pan right shot of Lebanese PM and his Italian counterpart finishing the conference and leaving
10- Wide shot of Italian PM arriving to the south of Lebanon '