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Interview with UNHCR's Antonio Guterres
New York
By Tracey Shelton
29 Sep 2015

Interview with Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and actor Ger Duany, UN Goodwill ambassador, on September 29, 2015. Private interview with UN Foundation fellows.

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Actress Ashley at UN Social Good Summit
New York
By Tracey Shelton
28 Sep 2015

Actress Ashley Judd speaks to UN Foundation fellows about her work with young women, victims of sex trafficking and mental health in a private interview at the UN Social Good Summit in New York on September 28, 2015.

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Actress Frieda Pinto Speaks at UN Summit
New York
By Tracey Shelton
28 Sep 2015

Frieda Pinto, actress and activist, speaks about why she is a feminist at the UN Social Good Summit in New York, USA, on September 28, 2015. Pinto is best known for her role in the movie Slum Dog Millionaire.

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A Biodiversity Odyssey
montreal
By Conteur d'images
05 Sep 2015

To celebrate the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020, an environmentalist and a photojournalist visited 10 countries in 300 days in order to discover the most innovative solutions implemented by the peoples of the world to preserve the biodiversity of our planet. A fabulous educational journey through the Amazon, the Arabian desert, the Andes, the Pacific Ocean and more!

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Global Refugee Crisis: The Worst Sinc...
Beirut
By b.yaacoub
11 Jun 2015

June 20 is World Refugee Day.

In 2014, global refugee numbers were higher than they have ever been since World War II. In 2015, the problem has only gotten worse.

There are currently over 50 million refugees in the world and more than %50 of them are children. Approximately half of the world's refugees are from just three countries: Afghanistan, Syria, and Somalia.

The response to this massive international crisis has been limited, with most refugee aid programs desperately underfunded. Amnesty International has called the lack of robust international response "A Conspiracy of Neglect." With little help on the way, the future of the world's displaced remains uncertain.

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Israeli Soldiers Enter Lebanese Terri...
Marjaayoun
By lotfallah
26 Feb 2015

Marjaayoun, Lebanon

February 26, 2015

A force of about 20 Israeli soldiers crossed the Israeli-Lebanese border on February 26 and reached the Wazzani River. The Israeli force, equipped with military dogs, patrolled an area usually used for recreation by local Lebanese. While Israeli airplanes flew over the area and an Israeli armored vehicle was positioned on the Israeli side of the border, Lebanese soldiers and security forces, as well as the United Nations peacekeeping force members, were on alert.

Video includes clear shots of Israeli soldiers on the Lebanese side of the border, the security fence, an Israeli armored personnel carrier and UN peacekeeping vehicles.

Shotlist

Wide of Wazzani River valley
Wide of Israeli soldiers marching
R-L pan of UNIFIL armored personnel carrier
Wide of two Israeli soldiers on guard
Wide of UNIFIL armored personnel carrier and soldier
Wide of Israeli soldiers marching
Wide of Israeli soldiers and Wazzani River
Medium of Israeli soldier on guard
Wide of Israeli soldiers and Wazzani River
Medium of Israeli soldiers marching
Wide of Israeli soldiers marching along Wazzani River
Wide of Israeli soldiers marching
Wide of Israeli soldiers marching
Medium of one Israeli soldier marching
Wide of Israeli soldiers marching
Wide of Israeli armored personnel carrier
Wide of Wazzani River valley
Wide of UNIFIL armored personnel carrier and transmission pole

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Western Sahara 12
Tifariti, Morocco
By tclava
28 Nov 2014

Soldiers line up in rank and file near Tifariti, in the Moroccan "buffer zone."

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Western Sahara 18
Bir Lehlu, Morocco
By tclava
28 Nov 2014

Bir Lehlu is a village in the part of the Western Sahara claimed by Morocco.

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Western Sahara 11
Bir Lehlu, Morocco
By tclava
27 Nov 2014

A soldier waves back to his colleagues during a counter terrorism patrol in the Western Sahara desert.

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Tifariti, Morocco
By tclava
27 Nov 2014

Counter terrorism patrols are carried out regularly in the areas of the Western Sahara where Moroccan-claimed land borders Algeria and Mauritania.

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Western Sahara 20
Bir Lehlu, Morocco
By tclava
27 Nov 2014

A decorative light in the shape of the Western Sahara hangs in the desert near Bir Lehlu.

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Western Sahara 09
Tindouf, Algeria
By tclava
26 Nov 2014

Containers full of aid are lined up in the desert near the Rabouni refugee camp.

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Western Sahara 17
Tindouf, Algeria
By tclava
26 Nov 2014

A man stands beside his broken-down car in the Rabouni camp.

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Western Sahara 19
Tindouf, Algeria
By tclava
25 Nov 2014

A woman dresses in festive attire and waves a Western Sahara flag during a rally for the independence of the Western Sahara.

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Western Sahara 03
Tindouf, Algeria
By tclava
25 Nov 2014

A Saharawi military parade is under way in the desert near the 27 February refugee camp.

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Western Sahara 04
Tindouf, Algeria
By tclava
25 Nov 2014

Women join the parade in support of independence for the Western Sahara.

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Western Sahara 05
Tindouf, Algeria
By tclava
25 Nov 2014

A soldier carries a SPLA flag near the Rabouni camp near Tindouf, Algeria.

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Western Sahara 01
Tindouf, Algeria
By tclava
24 Nov 2014

The Smara refugee camp in southern Algeria is home to thousands of Western Saharan refugees.

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Western Sahara 02
Tindouf, Algeria
By tclava
24 Nov 2014

Women sift through clothing at a street market in the Smara refugee camp.

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"Where Should We Go?": Gaza Refugees ...
Gaza
By Yasser Abu Wazna
18 Sep 2014

Footage Information
Location Palestine, Gaza Strip, Gaza city, Tal el Hawa, Mamlaket El Bahrin Prep. School (UNRWA)
Recording date 18,09,2014
Duration 00,05,25
Format MP4
Description
"With some families from Shejayya neighborhood, Om Mohammad has taken this school as a shelter since the last war against Gaza started in last July. She and her expanded family, which consists of 11 member including her old aged parants, evacuated their house soon after it had been dimolished by IDF artilary. All the family are staying in a 24 square meter class room. The class room is the only place where they can live now. ""We hope we people could help us return to our house... We don't have money to rent a house"", Om Mohammad says. On the other hand, Om Tamer stays with her five little children and her husband in a small room in the same school. She has delivered her baby as soon as she arrived the school in the begining of the last war. ""I do not think there will be a solution for our problem in the near future. They (UNRWA) asked as to leave the place and rent some house to stay in. We don't even have money to rent a house, I could not even secure milk poweder to feed my babies,"" Om Tamer says.
They are going to stay in the school until their house will be rebuilt. They don't have money to rent an apartment. ""Our condition is very hard. My husband and sons in addition to all other members of the family are unemployed"" Om Mohammad says. The family lives in a miserable conditions since they lost their house and did not get any promise to get their house rebuilt. In addition, they cannot stand living in the classroom as its space does not match their big families. As a result of displaced families’ existence, Al Bahrin school students are spread to other UNRWA schools to start the school year as well as other Gazan students who returned to school few days ago."
Shot list
From To Location Subject
00,00 00,05 School - interior Establishing shots
00,06 00,35 School - interior Daily life inside the school
00,36 00,48 Inside Om Mohammad's classroom Om Mohammad parants and her son asleep
00,49 01,03 Inside Om Mohammad's classroom Om Mohammad 's sister plays with her nephews
01,04 01,06 Inside Om Mohammad's classroom Om Mohammad’s mother
01,07 01,21 In front of Om Mohammad's classroom Om Mohammad hangs clothes
01,22 1,42 Inside Om Mohammad's classroom Om Mohammad with her family tides the classroom
01,43 01,59 In front of Om Mohammad's classroom Through the window, students in a sport class in a neighboring school
02,00 02,43 Inside Om Mohammad's classroom Om Mohammad's interview
02,44 02,50 Inside Om Mohammad's classroom Family kids play
02,51 02,58 Inside Om Mohammad's classroom Om Mohammad washes kitchenware
02,59 03,08 In front of Om Tamer's room Family kids
03,09 03,24 Inside Om Tamer's classroom Om Tamer tidys her room
03,25 04,30 Inside Om Tamer's classroom Om Tamer's interview
04,31 04,35 Inside Om Tamer's classroom Om Tamer with her babies
04,36 04,44 In front of Om Tamer's room Abu Tamer drinks tea
04,45 05,22 Insdie the school School's inhabitants bring water from watertanks downstairs

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Golan heights: Syrian Rebels Show off...
By Abdu al-Fadel
01 Sep 2014

September 1, 2014
Quneitra, Golan, Syria

Opposition Fighters from the Rebels of Syria Brigade show off captured UN and Syrian Army Posts in the Golan. Footage gives an inside look at the captured posts, which are about 2km away from Israeli Army positions on the Golan Heights. When fighters from another militia, Jabhat al-Nusra, captured the UN post they apprehended 40 UN peacekeepers stationed at the position. Footage shows UN equipment and close and wide shots of the area.

Translation:

Young fighter, Rebels of Syria Brigade:

"Grace is to God the Almighty the “truthful promise” battle.

When we first started the incursion it was from this side and we pressed on until the (regime) army detected our presence here. That was when we engaged them from our location near that barbed wire. The skirmishes continued as we pressed forward. The big battle took place when we got here and the liberation of this checkpoint began."

Military commander Abu Raed from the Rebels of Syria front:

"The 'truthful promise' fight is just the beginning. After the liberation of this checkpoint we will press on toward the capital Damascus to liberate it from the vile regime and the cursed Shia who support it (regime) and fight along side of it."

Reporter: Is the entire checkpoint and crossing being held by rebels now?

Abu Raed: "Yes, the entire crossing is rebel held thanks to the strength of almighty god and the heroic efforts of the Mujahadin, who have given their lives for God to accomplish this great deed."

Reporter: What about the rest of the stages of the operation?

Abu Raed: "The stages were the crossing itself, the city of Quneitra and Hamidiya and these are all held by the rebels now."

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Finding Sanctuary in Gaza
Gaza
By Alison Baskerville
15 Jul 2014

Following a warning from the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF), over 600 people evacuated their homes in the north of Gaza and have taken refuge in a UN School. Many fled few possessions and the school is now concerned that they will run out of water and supplies. "I don't know how much longer we will be able to go on in this situation," commented Abdil Sawan, the UN representative within the school.

The UN now estimates that 17,000 people have now left their homes.

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South Sudan: Child Soldiers, Shortage...
Wau Shilluk
By Atiol ELmlik
07 Jul 2014

ARCHIVE FOOTAGE AND INTERVIEWS FROM JULY 2014

The South Sudanese government released a statement on March 12, 2015 saying that the 89 children said by UNICEF to have been abducted in Wau Shilluk were to be released. Reports say that the children were undergoing military training by the loyalist militia of Johnson Oloni to quell attacks by Nuer separatists. Human Rights Watch also released a statement saying the children as young as 13 years-old were being trained both by loyalist and anti-government SPLA forces in Malakal, the contested capital of Upper Nile State.

This footage was filmed in Wau Shilluk in July 2014 with the permission of Johnson Oloni, after residents of Malakal fled to Wau Shilluk, the center of the ancient Shilluk Kingdom, amid brutal fighting between pro- and anti-government forces. Oloni's milita is seen parading through the village after delivering arms and aid from local businessmen to locals and displaced people, among them children brandishing weapons. Children chase the militia's boats as they arrive, and gather round the militiamen chanting, "we have a strong force! Thank you for bringing weapons! We will fight them and destroy them!"

Since the time of filming, the population of Wau Shilluk has swelled drastically with the influx of IDPs from the Malakal area. However, even early on locals testify to the hardship they face amid shortages. They say the government hasn't been able to pay their salaries in months due to the conflict. They expressed despair amid an unresolved security situation that only seems to have worsened as continues, and as more and more children are dragged into the fight.

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Myanmar's Rohingya crisis
Sittwe, Myanmar
By vincenzo floramo
31 Mar 2014

DESCRIPTION UPDATED ON MARCH 2015

Almost two years after a wave of sectarian violence against the Muslim community broke out in Rakhine state in Western Burma, about 70,000 displaced people from the Rohingya ethnic group are caged in appallingly precarious shelters in the camps for internally displaced people (IDP) in the capital Sittwe, and could face potential disaster as rainy season approaches. The Rohingya population has to withstand the poor conditions during their stay at the camps - including the lack of food, medical assistance and the abysmal hygiene conditions - that are likely to worsen markedly during the rains at the low-lying areas next to the sea near Sittwe.

Human Rights Watch had already accused the government, which considers Rohingyas as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and does not recognize them as Burmese citizens, of carrying out a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Muslim minority group. This follows Burma's refusal to allow people to class themselves as Rohingya in the first national census in three decades and officials' insistence that members of the ethnic group call themselves Bengali if they want to be registered. Meanwhile, international aid agencies working in Rakhine were attacked last week in what is the latest in a long series of sporadic assaults that erupted into full-scale violence in Rakhine scale back in 2012, causing thousands of Rohingyas to flee their homes. The UN has described the Rohingya as one of the most persecuted minorities in the world.

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Flee (15 of 15)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
14 Jun 2013

An Oromo woman listens as members of the Oromo community discuss their meetings with the United Nations Hight Commissioner for Refugees.

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Flee (12 of 15)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
14 Jun 2013

A group of Oromo men are told that the UN cannot provide shelter or food for the hundreds of refugees who have camped out front of the UNHCR building protesting the security issues they face in Cairo.

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Flee (14 of 15)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
11 Jun 2013

Gutama Gallatobati fled persecution in Ethiopia due to his alleged OLF ties, but now finds himself homeless because of his Ethiopian heritage.

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Flee (13 of 15)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
11 Jun 2013

Abdi was the first to be attacked by a group of Egyptian youth over the dam project. He was beaten, and his back still bears the scar from the burns.

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Flee (11 of 15)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
11 Jun 2013

Requests for medication have also been turned down, so the Oromo collect money from the community to purchase the drugs needed.

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Occupy Parliament Demonstrations Nair...
Nairobi, Kenya
By Nick Klaus
10 Jun 2013

A protester presents a police officer with a rose during occupy parliament protests in Nairobi Kenya

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Stateless Part 1
Kampala, Chicago, London, Geneva
By DocuProf
01 Jan 2013

Part 2 http://transterramedia.com/media/16897

PART 1
Since the 1994 Genocide, Rwandan refugees from that conflict- and from subsequent events- have created a population of over 150,000 (some say 250,00) living around the world.
In June of 2013, most of these refugees will lose their refugee status and be forced back to Rwanda by the UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) and host countries.
The refugees fear repatriation to a country they see as oppressive, dictatorial and discriminatory.

This film explores why it is NOT a proper time to invoke this return by the UN and host countries.

It has interviews with major figures in refugee studies, Paul Rusesabagina (The REAL "Hotel Rwanda" person), Theogene Rudesingwa (former Ambassador to the US from Rwanda) who has been exiled as well as UN officials, Human Rights activists and refugees themselves.
Much of the film was actually shot by the refugees.
46 min long for a broadcast hour

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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
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
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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Hurricane Sandy lashes UN headquarters
New York, USA
By Derek Henry Flood
29 Oct 2012

Caution tape flutters at a closed Gantry State Park in Long Island CIty, Queens, New York opposite the East River from the United Nations headquarters, center, as Hurricane Sandy approaches high tide.

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Concern for Za'atari Camp Refugees Gr...
Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan
By Amy Hybels
18 Oct 2012

October 25, 2012 - Za’atari - As Syrians continue to flee their borders, Jordan is hosting more of their neighbors from the north than any other country in the region.

 More than 210,000 Syrians have fled to Jordan since March of last year and according to the UHNCR there are 105,000 either registered or awaiting registration.

However funding requests have not kept pace with the demand for services in the Za'atari refugee camp which as of last week was hosting more than 37,000 Syrians. 

More than 50% of those in the camp are under the age of 18 according to the UNHCR. 

As Amy Hybels reports, concern for the welfare of the refugees continues as winter approaches.

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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.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 9, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut
Publishing Time: May 9, 2012
Length: 0:01:33
Video Size: 91.8 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

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

Beirut, Lebanon | April 27, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 17, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: April 17, 2012
Length: 0:01:30
Video Size: 74.8 MB
Language: Arabic
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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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Syrian Dissidents Meet Arab League Ch...
cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
11 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 11, 2012

Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby met on Wednesday, April 10, with prominent Syrian opposition leaders including Fayez Sara, Michel Kilo and Samir Aita at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, where they held talks on the latest developments in the Syrian crisis. The Syrian opposition figures expressed optimism over the support of China, Russia and Iran to the joint UN-Arab League special envoy to Syria Kofi Annan’s initiative to end the ongoing violence in the country.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Samir Aita, one of Syrian opposition figures:
"I have some kind of confidence in Mr. Kofi Annan because from the very beginning he clearly got prior approval from Russia, China and Iran – he is in Iran today – to support his initiative." They discussed the ongoing critical situation in Syria, stressing the importance to end violence and to force the Syrian regime to respond to Annan's peace initiative.
The Syrian opposition figures reaffirmed their support to the Arab League’s efforts and the mission of Annan to end the violence in Syria, illustrating their rejection of arming the Syrian rebels.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Samir Aita, one of Syrian opposition figures:
"There are mechanisms in the plan provided by Mr. Annan including the presence of both civilian monitors and others with weapons, etc, from powers and states among them some Security Council member states, in order to establish ceasefire even in the difficult areas in the coming period." The Syrian opposition figures stressed the need for a real international pressure from all sides, the United States, Russia and all the permanent members of the Security Council to achieve ceasefire and then to try to reach a political solution to the Syrian crisis.
They said that they didn’t want Syria to be a theatre for international conflicts and underscored the need for a united position from all the international sides to reach a solution regarding the Syrian crisis.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 11, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 11, 2012
Length: 0:02:10
Video Size: 107 MB
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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 Syrian opposition figures
3. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Samir Aita, one of Syrian opposition figures:
"I have some kind of confidence in Mr. Kofi Annan because from the very beginning he clearly got prior approval from Russia, China and Iran – he is in Iran today – to support his initiative." 4. Various shots of the meeting
5. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Samir Aita, one of Syrian opposition figures:
"There are mechanisms in the plan provided by Mr. Annan including the presence of both civilian monitors and others with weapons, etc, from powers and states among them some Security Council member states, in order to establish ceasefire even in the difficult areas in the coming period." 6. Pan right shot of UN-Arab League special envoy to Syria Kofi Annan heading to the AL headquarters (Archive, March:8)
7. Various shots of Annan meeting with al-Araby (Archive, March:8)
8. Various shots of the joint press conference of Annan and al-Araby after their meeting (Archive, March:8)
9. Pan right shot of Annan and al-Araby leaving after the press conference (Archive, March:8)