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Haftar Forces Patrol Deserted Benghaz...
Benghazi
By Bujezia
24 Mar 2015

Benghazi, Libya
March 24, 2015

Fighters loyal to the internationally recognized Libyan government based in Tobruk are seen in this video scouting the Al-Lethi neighborhood of Benghazi, less than one hundred meters from what they say are ISIS outposts. Soldiers snake between deserted and damaged civilian houses, searching for Islamist militants.

Fighting between Islamist militias and forces loyal to Lt. General Khalifa Haftar has ravaged the Libyan city of Benghazi, even though fighting has diminished. Reports indicate that Haftar's forces currently have the upper hand over the Islamist Libya Dawn military coalition. According to a Transterra Media contributor, significant casualties have put the local hospital under pressure to provide adequate medial care as supplies are thinning out.

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Iraqi Christians Flee from Mosul
By Arshed
24 Jul 2014

23 July 2014
Iraq, Erbil

After the city of Mosul fell under the control of the Sunni tribes and ISIS, Christians have become very afraid of what action ISIS might take against them. ISIS released a document stipulating that Christians in Mosul had three options, converting to Islam, paying a special tax, or being executed. Those who did not comply to the terms had to leave the newly formed ‘Islamic State’ and all their possessions were confiscated by ISIS. Almost all of the Christian community fled the city in terror and travelled to Erbil and Duhook where they slept in churches.

The video shows two cars carrying a family that arrived from Mosul today after passing through an ISIS checkpoint where their money, jewellery, and car were taken from them.

Abu Youssef, the first speaker, explains their trip from Mosul. However he, along with the priest, refused to appear in front of the camera out of fear that they would killed should they ever return to the city. They were also afraid that their homes in Mosul would be destroyed or burned down if they were seen on camera saying negative things about ISIS.

Due to security reasons, we were not allowed to film the hall on the lower level, where families are staying, or where the kitchen and sleeping spaces are. However, we were allowed to take footage of one room that included a family with special needs (disabilities) and to meet with them and ask them about their situation in their new home.

Interviewees:
Abu Youssef: Father of a Christian family that just moved out of Mosul
Father D. Meti: The priest in Um al-Nour church
Abu Reem: Father of an immigrated Christian family

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Iraqi Shia Tribe Prepares for Battle ...
Baghdad
By Transterra Editor
13 Jun 2014

June 11, 2014,
Baghdad, Iraq

A Shia tribe in the al-Kazemeya neighborhood of northern Baghdad recruits dozens of new men to fight ISIL.

Members of the Al-Anbari tribe gathered on Wednesday, June, 11, 2014 in the orchard of Sheikh Mabdar al-Marhoun, the Sheikh of the Anbari tribe in al-Kazemeya. The volunteers responded to a call by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki that citizens volunteer to fight the ISIL onslaught.

There are reports that a number of tribes in the southern provinces of Nasriya, Maysan, and Karbala have already started preparing fighting groups to be sent to fight ISIL further north.

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Clashes in Egypt Between Pro-Morsi s...
Giza,Egypt
By Mohamed osam
06 Dec 2013

Muslim Brotherhood and ousted president Mohammed Morsi supporters (background) clash with Egyptian riot police during a demonstration in the streets of Al Haram , giza Egyptian police dispersed several rallies by Islamists, firing tear gas at protesters in Cairo as the government tries to stamp out unrest since president Mohamed Morsi's July overthrow

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Clashes in Egypt Between Pro-Morsi s...
Giza,Egypt
By Mohamed osam
06 Dec 2013

Muslim Brotherhood and ousted president Mohammed Morsi supporters (background) clash with Egyptian riot police during a demonstration in the streets of Al Haram , giza Egyptian police dispersed several rallies by Islamists, firing tear gas at protesters in Cairo as the government tries to stamp out unrest since president Mohamed Morsi's July overthrow

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Battles between the Islamists and the...
Syria
By Transterra Editor
01 Sep 2013

Attacks by jihadists from Jabhat Al-Nusra and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) against the Kurdish population in Northern Syria have made it difficult for ordinary Kurds to flee to neighboring Turkey. The PYG, the military wing of the PYD (Partiya Yekîtiya Demokrat), is officially responsible for the safety of the Kurdish province of Al-Hasakah and has been under attack by Islamists from 2012. Since there is no official border crossing open at the moment, the journey to safety for the elderly, the sick and children is near impossible.

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Syrian opposition
Syria
By Yacine BenRabia
26 Aug 2013

Video about: Islamist fighters came from around the world into Syria to participate in the conflict.

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Islamist Extremists Clash With Police...
Tunis, Tunisia
By Wassim Ben Rhouma
19 May 2013

Extremist Islamist demonstrators use Molotov cocktails during clashes with the police in Tunis.

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Islamist Extremists Clash With Police...
Tunis, Tunisia
By U.S. Editor
19 May 2013

The Islamic Extremist Organization "Ansar al Sharia" members demonstrate in the Capital Tunis.

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Islamist Extremists Clash With Police...
Tunis, Tunisia
By Wassim Ben Rhouma
19 May 2013

Islamic Extremist Organisation members clash with police in the Capitol Tunis.

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Islamist Extremists Clash With Police...
Tunis, Tunisia
By Wassim Ben Rhouma
19 May 2013

Extremist Islamist demonstrators use Molotov Cocktails during clashes with the police in Tunis.

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Islamist Extremists Clash With Police...
Tunis, Tunisia
By Wassim Ben Rhouma
18 May 2013

Islamic Extremist Organisation members demonstrate in the Capitol Tunis.

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Serekaniye or Ras al Ayn (9 of 17)
Ras Al Ain, Syria
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
21 Apr 2013

Abu Yusuf separates the men from the women in the line at the bakery.

He fights for the Al Qaeda-linked Jabhat al Nusra faction. In Ras al Ain, Nusra is allied with the FSA, where they have jointly fought the YPG.

In the night of 16 July, the YPG attacked the FSA and Jabhat al Nusra. In one night, at least 9 FSA/Nusra members died. Abu Yusuf shaved his beard and fled to Turkey.

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Serekaniye or Ras al Ayn (10 of 17)
Syria
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
21 Apr 2013

Abu Islam hangs around, bored, in the bedroom of Khalil Rezayzo's children. Khalil used to be an active supporter of Assad. The family's current location is unclear. The FSA fighters that are under command of Osama now call this house base camp. Abu Islam comes from Al Qamishli but has been fighting mainly in Ras al Ayn.

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CHAOS BREAKS OUT IN EGYPT OVER MORSI'...
Cairo, Egypt
By Editor's Picks
06 Dec 2012

Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi's recent decree barring judiciary review of any presidential decisions has ignited tensions between Islamists, and secularists in recent days. Shots were heard on Wednesday, and multiple deaths have been reported, with scores of injured protesters.

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Egypt’s Independent Newspapers Go on ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
04 Dec 2012

Several independent Egyptian newspapers went on strike for one day on Tuesday, December 4, in protest against the constitutional declaration and the draft constitution. Twelve newspapers suspended publication and five TV channels announced that they will go off-air on Wednesday.

Egypt Independent, Al-Masry Al-Youm's English news website, has completely halted work and covered its main page with a statement reading "You are reading this message because Egypt Independent objects to continued restrictions on media liberties, especially after hundreds of Egyptians gave their lives for freedom and dignity."

The newly drafted constitution, which was passed on November 30 by the Islamist-dominated Constituent Assembly and is set to be voted on in a referendum on December 15, does not include articles against the imprisonment of journalists in cases related to freedom of expression as demanded by journalists.

The newspapers that went on strike on Tuesday include: Al-Masry Al-Youm, Al-Watan, Al-Tahrir, Al-Wafd, Al-Youm 7, Al-Dostour, Al-Shorouk, Al-Sabah, Al-Ahaly, Al-Ahrar, Al-Fagr and Osbooa. Among the TV channels that are expected to go strike on Wednesday, with blank screens broadcasting in place of content: ONTV channels, CBC and Modern channels, and Dream TV channels.

The Journalists Syndicate's executive council withdrew its representatives from the constituent assembly in mid-November after its recommendations and suggestions were ignored by the assembly.

Story: Egypt’s Independent Newspapers Go on Strike for Freedom of Expression
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: December 4, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: December 4, 2012
Length: 0:01:20
Video Size: 66.5 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Various overview shots of Egypt’s Nile River
2. Various shots of standards of newspapers around the streets for sale
3. Various shots of newspapers shops and customers
4. Medium shot of Masrawy website
5. Wide shot of Al-Youm 7 website
6. Close up shot of the logo of the Al-Youm 7
7. Tilt down shot of Al-Youm 7 newspaper
8. Various shots of Al-Youm 7 newspaper
9. Various external shots of the Journalists Syndicate

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Egypt's Top Courts Suspend Work In Pr...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
28 Nov 2012

Egypt's Cassation and Appeal courts suspended their work nationwide on Wednesday, November 28, in protest against the constitutional declaration issued recently by President Mohamed Morsi. The decree, issued last Thursday, gave President Morsi powers to take any measures to protect the revolution, and stated that no court could overturn his decisions.

The decrees also protect the Constituent Assembly and Egypt's upper house of the parliament, known as the "Shura Council" from dissolution. The assembly and the council are mainly dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Cassation Judge:
‘‘Suspending all settings includes settings of cassation court of Cairo. Except sittings of remanded in custody, or lawsuits of killed demonstrators that already have scheduled sittings, until the constitutional declaration been canceled”

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Saleh El-derbashy, Lawyer:
"All lawyers are backing the fair judicial institution of Egypt. We are supporting the decision issued by general assemblies of cassation and appeals courts today, which suspending all their work until the constitutional declaration been cancelled".

Earlier on Saturday, Egypt's judge's Club announced suspension of work, condemning the recent decrees issued by Morsi that expand his powers. Morsi's backers say that the decree was needed to protect the gains of the revolution against a judiciary with deep ties to the ousted regime of Hosni Mubarak.

Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) will look into twelve lawsuits filed against President Morsi's recent constitutional declaration on December 4.

Story: Egypt's Top Courts Suspend Work in Protest against Constitutional Declaration
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: November 23, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: November 23, 2012
Length: 0:01:23
Video Size: 86.6 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
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Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:

  1. Wide shot of people gathering outside the Court of Appeal
  2. Close up shot of the logo of the Court of Appeal
  3. Various shots of people outside the court of Appeal
  4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Cassation Judge:
  5. ‘‘Suspending all settings includes settings of cassation court of Cairo. Except sittings of remanded in custody, or lawsuits of killed demonstrators that already have scheduled sittings, until the constitutional declaration been canceled”
  6. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Saleh El-derbashy, Lawyer:
    "All lawyers are backing the fair judicial institution of Egypt. We are supporting the decision issued by general assemblies of cassation and appeals courts today, which suspending all their work until the constitutional declaration been cancelled".
  7. Various shots of people outside the Court of Appeal
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President Morsi Assigns New PM Hesham...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
24 Jul 2012

Cairo, Egypt | 24 July 2012

Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi decided on Tuesday, July 24, to appoint Irrigation Minister Hesham Kandil as Egypt’s new PM, assigning him with forming the new post-revolution government.
Kandil is an Islamist but he is not a member of any party or group.
Kandil said in a press conference after his meeting with Morsi that efficiency will be the basic principle in selecting the ministers of the new government.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - New PM Hesham Kandil:
“We affirm that efficiency is the basic criteria in selecting the new ministers. The government formation will be done in complete coordination with the President. After this press conference, we will start right away in holding discussions and consultations in order to form the government as soon as possible, in the next few days, if Almighty Allah wills.” The newly-appointed PM added that President Morsi’s 100-day plan to improve energy, traffic and security will be the focus of the new government that will be formed in a few days to come.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - New PM Hesham Kandil:
“As for the focus of the government in the upcoming period, as you know, there is the 100-day plan of Mr. President, focusing on improving the energy, the traffic, the cleanliness, the bread and the security. According to my background, I can add the improvement of water too. We’ll focus on improving services to make the Egyptian citizens feel this improvement in the near future. That will be our main focus.” The announcement comes nearly a month after Morsi was sworn in as Egypt's first freely elected civilian president since 1952.
Some liberals criticized Morsi's appointment of Kandil because he had pledged before to appoint a non-Islamist Prime Minister, but others say that Morsi only promised to pick someone from outside the Muslim Brotherhood group to lead the government.
Kandil 49, is considered the youngest PM in the history of the government in Egypt.
He earned his Master Degree and doctorate at the University of North Carolina and he later worked at the African Development Bank, focusing on Nile Basin countries.
He was also part of an observer mission for Egypt in talks with Sudan on Nile water issues.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: July 24, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: July 24, 2012
Length: 0:02:06
Video Size: 103 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: Egyptian state TV and VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Pan left, Egyptian Presidency headquarters in Cairo
2. Various shots of the meeting of President Mohamed Morsi and new PM Hesham Kandil
3. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - New PM Hesham Kandil:
“We affirm that efficiency is the basic criteria in selecting the new ministers. The government formation will be done in complete coordination with the President. After this press conference, we will start right away in holding discussions and consultations in order to form the government as soon as possible, in the next few days, if Almighty Allah wills.” 4. Various shots of Kandil speaking and reporters listening and taking notes during the press conference
5. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - New PM Hesham Kandil:
“As for the focus of the government in the upcoming period, as you know, there is the 100-day plan of Mr. President, focusing on improving the energy, the traffic, the cleanliness, the bread and the security. According to my background, I can add the improvement of water too. We’ll focus on improving services to make the Egyptian citizen feel this improvement in the near future. That will be our main focus.”
6. Medium shot, reporters listening and taking notes during the press conference
7. Close up, the logo of Egyptian Presidency
8. Wide shot, Egyptian Presidency headquarters in Cairo

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Sheikh Oussama Al-Rafei
Tripoli, Lebanon
By Randa Mirza
14 May 2012

On the May 13th, the Lebanese authorities arrested a Lebanese Islamist called Chadi Al-Mawlawi, a disciple of Sheikh Oussama Al-Rafii (pictured), accusing him of being part of a terrorist cell. The arrest triggered a sit-in endorsed by different Sunni fundamentalist groups who claimed that Al-Mawlawi was only providing humanitarian aids to the Syrian refugees. In a country divided between pro and anti-Assad supporters, judiciary cases often give way to radical political interpretations.

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Egyptian Liberals Lash Out at Islamis...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
08 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 7, 2012

Representatives from a dozen Egyptian liberal political parties met under the banner of the National Front to hold a press conference on Monday, May 7, at the headquarters of the National Progressive Unionist Party (NPUP), commonly known as Al-Tagammu Party, where they condemned the recent protests held by Islamists against the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF).

The participants denied claims that the SCAF is responsible for the recent protests and the sit-in outside the Defense Ministry. They also said the demonstrations were plotted by Islamists, represented by the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists in order to undermine the authority of the SCAF.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Al-Tagammu Party Chairman Refaat al-Saeed:
"Was it the SCAF who asked the people to gather in protests to support [Salafi disqualified candidate] Hazem Abu Ismail and bring guns and use them? No way! The SCAF bears the political responsibility because it runs the country. But it carries no responsibility for the protests. On the contrary, it might have wanted protests to gather somewhere else, in front of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party [laughing]."

The liberal party leaders, in addition to Chairman of the Lawyers Syndicate Sameh Ashour, denied the demands of Islamists for which the protests and the sit-in were held. They said the protests outside the Defense Ministry were unjustifiable, and the demands were nothing short of ridiculous.

The National Front includes several parties, and movements such as Al-Tagammu, Ghad al-Thawra, the Free Egyptians, Al-Karama (Dignity), Al-Dostour (Constitution), the National Association for Change, and others who call for a civilian state rather than a religious one.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Al-Tagammu Party Spokesman Nabil Zaki:
"They want immediate end of military rule, and immediate transfer of power on the same day! How and to whom will it be transferred? They demand the end of the transitional period, which will be ended in a few days. They demand termination of Article 28 in the constitutional declaration, where as it has been approved through referendum in March 2011 when Islamists urged that whoever approved the constitution amendments would go to Heaven. So, there was not any convincing reason for those protests and sit-ins outside the Defense Ministry."

Supporters of disqualified Salafi presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail staged the protest in late April, to demand the end of military rule, and the immediate handover of power to civilians.

The round the clock sit-in was attacked by thugs, resulting in the killing of at least 11 protestors, and then developed into clashes with soldiers on May 4.

The SCAF imposed an overnight curfew in Abbasiya and around the Defense Ministry Saturday, May 5, and dispersed the protestors.

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Abbassiya, Defense Ministry Quiet aft...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
06 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 4-5, 2012

Calmness returned to Abbassiya, and the surrounding area of the Defense Ministry in Cairo, after Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) imposed an overnight curfew around the Ministry following Friday’s violent clashes between protestors and the army police that left hundreds wounded and, one army soldier dead according to the Health Ministry.

Citizens of Abbasiya began to return to work, and reopen businesses after the army deployed soldiers and armored vehicles to restore order in the area.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Major General Mokhtar al-Molla, SCAF Member:
"The SCAF has declared the following: 1) a curfew in Abbasiya Square and the area surrounding the Defense Ministry and the roads leading to it starting from 11 pm Friday, May 4, to 7 am Saturday, May 5."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Medhat Hamdy, car agency owner in Abbasiya:
"After the army deployed we felt much safer. The people of Abbasiya have been reassured, and are happy with the presence of the army. We have become at peace and comfortable."

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Woman from Abbasiya:
"There were armed people who escaped into Abbasiya. They had weapons. All Abbasiya lived in fear and horror. We were afraid of everything. But now, since the army is present here, we are not afraid and we have gone back to work."

After the curfew ended Saturday morning, traffic in the area surrounding the Defense Ministry returned to normal, despite the roadblock of soldiers and armored vehicles leading to the ministry.

The clashes began when protesters threw rocks at the military police as they were trying to reach the Defense Ministry, prompting troops to respond with water hoses, and later with tear gas to disperse the protestors in order to protect the military facilities. Accordingly, the SCAF imposed a curfew, which was renewed today by orders of SCAF Chief, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi.

SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Major General Mokhtar al-Molla, SCAF Member:
"Irresponsible individuals started to break through the security cordon and throw stones and Molotov cocktails at the armed forces soldiers which resulted in the injury of some of them. So the forces were forced to pursue those individuals, disperse the gathering, and secure the area."

SOUNDBITE 5 (Arabic) – Basem, bakery owner in Abbasiya:
"The protestors attacked the army and we heard the clashes from here, gunshots and such improper things. When the army then controlled them, they escaped to our streets, hid in buildings and opened fire against us while we' were in our houses and outside our stores."

Military prosecution sources said that the army arrested around 170 people outside the Defense Ministry, adding that they would order the detention of people accused of inciting the violence.

The ruling SCAF vowed to transfer power to civilian rule before the end of June, or even by May if there is a clear winner in the first round in Egypt’s post-revolution presidential elections and that the presidential elections would be fair.

The sit-in around the Defense Ministry was initiated by supporters of the disqualified Salafi presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail last week. They were later joined by other protestors after being attacked by unidentified assailants who are said to have killed at least 11 of the demonstrators.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 4, 5, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 5, 2012
Length: 0:02:51
Video Size: 141 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
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Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Various overview shots of Abbasiya Square
2. External shot of Al-Nour Mosque in Abbasiya Square
3. Medium shot, an army armored vehicle and army soldiers at one of the nearby streets
4. Various shots of dozens of army soldiers walking in a group at a side walk around Abbasiya Square with helmets, shields and sticks
5. Various shots of army armored vehicles around Abbasiya
6. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Major General Mokhtar al-Molla, SCAF Member:
"The SCAF has decided the following: 1) a curfew in Abbasiya Square and the area surrounding the Defense Ministry and the roads leading to it starting from 11 pm Friday, May 4, to 7 am Saturday, May5." 7. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Medhat Hamdy, car agency owner in Abbasiya:
"After the army deployed we have felt very safe. The people of Abbasiya have become so reassured and happy with the presence of the army. We have become at peace and comfortable." 8. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – A lady from Abbasiya:
"There were armed people who escaped to Abbasiya. They had weapons. All Abbasiya lived in fear and horror. We were afraid of everything. But now, since the army is present around, we are not afraid and we went back to our work." 9. Various shots of a number of military police officers sitting on chairs on a sidewalk of Al-Nour Mosque in Abbasiya Square around Abbasiya, with two little kids sitting on their laps
10. Various shots of military policemen around Abbasiya
11. SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Major General Mokhtar al-Molla, SCAF Member:
"Irresponsible elements started to break through the security cordon and throw stones and Molotov cocktails at the armed forces soldiers which resulted in the injury of some of them. So, the forces had to chase those elements, disperse that gathering and secure the area." 12. SOUNDBITE 5 (Arabic) – Basem, bakery owner in Abbasiya:
"The protestors attacked the army and we heard the clashes form here, gunshots and such improper things. When the army then controlled them, they escaped to our streets, hid in buildings and opened fire against us while we're in our houses and outside our stores." 13. Various shots of the military using water hoses to disperse the protestors
14. Various shots of protestors trying to break through the security cordon with barbed wires around the Defense Ministry and army soldiers running towards them
15. Various shots of protestors and medical assistants carrying a protestors, apparently dead, into the ambulance
16. Medium shot, protestors standing with water in the ground and smoke rising around them
17. Wide shot, a massive number of protestors at the street between Abbasiya and Defense Ministry shouting "Leave! Leave!" to the SCAF

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Turmoil in Abbasiya Around Defense Mi...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
02 May 2012

Turmoil and chaos overshadowed Abbasiya and the areas surrounding Egypt's Defense Ministry on Wednesday, May 2, after the deadly clashes between protestors and thugs that killed at least 9 and injured dozens according to the Ministry of Health.
Security men, armored vehicles and protestors could be seen everywhere in Abbasiya and the surrounding areas leading to the Defense Ministry.
Meanwhile, other protestors gathered outside Al-Fatah Mosque in Ramses Square to march to Abbasiya and join the protestors there.
They all shouted statements against military rule of the Supreme Council of the Armed Force (SCAF).
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Protestor (young woman):
"We participate today because of our brothers who are being slaughtered. The SCAF which claims to have protected the revolution on January 25 is the one that is protecting Mubarak and his men in Tora prison and the corruption in Egypt."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Protestor (young man):
"This SCAF started a war of annihilation against activists and protestors. The SCAF delivers a message to intimidate the people but we will not be afraid. Down with military rule! We want neither election not constitution under military rule."

The sit-in around the Defense Ministry started Saturday early morning and it was mainly held by supporters of disqualified Salafi presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail.
However, supporters reaffirm that they protest not only for Abu Ismail but against the ruling SCAF, which they believe is the hirer of thugs in such massacres.
SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Protestor (man):
"Although we disagreed with the sit-in in Abbasiya in the beginning, we participate today to support the right of people to express themselves, protest and hold a sit-in."

The protesters say they will not give up their sit-in until the SCAF hands over power to civilians and the Supreme Presidential Election Committee (SPEC), which they believe to be fraudulent, is dismantled.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 2, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 2, 2012
Length: 0:02:32
Video Size: 125 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Various overview shots of Abbasiya Square full of protesters and security men
2. Various shots of security men and armored vehicles on a nearby bridge
3. Medium shot, two armored vehicles with army soldiers in Abbasiya
4. Medium shot, a protester raising a poster of SCAF Chief Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi tenderly carrying a little baby with the face of former president Hosni Mubarak
5. Various shots of protesters in Abbasiya surrounded by armored military vehicles and security men, shouting "SCAF Must Leave"
6. Various shots of protesters outside Al-Fatah Mosque in Ramses Square gathering for a march to join the protestors in Abbasiya
7. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Protester (young woman):
"We participate today because of our brothers who are being slaughtered. The SCAF which claims to have protected the revolution on January 25 is the one that is protecting Mubarak and his men in Tora prison and the corruption in Egypt." 8. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Protestor (young man):
"This SCAF started a war of annihilation against activists and protestors. The SCAF delivers a message to intimidate the people but we will not be afraid. Down with military rule! We want neither election not constitution under military rule." 9. Zoom out overview, protesters in Abbasiya surrounded by armored military vehicles and security men, shouting "Freedom! Freedom!"
10. Various shots of protesters outside Al-Fatah Mosque in Ramses Square shouting anti-SCAF statements
11. Various shots of a march moving from Al-Fatah Mosque in Ramses Square to join the protesters in Abbasiya
12. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Protester (man):
"Although we disagree with the sit-in in Abbasiya in the beginning, but we participate today to support the right of people to express themselves, protest and hold a sit-in." Medium shot, two armored vehicles and army soldiers on a bridge near Abbasiya 13. Wide overview, protesters shouting "The people want the fall of regime" in Abbasiya surrounded by a security cordon
14. Various shots of the march of Ramses Square moving towards Abbasiya to join the protesters there

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Protests Outside Defense Ministry Con...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
30 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 30, 2012

The sit-in near the Ministry of Defense continued on Monday, April 30, for the fourth consecutive day, with protestors continuing to demand the end of military rule and the dismantling of the presidential election body which they claim is corrupt.

The sit-in was initiated by supporters of disqualified Salafi presidential candidate Hazem Salah abu-Ismail, yet the demonstrators say they protest in support of several principles, and not for a certain individual.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Protestor #1:
"The core of the problem is the SCAF. So, we're here to oust the SCAF in the first place. We reject drafting the resolution under military rule. We completely reject yesterday's SCAF meeting with political parties. We demand termination of Article 28 of the constitutional declaration. We demand dismantling the Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC) which is nothing but fraudulent. We are not here for a certain person but for some principles."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Protestor #2:
"We want the SCAF to step down and hand over power to a transitional government, and the parliament. The two will be the executive and legislative authorities. They will also monitor the presidential elections and rid us of the disorder going on in the country."

Protestors claimed that a number of assailants attacked them last night, and again this morning trying to disrupt the sit-in. The residents of the nearby neighborhood of Abbasiya managed to detain six armed "thugs," and handed them over to the military police.

Although the protestors believe in the significance of their sit-in, many Egyptians condemn the protest for blocking their own interests and movements.

The protestors are adamant that they will not give up their sit-in until their demands are met.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 30, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 30, 2012
Length: 0:02:15
Video Size: 111 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of crowds of people around a main street close to the Ministry of Defense
2. Various shots of tents of camping protestors
3. Various shots of people and passersby around the street near the Ministry of Defense
4. Various shots of protestors praying in congregation during the sit-in
5. Various shots of protestors in a made-up checkpoint checking the identities of passersby
6. Various shots of injured protestors in recent clashes between them and alleged thugs
7. Various shots of people and passersby around the street near the Ministry of Defense
8. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – One of the protestors:
"The core of the problem is the SCAF. So, we're here to oust the SCAF in the first place. We reject drafting the resolution under military rule. We completely reject yesterday's SCAF meeting with political parties. We demand termination of Article 28 of the constitutional declaration. We demand dismantling the Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC) which is nothing but fraudulent. We are not here for a certain person but for some principles." 9. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – One of the protestors:
"We want the SCAF to step down and hand over power to a transitional government and the parliament. The two will be the executive and legislative authorities. They will also monitor the presidential elections and rid us of the disorder going on in the country." 10. Various shots of the street near the Ministry of Defense crowded with people

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Anti-SCAF Sit-in Outside Defense Mini...
cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
29 Apr 2012

The sit-in of the supporters of disqualified Salafi presidential candidate Hazem Salah abu-Ismail in Abbasiya, near the Ministry of Defense, continued on Sunday, April 29, for the second consecutive day after bloody clashes occurred Saturday night between Abbasiya residents and protestors, resulting in the death of one person, and injuring 119 others, according to the Ministry of Health.

Protestors claim that “thugs” provoked the clashes, and that they were responsible for killing four and injuring at least 200.

The demonstrators demand the immediate end of the rule of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), accusing it of conspiring with the election commission to disqualify Salafi candidate Abu Ismail.

The protestors seemed to lack public support for their cause, as many Egyptians oppose the protests, instead seeking stability in the midst of the country's deteriorating conditions.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"We elected the members of the parliament, and they are the ones who should demand and speak for us. When we protest, we block the country's interests. Why are these protests? I believe that there are good protestors but there are also intruding vandals among them who want the country to be ruined and never to move forward."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"Last night clashes were completely unnecessary because the sit-in is unnecessary in the first place. These clashes must have been provoked by intruders who want to prove that the country lacks security, which is true because there is no security at all now." Those who reject the protests call on Abu Ismail supporters to work and produce something for the country instead of blocking the country's interests and ask them to respect the law that disqualified their candidate.

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"I am against the sit-in at Abbasiya of course. This situation is improper at this stage. We need work and production. The sit-in will not solve the country's problems. We want the people to work instead."

The protestors continued marching in the streets around the Defense Ministry, shouting statements against the SCAF, demanding its immediate dissolution, and that power be turned over to a civilian governing body.
Seven individuals who were said to have participated in the clashes on Saturday have reportedly been detained and interrogated by protestors who recorded their confessions, contending that they were paid for their actions, and that they have participated in recent clashes at similar protests.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 29, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 29, 2012
Length: 0:02:23
Video Size: 118 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of protestors blocking the way at one of the streets near the Ministry of Defense
2. Various shots of the protestors around a street close to the Ministry of Defense, spreading a huge flag of Egypt on the ground
3. Medium shot, protestors praying in congregation during the sit-in
4. Various shots of tents of camping protestors
5. Close up, a protestor holding a painting of a hand representing the election commission beating a man representing the Egyptian people
6. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"We elected the members of the parliament and they are the ones who should demand and speak for us. When we protest, we block the country's interests. Why are these protests? I believe that there are good protestors but there are also intruding vandals among them who want the country to be ruined and never to move forward." 7. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"Last night clashes were completely unnecessary because the sit-in is unnecessary in the first place. These clashes must have been provoked by intruders who want to prove that the country lacks security, which is true because there is no security at all now." 8. Various shots of a rally joining the sit-in with protestor holding a large sign reading "Down with Military Rule" shouting anti-SCAF statements
9. Various shots of a poster gathering pictures of former president Hosni Mubarak, former vice-president Omar Suleiman and SCAF Leader Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi, with words reading "Under Their Rule, We Cried for Gas"
10. Medium shot of the protestors
11. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"I am against the sit-in at Abbasiya of course. This situation is improper at this stage. We need work and production. The sit-in will not solve the country's problems. We want the people to work instead.” Medium shot, two protestors raising a scarf of a man stained with blood, claiming it belonged to one of the clash victims 12. Various shots of the protestors shouting anti-SCAF statements
13. Zoom out, the protesters shouting anti-SCAF statements

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Protesters Start Anti-SCAF Sit-in Out...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
28 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 28, 2012

Supporters of disqualified Salafist presidential candidate Hazem Salah abu-Ismail joined by other political forces started a sit-in on Saturday, April 28, outside the Defense Ministry headquarters in Cairo, calling on the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) to step down immediately and to hand over power to civilians.
They chanted against Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi and called for ending military rule and dissolving the Supreme Presidential Elections commission.
Protesters raised slogans that read, "No to military rule." Other posters are calling for "redeeming the rights of martyrs".
Among political forces participating at the sit-in were the Youth for Justice and Freedom, the Coalition of Revolutionary Forces and the Free Front for Peaceful Change, announcing their solidarity with the sit-in's objective, namely the abdication of the SCAF.
As the numbers of protesters increased in front of the ministry, military police heightened security measures and hundreds of soldiers were positioned around the ministry.
At one stage, a military police officer spoke to protesters, warning them of the "consequences" of moving nearer to the security cordon.
Military police forces also blocked the main street leading to the ministry.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 28, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 28, 2012
Length: 0:01:35
Video Size: 78.8 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot of a large Egyptian flag on the earth amid the presence of protesters
2. Various shots of protesters, two army vehicles
3. Wide shot of a large banner demanding end of the military rule
4. Various shots of protesters
5. Medium shot of large banner for Ain Shams University
6. Pan left shot of a large poster of the former regime figures
7. Various shots of protesters amid the presence of army soldiers
8. Various shots of protesters doing the Muslim prayers
9. Wide shot of a large banner condemning the ruling SCAF
10. Various shots of protesters amid high presence of armed soldiers and army vehicles
11. Various shots of protesters shouting

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Egyptians Rally in Tahrir Square Agai...
Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
27 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 27, 2012

Hundreds of Egyptians gathered under the banner 'Save the Revolution' in Tahrir Square on Friday, April 27, for a demonstration against the ruling military council. The protest was organized by Islamist groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood, the Salafists and al-Jamaa al-Islamiya.

Demonstrators are calling for the cancellation of Article 28 of the presidential election law, which states that the Presidential Elections Commission’s decisions cannot be challenged in a court, and the dismissal of the Supreme Presidential Elections Commission.

Protestors believe that senior officials from the deposed Mubarak regime must be banned from eligibility for a presidential bid.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Protestor #1:
"The demands of the revolution are summed up in several points, firstly to prevent former regime figures from running for presidency, [particularly] Ahmed Shafik and Amr Moussa. The Egyptian people prevented Omar Suleiman before from running for president. God willing they will also prevent Ahmed Shafik and Amr Moussa from running for president.”

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Protestor #2:
"We are demanding the disbandment of the controversial Supreme Presidential Elections Commission and the cancellation of Article 28 of the presidential election law. We are here now protesting against the ruling council because they are responsible for killing our brother at Port Said and Suez. The military council must go back to its barracks".

Protestors are also calling for the release of political detainees.

Traffic in Tahrir Square moved without incident, and the security checkpoints that are normally placed during protests were not erected for the demonstration.

The elections commission announced the final list of 13 candidates for president on Thursday after disqualifying 10 candidates, including the top two Islamists. However, the commission reinstated Ahmed Shafik, Mubarak's PM during last year's uprising, and Mubarak's longtime foreign minister and former Arab League chief Amr Moussa.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 27, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 27, 2012
Length: 0:01:30
Video Size: 74.2 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot of a large banner against returning to export gas to Israel
2. Pan right shot of protestors chanting and marching at Tahrir Square
3. Wide shot of a man addressing the protestors through a stage
4. Wide shot of protestors at Tahrir square amid the presence of vendors
5. Medium shot of protestors raising banners reading "God is the greatest"
6. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Protestor #1:
"The demands of the revolution are summed up in several points, firstly to prevent former regime figures from running for presidency and first of them Ahmed Shafik and Amr Moussa. The Egyptian people prevented Omar Suleiman before from running for president, God willing they will also prevent Ahmed Shafik and Amr Moussa from running for president."
7. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Protestor #2:
"We are demanding the disbandment of the controversial Supreme Presidential Elections Commission and the cancellation of Article 28 of the presidential election law. We are here now protesting against the ruling council, as they are responsible for killing our brother at Port Said and Suez. The military council must go back to its barracks."
8. Close up shot of a large banner reading "We are all against the remnants of the former regime".
9. Various shots of protestors at Tahrir square
10. Wide shot of protestors shouting "Islamic"
11. Wide shot of a large banner reading "The final date for the SCAF to hand over power is June 30".

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Debate in Egypt Over SCAF's Approval ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
25 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 25, 2012

STORYLINE:
Egypt’s ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) approval of the political isolation law recently passed by parliament has raised controversy among Egyptians, particularly after excluding Egypt's former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik from running in the first post-revolution presidential elections.

A large number of Egyptians believe the approval is a positive step toward a fair election process, though for many it is a development too late in arriving.

Others see the move as a SCAF attempt to regain public confidence by assuming a neutral position toward all presidential candidates and refuting charges of SCAF favoritism for former regime figures.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Ahmed Sayed Ahmed, journalist and political analyst, state-run Al-Ahram Newspaper:
"This approval represents a blow to one of the main factors of which the presidential elections map was formed, which is that the presidential candidates belonging to the former or the old regime, formerly represented in former vice-president Omar Suleiman before his disqualification, then former PM Ahmed Shafik and in some way or another ex-foreign minister Amr Moussa."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"As for the SCAF, it is trying to return things back to normal and show solidarity with the people again. It tries to offer them good gestures and get closer to them. However, we do not want a slow or partial pace. We want the SCAF and the Egyptian army in particular to stand by us all the time."

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"It was the right decision of the SCAF to politically isolate the former regime figures. We don’t want the presidential elections to be delayed. We want them to be done as soon as possible, because the people got tired and the thugs increased and we feel that the Interior Ministry is doing nothing."

After Shafik's exclusion from the presidential race, following former vice-president and ex-intelligence chief Omar Suleiman, the competition is now almost limited to popular Muslim Brotherhood dissident candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh, and former Arab League Chief and ex-foreign minister Amr Moussa.

The political isolation law targets all former regime figures, including top officials, and leaders of the now-disbanded National Democratic Party (NDP) who served under former president Hosni Mubarak, by banning them from exercising their political rights for the next ten years.

Although the SCAF approval was largely met with public support, some Egyptians suspect there is a motive behind the move.

SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"It is ambiguous. There should be clarification from the SCAF, telling the people that it doesn’t have a favorable presidential candidate, and accordingly it has approved the political isolation law."

The election body has also recently disqualified two main Islamist candidates representing the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis, namely MB leader Khairat al-Shater, and Salafi lawyer Hazem Salah abu-Ismail, for other legal issues. Foreseeing the possible legal complications, the Muslim Brotherhood fielded substitute presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi to step in for al-Shater in the event that he was barred from running.

Egypt’s Election Commission is expected to announce the final list of presidential candidates on Thursday, April 26, whereas the two-day presidential elections will kick off May 23.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 25, 2012 [and archive]
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 25, 2012
Length: 0:02:52
Video Size: 142 MB
Language: Arabic
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Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS
SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot, Cairo and the River Nile
2. Wide external shot, the SCAF Military Media Center in Cairo
3. Close up, a sign in the conference room reading " Military Media Center"
4. Various shots of a previous press conference held by SCAF members (archive)
5. Various shots of SCAF Leader, Field Marshall Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, in a televised speech (archive)
6. Medi8um external shot of the headquarters of Supreme Presidential Election Comission (SPEC) in Cairo with the flag of Egypt on top of the building
7. Various shots of Ahmed Shafik, last Prime Minister of Mubarak, officially registers for presidential race (archive)
8. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Ahmed Sayed Ahmed, journalist and political analyst, state-run Al-Ahram Newspaper:
"This approval represents a blow to one of the main factors of which the presidential elections map was formed, which is the presidential candidates belonging to the former or the old regime, formerly represented in former vice-president Omar Suleiman before his disqualification, then former PM Ahmed Shafik and in some way or another ex-foreign minister Amr Moussa." 9. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"As for the SCAF, it is trying to return things back to normal and show solidarity with the people again. It tries to offer them good things and get closer to them. However, we do not want a slow or partial pace. We want the SCAF and the Egyptian army in particular to stand by us all the time." 10. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"It was a right decision of the SCAF to politically isolate the former regime figures. We don’t want the presidential elections to be delayed. We want them to be done as soon as possible, because the people got tired and the thugs increased and we feel that the Interior Ministry is doing nothing." 11. Various shots of former vice-president Omar Suleiman getting off the car and heading to the SPEC amid crowds of security men and supporters (archive)
12. Various shots of presidential hopeful Amr Moussa during a recent meeting and press conference of presidential candidates (archive)
13. Various shots of supporters of presidential hopeful Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh raising his posters (archive)
14. Various shots of Aboul-Fotouh speaking to reporters amid presence of his supporters (archive)
15. SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"It is ambiguous. There should be clarification from the SCAF, telling the people that it doesn’t have favorable presidential candidate and accordingly it has approved the political isolation law." 16. Wide shot, a large poster of Muslim Brotherhood disqualified presidential candidate Kahirat al-Shater at the sidewalk (archive)
17. Medium shot of Al-Shater trying to enter the commission headquarters amid throngs of supporters (archive)
18. Various shots of a rally in support of Salafi presidential hopeful Hazem Salah Abu Ismail (archive)
19. Medium shot, Abu Ismail speaking during a press conference (archive)
20. Medium external shot of the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo (archive)
21. Various shots of Mohamed Morsi, head of MB's Freedom and Justice Party, during a press conference (archive)
22. Wide external shot of the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo (archive)

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Tahrir Sit-in of Abu Ismail Supporter...
Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
22 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 22, 2012

Hundreds of supporters of Salafi disqualified presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail camping continued on Sunday, April 22, their open-ended sit-in in Tahrir Square for the third consecutive day, protesting against the recent disqualification decision of Abu Ismail over claims that his mother has dual citizenship, Egyptian and American.

The sit-in demands end of the military rule of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and dissolution of the Supreme Presidential Election Comission (SPEC) as both are formed of untrustworthy ex-regime figures according to the protestors.

The protestors, most of whom are Islamists, also condemned Article 28 of the constitutional declaration that makes the decisions of the election commission unquestionable.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Protestor:
"This is an open-ended sit-in to complete the demands of the revolution. The revolution demands haven’t been met, including honorable life, freedom and dignity. We also demand termination of Article 28 because it's based on oppression and corruption. How come a disqualified presidential candidate cannot revoke the decision?"

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Protestor:
"There is today Article 28 that immunes any president recommended by the election commission or the SCAF against appeals or claims of fraud or anything. This article was drafted by the ousted president to transfer power to his son Gamal without objections."

The protestors assured their sit-in was peaceful and that they were against violent escalation even if their demands were not met.

Yet, they reaffirmed that they would not leave Tahrir Square until all the demands were fulfilled.

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Protestor:
"The SACF is playing games with us and it doesn’t really want to transfer power, because its goal is to remain in the political scene, about which the SCAF understands nothing."

SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Protestor:
"I am here to oust the SCAF in the first place, which doesn’t work for the country's good but for serving its own interests. Second, I am here to support anyone who has been oppressed in this country, not only Sheikh Hazem Abu Ismail. I must support anyone who has been oppressed in this country, as this is my duty as a Muslim brother. Sheikh Abu Ismail, MB's Khairat al-Shater and many of those disqualified candidates have been oppressed."

The election commission has recently barred ten presidential candidates from the presidential race including the Muslim Brotherhood’s Khairat al-Shater and Salafist Abu Ismail, the major Islamist presidential candidates.

However, Islamist candidates were not the only disqualified ones, as former vice-president Omar Suleiman and liberal politician Ayman Nour were also among the ten.

Salafi protestors, however, insist that they will not leave the Square until Abu Ismail rejoins the presidential race.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 22, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 22, 2012
Length: 0:03:14
Video Size: 160 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of several hundreds of protestors in Tahrir Square shouting statements against Egypt's ruling SCAF
2. Various shots of supporters of disqualified Salafi candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail camping in Tahrir Square in tents with his posters
3. Various shots of a march of protestors
4. Medium shot, a large sign reading "Down with Military Rule"
5. Various shots of the sit-in tents in the middle of the Square
6. Various shots of the protestors shouting statements against the SCAF
7. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Protestor:
"This is an open-ended sit-in to complete the demands of the revolution. The revolution demands haven’t been met, including honorable life, freedom and dignity. We also demand termination of Article 28 because it's based on oppression and corruption. How come a disqualified presidential candidate cannot revoke the decision?" 8. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Protestor:
"There is today Article 28 that immunes any president recommended by the election commission or the SCAF against appeals or claims of fraud or anything. This article was drafted by the ousted president to transfer power to his son Gamal without objections." 9. Various shots of the protestors shouting statements against the SCAF
10. Medium shot, one of the protestors raising a shoe, a sign of disrespect for the SCAF
11. Various shots of the protestors marching and shouting anti-SCAF statements
12. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Protestor:
"The SACF is playing games with us and it doesn’t really want to transfer power, because its goal is to remain in the political scene, about which the SCAF understands nothing." 13. SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Protestor:
"I am here to oust the SCAF in the first place, which doesn’t work for the country's good but for serving its own interests. Second, I am here to support anyone who has been oppressed in this country, not only Sheikh Hazem Abu Ismail. I must support anyone who has been oppressed in this country, as this is my duty as a Muslim brother. Sheikh Abu Ismail, MB's Khairat al-Shater and many of those disqualified candidates have been oppressed." 14. Medium shot, the protestors marching and shouting anti-SCAF statements
15. Close up, a protestor showing a picture of head of ruling SCAF, Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi, carrying a baby with the face of former president Hosni Mubarak
16. Close up, a T-shirt of one of the protestors written on it "We will not surrender. Hazem Abu Ismail is Egypt's President"
17. Various shots of supporters of Abu Ismail camping in Tahrir Square in tents with his posters
18. Medium shot, protestors standing side by side in line shouting statements against SCAF
19. Wide shot of protestors shouting anti-SCAF statements

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Muslim Brotherhood's Presidential Can...
Behira, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
22 Apr 2012

Behira, Egypt | April 21, 2012

The Muslim Brotherhood held a public conference on Saturday evening, April 21, at Al-Behira Governorate to rally support for the group's substitute presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi, leader of the MB Freedom and Justice Party.
The conference was attended by MB leaders including the group's recently disqualified candidate Khairat al-Shater.
During the conference, Morsi said that former regime figures and their businessmen who own "corrupt media channels" are conspiring to defame the Islamists and delay the presidential elections.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Muslim Brotherhood Presidential Candidate Mohamed Morsi:
"They (the ex regime figures) are well-known, their files are well-known and their corruption is well-known. They are present now and concerned about their ill-gotten money, concerned about themselves and concerned about their criminal heritage most of which they smuggled abroad, leaving some inside. They are looking forward for the return of corruption and they are working on its return."

For his part, Al-Shater said that it was not enough for the Muslim Brotherhood to be a majority in the parliament and that the group tried to be present in the government but it was unable to.
He added that failed they changed their last year decision and fielded a presidential candidate to maintain the revolution demands through having an executive authority not only a legislative one.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Muslim Brotherhood's disqualified presidential candidate Khaiart al-Shater:
"We tried to be in the government but when we were unable to do that we changed our decision and fielded a presidential candidate. The reason is that we cannot be restricted to the legislative authority. The parliament will not feed the people or solve their problems. The parliament is important because it legislates and monitors. But along with that, we must have executive authority."

Morsi was fielded by the Muslim Brotherhood as a substitute presidential candidate as the group was aware of Al-Shater's controversial legal situation due to former regime charges.
Al-Shater has recently been disqualified by the election body for the presidential race and the group now is working hard to rally support for Morsi.
Egypt's presidential elections are scheduled to be held May 23 and 24.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 21, 2012
Shooting Location: Behira, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 22, 2012
Length: 0:02:05
Video Size: 103 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Close up, the banner of the conference reading, "Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's President 2012"
2. Various shots of the Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate and leader of the group's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Mohamed Morsi speaking during the conference
3. Various shots of disqualified Muslim Brotherhood candidate and leader Khairat al-Shater speaking during the conference
4. Close up, poster of Morsi
5. Various shots of the attendees
6. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Muslim Brotherhood Presidential Candidate Mohamed Morsi:
"They (the ex regime figures) are well-known, their files are well-known and their corruption is well-known. They are present now and concerned about their ill-gotten money, concerned about themselves and concerned about their criminal heritage most of which they smuggled abroad, leaving some inside. They are looking forward for the return of corruption and they are working on its return."
7. Various shots of the attendees cheering and applauding
8. Various shots of al-Shater speaking during the conference
9. Medium shot, veiled girls sitting and listening during the conference
10. Medium shot, MB supporters holding a large sign reading "Egypt… Freedom and Justice Party… Victories Revolution and Rising People"
11. Medium shot, boys raising small flags of Egypt reading "Mohamed Morsi… I Love Egypt"
12. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Muslim Brotherhood's disqualified presidential candidate Khaiart al-Shater:
"We tried to be in the government but when we were unable to do that we changed our decision and fielded a presidential candidate. The reason is that we cannot be restricted to the legislative authority. The parliament will not feed the people or solve their problems. The parliament is important because it legislates and monitors. But along with that, we must have executive authority." 13. Various shots of the conference and the attendees

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Tahrir Protests Against Military Rule...
Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
20 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 20, 2012

STOYRLINE:
Tens of thousands of Egyptians marched through Cairo to the iconic Tahrir Square on Friday, April 20, in a protest referred to as the "Friday of Self-Determination.” The rally centered on the opposition of military rule, and the entrance of former regime figures into the presidential election race.

Earlier this week, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Khairat al-Shater and Salafist Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, major Islamist presidential candidates, were disqualified from the presidential race. Both men requested an appeal to the decision, however, the Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC) revoked their request. The decision enraged many of their supporters, and sparked the rally in Tahrir today.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Protester in Tahrir:
“The decision to disqualify presidential candidates was political to begin with. It has many objectives, as the government and SCAF see that Islamists are the suitable mainstream for this stage, and that they were the ones who shouldered the revolution."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Protester in Tahrir:
“We want freedom and we want termination of article 28 of the constitutional declaration. We reject the former regime figures, and we don’t want election fraud, because if it happens there will be another revolution and it will be bigger and we will not leave anyone.”

Although secularists view the Islamists negatively due to an alleged deal between the Muslim Brotherhood and the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Force (SCAF), Islamists and secularists reunited today in Tahrir in the massive march, voicing similar demands.

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Rami Essam, singer and liberal activist:
“Today is special because many calls for protests that happened before failed. Today’s calls succeeded because the Muslim Brotherhood’s actions became clearer, and their alliance with SCAF was revealed.”

SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Muslim Brotherhood supporter:
“If there were mistakes made by Islamists, they could have happened by any faction. It is normal, but what is not normal is to argue and mistrust each other. We are united like one hand. The Egyptian people are one hand regardless of their political affiliation."

The protest seems to have unified both Islamists and secularists against SCAF, yet there were several soapboxes in the Square representing the popular political forces, including Islamists and revolutionary groups like the April 6 Youth Movement, and the National Association for Change.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 20, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 20, 2012
Length: 0:02:54
Video Size: 143 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS
SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot of massive numbers of protestors at Tahrir square
2. Various shots of protestors chanting and marching
3. Medium shot of a Muslim Brotherhood banner
4. Medium shot of banner against former regime figures
5. Various shots of protestors raising banners and flags
6. Medium shots of banners
7. Various shots of protestors doing different activities
8. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – One of the protesters in Tahrir:
“The decision to disqualify presidential candidates was political in the first place. It has many objectives, as the government and SCAF see that Islamists are the suitable mainstream for this stage and that they were the ones who shouldered the revolution." 9. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – One of the protesters in Tahrir:
“We want freedom and we want to termination of article 28 of the constitutional declaration. We reject the former regime figures, and we don’t want election fraud because if it happens there will another revolution, and it will be bigger and we will not leave anyone.” 10. Various shots of massive numbers of people at Tahrir Square
11. Medium shots of protestors chanting
12. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Rami Essam, singer and liberal activist:
“Today is special because many calls for protests that happened before failed. Today’s calls succeeded because the Muslim Brotherhood’s actions became clearer and their alliance with SCAF was revealed.” 13. SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – One of the Muslim Brotherhood supporters:
“If there were mistakes made by Islamists, they could have happened by any faction. It is normal, but what is not normal is to argue and mistrust each other. We are united like one hand. The Egyptian people are one hand regardless of their political affiliation." 14. Various medium shots of the protest
15. Various shots of protestors buying umbrellas in the form of Egypt flag
16. Wide pan left, Tahrir Square full of protestors

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Salafi Abu Ismail Accuses Election Bo...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
18 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 17 and 18, 2012

Disqualified Salafi presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail accused the Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC) and the Salafi Sheikhs invited by the commission as witnesses, of treason and conspiracy against him, in a statement to his supporters Tuesday evening outside the commission headquarters in Cairo.
Abu Ismail was recently disqualified as a presidential candidate by the commission, due to allegations that his mother had dual Egyptian and American citizenships, which is against Egyptian law for presidential candidacy eligibility.
The commission brought figures of the Salafi current, to which Abu Ismail belongs, to view the documents for themselves; a move considered by Abu Ismail as an attempt to cause division among Salafis.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Salafi disqualified presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail:
"I stayed at home waiting for the decision after the procedures were over. However, after this game they are playing to divide and provoke the nation I will not leave this place, Allah willing." Abu Ismail said he visited the commission headquarters after he received a call from a Salafi figure at the commission who reported that he and others were shown the documents by the commission.
Abu Ismail said he was not permitted to enter the commission to verify that the documents the men were shown were in fact the same papers he had seen.
The issue has caused discord between Abu Ismail and fellow Salafis present inside the commission, as they seemed to believe the commission allegations, according to Abu Ismail.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Salafi disqualified presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail:
"All the discussion taking place inside the commission was about me while I was standing at the gate. Why didn’t they let me in? The Sheikh who phoned me didn’t listen to me. So, I told him that it was my last word: either they would let me in and listen to me or they would go on and listen to the commission without me, in which case I told him I would be against them and they would be against me." Abu Ismail supporters held a “sit-in” outside commission headquarters from Tuesday morning to Wednesday.
Some protesters have not left yet, while others moved to Tahrir Square to protest what they referred to as fraud.

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Abu Ismail supporter:
"The concerned Department of Immigration and Passports issued a certificate for Sheikh Hazem Abu Ismail that his mother doesn’t have dual nationality. Yet, the commission wants to give itself this authority. Who has given the commission this right?" SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – One of Abu Ismail supporters:
"We don’t want to say that this sit-in is the last peaceful step we have. We don’t want to escalate the issue to a greater level. We're waiting here, and if it doesn’t work here we will go to Tahrir Square. We will not allow humiliation to January 25 Revolution and we will not return to the control of military." Abu Ismail supporters threaten to escalate the issue and promise a massive million-man protest next Friday, April 20, against what they believe to be fraud and military attempts to exclude Abu Ismail, as well as Islamist candidates from the presidential race.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 17 and 18, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 18, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1. Day shots (April 17 and 18):
2. Pan left, security men standing side by side outside the Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC) headquarters in Cairo
3. Various shots of supporters of Salafi disqualified presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail outside the commission headquarters, raising his posters and shouting Islamic statements in his support
4. Various shots of Abu Ismail walking to the gate of the commission amid supporters
5. Medium shot, Abu Ismail at the gate of the commission surrounded by army soldiers and barbed wires
6. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Salafi disqualified presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail:
"I stayed at home waiting for the decision after the procedures were over. However, after this game they are playing to divide and provoke the nation I will not leave this place, Allah willing." 7. Night shots (April 17 night):
8. Various night shots of Abu Ismail supporters cheering in reaction to his statements outside the commission
9. Various night shots of Abu Ismail supporters shouting, "Where is the press? Here is the president!"
10. Long shot, Abu Ismail walking amid supporters
11. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Salafi disqualified presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail:
"All the discussion taking place inside the commission was about me while I was standing at the gate. Why didn’t they let me in? The Sheikh who phoned me didn’t listen to me. So, I told him that it was my last word: either they would let me in and listen to me or they would go on and listen to the commission without me, in which case I told him I would be against them and they would be against me." 12. Day shots (April 17 and 18):
13. Medium shot, a large poster of Abu Ismail at a sidewalk outside the commission
14. Various shots of supporters of Abu Ismail outside the commission headquarters, raising posters and shouting Islamic statements in support of him
15. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – One of Abu Ismail supporters:
"The concerned Department of Immigration and Passports issued a certificate for Sheikh Hazem Abu Ismail that his mother doesn’t have dual nationality. Yet, the commission wants to give itself this authority. Who has given the commission this right?" 16. SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – One of Abu Ismail supporters:
"We don’t want to say that this sit-in is the last peaceful step we have. We don’t want to escalate the issue to a greater level. We're waiting here, and if it doesn’t work here we will go to Tahrir Square. We will not allow humiliation to January 25 Revolution and we will not return to the control of military." 17. Various shots of supporters of Abu Ismail outside the commission headquarters, raising his posters and shouting statements in his support

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Egyptian Court Rules Mother of Presid...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
12 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 12, 2012

Egyptian court ruled that the late mother of a popular Salafist presidential candidate viewed as one of the strongest contenders for president is not a US citizen but only Egyptian citizen , clearing the way for him to run in Egypt's first presidential elections on a late session Wednesday, April 11.
The decision was met with cheers by thousands of Hazem Abu Ismail's supporters who had camped outside the court house in Cairo for hours from the beginning of the day, waiting for the decision.
Egyptian nationality” State TV reported that “Hazem Abu-Ismail has become a candidate again.”
Supporters of Abu-Ismail rallied around Abu-Ismail inside the courthouse, chanted "God is the greatest" "The people want Hazem Abu-Ismail" after hearing the court ruling that his late mother holds only the Egyptian citizenship.
Outside the courthouse in central Cairo, thousands of supporters carrying Abu Ismail posters and waving Egyptian flags chanted 'Allahu Akbar' (God is the Greatest). Here is the president.
Some people see that the ruling is Abu Ismail's first victory in the presidential race.
Abu Ismail's candidacy was in doubt last week when the electoral commission said that his mother, Nawal Abdel Aziz Nour, had obtained US citizenship in October 2006, which Abu Ismail repeatedly denied.
Under Egypt's electoral law, all candidates for the presidency, their parents and their wives must have only Egyptian citizenship.

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SHOTLIST:
1. Wide external shot outside the State Council in Cairo, where the Court session is held
2. Various shots of supporters of Egyptian presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail camped outside the State Council, raising posters, banners and the Egyptian flags, supporting him and waiting for the court ruling
3. Various shots of veiled women raising posters of Abu-Ismail waiting for the court ruling
4. Various shots of supporters of Abu-Ismail shouting statements in support of him waiting for the verdict
5. Wide shot of a large poster of Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail
6. Various shots of massive numbers of supporters of Abu-Ismail inside the courthouse, shouting "God is the greatest" waving with the Egyptian flags after the court ruling
7. Various shots of supports of Abu-Ismail around him, chanting " Here is the president" "The people want Hazem Abu-Ismail"
8. Various shots of massive numbers of supporters of Abu-Ismail gathered outside the court celebrating after the verdict, setting fireworks , shouting "His mother is Egyptian"
9. Various shots of massive numbers of supporters of Abu-Ismail shouting "God is the greatest" "The people want Hazem Abu-Ismail"

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Massive Rally of Supporters of Salafi...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
06 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 6, 2012

Thousands of protestors headed from Al-Fateh Mosque after Friday prayers in Ramsis square downtown Cairo to Tahrir square on Friday, April 6, in support of Islamist Salafist presidential candidate, Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail who may be disqualified from the race after it was announced that his mother was an American citizen.

Protestors see that it is a campaign against Abu-Ismail, which aims at excluding him from Egypt's first post-revolution presidential elections.

Protestors are carrying banners and posters supporting their candidate, chanting anti-military council slogans and other slogans including, "The people want Hazem Abu Ismail," "Islamic, Islamic, "Quran is the constitution".

Protestors denied allegations that Abu-Ismail's mother is American, urging that there is no evidence.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Egyptian man:
"I am here today to support Sheikh Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail because according to the law, that only recognizes documented evidence, if anyone gets an American passport they have to, while in the United States, record video and voice while he is swearing his allegiance as a citizen before the court".

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Egyptian man:
"I'm here with all my brothers to support Sheikh Hazem Abu-Ismail even if his mother holds Israeli passport. We will support Sheikh Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail".

Protestors stressed that they wouldn't allow manipulation, chanting "we’ll live with dignity" which is the motto of Abu-Ismail's presidential campaign.

Abu Ismail said that he faced a "plot." His campaign chief said that the country's military rulers were looking for ways to disqualify the candidate.

Allegations that Abu-Ismail's late mother held a US citizenship surfaced last week after he officially submitted his candidacy papers with the signatures of around 150,000 voters to the Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC) and became an official presidential candidate.

The SPEC reported lately on Thursday that it received an official letter from the Interior Ministry’s Immigration and Naturalization Department confirming that Abu Ismail’s mother, Nawal Abdel Aziz Nour, entered Egypt on a US passport in the last five months before her death.

The Egyptian electoral rules exclude anyone who, or either of their parent, hold another (dual) nationality from running for Egypt's top post.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 6, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
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SHOTLIST:
1- Tilt down shot of people at Friday prayers at Al-Fateh Mosque in Ramsis square downtown Cairo
2- Various shots of people at the Friday prayers at Al-Fateh Mosque
3- Wide shot of of veiled women raising posters of Islamist presidential candidate, Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail
4- Various shots of massive rally of supporters of Abu-Ismail heading to Tahrir square, raising his posters, shouting against the military council and "The people want Hazem Abu Ismail"
5- Wide shot of a large banner reading " we won't allow manipulation, "we’ll live with dignity" at Tahrir square
6- Various shots of protestors at Tahrir square, shouting "The people want Hazem Abu Ismail"
7- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Egyptian man:
"I am here today to support Hazem Ismael because according to the law, that only recognizes documented evidence, if anyone gets an American passport they have to, while in the United States, record video and voice while he is swearing his allegiance as a citizen before the court". 8- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic)- Egyptian man:
9- "I'm here with all my brothers to support Sheikh Hazem Abu-Ismail even if his mother holds Israeli passport. We will support Sheikh Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail".
10- Various shots of supporters of Abu-Ismail shouting "The people want Hazem Abu Ismail" raising his posters, waving with the Egyptian flags
11- Various shots
12- Wide shot of veiled women raising posters of Abu-Ismail
13- Various shots of supporters of Abu-Ismail shouting "Islamic" "Islamic"

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Muslim Brotherhood's Candidate Khaira...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
05 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 5, 2012

The Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate Eng. Khairat al-Shater officially registered for the presidential race on Thursday, April 5, amid throngs of supporters from the Muslim Brotherhood, their Freedom and Justice Party and others.
Some came from Upper Egypt governorates to express support for Al-Shater.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Ayman Sadek, Parliament Member, MB's Freedom and Justice Party:
"This is an image we would like to convey to the whole world and to all Egyptians that we support Al-Shater as members of Freedom and Justice Party, as Muslim Brotherhood members and as Egyptian people. We support his presidential candidacy because we believe that the most capable of shouldering Egypt's responsibility now."

Al-Shater could hardly enter the headquarters of the Supreme Judicial Commission for Presidential Elections in Cairo due to the large number of supporters who surrounded him.
They shouted statements like "the people want Al-Shater as president", "Al-Shater will make Egypt overcome perils", etc, raising his posters side by side with the flag of Egypt.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Usama Sedki, lawyer and head of Lawyers without Borders Union:
“Eng. Khairat al-Shater is an Egyptian man with a respectable history. Some oppressors say he has a criminal record, etc. He has only a record in rights. He wasn’t criminally convicted. Ousted Mubarak and his gang were in lay for Eng. Khairat al-Shater with all kinds of traps.” The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s largest and best organized group, decided to field Al-Shater as a presidential candidate although they officially stated late April 2011 that they did not intend to nominate a presidential candidate in the future.
The move is seen as a big plunder by the Brotherhood as it negatively affects their popularity, credibility and good name.
Mohamed Khairat al-Shater, 62, is married with ten children and ten grandchildren. He is a successful engineer and businessman, yet he was jailed several times during the time of Mubarak over charges against the Muslim Brotherhood. He was released in March 2011.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 5, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 5, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various external shots of the headquarters of the Supreme Judicial Commission for Presidential Elections in Cairo
2. Close up, the flag of Egypt
3. Various shots of thousands of supporters of MB presidential candidate Eng. Khairat al-Shater outside the commission headquarters, raising his porters
4. Various shots of Al-Shater's supporters shouting statements in his support as Egypt's coming president
5. Medium shot of Al-Shater trying to enter the commission headquarters amid throngs of supporters
6. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Ayman Sadek, Parliament Member, MB's Freedom and Justice Party:
"This is an image we would like to convey to the whole world and to all Egyptians that we support Al-Shater as members of Freedom and Justice Party, as Muslim Brotherhood members and as Egyptian people. We support his presidential candidacy because we believe that the most capable of shouldering Egypt's responsibility now." 7. Various shots of Al-Shater trying to enter the commission headquarters amid throngs of supporters
8. Various shots of crowds of supporters
9. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Usama Sedki, lawyer and head of Lawyers without Borders Union:
“Eng. Khairat al-Shater is an Egyptian man with a respectable history. Some oppressors say he has a criminal record, etc. He has only a record in rights. He wasn’t criminally convicted. Ousted Mubarak and his gang were in lay for Eng. Khairat al-Shater with all kinds of traps.” 10. Various shots of thousands of supporters of al-Shater outside the commission headquarters
11. Medium shot, a couple of supporters sitting on top of trees
12. Various shots of crowds of Al-Shater's supporters
13. Wide shot, a large poster of Al-Shater at the sidewalk of the street

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Egypt's Al-Azhar and Church Officials...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
04 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 4, 2012

Interim leader of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Bakhomious, who temporarily replaced late Pope Shenouda, met with Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Shiekh Ahmed al-Tayyib on Wednesday, April 4, at Al-Azhar headquarters in Cairo, where they expressed their rejection of the constitution-writing panel tasked with drafting Egypt’s new constitution which is dominated by Islamists, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood.

They stressed that the current panel doesn’t offer fair representation of all Egyptians, particularly the minorities.

Bakhomious said that the democracy doesn’t mean the dictatorship of the majority.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Bishop Bakhomious, Coptic Orthodox Church interim leader:
"Democracy is not the dictatorship of the majority. The governing of the people, which is democracy, means involving all categories of society including the very small minorities."

For his part, Dr. Mahmoud Azab, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar's adviser on dialogue showed complete agreement with Bishop Bakhomious and warned that if the constitution committee did not represent all Egyptians including minorities, the nation's unity would be "in danger".

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Mahmoud Azab, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar's adviser on dialogue:
"The Egyptian people must agree politically to the country's common good. Political agreement, like Bishop Bakhomious said, doesn’t mean the dictatorship of the majority but it means that the majority run the affairs while the minorities have their weight, including all forms of intellectual, religious and sectarian minorities. This is a matter of agreement between us and Egypt's Church and between average civilian Muslims and the Christians. Otherwise, the nation's ship is in danger."

Bishop Bakhomious denied that there was a deal between Al-Azhar and the Church to withdraw from the panel.

The Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt announced its withdrawal from the panel few days after the withdrawal of Al-Azhar, the highest religious authority in the Sunni Muslim world, claiming the panel is illegitimate.

Egyptian Court is scheduled to rule on the validity of the controversial constitution-writing panel on April 10.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 4, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 4, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1- Tilt down, external shot of Al-Azhar headquarters in Cairo
2- Medium shot of Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyib, receiving Bishop Bakhomious
3- Pan left shot of Al-Tayyib and Bakhomious heading to the meeting hall
4- Various shots of the meeting
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Bishop Bakhomious, Coptic Orthodox Church interim leader:
"Democracy is not the dictatorship of the majority. The governing of the people, which is democracy, means involving all categories of society including the very small minorities." 6- Various shots of Bakhomious speaking to reporters after the meeting
7- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mahmoud Azab, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar's adviser on dialogue:
"The Egyptian people must agree politically to the country's common good. Political agreement, like Bishop Bakhomious said, doesn’t mean the dictatorship of the majority but it means that the majority run the affairs while the minorities have their weight, including all forms of intellectual, religious and sectarian minorities. This is a matter of agreement between us and Egypt's Church and between average civilian Muslims and the Christians. Otherwise, the nation's ship is in danger."
8- Various shots of Bakhomious leaving Al-Azhar headquarters after the meeting

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Egyptian Journalists Protest Outside ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
03 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 3, 2012

Dozens of Egyptian journalists and members of “Journalists for Constitution” movement gathered outside the Journalists Syndicate headquarters in Cairo on Tuesday, April 3, protesting against the constitution-Writing panel tasked with drafting Egypt’s new constitution, demanding the Syndicate Council to withdraw from the panel due to its alleged illegitimacy for being formed by the Islamist-dominated parliament.
Protestors raised signs and shouted statements against the panel and the Muslim Brotherhood that dominate it, urging their syndicate to boycott it.
However, some other journalists see that withdrawal from the panel is not a solution and that they should have representatives in the panel to advocate the freedom of journalism.
The protesting journalists demanded the chairman of their syndicate to announce withdrawal from the controversial panel.
Protestors shouted statements, calling for the freedom of expression and the freedom of the press. They said they would not allow the MB to have control over the freedom of the press in Egypt.
It is not only the journalists who rejected the panel but many secularists as well as leftist and liberal parties pulled out from the panel.
Egypt’s Supreme Constitution Court also announced withdrawal of its representative from the panel, raising more doubt over its legitimacy.
The court is expected to rule in the lawsuit over the legitimacy of the panel on April 10.

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SHOTLIST:
1. Tilt down, the Journalists Syndicate headquarters with protestors outside
2. Medium shot of number of journalists gathering outside the headquarters of the Syndicate, shouting, raising signs against the constitution panel and demanding freedom of expression of the press
3. Medium shot of a young man raising a banner and large Egyptian flag, demanding freedom of expression and the freedom of the press
4. Medium shot, cameramen filming the protest
5. Medium shot of women journalists shouting against the constitution panel and saying it is not legitimate
6. Various shots of protestors shouting against the constitution panel and demanding the withdrawal of the Syndicate from the panel
7. Various shots of protestors shouting against the Muslim brotherhood
8. Wide shot, dozens of protestors outside the Journalists Syndicate

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Egypt Constitution Panel Holds First ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
28 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 28, 2012

The constitution panel held its first session on Wednesday, March 28, despite the withdrawal of more than twenty of its liberal and secular members accusing Islamists of dominating the panel tasked with drafting Egypt’s new constitution.

Members of the controversial panel elected parliament speaker and Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Saad al-Kattani as chairman of the constitutional panel.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Parliament speaker and panel chairman Mohamed Saad al-Katatni:
"I believe that this critical and historical stage which Egypt is going through is not about the Muslim Brotherhood, the SCAF, the government or anything. They all are supposed to be keen that this transitional stage ends by general agreement in favor of Egypt."

Al-Kattani tried to assuage concerns about the constitution-drafting process, told members of the panel that writing the constitution requires wisdom and political responsibility, away from any partisan gains.

He stressed that there must be a consensus among all national forces over the visions of Egypt’s future with regard to the new constitution.

Members of the constitution panel suggested holding discussions with those parliamentarians who withdrew from the panel to deal with their concerns, clarifying that there are 40 elected substitute members from whom a replacement can be taken when necessary.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Parliament and panel member Salah Abdel Mawgoud, MB's Freedom and Justice Party:
"I refer to them until now as the absent members not the withdrawing members. They haven’t officially withdrawn so they are considered absent. There will be communication and discussions with those absent members to hear their views. If they insist on absence and officially withdraw, they will be replaced by other members elected as substitutes."
SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Parliament and panel member Sobhy Saleh, MB's Freedom and Justice Party:
"I believe that we're ahead of a great work and that it's a very important step. Do not forget that this is the completion of the state establishment. The constitution committee will draft the constitution that will be presented for public referendum. Then, we'll start post-revolution Egypt with all its institutions, its constitution and its new president and we'll take our path to establish ourselves among the world countries."

Meanwhile, a protest was held outside the parliament against the legitimacy of the newly elected panel.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 28, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 28, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1- Wide external shot of the parliament headquarters in Cairo
2- Various shots of the first session of the constitution panel
3- Medium shot of parliament speaker and head of the panel Saad al-Kattani speaking during the session
4- Various shots of the attendees
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Parliament speaker and panel chairman Mohamed Saad al-Katatni:
"I believe that this critical and historical stage which Egypt is going through is not about the Muslim Brotherhood, the SCAF, the government or anything. They all are supposed to be keen that this transitional stage ends by general agreement in favor of Egypt."
6- Medium shot of parliament speaker and head of the panel Saad al-Kattani speaking during the session
7- Various shots of the attendees
8- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Parliament and panel member Salah Abdel Mawgoud, MB's Freedom and Justice Party:
"I refer to them until now as the absent members not the withdrawing members. They haven’t officially withdrawn so they are considered absent. There will be communication and discussions with those absent members to hear their views. If they insist on absence and officially withdraw, they will be replaced by other members elected as substitutes."
9- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Parliament and panel member Sobhy Saleh, MB's Freedom and Justice Party:
"I believe that we're ahead of a great work and that it's a very important step. Do not forget that this is the completion of the state establishment. The constitution committee will draft the constitution that will be presented for public referendum. Then, we'll start post-revolution Egypt with all its institutions, its constitution and its new president and we'll take our path to establish ourselves among the world countries."
10- Various shots of protestors outside the parliament, protesting against the legitimacy of the panel
11- Wide shot of protestor raising banner, reading “ The Revolution continues”
12- Various shots of protestors raising the Egyptian flags , shouting against the Muslim Brotherhood
13- Various external shots of the parliament headquarters
14- Various shots outside the parliament area

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Egypt Court Adjourned Ruling on Legit...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
28 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 27, 2012

Cairo Administrative Court adjourned on Tuesday, March 27, the verdict on the case against the legitimacy of the newly elected 100-member constitution-writing panel to April 10, after lawsuits were filed by several legal experts, political activists and public figures.

The claimants argue that domination of Islamists of the constituent panel that will draft Egypt’s new constitution will result in a religious state rather than a civil one, rejecting the criteria on which the panel formation was based.

The session was closed to the media. Meanwhile, hundreds of liberal and secularist protestors gathered outside the court raising signs and shouting statements against Islamists' representation by 50 parliamentarians in the constitution-writing committee.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Kahled Ali, presidential candidate:
"Today, we're going to draft a constitution identifying all the country's authorities including the executive authority. Is it permissible that the executive authority get 50 members inside the committee that will specify its authorities? Who would guarantee that this authority would not overpower all other authorities?"

The protesters outside the court, including liberal, secular, leftist activists and lawyers, called for a constitution panel of non-parliamentarians that represents all factions of society.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Protestor (man):
"My message and the message of everyone keen on the best interest of this country to the Egyptian people is that they should not let anyone control them. The former ruling National Democratic Party showed us 30 years of oppression and corruption. The Islamic current is following the same way just like a train. We hope that Egyptians do not give up their votes to anyone. Those whom they elected in the parliament unfortunately left their duties, which are legislation and supervision, and now they want to write the constitution to dominate and control the country."

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Protestor (woman):
"I am here today to say that the constitution of Egypt should only express the Egyptian revolution. It is inappropriate that a certain faction will dominate writing and tailoring the constitution to suit their own size."

Islamists have ascended the political centre stage in Egypt since the popular uprising toppled longtime president Hosni Mubarak last year, dominating the upper and lower houses of parliament.

The first meeting of the newly formed panel will be held on Wednesday, March 28, at the Parliament headquarters in Cairo.

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Shooting Dateline: March 27, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
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SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of the State Council in Cairo, where the Administrative Court session is held
2- Various shots of hundreds of protestors raising signs reading "Yes for a constitution expressing all Egyptians", etc
3- Various shots of the protestors
4- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Kahled Ali, presidential candidate:
"Today, we're going to draft a constitution identifying all the country's authorities including the executive authority. Is it permissible that the executive authority get 50 members inside the committee that will specify its authorities? Who would guarantee that this authority would not overpower all other authorities?" 5- Various shots of the protest outside the State Council headquarters with men and women raising signs and shouting statements against Islamists' domination of the constitution-writing panel
6- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Protestor (man):
"My message and the message of everyone keen on the best interest of this country to the Egyptian people is that they should not let anyone control them. The former ruling National Democratic Party showed us 30 years of oppression and corruption. The Islamic current is following the same way just like a train. We hope that Egyptians do not give up their votes to anyone. Those whom they elected in the parliament unfortunately left their duties, which are legislation and supervision, and now they want to write the constitution to dominate and control the country." 7- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Protestor (woman):
"I am here today to say that the constitution of Egypt should only express the Egyptian revolution. It is inappropriate that a certain faction will dominate writing and tailoring the constitution to suit their own size." 8- Various shots of the protestors
9- Zoom out, hundreds of protestors outside the State Council headquarters in Cairo

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Egyptian Liberals and Secularists Wit...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
27 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 27, 2012

Egyptian liberal, secularist and leftist political parties and figures announced on Tuesday, March 27, their withdrawal from the constitution panel that will draft Egypt’s new constitution during a press conference held at the Journalist syndicate, rejecting Islamists' domination of the panel.

The Free Egyptians Party, the largest liberal one, pulled out from the constitution panel, joining several other liberals and secularists who rejected the way of the formation of the panel complaining the panel is dominated by Islamists and doesn’t offer fair representation of all Egyptians.

The participants issued a joint statement formally announcing withdrawal from the panel.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Emad Gad, parliamentarian and researcher at Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies:
"The panel members signing this statement announce withdrawal from its membership as expression of their rejection of the panel formation and of the method through which the opinion of the parliament parties of majority seats was imposed without consultations or attempts to achieve the least agreement."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Amr Hamzawi, liberal parliamentarian, founding member of Egypt Freedom party:
"I don’t want to be a member of a constituent committee where civil society organizations are not really represented. I don’t want to be a member of a constituent committee free from human rights advocates. I don’t want to be a member of a constituent committee where women representation is 6%. I don’t want to be a member of a constituent committee where youth representation is very limited, which is less than 6% or 5%."

Liberals see that such a high proportion of lawmakers gave Islamists, who already control nearly most of the parliament seats, too much control of drafting the constitution, stressing that the constitution must represent all the Egyptians and not only a majority group of people.

They also see that having 50 members of the 100-member panel from outside parliament is not a guarantee that they are not Islamists, stressing that Islamists' domination of the panel endangers freedoms and the rights of women and minorities.

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Mohamed Nour Farahat, liberal parliamentarian, law professor and constitutional expert:
"There are three things in real danger. The first is the civil nature of Egypt. The second is the status of women and minorities in Egypt's coming constitution. The third is the status of general rights and freedoms in the new constitution.

Some of the participants said that the constitution-writing panel is illegitimate as they believe that the current parliament is illegitimate in the first place.

SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Mamdouh Ramzy, Assistant Chairman of Reform Party:
"We finally resort to the law, which will have the last say about this constituent committee and about the parliament also, because this parliament is illegitimate and so the constituent committee was formed by an illegitimate parliament."

Among the members of the constitutional panel who declared withdrawal are liberal lawmaker and researcher Amr Hamzawi, political science professor and Social Democratic Party leader Mona Makram Ebeid, head of Lawyers’ Syndicate Sameh Ashour and activist Ahmed Harara.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 27, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 27, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1- Wide shot of the press conference at the Press Syndicate in Cairo
2- Medium shot, banner of the conference reading "Constitution for All Egyptians"
3- Various shots of the press conference, speakers and attendees
4- Medium shot, political researcher Emad Gad reading the agreed-upon statement announcing withdrawal from the constituent panel
5- Wide shot, liberal MP Amr Hamzawi coming to the stage to deliver his statement
6- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Emad Gad, parliamentarian and researcher at Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies:
"The panel members signing this statement announce withdrawal from its membership as expression of their rejection of the panel formation and of the method through which the opinion of the parliament parties of majority seats was imposed without consultations or attempts to achieve the least agreement." 7- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Amr Hamzawi, liberal parliamentarian, founding member of Egypt Freedom party:
"I don’t want to be a member of a constituent committee where civil society organizations are not really represented. I don’t want to be a member of a constituent committee free from human rights advocates. I don’t want to be a member of a constituent committee where women representation is 6%. I don’t want to be a member of a constituent committee where youth representation is very limited, which is less than 6% or 5%." 8- Various shots of the conference
9- Medium shot, Amr Hamzawi, liberal parliamentarian, speaking during the press conference
10- Pan right of the press conference
11- Medium shot, constitutional expert Mohamed Nour Farahat speaking during the press conference
12- Wide shot, the attendees at the press conference
13- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Mohamed Nour Farahat, liberal parliamentarian, law professor and constitutional expert:
"There are three things in real danger. The first is the civil nature of Egypt. The second is the status of women and minorities in Egypt's coming constitution. The third is the status of general rights and freedoms in the new constitution. 14- Various shots of liberals, secularists and leftists, including Emad Gad and Amr Hamzawi, chatting together after the press conference
15- SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Mamdouh Ramzy, Assistant Chairman of Reform Party:
"We finally resort to the law, which will have the last say about this constituent committee and about the parliament also, because this parliament is illegitimate and so the constituent committee was formed by an illegitimate parliament."
16- Close up, sign at the building of the press syndicate headquarters reading, "Syndicate of Journalists"
17- Wide shot, the press syndicate headquarters in Cairo

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Egypt's Parliament Decides 100-Member...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
17 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 17, 2012

Egypt's Parliament Speaker Mohmed Saad al-Katatni announced on Saturday, March 17, that the 100-member committee that will be responsible for writing the country's new constitution will be composed of 50 parliamentarians and 50 figures from outside the parliament.

The announcement came in the second joint meeting of Egypt’s two houses of parliament, the People's Assembly and the Shura Council, after vote counting on the parliament representation in the constitution panel.

Some members recommended all panel members should be MPs, others recommended the opposite and some recommended a joint panel of MPs and other figures.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egypt Parliament Speaker Mohamed Saad al-Katatni:
"The recommendation with majority of votes is the one necessitating the formation of the constitution-writing committee to include 50% from the parliament and 50% from outside the parliament including all institutions, authorities, civil society organizations and public figures."

Islamists represented in the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) and the Salafi Al-Nour Party voted for a joint panel of parliamentarians and non-parliamentarians, while most liberals recommended that most panel members should be from outside the parliament to avoid Islamic influence on Egypt’s new constitution.

Others see that honesty and sincerity are more important than being from inside or outside the parliament.

Egypt's current constitution was passed in 1971 and was amended twice ever since, with controversial articles that led to dictatorship and one-man rule according to analysts.

The 100-member panel will be assigned with writing a new constitution that copes with the aspirations of January 25 Revolution.

SHOTLIST:

1- Various shots of the second joint meeting of Egypt’s two houses of parliament, the People's Assembly and the Shura Council
2- Various shots of Parliament Speaker Mohmed Saad al-Katatni speaking during the meeting
3- Various shots of the attendees
4- Clouse up, a sign reading "Voting Supervision Committee"
5- Various shots of the voting process inside the conference hall
6- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egypt Parliament Speaker Mohamed Saad al-Katatni:
"The recommendation with majority of votes is the one necessitating the formation of the constitution-writing committee to include 50% from the parliament and 50% from outside the parliament including all institutions, authorities, civil society organizations and public figures." 7- Various shots of the meeting and the attendees
8- Various shots of ballot boxes on tables during the meeting
9- Medium shot of the attendees
10- Various external shots of the People's Assembly
11- Various external shots of the Shura Council