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President Morsi and Iranian Foreign M...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
18 Sep 2012

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi held talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi on Tuesday, September 18, in Cairo, where they addressed Egyptian-Iranian bilateral relations as well as various regional issues including the Syrian crisis.

The meeting was attended by Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel.

Iran is part of the four-member “contact group” initiative to solve the Syrian issue; the initiative was called for by President Morsi and it includes Egypt, Iran, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, though Saudi representatives missed Monday’s meeting in Cairo.

Iran is a strong supporter of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, while Egypt, Turkey and Saudi Arabia demand that the Syrian regime step down.

Story: President Morsi and Iranian FM Discuss Bilateral Relations and Syrian Crisis
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: September 18, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: September 18, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of the meeting of President Mohamed Morsi with Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, attended by Egyptian FM Mohamed Kamel Amr
2. Wide shot, Egyptian Presidency headquarters in Cairo

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SPEAKING OF SYRIA - Editor's Picks 1...
Syria
By Editor's Picks
17 Sep 2012

In meetings and press conferences, everyone is talking about Syria and discussing possible solutions to the ongoing crisis. Egyptian President Morsi, along with Foreign Minister Kamel Amr, held talks with the Iranian, Turkish and French Foreign Ministers, touching on the increasing number of refugees, the fate of Bashar Al Assad and the "contact group," consisting of Egypt, Iran, Turkey and Saudi Arabia who have both influence and interest in the outcome of the crisis in Syria. Talks also gravitated toward the recent film on youtube that insulted the Prophet Mohammed and sparked massive protests among enraged Muslim communities.

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Editor's Picks 16 September 2012
Middle East
By Editor's Picks
15 Sep 2012

Cairo Calms Down After Violent Protests

Gunmen Open Fire At Arish Police Department, North Sinai

Morsi & Bashir Discuss Regional Developments Between Egypt And Sudan

Crowds Gathered In Jordan, Shaking Their Shoes At America
Friday Night Unrest At US Embassy In Jordan

Azaz, Syria's northernmost border with Turkey, has seen its share of fighting and now lives with the remnants. Bombed out schools, tanks and factories are whats left for the villagers whose children enjoy playing on the tanks.

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Lebanon President Suleiman Holds Talk...
Beirut, Lebanon
By U.S. Editor
10 Sep 2012

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman met on Tuesday, September 11, with US Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin in Beirut, where they discussed the measures taken by Lebanese banks to safeguard the banking sector from the impacts of the Syrian crisis.
The US Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly attended the meeting.
Wolin expressed confidence in the ability of the Lebanese economic and financial systems to avoid negative impacts from the Syrian crisis, warning against attempts to exploit the Lebanese financial sector to avoid sanctions on Iran and Syria.
The US Treasury Deputy Secretary also met with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati where they held talks over the economic situation in Lebanon as well as the possible effects of the Syrian crisis on the Lebanese banking sector and economy.
Wolin commended Lebanon's government for continuing to cooperate with the US banking sector, renewing the US commitment to maintain a stable, sovereign and independent Lebanon.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: September 11, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: September 11, 2012
Length: 0:01:08
Video Size: 67.0 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of the meeting of the Lebanese President Michel Suleiman with US Treasury Deputy Secretary Neal Wolin
2- Various shots of the meeting and the accompanying delegation in the presence of US Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly
3- Various shots of US Treasury Deputy Secretary Neal Wolin meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati
4- Various shots of the meeting
5- Various shots of traffic downtown Beirut

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

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

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Egypt, Spain FMs Discuss Economic Pro...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
09 Sep 2012

Egyptian and Spanish delegations led by the Foreign Ministers of both countries, Mohamed Kamel Amr and Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo, met Monday, September 10, in Cairo, where they discussed methods to strengthen economic ties between the two countries.
Margallo also met with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi but the meeting was closed to the media.
After the meeting, Egyptian and Spanish Foreign Ministers held a joint press conference where they talked about the future economic cooperation between Egypt and Spain.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Spanish) – Spanish FM Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo:
“This visit aims to increase cooperation and ties between the two countries. It will be followed by a visit of Spanish businessmen to Egypt. Through this visit, we want to prove that Egypt and the Egyptian government are important to Spain.” Spanish Florien Minister added that Egypt has the right to return its stolen funds by fugitive businessmen such as Hussein Salem, who fled to Spain and is being tried in absentia.
He noted that if the Egyptian judiciary convicts Salem, Spain has agreed to extradite him and return his funds in the Spanish banks to the Egyptian government.
For his part, Amr told reporters that the Egyptian-Spanish cooperation committee would be held soon for the first time in three years.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian FM Mohamed Kamel Amr:
“We agreed that the joint committee between Egypt and Spain, which was held last time three years ago, will be held at the end of this year or the beginning of next year at most. The Foreign Minister handed President Morsi an invitation from King of Spain to visit his country and the President accepted the invitation, and we’ll set a date for the visit in the upcoming period.”
Margallo said that Morsi discussed with him the difficulties facing Eygptians to get entry visas to Spain and the warning of Spain to its citizens against visiting Egypt, and Margallo promised to resolve these issues as soon as possible.
They also talked about increasing the number of Spanish tourists visiting Egypt as well as future Spanish investments in Egypt in the fields of renewable energy, particularly solar energy, and railway transportation.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: September 10, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: September 10, 2012
Length: 0:02:02
Video Size: 100 MB
Language: Spanish and Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1- Wide up, Egyptian Foreign Ministry headquarters in Cairo
2- Wide shot, flag of Egypt at the entrance of the Foreign Ministry headquarters
3- Various shots of the meeting of the Spanish and Egyptian delegations led by the two FMs
4- Wide shot, the joint press conference at the presidency headquarters after Spanish FM’s meeting with President Mohamed Morsi
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Spanish) – Spanish FM Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo:
“This visit aims to increasing the cooperation ties between the two countries. It will be followed by a visit of Spanish businessmen to Egypt. Through this visit, we want to prove that Egypt and the Egyptian government are important to Spain.” 6- Various shots of the press conference
7- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian FM Mohamed Kamel Amr:
“We agreed that the joint committee between Egypt and Spain, which was held last time three years ago, will be held at the end of this year or the beginning of next year at most. HE Foreign Minister handed President Morsi an invitation from King of Spain to visit his country and the President accepted the invitation, and we’ll see a date for the visit in the upcoming period.”
8- Zoom out/pan right, both FMs leaving after the press conference

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Shimon Peres at The European House-Am...
Cernobbio, Italy
By francocavalleri
08 Sep 2012

Shimon Peres at The European House Ambrosetti Forum, at Villa d'Este, Cernobbio

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Shimon Peres at The European House-Am...
Cernobbio, Italy
By francocavalleri
08 Sep 2012

Shimon Peres at The European House Ambrosetti Forum, at Villa d'Este, Cernobbio

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Monti and Van Rompuy
Cernobbio, Italy
By francocavalleri
08 Sep 2012

Mario Monti, Prime Minister of Italy, and Herman van Rompuy, President of the EU Council, shake hands after their announcement for an EU-wide meeting on resurgent anti-Eu feeling in Rome next year

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Romano Prodi
Cernobbio, Italy
By francocavalleri
08 Sep 2012

Odd face by Romano Prodi, former Prime Minister of Italy and former President of the EU Commission

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Van Rompuy-Monti
Cernobbio, Italy
By francocavalleri
08 Sep 2012

Herman van Rompuy and Mario Monti, after their press statement at the European House Ambrosetti Forum

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Shimon Peres
Cernobbio, Italy
By francocavalleri
08 Sep 2012

Shimon Peres, President of Israel, with his bodyguards at the European House Ambrosetti Forum

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Editor's Picks for 8 September 2012
Middle East
By Editor's Picks
07 Sep 2012

Egypt Air aircrew suspended their strike, which started early on Friday, September 7, in a bid to have better working conditions including better insurance and an increase in staff numbers; the strike forced the company to suspend international flights for more than 12 hours.

Although a smoking ban in all closed public spaces went into force in Lebanon under new legislation that promises hefty fines for lawbreakers, some people still sit in cafes, smoking water pipes and cigarettes.

Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi met on Thursday, September 6, with Qatar Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim at the Presidential Palace headquarters in Cairo, where they held talks over the bilateral relations between the two countries and methods of increasing Qatari investments in Egypt.

A number of assailants attacked the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) on Wednesday, September 5, storming it with flammables and stones, causing damage to the building and terrifying its employees.

Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi met on Thursday, September 6, with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the Presidential Palace in Cairo, where they discussed the latest regional developments as well as various Palestinian issues.

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Romano Prodi
Cernobbio, Italy
By francocavalleri
07 Sep 2012

Odd face by Romano Prodi, former Prime Minister of Italy, former President of the EU Commission

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Prodi-Ravasi
Cernobbio, Italy
By francocavalleri
07 Sep 2012

Romano Prodi, former Prime Minister of Italy and President of the EU Commission, with Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi

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Crowd at the European House Ambrosett...
Cernobbio, Italy
By francocavalleri
07 Sep 2012

The crowd of invitees at the European House Ambrosetti Forum enjoyng their lunch with a wonderful view of Lake Como and Villa D'Este

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Morsi's First Weeks In Office
Cairo, Egypt
By Editor's Picks
02 Aug 2012

Since taking office on June 30, 2012, Morsi has met with officials from several nations including defense secretaries, foreign ministers, and presidents, discussing Egypt's post-revolution diplomatic relationships and current developments in the Middle East. This is a collection of videos from many of his meetings.

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Wildlife Crimes (17 of 47)
Libreville, Gabon
By James Morgan
27 Jun 2012

President Ali Bongo Ondimba in attendance at the Ovory burn. Here pictured speaking with the primeminister, Raymond Ndong Sima.

James Morgan / WWF-CANON

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Egyptians Celebrate Mohamed Morsi Win
Cairo, Egypt
By adrehsler
24 Jun 2012

Egyptians at Tahrir Square waiting for the announcement that Mohamed Morsi is the newly elected president of Egypt.

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Protesters In Tahrir Square
Tahrir Cairo, Egypt
By wailgzoly.911
05 Jun 2012

Cairo, June 04, 2012

Egyptians protest in Tahrir after the announcement of the first round of the presidential elections with the Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood and former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq as frontrunners.

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Protesters In Tahrir SQ
Tahrir Cairo, Egypt
By wailgzoly.911
05 Jun 2012

Cairo, June 04, 2012

Egyptians protest in Tahrir after the announcement of the first round of the presidential elections with the Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood and former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq as frontrunners.

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Disqualified Muslim Brotherhood Candi...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
18 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 18, 2012

The Muslim Brotherhood's disqualified presidential candidate, Khairat al-Shater accused Egypt's ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) of not being earnest about handing over control to a democratically elected civilian president, in a press conference Wednesday, April 18, in Cairo.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Muslim Brotherhood's disqualified presidential candidate Khaiart al-Shater:
"The SCAF does not have the earnest and real intention to the process of real transfer of power. Maybe they want a president on their side who will later on, along with the SCAF, bring a government who belongs to them. Hence, we're not going through the real change which the revolution desires and which the people revolted for." Al-Shater claimed that Judge Farouk Sultan, head of the Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC), was "still loyal to the ousted president Hosni Mubarak" as Mubarak intervened in Sultan's employment at the Constitutional Court according to Al-Shater.
Al-Shater added that the SCAF wanted to have a president and government that supports their agenda as a means of recreating the former regime of Hosni Mubarak.
That is the reason, Al-Shater noted, that the Muslim Brotherhood fielded substitute presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi, head of the MB's Freedom and Justice Party.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Khairat al-Shater:
"We were careful about this and that's why we fielded more than one presidential candidate, because we know that the groups of interest seekers and many parts of Mubarak's regime are still present and running the affairs of the country and the people, trying day and night to reproduce Mubarak's regime even if in a modified form." Aware of Al-Shater's legal controversy over criminal charges handed down by the Mubarak regime, the MB fielded Morsi in case Al-Shater was barred from the presidential race.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 18, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 18, 2012
Length: 0:01:47
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Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. 1- Wide shot, Al-Shater and reporters upon the beginning of the press conference
2. 2- Various shots of Al-Shater during the press conference
3. 3- Various shots of Al-Shater speaking during the press conference
4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Muslim Brotherhood's disqualified presidential candidate Khaiart al-Shater:
"The SCAF does not have the earnest and real intention to the process of real transfer of power. Maybe they want a president on their side who will later on, along with the SCAF, bring a government who belong to them. Hence, we're not going through the real change which the revolution desires and which the people revolted for." 5. Various shots of Al-Shater speaking during the press conference
6. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Muslim Brotherhood's disqualified presidential candidate Khairat al-Shater:
"We were careful about this and that's why we fielded more than one presidential candidate, because we know that the groups of interest seekers and a lot of parts of Mubarak's regime are still present and effective in running the affairs of the country and the people, trying day and night to reproduce Mubarak's regime even if in a modified form." 7. Various external shots of the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo
8. Various shots of Mohamed Morsi during a press conference
9. Wide external shot of the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo

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Disqualified Presidential Candidates ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
16 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 16, 2012

On the last day to appeal the disqualification decision of Egypt's Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC), three of the ten disqualified candidates and their representatives paid a visit to the commission on Monday, April 16, to appeal the decision with hopes to rejoin the presidential race.
Liberal candidate Ayman Nour, the main opponent of former president Hosni Mubarak in the 2005 elections, said the SPEC decision to disqualify him, which was based on fraud charges handed down during the rule of the former regime, was "incorrect,” and that he submitted a memo to be discussed with the commission Tuesday.
Nour was banned from politics in 2005 after being imprisoned for charges of fraud by the Mubarak regime. Egyptian law bans candidates with criminal records from running for political office.
However, the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Force (SCAF) gave Nour an official pardon late March. Due to his full pardon, Nour believes he is legally eligible to compete as a viable presidential candidate.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Ayman Nour, disqualified liberal presidential candidate and Al-Ghad Party leader:
"It's not important who will be president and who will be vice president. The most important thing is that Egypt passes through this difficult moment. We appeal but we will not block the path of democratic process. We appeal and say that this is our right, as we have been oppressed seven years ago (in 2005 elections) and we're being oppressed until this moment. But this is OK for the sake of Egypt." Former vice-president Omar Suleiman's presidential campaign and office manager said little to reporters about Suleiman's chances to rejoin the race.
On the other hand, the attorney for the Muslim Brotherhood reaffirmed its certainty about the sound legal grounds of the group's candidate Khairat al-Shater, who was also disqualified due to a criminal record during Mubarak's presidency.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Colonel Hussein Sherif, Omar Suleiman's presidential campaign and office manager:
"I have no reply. The answer is with the commission.”

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsoud, Muslim Brotherhood attorney:
"There has been a pardon for the original punishment and the subsequent penalties, including all criminal affects based on that ruling. Accordingly, the pardon terminates all legal hindrances preventing Eng. Khairat al-Shater from practicing his political rights." It is the last day for the ten candidates to appeal the disqualification decision announced Saturday.
Analysts say Suleiman's chances to rejoin the race after completing some papers are high, while Al-Shater, Nour and Salafi sheikh Hazem Salah Abu Ismail are not likely to rejoin.
Egypt's historical presidential elections will be held May 23 and 24.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 16, 2012 [and archive]
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 16, 2012
Length: 0:02:08
Video Size: 106 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS
SHOTLIST: (Archive)
1- Various external shots of the headquarters of Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC) in Cairo
2- Various shots of security and army men guarding the headquarters of Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC) in Cairo
3- Medium shot, disqualified liberal presidential candidate Ayman Nour, who was Mubarak's main opponent in 2005 elections, speaking to reporters outside the SPEC headquarters
4- Various shots of police and army presence outside the commission headquarters
5- Various shots of Nour entering the SPEC headquarters to appeal and speaking to reporters afterwards
6- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Ayman Nour, disqualified liberal presidential candidate and Al-Ghad Party leader:
"It's not important who will be president and who will be vice president. The most important thing is that Egypt passes through this difficult moment. We appeal but we will not block the path of democratic process. We appeal and say that this is our right, as we have been oppressed seven years ago (in 2005 elections) and we're being oppressed until this moment. But this is OK for the sake of Egypt." 7- Various shots of police and army presence outside the commission headquarters [archive, April 2012]
8- Various shots of Omar Suleiman, former vice president and former intelligence chief, getting out of a car and heading to enter the commission headquarters amid crowds of security men and supporters [archive, April 2012]
9- Various shots of Suleiman getting into a car amid crowds of security men and supporters [archive, April 2012]
10- Wide shot, a large poster of Muslim Brotherhood's Khairat Al-Shater at the sidewalk [archive, April 2012]
11- Medium shot of Al-Shater trying to enter the commission headquarters amid throngs of supporters [archive, April 2012]
12- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Colonel Hussein Sherif, Omar Suleiman's presidential campaign and office manager:
"I have no reply. The answer is with the commission. 13- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsoud, Muslim Brotherhood attorney:
"There has been a pardon for the original punishment and the subsequent penalties, including all criminal effects based on that ruling. Accordingly, the pardon terminates all legal hindrances preventing Eng. Khairat al-Shater from practicing his political rights." 14- Various shots of army soldiers with an armored vehicle and shields guarding the SPEC headquarters
15- Wide external shot of the SPEC headquarters and security cordon outside

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Egypt's Election Body Rejects 10 Pres...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
15 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | Archives

Egypt's Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC) disqualified on Saturday, April 14, ten presidential candidates including former vice president and former intelligent chief Omar Suleiman, the Muslim Brotherhood's Khairat al-Shater, Salafi sheikh Hazem Salah Abu Ismail and the liberal candidate Ayman Nour for not meeting one or more of the candidacy legal requirements.

The SPEC said in a statement Saturday evening that the decision is made after it reviewed all the submitted papers and that the candidates had 48 hours to appeal, state-run Middle East News Agency (MENA) reporter.

The decision is expected to add turmoil to Egypt's already chaotic political scene.

The Muslim Brotherhood has already fielded a substitute presidential candidate, namely Mohamed Morsi, leader of the MB's Freedom and Justice Party, being aware that Al-Shater's legal situation is controversial.

Among the most prominent legally qualified candidates are former Arab League chief Amr Moussa, Muslim Brotherhood dissident candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh and Mubarak's last Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik.

A lot of Egyptians strongly reject the candidacy of former regime men, particularly Suleiman, Shafik and Moussa.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: Presidential candidates archive
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 14, 2012
Length: 0:02:39
Video Size: 131 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST: (Archive)
1-Various external of the headquarters of Supreme Presidential Election Comission (SPEC) in Cairo
2-Various shots of Suleiman getting off the car and heading to enter the commission headquarters amid crowds of security men and supporters
3-Various shots of Suleiman getting in the car amid crowds of security men and supporters
4-Medium shot, Omar Suleiman's supporters outside SPEC headquarters raising his posters
5-Wide shot, a large poster of Al-Shater at the sidewalk
6-Medium shot of Al-Shater trying to enter the commission headquarters amid throngs of supporters
7-Medium shot, a large monitor in the conference room with a large poster of Al-Shater
8-Pan left shot of presidential candidate Khairat al-Shater heading to the press conference
9-Various shots of Al-Shater speaking during the press conference
10-Various shots of a rally in support of Salafi presidential hopeful Hazem Salah Abu Ismail
11-Various shots of Abu Ismail hardly passing through throngs of supporters
12-Medium shot, Abu Ismail speaking during a press conference
13-Medium shot, a rally in support of Abu Ismail
14-Banner of Al-Ghad Party
15-Close up, banner of Al-Ghad Party
16-Various shots Ayman Nour during a press conference after SCAF pardon
17-Various external shots of the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo
18-Various shots of Mohamed Morsi, head of MB's Freedom and Justice Party, during a press conference
19-Various shots of presidential hopeful Amr Moussa during a recent meeting and press conference of presidential candidates
20-Wide shot of the headquarters of Supreme Presidential Election Comission (SPEC) in Cairo
21-Various shots of supporters of presidential hopeful Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh raising his posters
22-Various shots of Aboul-Fotouh speaking to reporters amid presence of his supporters
23-Various shots of Ahmed Shafik, last Prime Minister of Mubarak, officially registers for presidential race
24-Pan left, external shot of the headquarters of Supreme Presidential Election Comission (SPEC) in Cairo

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Suleiman Visits Coptic Church, Church...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
15 Apr 2012

Presidential candidate Omar Suleiman, Egypt's 14-day vice-president and 18-year intelligence chief, paid a visit on Saturday, April 14, to Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church and met with the Church interim leader Bishop Bakhomious to wish Copts a happy Easter Holiday.

Suleiman's move is seen by observers as an attempt to rally Coptic support for his presidential race, yet Bishop Bakhomious told reporters after the meeting that the Church adopts a neutral position on all presidential candidates.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Bishop Bakhomious, Coptic Orthodox Church interim leader:
"We do not support anyone. We give the liberty to our people that each should elect the one appealing to their conscience. We receive all presidential candidates. Whoever of them wants to visit us, they are welcomed." Suleiman, the only vice president appointed by Mubarak in the beginning of the revolution, is facing a big campaign against his candidacy for serving for the former regime for about eighteen years.

A massive protest was held at the infamous Tahrir Square on Friday, April 13, demanding withdrawal of Suleiman from the presidential race, along with other candidates who server under Mubarak, particularly Ahmed Shafik, last Prime Minister of Mubarak, and Amr Moussa, former Arab League chief and former foreign minister.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Protestor at Tahrir Sqaure:
"We're here basically to prevent former regime men from presidential race, as they ruined the political life and humiliated the Egyptian people over the past thirty years."

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Protestor at Tahrir Sqaure:
"We will continue the revolution and it will not stop unless we oust (former PM) Ahmed Shafik, (former vice president) Omar Suleiman, (former Arab League chief) Amr Moussa and all symbols of corruption."

SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Protestor at Tahrir Sqaure:
"I demand today the exclusion of all symbols of corruption of the former regime. They should withdraw on their own or else they will be forced to." Although Suleiman has many supporters, Tahrir Square showed that a lot of Egyptians consider the man part of the corrupt ousted regime and some accuse him of being an agent for the United States and Israel.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 14, 2012 [and Friday protest archive April 13]
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 14, 2012
Length: 0:02:53
Video Size: 128 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
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Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1-Wide external shot, St. Mark's Cathedral in Abbasiya, Cairo
2-Various shots of the meeting of presidential candidate Omar Suleiman with Coptic Orthodox Church interim leader Bishop Bakhomious
3-Various shots of Bakhomious' press conference after the meeting
4-SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Bishop Bakhomious, Coptic Orthodox Church interim leader:
"We do not support anyone. We give the liberty to our people that each should elect the one appealing to their conscience. We receive all presidential candidates. Whoever of them wants to visit us, they are welcomed." 5-Various shots of massive Friday Muslim Prayer performed in congregation in Tahrir Square (Friday, April 13)
6-Various shots of large posters of Omar Suleiman with a big X on his face calling for his exclusion from the presidential race (Friday, April 13)
7-Medium shot, a poster of Omar Suleiman with Israel's Star next to his face, implying he's an agent for Israel, and written on it "No for ousted vice-president! No for Omar Suleiman!" (Friday, April 13)
8-Various shots of Tahrir massive protest against former regime's presidential candidates (Friday, April 13)
9-SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Protestor at Tahrir Sqaure:
"We're here basically to prevent former regime men from presidential race, as they ruined the political life and humiliated the Egyptian people over the past thirty years." 10-SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Protestor at Tahrir Sqaure:
"We will continue the revolution and it will not stop unless we oust (former PM) Ahmed Shafik, (former vice president) Omar Suleiman, (former Arab League chief) Amr Moussa and all symbols of corruption." 11-SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Protestor at Tahrir Sqaure:
"I demand today the exclusion of all symbols of corruption of the former regime. They should withdraw on their own or else they will be forced to." 12-Wide zoom in, protestors marching with a large sign reading "No for the return of ousted regime!" (Friday, April 13)
13-Wide shot, protestors with a large poster of Salafi presidential candidate Hazem Abu Ismail (Friday, April 13)
14-Various shots of Tahrir massive protest against former regime's presidential candidates (Friday, April 13)

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Egyptian Presidential Candidates Meet...
cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
10 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 9, 2012

Several presidential candidates held a meeting on Monday evening, April 9, at the headquarters of Al-Wasat Party in Cairo, where they declared their coordination to combat, and prevent former Mubarak regime figures from running in Egypt’s first post-revolution presidential elections. The candidates also discussed how they might achieve the goals of the revolution.
The meeting came after former Vice-President and Intelligence Chief Omar Suleiman announced running for president in the last minute, a move which is considered by Islamist presidential candidates and revolutionaries as an insult to the revolution, and an attempt to restore the former regime of Hosni Mubarak.
The presidential hopefuls who attended the meeting included former Arab League Chief Amr Moussa, prominent Islamic thinker Mohamed Salim al-Awwa, liberal politician Ayman Nour, and a representative of the Muslim Brotherhood dissident candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh.
They all agreed upon drafting a law which would ban figures of the former regime from running for state positions, including the presidency, for five years.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Al-Wasat Party Leader Aboul Ela Maadi:
"We have issued a bill by Al-Wasat Party preventing all those who worked for the former regime over the last five years, holding sensitive ministerial or security posts. The bill includes all those appointed by the former President over the last five years until February 11, 2011, including Omar Suleiman."
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Politician, lawyer and presidential candidate Ayman Nour:
"We ended up with a committee to coordinate between the presidential campaigns of candidates. I think we started an important step today. In the coming few days, we may find positive results of this meeting. Part of the meeting's purpose was to support a bill that expels the ghost of the return of Mubarak's regime again, represented in two persons: Ahmed Shafik and Omar Suleiman."
Some argue that the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has the authority to disapprove such a bill, but Al-Awwa stressed that the SCAF authority is limited before the parliament and the will of the Egyptian people.
SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Islamic thinker and presidential candidate Mohamed dSalim al-Awwa:
"The authority of the SCAF leader to approve this law is a limited constitutional authority, not an ultimate personal authority. If he doesn’t approve or sign the bill, the parliament can issue the law with an overwhelming majority, and it becomes one of the country laws. Everyone should know that law is not a toy in anyone's hand.” The meeting and the intended law target two main presidential candidates of the Mubarak era, namely Mubarak's ex Vice-President Suleiman and his last Prime Minister and former Air Force Commander Ahmed Shafik.
Ironically, Shafik was the first to officially register for the presidential race while Suleiman was the last-minute candidate.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 9, 2012 [and archive]
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 10, 2012
Length: 0:02:56
Video Size: 145 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot of a large banner of Al-Wasat Party
2. Wide shot of the press conference of several number of presidential candidates at Al-Wasat Party headquarters
3. Close up shot of the former head of the Arab League Amr Moussa
4. Various shots of the press conference and the attendees
5. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Al-Wasat Party Leader Aboul Ela Maadi:
"We have issued a bill by Al-Wasat Party preventing all those who worked for the former regime over the last five years, holding sensitive ministerial or security posts. The bill includes all those appointed by the former president over the last five years until February 11, 2011, including Omar Suleiman."
6. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Politician, lawyer and presidential candidate Ayman Nour:
"We ended up with a committee to coordinate between the presidential campaigns of candidates. I think we started an important step today. In the coming few days, we may find positive results of this meeting. Part of the meeting purpose was to support a bill that expels the ghost of the return of Mubarak's regime again, represented in two persons: Ahmed Shafik and Omar Suleiman."
7. Medium shot of a sign of Al-Wasat Party
8. Various shots of the attendees
9. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Islamic thinker and presidential candidate Mohamed Slaim al-Awwa:
"The authority of the SCAF leader in approving this law is a limited constitutional authority, not an ultimate personal authority. If he doesn’t approve or sign the bill, the parliament can issue the law with overwhelming majority and it becomes one of the country laws. Everyone should know that law is not a toy in anyone's hand.” 10. Various external shot of the headquarters of the Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC), military securing outside the area (archive)
11. Wide shot of people outside the headquarters of (SPEC) (archive)
12. Various shot of former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik heading to the headquarters of (SPEC), registering for presidential race (archive)
13. Medium shot of Ahmed Shafik speaking to reporters
14. wide shot of the headquarters of (SPEC) (archive)
15. Pan right shot of Omar Suleiman heading to the (SPEC), registering for presidential race (archive)
16. Wide shot of supporters of Suleiman gathering and raising his posters (archive)
17. Pan right shot of people gathering outside the headquarters of (SPEC) (archive)

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MB Candidate Al-Shater Refers to Sule...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
09 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 9, 2012

The Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate Khairat al-Shater held his first press conference as an official candidate on Monday, April 9, where he spoke about his national renaissance project to rebuild Egypt, stressing the need for economic and political reform.
Al-Shater noted that his presidential campaign motto is “Renaissance, Popular Desire," claiming that he aims to revive and rebuild Egypt and its institutions.
With regard to the last-minute presidential candidate Omar Suleiman, Mubarak's short-term vice-president and former intelligence chief, Al-Shater said that he rejected any attempts of "reproduction" of the former regime of Mubarak. He also referred to Suleiman's candidacy as an insult to the revolution.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – MB Presidential Candidate Khairat al-Shater:
"Personally, and according to those I am dealing with, we strongly reject the attempt of the reproduction of the former regime's political system in a modified form represented in the person of General Omar Suleiman. We see this as an insult to the revolution and unawareness of the nature of change that happened to the life map of the Egyptian people and its efficiency."

Al-Shater added that Suleiman's nomination was an attempt of "revolution robbery", warning that the Muslim Brotherhood and all Egyptians will hold massive rallies in the streets in case of any attempt to steal the revolution and forge Egypt’s first post-revolution presidential elections.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – MB Presidential Candidate Khairat al-Shater:
"If there is any attempt to steal the revolution or any attempt of forgery, normally we and others will protest in the streets. There's no other way. We as Egyptians, not as Muslim Brotherhood, sacrificed and blood was shed not to return the one who used to be a vice-president and was prepared by Mubarak to be his successor in October. The people said their word and strongly rejected that attempt, and ousted Mubarak and Omar Suleiman."

Al-Shater noted that Egypt’s economy faces grave dangers because of the corrupted system of the former regime, illustrating that a new political system with restoration of security were needed for the advance of Egypt’s economy.
He stated that investment in Egypt, small enterprises and the private sector must be encouraged to boost economy.
Al-Shater said that his program depends mainly on several axes starting with rebuilding of Egypt’s post-revolution political system, the restructure of the Interior Ministry and the development of education and economic system.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 9, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 9, 2012
Length: 0:02:06
Video Size: 104 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Close up shot of a poster of the MB presidential candidate Khairat al-Shater
2. Various shots from a large monitor in the conference room with a large poster of Al-Shater and highlights of his presidential program
3. Pan left shot of presidential candidate Khairat al-Shater heading to the press conference
4. Various shots of Al-Shater speaking during the press conference
5. Medium shot, some of the attendees
6. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – MB Presidential Candidate Khairat al-Shater:
"Personally, and according to those I am dealing with, we strongly reject the attempt of the reproduction of the former regime's political system in a modified form represented in the person of General Omar Suleiman. We see this as an insult to the revolution and unawareness of the nature of change that happened to the life map of the Egyptian people and its efficiency."
7. Various shots of the press conference
8. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – MB Presidential Candidate Khairat al-Shater:
"If there is any attempt steal the revolution or any attempt of forgery, normally we and others will protest in the streets. There's no other way. We as Egyptians, not as Muslim Brotherhood, sacrificed and blood was shed not to return the one who used to be a vice-president and was prepared by Mubarak to be his successor in October. The people said their word and strongly rejected that attempt, and ousted Mubarak and Omar Suleiman."
9. Various shpts of the press conference

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Omar Suleiman's Profile
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
09 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 7-8, 2012

STORY: Omar Suleiman's Profile

STORYLINE:

Omar Suleiman, 75, has served as Egypt's Vice-President for 14-days after the resignation of Hosni Mubarak, and 18 years as Intelligence Chief during Mubarak's presidency.
He is also a last-minute candidate in the first post-Mubarak presidential elections.
Suleiman recently announced he would not run for president, but said he went back on his decision in response to popular demands and rallies urging him to join the presidential competition.
Many Egyptians were not familiar with Suleiman and many claim they have never heard his voice except when all Egypt and the world listened as he announced Mubarak's historical resignation on February 11, 2011.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Omar Suleiman as Vice-President announcing Mubarak's resignation on February 11, 2011 (archive):
“In these difficult circumstances that the country is going through, President Hosni Mubarak has decided to give up his post as president of the republic and authorized the Supreme Military Council to run the state affairs.”

During the time of Mubarak, Suleiman was assigned with brokering the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation and the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations.

He paid a visit to Tel Aviv in 2010 to meet with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak to "promote negotiations" between the Israeli and Palestinian sides.

He is seen by some Egyptians as charismatic and powerful, although silent most of the time.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"Suleiman surely has a very strong expertise in politics. We all understand what he did during the time of Mubarak. He was the intelligence chief and he was fully aware of politics. He has political shrewdness."

Islamist presidential candidates consider Suleiman's candidacy "an insult" to the revolution and its victims.

Suleiman was appointed as Intelligence Chief in 1993 and was appointed as vice-president from January 29 to February 11, 2011.

He is married with three children.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 7 & 8, 2012 [and archive]
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 8, 2012
Length: 0:02:31
Video Size: 125 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:

Various shots of the rally of Omar Suleiman's supporters urging him to run for president, raising his posters
Various shots of Suleiman getting off the car and heading to enter the commission headquarters amid crowds of security men and supporters
Various shots of Suleiman getting in the car amid crowds of security men and supporters
Various shots of massive number of protestors on January 25, 2011 (archive)
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Omar Suleiman as Vice-President announcing Mubarak's resignation on February 11, 2011 (archive):
“In these difficult circumstances that the country is going through, President Hosni Mubarak has decided to give up his post as president of the republic and authorized the Supreme Military Council to run the state affairs.” Various shots of Suleiman with former Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul-Gheit (archive)
Pan right, Suleiman attending a meeting of US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta with former president Hosni Mubarak, attended by former US Ambassador to Egypt Margaret Scobey (archive)
Suleiman meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak (archive)
Various shots of Suleiman (archive)
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"Suleiman surely has a very strong expertise in politics. We all understand what he did during the time of Mubarak. He was the intelligence chief and he was fully aware of politics. He has political shrewdness." Various shots of Fatah-Hamas meeting in Cairo attended by Suleiman (archive)
Various shots of Suleiman's meeting with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani (archive)
Pan left, Suleiman walking side by side with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (archive)

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Egypt's Former Intelligence Chief Oma...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
08 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 8, 2012

Egypt's former Intelligence Chief Omar Suleiman officially registered for the presidential race on Sunday, April 8, at the last minute before the deadline specified by the Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC), amid hundreds of supporters who raised his posters and shouted support for him.
His supporters see him as the best man for the current transitional stage in Egypt's history due to his political experience and work history.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – One of Suleiman's supporters (man):
"First, I have been one of the biggest admirers of Suleiman's personality and policy for a long time. Second, Suleiman is the man of the current stage because he will be able to preserve the Egyptian citizens' dignity at home and abroad. At the same time, we need a man of politics and economy, and Suleiman is an experienced politician and economist who can help develop Egypt's economy."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – One of Suleiman's supporters (young woman):
"I want a president who can achieve security and investment. I see this applies only to Omar Suleiman. Who among the candidates can achieve security, good foreign relations, home security and investment at the same time? No one but him! Who is equally experienced among the presidential candidates? What did they do for Egypt? What are their CV's?"

However, the atmosphere was not free from some skirmishes and quarrels outside the commission headquarters between supporters and few opponents of former president's strongman and short-term vice president Suleiman.
SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – One of Suleiman's supporters (man):
"Mr. Omar Suleiman is not only a man of the state but he's also experienced in foreign affairs and he owns files that other candidates don't have. I wonder who those who run for president are. I wonder what they have given to Egypt."

Suleiman, 76, was the one who announced Mubarak's historical resignation on February 11, 2011.
He has been the director of Egypt's Intelligence Service for eighteen years.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 8, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 8, 2012
Length: 0:02:51
Video Size: 141 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:

1- Various external shots of the headquarters of the Supreme Judicial Commission for Presidential Elections
2- Various shots of army and police security men and armored vehicles outside the commission headquarters
3- Medium shot, hundreds of supporters of Former Intelligence Chief Omar Suleiman shouting in his support, "Egyptians support Suleiman!"
4- Medium shot, pan right, Suleiman getting off the car and heading to enter the commission headquarters amid crowds of security men and supporters
5- Medium shots, supporters of Suleiman shouting statements in his support and raising his posters
6- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – One of Suleiman's supporters (man):
"First, I have been one of the most admirers of Suleiman's personality and policy for long. Second, Suleiman is the man of the current stage because he will be able to preserve the Egyptian citizen's dignity inside and abroad. At the same time, we need a man of politics and economy, and Suleiman is an experienced politician and he is an economist who can help developing Egypt's economy." 7- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – One of Suleiman's supporters (young woman):
"I want a president who can achieve security and investment. I see this applies only to Omar Suleiman. Who among the candidates can achieve security, good foreign relations, home security and investment at the same time? No one but him! Who is equally experienced among the presidential candidates? What did they do for Egypt? What are their CV's?" 8- Various shots of people pushing one another, quarreling, etc, outside the commission
9- Medium shot/zoom in, one of Suleiman's opponents shouting "Omar Suleiman is an agent of the U.S."
10- Wide shot, a crowds of people outside the commission headquarters
11- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – One of Suleiman's supporters (man):
"Mr. Omar Suleiman is not only a man of the state but he's also experienced in foreign affairs and he owns files that other candidates don't have. I wonder who those who run for president are. I wonder what they have given to Egypt." 12- Various shots of crowds of people and security presence outside the commission headquarters
13- Close up, a soldier's shield written on it "Military police"
14- Wide pan right, group of people and two armored vehicles outside the commission headquarters

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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
Length: 0:02:27
Video Size: 121 MB
Language: Arabic
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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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Islamist Thinker Salim Al-Awwa Offici...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
04 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 4, 2012

Islamist thinker Mohamed Salim Al-Awwa officially registered to run for president on Wednesday, April 4, at the headquarters of the Supreme Judicial Commission for Presidential Elections after he submitted candidacy papers with the endorsements of thirty parliament members.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Islamist thinker Mohamed Salim Al-Awwa:
"Today, I submitted my presidential candidacy papers for 2012, hoping that Allah will guide the honorable Egyptian people to elect a president who can lead the country out of the dark tunnel where it lived over the past thirty years to the space of renaissance, freedom, development and prosperity, Allah willing."

As for the Muslim Brotherhood nomination of a presidential candidate contrary to their 2011 promise, Al-Awwa, who is known to be an MB supporter, said they had the right to like any other groups of political parties.

Some see that the Muslim Brotherhood has fielded a presidential candidate to scatter votes among Islamists versus strong Salafi independent candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, who is facing a campaign against his legitimacy as a presidential candidate due to his mother's alleged American citizenship.

Al-Awwa told reporters that the breaking of Islamist votes is not in favor of Islamist presidential candidates.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Islamist thinker Mohamed Salim Al-Awwa:
"The breaking of Islamist votes is not in favor of Islamist presidential candidates. In whose favor will it be in the end? This will be shown after the Egyptians vote for the president they see suitable. We cannot say it is in favor of the former regime figures or others."

Al-Awwa denied allegations that his father holds Syrian citizenship, stressing that both his parents hold only Egyptian nationalities and passports.

He refused to talk about his presidential program, illustrating that it was illegal to announce it unless the commission announced the official presidential candidates.

According to Egypt’s election law, candidates are required to get the support of 30 parliamentarians, collect signatures from 30,000 citizens or have the official support of a political party that holds at least one seat in the parliament in order to officially run for president.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 4, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 4, 2012
Length: 0:02:19
Video Size: 114 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:

1- Various external shots of the headquarters of the Supreme Judicial Commission for Presidential Elections
2- Medium shot of security men securing the gate of the headquarters
3- Medium shot of a man standing beside a large poster of presidential candidate Mohamed Salim Al-Awwa
4- Pan left shot of supporters of presidential candidate Al-Awwa gathering outside the headquarters of Supreme Judicial Commission for Presidential Elections
5- Various shots of reporters and cameramen gathering around Al-Awwa while he's entering the commission headquarters
6- Various shots of Al-Awwa outside after registering for the presidential race
7- Long shot, Al-Awwa speaking to reporters
8- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Islamist thinker Mohamed Salim Al-Awwa:
"Today, I submitted my presidential candidacy papers for 2012, hoping that Allah will guide the honorable Egyptian people to elect a president who can lead the country out of the dark tunnel where it lived over the past thirty years to the space of renaissance, freedom, development and prosperity, Allah willing." 9- Various shots of supporters of Al-Awwa, raising his posters
10- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Islamist thinker Mohamed Salim Al-Awwa:
"The breaking of Islamist votes is not in favor of Islamist presidential candidates. In whose favor will it be in the end? This will be shown after the Egyptians vote for the president they see suitable. We cannot say it is in favor of the former regime figures or others." 11- Various shots of supporters of Al-Awwa gathering
12- Various external shots of the headquarters of the Supreme Judicial Commission for Presidential Elections
13- Various shots of Al-Awwa leaving amid crowds of supporters and media

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Egypt's Aboul-Fotouh Presents His Pre...
Al-Azhar Park, Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
03 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 3, 2012

Presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh launched his presidential program at al-Azhar Park in Cairo in a big ceremonial event amid the presence of large number of his supporters and famous actors and other figures on Monday evening, April 2.

Aboul-Fotouh addressed the attendees promising he would work on making Egypt one of the top 20 strongest countries in the world and one of the richest within 10 years.

He noted that he would restore security to the Egyptian street in 100 days, and that he would focus on the stability of Sudan and Palestine as well the unity of Libya and Syria as they are part of Egypt’s national security. He stressed the importance of supporting the Egyptian army to be the strongest in the region.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Presidential Candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh:
"I am working on realizing this dream, providing the suitable means to make it a reality, carrying out the projects that contribute to its achievement, relying on the principles of the Islamic Shariah (Law) in which we believe. We understand that each issue that exceeds justice to injustice, mercy to its opposite, common good to corruption and wisdom to chaos is not from the Law of Allah at all."

The slogan of Aboul-Fotouh's presidential campaign is “Egypt, the Dignity”.

Aboul-Fotouh reassured that if elected, he would cancel military trials for civilians and would order the retrial of those who had military trials in the past before civilian courts.

He added that he would do his best to get back the rights of the revolution martyrs.

Aboul-Fotouh talked about some of his development plans, including the development of Upper Egypt and the proper use of the Western Desert.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Presidential Candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh:
"Although Upper Egypt is rich and can even be enriched only by connecting the valley with the Red Sea, by making best use of the desert outskirts of the Upper Egyptian cities, by making infrastructure in vast areas of the Western Desert and connect them to Upper Egypt and grant them to the poor youth who drown in damaged boats while escaping the country via the Mediterranean Sea. Each of them should be granted five or ten feddans of land."

Aboul-Fotouh's moderate views on Islam make him popular among the liberal-Islamist segments of the middle class and young Brotherhood members. His views also on Coptic and women's rights appeal to a large number of liberals.

Many of his supporters believe that he can bridge the gap between the seculars and Islamists in Egypt.

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Hamdi Kandil, political activist:
"This is the chance of revolutionaries. I am certain that Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh is ahead of us all towards this honorable national effort."

SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Kamal al-Hilbawi, former Muslim Brotherhood spokesman:
"He (Aboul-Fotouh) believes in the way of democracy side by side with the way of revolution to achieve development for the Egyptian, Arab and Islamic nation. We are with you Aboul-Fotouh! Go ahead! Allah's peace and blessings be with you!"

The Muslim Brotherhood group dismissed Aboul-Fotouh after two decades of being a leading member as he decided to run for president after the group announced back then that it wouldn’t nominate or support any one of its members to run for the post. The group has recently nominated one though!

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 2, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 3, 2012
Length: 0:02:51
Video Size: 141 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:

1- Pan right shot of massive number of people attending the ceremonial event where presidential hopeful Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh launching his presidential program at al-Azhar park in Cairo
2- Medium shot of Presidential hopeful Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh addressing the attendees, announcing his presidential programe
3- Wide shot of the attendees waving with the Egyptian flags
4- Medium shot of Presidential hopeful Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh addressing the attendees
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Presidential Candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh:
"I am working on realizing this dream, providing the suitable means to make it a reality, carrying out the projects that contribute to its achievement, relying on the principles of the Islamic Shariah (Law) in which we believe. We understand that each issue that exceeds justice to injustice, mercy to its opposite, common good to corruption and wisdom to chaos is not from the Law of Allah at all." 6- Close up shot of Aboul-Fotouh appearing via video screen
7- Various shots of supporters of Aboul-Fotouh
8- Medium shot of Aboul-Fotouh speaking
9- Medium shot of the supporting campaign of Aboul-Fotouh
10- Close up shot of large poster of Aboul-Fotouh
11- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Presidential Candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh:
"Although Upper Egypt is rich and can even be enriched only by connecting the valley with the Red Sea, by making best use of the desert outskirts of the Upper Egyptian cities, by making infrastructure in vast areas of the Western Desert and connect them to Upper Egypt and grant them to the poor youth who drown in damaged boats while escaping the country via the Mediterranean Sea. Each of them should be granted five or ten feddans of land." 12- Zoom out shot of Egyptian journalist Hamdy Kandil
13- Medium shot of the former leader at Muslim Brotherhood Dr Kamal Helbawy
14- Various shots of the attendees
15- Medium shot of Aboul-Fotouh addressing the attendees
16- Pan rights of the attendees
17- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Hamdi Kandil, political activist:
"This is the chance of revolutionaries. I am certain that Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh is ahead of us all towards this honorable national effort." 18- SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Kamal al-Hilbawi, former Muslim Brotherhood spokesman:
"He (Aboul-Fotouh) believes in the way of democracy side by side with the way of revolution to achieve development for the Egyptian, Arab and Islamic nation. We are with you Aboul-Fotouh! Go ahead! Allah's peace and blessings be with you!" 19- Various shots of the event

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