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

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

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Yemeni Civilian Victims Describe Last...
Sanaa
By Yousef Mawry
21 Apr 2015

Sanaa, Yemen
April 21, 2015

This video shows several Yemenis, including children, at a hospital in Sanaa. The victims were severely injured in an airstrike that targeted a Houthi-held military base in the Sanaa suburb of Faj Attan on April 20. Civilian neighborhoods located about 5 km away from the base were severely damaged.

The interviewed patients recall the last moments before they were hit. One of the children says that he was injured while he was on the street, trying to make a living by selling a traditional plant used for brushing teeth called miswak.

According to the Yemeni official news agency Saba, at least 25 people were killed and 398 others wounded in the attack.

TRANSCRIPT

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Boy) Abdullah Mohamed Gushab, A civilian injured in an airstrike
00:18 – 00:28

"I was selling miswaq in Jamaal Street. The attack began and then the explosion hit me. Q: There was an airplane?
A: An airplane."

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Mohamed Gushab, The father of a civilian injured in an airstrike
00:29 – 00:52

"He was just selling miswaq in order to provide food for the family. He was in Tahrir Square and then the plane launched a strike and he was hit. He was injured severely. A benefactor found him and took him to the hospital."

SOUNDBITE (English, Man) Emanual Abdullah, A civilian injured in an airstrike
01:10 – 01:41

“I come from Faj Attan. And I as inside my house, so I was about coming out when I had the bomb blast in front of my house. I was thinking all over my life and the big block smashed my head. That is how I got the injury. And the doctor is saying something about making an operation on me tomorrow. So… that is just it.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Boy) Abd al-Wahab, A civilian injured in an airstrike
02:00 – 02:28

"The first explosion was light. I went to see where it had hit and then the second missile was launched and I did not expect the strike to be that strong. I thought I was in a horror movie. I tried to run and the door of the store fell on my back. I then tried to run again but the debris hit me and I was injured."

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Yarmouk Camp Residents Suffer Bombing...
Damascus
By Rame ALsayaed
10 Apr 2015

Yarmouk Camp (Damascus), Syria
April 10, 2015

This video shows the aftermath of air bombing carried out by Syrian government forces on Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees, located in the outskirts of Damascus.
Interviewed camp residents aired their frustration, saying that the bombing has added to their to their long suffering due to a military siege by Syrian government forces and a dire shortage of food supplies, which has lasted for the past four years.

SHOTLIST AND TRANSCRIPT

Various night shots of destroyed buildings

VOICE OVER (Arabic)
00:16 – 00:21
“This is the aftermath of barrel bombs dropped on Yarmouk camp by regime forces after midnight.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed Camp Resident
00:26 – 01:12

“I was sleeping at home in the lounge. There was suddenly falling; something very loud was falling. As I lifted my head to see what was going on, I felt an earthquake… it was something like an earthquake. Something hit… as my head was up something hit me in the face. What was that? I did not know. I looked around and I saw dust. I opened the door and walked outside and started to shout, calling on the neighbors. One said, ‘I’m hit’ while the other did not answer. The one who did not answer me, may God rest his soul. He has been martyred.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed Camp Resident
01:13 – 01:55

“People were sleeping in peace. Are there any fighters here? Are there any rifles or mortars? Civilians were crushed under explosive barrels. Fear God! Have fear for God, Bashar! See how the civilians have been torn to pieces at the hospital – Palestine Hospital. Have fear for God, people. There are no fighters here. All the people here are civilians and children. Where can people go? We are suffering! We are suffering from hunger and thirst, and now you bomb us with explosive barrels at night? God is sufficient for us and He is the best guardian.”
[Standing next to dead cat] “We want to safeguard animal rights, not human rights. Westerners consider animals to be sacred.”

Wide of smoke rising during daytime

VOICE OVER (Arabic)
01:55 – 02:01

“God is greatest! Regime forces are bombing Yarmouk camp intensely. God is greatest!”

Wide of severely damaged buildings during daytime
Various of civilians walking amid the rubble

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Woman) Unnamed Camp Resident
03:10 – 05:05

“I am an old woman. I am 70 years old. I have been under siege alone for four years. My only son is outside the camp. My name is Um Mohamad. My only son and four daughters are outside the camp. We are suffering a lot. This is enough. We need bread, anything to feed on. I live in hunger. I am alone at home. What is happening to us is pitiful. We have had enough. We have suffered a lot we left Palestine and we are still suffering, while the entire world is standing against us. What is happening to us is pitiful. It is really pitiful. I do not have any energy to walk. Whenever I stand up I fall again. I live in the camp on my own.
This is outrageous! Until when will this keep going? All the other towns are receiving food – Beit Sahm, Yalda and Babilla – they have everything they need.
They say that we are receiving food aid; this is a lie. God is witness that we are not even getting a piece of bread or an egg. God knows where this food ends up.
I live on my own, and no one has knocked on my door to give me a loaf of bread or an egg. What is happening to us is pitiful. They should open the road before us. I want to leave; I do not want to stay here anymore. I have had enough. If they open the road I will leave. I stayed here to guard my house, because I have suffered a lot in my life and my husband 40 years ago. I struggled to build this three-story house and raise orphaned children. I cannot leave to be looted.
For God’s sake, find a solution for our camp. We have had enough. This is pitiful. What can I say? Everything is befalling the camp. Everything is befalling Palestinians. What have we done to deserve this?
This is outrageous. Everybody has a decent life except for us. What is our fault?”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed Camp Resident
05:05 – 05:32

“We have been under siege in the camp for four years. We have not gotten anything. We have not received any aid. All the organizations are giving aid to Beit Sahm and Babilla. We shall remain steadfast in Yarmouk camp. We thank you, Ahmed Majdalani [Palestinian Authority envoy to Syria], for the gifts you have sent three or four days ago. You have done this instead of giving us food or securing the road for us.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed Camp Resident
05:33- 06:17

“We live in the Yarmouk camp. We will not leave our homes, no matter what happens; even if they keep bombing us with barrels until we die. We want to eat and drink. Organizations are distributing food in Yalda and Babilla because they move there. We went there and registered our names, but we were told that only people living at schools can receive food. What about people living under bombing? What about someone who does not want to leave his home? They should open a safe road and let food in. We are suffering to get food. Only people with money can secure electricity. The problem is the same with water; you would have to keep going back and forth, carrying water with containers to be able to fill half a tank. How will this situation end?”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Woman) Unnamed Camp Resident
06:18 – 06:37

“We are civilians, living in Yarmouk camp. We have children and sick people. Treatment is not available. We do not have food or water. Let them open the road for us. We need to eat and drink. They should give us aid. We do not have food. What can we do? We cannot leave our homes. If we leave our homes our problem will even bigger.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Woman) Unnamed Camp Resident
06:38 – 06:42

“God willing, we will stay in the camp until we either die or return to Palestine.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Woman) Unnamed Camp Resident
06:42 – 07:15

“When we left Palestine I was seven years old. But I will not leave Yarmouk camp, now that I am 76 years old. Yarmouk camp is my soul. I dug its ground with my own hands. I transported construction material over my head to build my house – one building block at a time. I dug the foundations with my own hands. We shall remain steadfast in the camp, whatever happens.”

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Families Mourn Victims of ISIS Attack...
Sanaa
By Yousef Mawry
20 Mar 2015

March 20, 2015
Sanaa, Yemen

In extremely rare and graphic imagery, this video shows family members of the slain gather at the morgue to identify and grieve the murder of their loved ones.

More than 135 people were killed in triple suicide bombings that rocked two Shiite mosques during Friday afternoon prayers in Yemen's capital of Sana'a. ISIS subsequently claimed responsibility for the attacks.

01:49

NAT Sound, crowd screaming in morgue: “Death to America. Death to Israel. May the Jews be Damned. Victory to Islam. God is greatest.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Unnamed Woman

02:08 – 02:20

“Only an idiot would not be moved in such situation. Such cruelty! How could they be called human when they kill innocent people on a Friday? May God help us!”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Unnamed man

00:21 – 00:30

“We have only become stronger and more resilient. We shall continue to follow this path. We shall continue to stand against evil. We shall be stronger and stronger.”

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ISIS Operate Islamic Courts and Water...
Raqqa
By TTM Contributor 20
14 Mar 2015

DISCLAIMER: This video was shot with the approval of the Islamic State. The appearance of this video on the Transterra Media website does not in anyway constitute an endorsement by Transterra Media of any claims or statements made in this video.

ISIS functionaries claim to have introduced both Islamic courts and a functioning department of water management in Raqqa. In this video, several people can be seen at an ISIS-run Islamic sharia court. Interviewed plaintiffs say they are pleased with legal services provided under ISIS - which they consider fair and considerably better than what they experienced under the Syrian regime.

Footage also includes an interview with a functionary at the local department of water management. The official claims that his staff are purifying water and conducting studies to develop better provision of water.

TRANSCRIPT AND SHOTLIST

Wide of al-Dillah roundabout
Wide of propaganda billboards “God’s sharia should be the arbiter.” “The crusader against Islam.”
Wide of Al-Fawwaz Mosque
Wide of shops
Wide of children and man washing before prayer
Various of street food stands
Wide of two men eating
Wide of school girls walking
Wide of women and children in al-Rashid Park
Various of shops
Wide of military equipment store
Wide of fighter looking at fabrics
Wide of propaganda billboard “The traitors of Islam”
Wide of propaganda billboards that read: “Arab tyrants, your hands are tarnished with Muslims’ blood.” “The crusade against Islam.”
Wide of ISIS flag in the street
Various of preaching stand broadcasting Quranic recitation
Various of ISIS traffic police

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Abu Ahmed, Water department official and ISIS member

01:53 – 02:37

"In the name of God and prayers be upon Prophet Mohammad. We, at the water department in Wilayat Raqqa [Raqqa Province], the Islamic State, are providing water for the common people. We are conducting repairs and mechanical works in all projects in Wilayat Raqqa. Water is being purified using chlorine and liquid hypochlorite then pumped in the grid. The water department follows up on complaints and technical failures, as well as applies necessary repairs in various workshops in Wilayat Raqqa. Finally, the Studies Department performs studies necessary for new projects to cover people’s current and future needs for water. Thanks be to God almighty. Peace be upon you.”

Wide of men’s entrance to Islamic court

Wide of women’s entrance to Islamic court
Various of men’s entrance to Islamic court

Various of people walking into court

Various of people sitting inside the court
Various of ISIS legal workers receiving files from plaintiffs
Various of court waiting room
Wide of ISIS legal worker handling files
Various of court waiting room
Various/ close-ups of legal documents

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Abu Humam al-Ansari, legal worker at Islamic court run by ISIS
03:38 – 04:12
“In the name of God the Merciful the Compassionate, and God’s prayers be upon Prophet Mohamad and his family and companions. Thanks be to Good who enabled us to conquer these lands. Thanks be to God who enable us to establish these courts of law in Wilyat al-Raqqa [Name ISIS uses for Raqqa province].
Thanks be to God, we are fulfilling our work to grant all people their rights and correct any injustice that has befallen our Muslim brothers. Today, judges and everyone else are fulfilling their work to apply God’s sharia law. We treat people as our brethren.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Mohamad al-Rashed, plaintiff at Islamic court run by ISIS

04:12 – 04:38

“Peace be upon you. We are before the Islamic court in the city of Raqqa. Thanks be to God, the treatment is very good. Under the regime, if someone wanted to come to the court he would have had to pay bribes. People with legitimate rights suffered injustice. This was always the case. Thanks be to God, at the present time, treatment cannot be any better. One’s rights have been reinstated, God willing. Your right will not be lost, even if you were entitled to something as small as a particle.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Munir Ahmed, plaintiff at Islamic court run by ISIS

04:39 – 05:20
“Thanks be to God almighty, I presented a case at the Islamic court in Wilyat Raqqa. Thanks be to God, there is cooperation on behalf of the judges and the other brothers. They understand people’s needs. Thanks be to God. I have a lawsuit that involves myself and another person. We resorted to God’s sharia law and the verdict has not been issued yet. Thanks be to God for everything.
Thanks be to God that we got rid of that infidel and debauched regime. Previously, if you were entitled to a right, you would be treated as a wrongdoer. One had to bribe judges and officials."

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ISIS Issues Resident ID Cards in Raqqa
Raqqa
By TTM Contributor 20
14 Mar 2015

DISCLAIMER: This video was shot with the approval of the Islamic State. The appearance of these videos on the Transterra Media website does not in anyway constitute an endorsement by Transterra Media of any claims or statements made in this video.

Video shows the civil status office in Raqqa, ISIS' biggest stronghold in Syria. Syrian citizens can be seen handing over their IDs issued by the Syrian government and receiving ones given to them by ISIS authorities. Ibrahim is applying for a birth certificate for his 1-year old son Sufian who, according to his father, was born when the Free Syrian Army was still in control of the city. At the time, government offices were closed and he was not able to obtain the proper documentation. Today he says that he is grateful that the “Islamic State” is reactivating government services.

SHOTLIST AND TRANSCRIPT

Various of ISIS traffic police
Various of ISIS police (al-Hisba) vehicles broadcasting calls for prayer
Various of vehicle broadcasting ISIS anthem
Vaious of street food stands
Various of fighter carrying a rifle and a baby at the market
Various of people in park
Wide of ISIS’ Personal Status Office (PSO)
Various of people entering PSO to apply for IDs
Various of people applying for IDs
Close-ups of retrieved IDs issued by the Syrian government
Various of preparing new IDs
Close-up of personal status data displayed on computer
Various of entering data related to new IDs using computers
Various of people being given their new IDs
Various of Raqqa resident Khaled and his baby Sufian inside taxi on their way to PSO
Various of Khaled and his baby Sufian entering PSO
Various of ISIS employee filling in information for birth certificate
Various of man applying for birth certificate
Various of witness singing application
Various of witnesses signing application
Various of application process

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Ibrahim, the father of baby Sufian whose birth certificate is being issued
04:16 – 04:52

“In the name of God the Merciful, the Compassionate. I had a newborn about a year ago. You can see him. He is about one year old. At that time, the Free Syrian Army was present and there were no government offices.
Thanks be to God, now that the Islamic State is present, government offices are being gradually activated. One of these departments is the Personal Status Office, where they [ISIS members] are registering newly born babies.”

Various of Khaled receiving birth certificate and leaving building
Various of street food stands
Wide of perfume shop
Various of shops
Various of al-Dalla Roundabout
Wide of men praying in the street
Wide of billboard calling people to pay Zaqat (Islamic alms)
Wide of propaganda billboard that reads: “Now… now… the fighting has come.”
Wide of street
Wide of propaganda billboard that reads: “There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger.”

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ISIS-Run Government Institutions in R...
Raqqa
By TTM Contributor 20
14 Mar 2015

DISCLAIMER: This video was shot with the approval of the Islamic State. The appearance of this video on the Transterra Media website does not in any way constitute an endorsement by Transterra Media of any claims or statements made in this video.

At the personal status office in Raqqa, ISIS' biggest stronghold in Syria, Syrian citizens can be seen handing over their IDs issued by the Syrian government and receiving ones given to them by ISIS authorities. Ibrahim is applying for a birth certificate for his one-year-old son Sufian who, according to his father, was born when the Free Syrian Army was still in control of the city. At the time, government offices were closed and he was not able to obtain the proper documentation. Today he says that he is grateful that the “Islamic State” is reactivating government services.
ISIS functionaries claim to have introduced both Islamic courts and a functioning department of water management in Raqqa. In this video, several people can be seen at an ISIS-run Islamic sharia court. Interviewed plaintiffs say they are pleased with legal services provided under ISIS - which they consider fair and considerably better than what they experienced under the Syrian regime.
Footage also includes an interview with a functionary at the local department of water management. The official claims that his staff are purifying water and conducting studies to develop better provision of water.

SHOTLIST AND TRANSCRIPT

Various of streets
Various of fighter carrying a rifle and a baby at the market
Wide of mosque
Various of children, women and men in park
Wide of market
Various of street food stands
Wide of perfume shop
Wide of two men eating
Wide of schoolgirls walking
Wide of women and children in al-Rashid Park
Wide of vegetable shop
Wide of street food cart
Wide of military equipment store
Wide of jewelry store
Wide of fighter looking at fabrics
Wide of women in front shops
Wide of children and man washing before prayer
Various of women buying candy for children in park
Wide of armed man with children in park
Various of al-Dillah roundabout (coffee pot fountain)
Wide of men praying in the street
Wide of men’s entrance to Islamic court
Wide of women’s entrance to Islamic court
Various of men’s entrance to Islamic court
Various of people walking into court
Various of people sitting inside the court
Various of ISIS legal workers receiving files from plaintiffs
Various of court waiting room
Various of ISIS legal worker handling files
Various of court waiting room
Various/ close-ups of legal documents

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Abu Humam al-Ansari, legal worker at Islamic court run by ISIS

03:29 – 04:02

“In the name of God the Merciful, the Compassionate, and God’s prayers be upon Prophet Mohamad and his family and companions. Thanks be to Good who enabled us to conquer these lands. Thanks be to God who enable us to establish these courts of law in Wilayat al-Raqqa [Name ISIS uses for Raqqa province]. Thanks be to God, we are fulfilling our work to grant all people their rights and correct any injustice that has befallen our Muslim brothers. Today, judges and everyone else are fulfilling their work to apply God’s sharia law. We treat people as our brethren.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Mohamad al-Rashed, plaintiff at Islamic court run by ISIS
04:03 – 04:30
“Peace be upon you. We are before the Islamic court in the city of Raqqa. Thanks be to God, the treatment is very good. Under the regime, if someone wanted to come to the court he would have had to pay bribes. People with legitimate rights suffered injustice. This was always the case. Thanks be to God, at the present time, treatment cannot be any better. One’s rights have been reinstated, God willing. Your right will not be lost, even if you were entitled to something as small as a particle.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Munir Ahmed, plaintiff at Islamic court run by ISIS

04:31 – 05:11

“Thanks be to God almighty, I presented a case at the Islamic court in Wilayat Raqqa. Thanks be to God, there is cooperation on behalf of the judges and the other brothers. They understand people’s needs. Thanks be to God. I have a lawsuit that involves myself and another person. We resorted to God’s sharia law and the verdict has not been issued yet. Thanks be to God for everything. Thanks be to God that we got rid of that infidel and debauched regime. Previously, if you were entitled to a right, you would be treated as a wrongdoer. One had to bribe judges and officials."

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Abu Ahmed, Water department official and ISIS member

05:12 – 05:55

"In the name of God and prayers be upon Prophet Mohammad. We, at the water department in Wilayat Raqqa [Raqqa Province], the Islamic State, are providing water for the common people. We are conducting repairs and mechanical works in all projects in Wilayat Raqqa. Water is being purified using chlorine gas and liquid hypochlorite then pumped in the grid. The water department follows up on complaints and technical failures, as well as applies necessary repairs in various workshops in Wilayat Raqqa. Finally, the Studies Department performs studies necessary for new projects to cover people’s current and future needs for water. Thanks be to God almighty. Peace be upon you.”

Wide of Clock Tower square
Wide of Raqqa and large ISIS flag
Wide of propaganda billboards that read: “Arab tyrants, your hands are tarnished with Muslims’ blood.” “The crusade against Islam.”
Wide of roundabout and ISIS flags
Wide of billboard calling people to pay Zakat (Islamic alms)
Wide of propaganda billboard that reads: “Now… now… the fighting has come.”
Wide of street
Various of loudspeaker in ISIS preaching office broadcasting Quran
Wide of propaganda billboard “The traitors of Islam”
Wide of roundabout
Wide of propaganda billboards “God’s sharia should be the arbiter.” “The crusader against Islam.”
Wide of propaganda billboard that reads: “There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger.”
Various of ISIS police (al-Hisba) vehicles broadcasting calls for prayer
Various of vehicle broadcasting ISIS anthem
Various of ISIS traffic police
Wide of ISIS-run Personal Status Office (PSO)
Various of people entering PSO to apply for IDs
Various of people applying for IDs
Various of ISIS employees entering data related to new IDs using computers
Close-ups of IDs issued by the Syrian government
Various of ISIS employees preparing new IDs
Close-up of personal status data displayed on computer
Various of people being given their new IDs
Various of Raqqa resident Ibrahim and his baby Sufian inside taxi on their way to PSO
Various of Ibrahim and his baby Sufian entering PSO
Various of ISIS employee filling in information for birth certificate
Various of Ibrahim applying for birth certificate
Various of witness singing application
Wide of baby Sufian
Wide of Ibrahim signing application

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Ibrahim, the father of baby Sufian whose birth certificate is being issued

10:32 – 11:08
“In the name of God the Merciful, the Compassionate. I had a newborn about a year ago. You can see him. He is about one year old. At that time, the Free Syrian Army was present and there were no government offices. Thanks be to God, now that the Islamic State is present, government offices are being gradually activated. One of these departments is the Personal Status Office, where they [ISIS members] are registering newly born babies.”

Various of Khaled receiving birth certificate and leaving building
Various of street food stands

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Sanaa Street Where Frenchwoman Was Ab...
Sana'a
By Yousef Mawry
25 Feb 2015

Footage shows the French embassy in Sanaa after its closure due to the security meltdown which that has gripped the nation.
Footage also shows the 45th street in Sanaa where Frenchwomen Isabelle Prime was abducted on the morning of February 24.
Footage includes interviews with two Yemenis who were working on the same road where the the French women and her translator.
A store owner on the 45th street says the French women was abducted only moments after he opened his store early in the morning.

Interviews:
Mershid Merhibi (construction worker)

"We were working in this location and we then heard some of the workers who were over here having breakfast talking about a French women who was abducted in this street. This actions is not acceptable and is prohibited in Islam, because all foreigners in Islam have full rights and freedoms. This is what our prophet taught us."

Majid al-Khyadh (Store owner on 45th street)

“As we were opening in the morning we heard that a French women had been abducted in this area and we also heard many people talking about this issue. We tell those who kidnapped this French women that these actions are against our principles and against the values of the Yemeni people. These actions are indeed acts of terrorism. We do not know who is responsible for the abduction; however, our message to the abductors is stop insulting and tarnishing the image of the Yemeni people. “We call on the government, and all security officials and institutions to bring an end to these abductions and violations.”

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Iraqi Assyrians Denounce ISIS Transgr...
Erbil
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
23 Feb 2015

Opinions of Assyrians in Erbil, Iraq about the abduction of 150 Assyrians in Syria and the destruction of historical artifacts in Mosul.

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Egyptian Airstrikes on Derna Claim th...
Derna
By MENA Desk
16 Feb 2015

February 16, 2015
Derna, Libya

At least seven civilians including three children were killed on February 16, 2015, when Egyptian jets bombed suspected ISIS affiliates in the eastern Libyan city of Derna, Amnesty International said, citing eyewitnesses.

The video shows the airstrikes hitting Eastern Shiha, a suburb of Derna, and medics attempting to resuscitate children wounded in the airstrikes without success. It also shows civilians walking amongst the rubble of the damaged buildings.

The Egyptian airstrikes on Libyan soil are a retaliation to an ISIS video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Copts in Libya.

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Food insecurity: Does South Korea hav...
Seoul, South Korea
By maltekol
12 Jul 2013

The World Health Organization warns that overpopulation and a lack of arable land contribute to global food insecurity. So scientists are developing new farming technology to offset potential food shortages. Researchers in South Korea are experimenting with vertical farms; gardens that instead of spreading out, go straight up.
Jason Strother and Malte Kollenberg report from Seoul.

Almost half of South Korea’s 50 millions citizens live here in the capital. And in a country with very limited agricultural land, feeding all of these people presents a challenge. Some observers say the nation faces increasing food insecurity.

Park Hwan-il is food security analyst at the Samsung Economic Research Institute in Seoul.

Int: Park Hwan-il, SERI (English)
"The food self sufficiency rate in Korea is just about 26 percent. Which means three quarters of the food we consume is from the foreign countries. That means the Korean people’s health and nutrition depends on outside factors that we cannot control”

Park says that climate conditions or other instability in the international market makes importing food unpredictable. It’s not only a problem for Korea, but for many other countries too. But some scientists say there is a solution.

Int. from online: Dickson Despommier, Columbia University (English)
“My name is Dickson Despommier: I teach at Columbia Universities Medical School and school of public health. The world would be a much better place, if we had vertical farming.”

Despommier says tower-like hydroponic farms could someday stand alongside skyscrapers as a key food source for billions of city dwellers

Int. from online: Dickson Despommier, Columbia University (English)
“Here’s my vision of what a vertical farm might look like. My gold standard for this is the Apple Store in New York City on 5th Avenue. If you took that building and made it into a five-story building. Now in the building you have multiple floors of course, and inside each floor you have multiple layers of crops.”

Despommier says vertical farms could be a key solution for countries with a growing population or limited arable land. Like South Korea.

30-kilometers south of Seoul in Suwon, the government is trying to make Despommier’s vision a reality. The Rural Development Administration has built the prototype of a vertical farm.Inside this research facility a small team of scientists is working on turning this concept a marketable product.So far, their experiment is only 3-storeys high. But they hope that one day, the technology will expand and be capable of feeding the entire nation.

Agrarian scientist Choi Kyu-hong is still sorting out more basic challenges.

Int: Choi Kyu-hong, RDA (English)
“The plant factory requires a lot of energy, the light energy and the heating and cooling energy. So we provide the heating or cooling energy using geothermal systems. We adopted the solar cell system to provide light source energies, but we are still (only) provide 15 percent of the total energy”

Choi adds his team still faces many challenges:

Int: Choi Kyu-hong, RDA (English)
“We are still (in) the research state, its take some time to make a commercial plant factories. We are firstly trying to find out the optimum wavelength of light”

Choi says the problem is that different plants grow at different speeds, depending on the light’s color and wavelength.

But even though the government hasn’t perfected vertical farming technology yet, some in the private sector are already putting it to use. Inside this Lotte Mart, a supermarket franchise in Seoul, lettuce grows under the lights of this small vertical farm.

Store mangers say produce grown in this facility has extra benefits for customers.

Int: Kim Chang-jo, Lotte Mart
(Korean) “We are the first super market to install a vertical farm. We hope that it will draw attention to environmental concerns. The plants are affordable and no pesticides were used, so its healthier for our customers”

Kim says the vertical farm lettuce costs the same as lettuce grown the old fashioned way. But some analysts say that all the lights and heating systems required to operate a vertical farm is just too expensive to make it a viable solution for food insecurity.

Int: Park Hwan-il, SERI
(English) “Vertical farming costs too much. / Even though the productivity in vertical farming is very high, very good, but it does not have the merit in price or marketing advantage at all”

Back at the Suwon experimental vertical farm, scientists admit they still have a long way to go. The Rural Development Administration’s Lee Hye jin gives a rough time frame.

Int: Lee Hye-jin, RDA
(Korean) “It might take at least five more years of research to make progress on these obstacles. Then vertical farms might be ready for commercial use”

The South Korean scientists say that once all the problems are resolved, vertical farms won't just have to stop at three-stories. The sky is the limit.

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Shark finning: A Cruel Dish is Disapp...
Hong Kong
By maltekol
30 Jun 2013

The trade in Shark Fins has declined in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is the world's shark fin capital, where about half of all fins are traded. But according to figures from the Hong Kong government imports last year of Shark fins dropped by a third.

For most Chinese, eating shark's fin still remains a status symbol. But as Malte Kollenberg reports young people are starting to view it differently.

This is how Shark fins are ‘harvested….
The fins are cut off a living shark and then the torso is thrown back into the ocean. Most of these fins from countries like Indonesia end up in Hong Kong.In 2008 around 10.000 tons of fins passed the city’s ports according to environmental organization Oceana.

INTV (English): Stanley Shea, Activist with French founded Bloom Association
“In Hong Kong in the old times they provided banquets which is all settled by the restaurant and the fin is always included in the banquet. So it leaves the customer, they actually have no choice to remove the dishes from the banquet set.”

But things started to change three years ago.
Under pressure from Environmental groups Governments in Hong Kong and Mainland China have stopped serving shark fins at official banquets. And big corporations as well as hotel chains are announcing they will take shark fin soup off their menus.

INTV (English): Stanley Shea, Activist with French founded Bloom Association
“We have been talking to corporate and also hotels and restaurants. And we found in Hong Kong now awareness has been increased and many hotels and restaurants now offer something alternative in the banquet menus so people can choose not to have it.”

According to the World Wildlife Fund, appetite for the fins and other shark-related products has led to some shark species falling in numbers by 60-70%.
But in March this year five more species of Shark were added to the Washington Convention, ensuring endangered species are not threatened by overfishing and trade.This means tradingof eightshark speciesis not possible without official documentation anymore.
Here is the Sheung Wan District …. Shark Fins are still openly being sold.

But small shops merchants say business lately is slow and they are reluctant to talk about shark fins on camera…it has become a sensitive topic.But not far away at restaurant Lin Heung Kui staff will still proudly tell you that shark fin soup is on the menu.

INTV(Cantonese): Unidentified employee in Restaurant
“We prepare and serve the fins in lots of ways - with a clear soup or with shredded chicken. It is definitely more popular at night. We offer an especially cheap deal at $88 at the moment, but sometimes people come to get more expensive dishes.”

Shark fin soup has been the food of the rich and wealthy for hundreds of years in China. Consumption of the fins is said to increase health.

But anthropologist Veronica Mak says generational change is taking place.

INTV (English): Veronica Mak, Anthropologist at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
“Not consuming shark fins becomes a signifier to show you are a social responsible person. In the past people made shark fins a signifier in a banquet, but nowadays this signifier changes.”

Activists believe that awareness and education is the key to change consumer behavior. And less demand for shark fins here will result in fewer sharks left for dead in the world’s oceans.

Video footage of fishermen "harvesting" fins is courtesy of Greenpeace. The footage was licensed from Greenpeace to be included into the video report.

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Today's weapons trade in Aleppo
Aleppo, Syria
By salem_rizk
14 Jun 2013

Recently, weapon stores that sell and repair arms have been sprouting up in Aleppo, Syria. These stores are opening in rebel held areas in Syria and, due to the lack of regulation, are further destabilizing the fragile security situation. The omnipresence of arbitrary militias in civilian areas is creating discomfort among citizens. Citizens are demanding the Free Syrian Army and Sharia authority find a solution and enact laws that govern the sales of weapons in the area.

Shop owners have stated that most of their clients are rebels. They mention that their weapons supply comes from the Free Syrian Army. Members of the Free Syrian Army often barter their weapons for ammunition. Furthermore, some members of the Assad regime sell their weapons to civilians who then sell them back to the shops. In general, most of the arms that are available in the shops are Russian made.

First interview is with Abu Mohammed a weapons sales man 38 years
Second interview is with Abu Ibrahim, a weapon sales man, 36 years

Third interview is with Abdullah Karmo, a civillian, 33 years

Fourth interview is with Moustapha Amro, a civillian, 22 years

-----Transcription-----

00:30 Are they here?
00:31 Yes, they are.
00:32 How much is this one?
00:33 75 Syrian Pounds.
00:39 Most of my clients are Free Syrian Army soldiers. They gain weapons in the battles and exchange them for bullets because of the lack of ammunition.

Interview 1:
00:56 Regarding civilians, when they ask for weapons, I don't sell to them unless they have a permission slip from Al Sharia authority.
Even if the person is an FSA soldier, I ask about him before I sell him anything, or he needs to give me a paper that states which brigade he fights for.

Interview 2:
01:23 Here, we fix weapons as a service.
01:33 Some thugs sell weapons to civilians. so we get the weapons from them.
01:40: We have all types of Russian weapons, Russian bullets, Russian BKC, we have a variety of Russian weapons.

Interviews 3:
02:32 The city of Aleppo is witnessing a spread of weapons in a chaotic and random way. It's even a bit weird and strange. This is a very bad phenomenon, which is also unethical.
02:43 It's extremely messy, the way weapons are being spread.
02:48 There are many shops that sell weapons now and these shops are not legally organized.
02:54 To be able to control this, we must have a mechanism to monitor the process of selling and buying weapons, with both brigades and sellers.
03:06 Al Sharia authority should have a role in controlling this trade, and establish laws to organize the random spread of weapons.

Interview 4:
03:15 This phenomenon is not good at all, but as long as we are in a war situation, we must have these shops.
03:22 We need them because it helps us. If the army attacks us, we can defend ourselves with these weapons.
03:31 I know it' bad, but we have no other choice. What can we do ?

----- Arabic Description------

انتشرت في الفترة الاخيرة محلات بيع الأسلحة و تصليحها في مدينة حلب وباقي المناطق المحررة وسبّب ذلك حالة فلتان أمني.

و يلاحظ وجود المسلحين في أماكن تواجد المدنين مما خلق حالة انزعاج لدى المواطنين و يطالب المواطنين الجيش الحر والهيئة الشرعية بإيجاد حل لفوضى السلاح وإيجاد قوانين تنظّم بيع الأسلحة ويقول أغلب أصحاب محلات بيع السلاح أن أغلب زبائنهم من الجيش الحر وأغلب السلاح الذي لديهم يأتي من خلال الجيش الحر، حيث يقوم عناصر الجيش الحر بعملية التبادل مع صاحب المحل يعطونه سلاح فيعطيهم ذخيرة و في بعض الحالات يقوم الشبيحة ببيع السلاح للمدنيين فيقوم المدنيين ببيعه لمحلات بيع السلاح. و إن أغلب السلاح المتواجد في السوق هو سلاح روسي

المقابلة الاولى ابو محمد با ئع سلاح عمره ثمان وثلاثين سنة

المقابلة الثانية بائع ابوابراهيم عمره ستة وثلاثين سنة

المقابلة الثالثة مواطن عبد الله كرمو عمره ثلاث وثلاثين سنة

المقابلة الرابعة المواطن مصطفى عمره اثنان وعشرون سنة

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Syrians Protest the National Coalitio...
Istanbul, Turkey
By mittome
28 May 2013

Protest in front of the Hotel where the National Coalition Council members hold their conference, and interviews with the protesters.

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Anti-Gay Marriage Demonstration
Paris, France
By tipilakota
26 May 2013

Tens of thousands of people protested against France's new gay marriage law in central Paris on Sunday.
The law came into force over a week ago, but organizers decided to go ahead with the long-planned demonstration to show their continued opposition as well as their frustration with President Francois Hollande, who had made legalizing gay marriage one of his keynote campaign pledges in last year's election.
Marchers set off from three separate points across Paris, and by early evening they filled the Invalides esplanade just across the Seine River from the Champs Elysees.

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Hatay Conflict
Hatay, Turkey
By Ibrahim Karci
24 May 2013

00:00-00:15
Reyhanlı, a small town in Hatay on the Syrian border where the biggest terrorist bomb attack, of Turkey's history, was executed on 11th of May caused 51 people killed and this is how the government trying to control the raising rage of the people protesting against government policy adressing Alawit people which might cause a secterian conflict in the region .
00:15-00:21
Mustafa 25 years old university student, who works in a local sisha shop to finance his studies, was taken into custody beacuse of the pacisfist pancarte that he was carrying in the protest.
00:22-00:41
-I lost my cousin and 2 of my classmates in the bomb attack. When I was carrying that pancarte I was just remembering their dead bodies, their eyes. I just wanted to protest the policy of the government. Everybody would do the same thing.

00:42-00:55
Hatay is very diverse city and people from all kind different backgrounds have been living there without any problem for centuries. Reyhanlı is having dozens of visitors everyday from all around Turkey, that they all have same motivation.

00:56-01:16
-We are here as mothers, we are coming from all around Turkey but now we are all from Reyhanlı. We are all sisters and brothers, this is a big project, we are all aware of the game and we are aware who is the responsible. We will never let it happen.

01:17-01:22
The recent policy of the government reaised the fear of secterian conflict .

The spokesperson representing more than 20
NGO's in Hatay province.

01:23-01:49
- The government is disregarding the sensitive situation of Hatay. We have the impression that the statements given by the government is targeting Alawite people here, and this might cause a secterian conflict here, it is not only Alawite who are anxious but also Sunnis and Christians.

01:52-01:55
Ferit Hannoud working as an accoutant, an activist who is the member of Christian community.

01:59-02:20
-We already had the fear of the probable spread of the confliction in Syria to Hatay. And after the bomb attack the journalist taken to custody and the pressure by government makes us feel really uncomfortable.

02:22-02:30
This is one of the protests that are being held almost everyday organized by different activisit groups and opposition party.
Opposition Party Parliamenter "Hasan Akgöl" representing Hatay

02:32-02:52
-We've been warning the goverment since the Syrian confliction started. We've said them many times that they are in the wrong way and should keep the relation steady with the Syria with which we have a lof of cultural and ethnic connection but they've never listened. Alawite community Leader "Ali Yeral"

03:00-03:24
-Government always accused us of being Essad or Baas supporter when we said we are against the war between brothers. But we've never accused them for supporting Nato,Usa,El Kaide,Taliban,El Nusra,Imperialism, Sionism. Because our moral and belief wouldn't let us to say so. Emre Student-Activist

03:26-03:45
-The Rulers in Turkey should get their power from the public instead of going to USA and getting Obama's advice and permission.While we're having huge pain here the Prime Minister is visiting USA to have a meeting with Obama. Armenian Community Leader "Cem Çapar"

03:51-04:20
-As the people of Hatay we've been living in Peace as Armenian,Turkish,Sunni,Alawit and we always defend our right together regardless of our background and we will not let this spark to start a fire.

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VOLUNTEERS HELP VICTIMS OF TORNADO-ST...
Moore, Oklahoma
By Daniela Gallardo
22 May 2013

On May 20 a powerful tornado struck the city of Moore, a suburb just south of Oklahoma City, with a population of 55,000. The tragic event left a death toll of 24, including 9 children, and around 300 injured. The twister was one of the largest and strongest that has ever hit the area, leaving thousands of residents without homes and without their most precious belongings. In the interview below, a victim talks about how he feels after the total loss of his home and goods which he worked so hard to obtain.You will also find interviews with three young volunteers (one local and two from out of state) that were helping victims to recover their valuables and offering all type of support.

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Volunteers Help Victims Of Oklahoma T...
Moore, Oklahoma
By U.S. Editor
22 May 2013

On May 20th a powerful tornado struck the city of Moore, a suburb just south of Oklahoma City with a population of 55,000. The tragic event left 24 dead, among them 9 children, and around 300 injured. The twister was one of the largest and strongest that has ever hit the area, leaving thousands of residents homeless. In the interview below, a victim discusses how he feels after the total loss of his home and belongings which he worked so hard to obtain. There are also interviews with three young volunteers (one local and two from out of state) who are helping victims recover their valuables.

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Bedouin Women Struggling through Trad...
Arish, Egypt
By zeer news
21 May 2013

Background:

The place of women within the tribal system of the Bedouins of North Sinai is very restricted and anchored to very specific traditions. The situation of Bedouin women, in fact, is connected to the tribal structure. In the Bedouin culture, the status of families is determined by their size. Women are thus both venerated and marginalized to the role of "birth givers". 
Therefore, Bedouin women are obliged to marry as soon as possible and they are subject not only to a strict cultural code, but also to a strict sexual code of conduct. Each individual, through his action, represents his family as a whole in the society. Each shameful or not acceptable conduct will damage the honor of the entire family. 
Being subject to these strict codes and rules, only a very small minority of Bedouin women have access to the public sphere and to social life outside the domestic walls.
In this reportage it will be shown the voices of both Bedouin and Egyptian women and men, that are fighting for a social change for Bedouin women, and that explain the situation for women in Sinai.

Selwa el Hirsh, an active woman of the Billi tribe of Rabaa (near Bir el Abd) shows her struggle in trying to enable Bedouin women to integrate in the economical sphere of their families through handicraft. She explains the importance of women in participating in the economy of the family.
Mona Barhoum, is an activist in Rafah, engaged on women and development issues. She gave more then 5000 ID to Bedouin women and she run as a candidate in the last parliamentary elections.
Sheikh Arafat, a sufi sheikh of the tribe of the Sawarka, is the director of the Al Gora Society (in al Gora, in the nearby of Sheikh Zwaid), an NGO working on human rights and development in Sinai.
Said Hytaiek is a Bedouin activist of Sheikh Zwaid, explaining how the policies of the last 30 years on Sinai didn't bring any progress on the women issues in the region.
Sheikh Goma el Tarrabin, a member of the most facultous families of the Tarrabin, and very famous smuggler, explains ( only audio) the traditions and marriage in the tribal system.
Sheikh Abd el Hendy, an Orfi judge (the traditional Bedouin legislation) of Chabaana, in the nearby of Sheikh Zwaid explains the legislative status of women in the Bedouin traditions.

Shotlist:

00:00 - 01:00 Selwa El Hirsh: “In the name of Allah my name is Selwa el Hirsh, a leader for the women of North Sinai. I am a Bedouin, the tribe of Baradeya, family el-Hirsh.
We have here six places: Bir el Abd, Sinai is Bir el Abd, el Arish, this is the capital, Sheikh Zwaid, Rafah, el-Hassala, Nekhel. We have six areas in North Sinai. Women in the past were very weak, she tried to cultivate to help her husband to grow her boys, girls in the house. There is no learning, no culture, nothing, only she was growing some sheep in the house.”

Images: man on the beach of el-Arish, el Arish University, militaries walking on the beach of el Arish, Chabaana (Sheikh Zwaid )peach trees, palm trees of the beach of El Arish, rooftops and building of el Arish, Orfi tribunal in Chabaana, fruit trees in Bir el Abd, woman with child in her balcony, children playing in Rabaa village, sheep in cage in Chaabana.

01:00- 02:04 Sheikh Arafat (director of Al-Gora Society): “Despite all the services we do for women, there is still a lot of challenges in Sinai community because of the uneducated ones and because the women they cannot finish their education in so many places in this region. And the other places the girls leaving school in the primary school because there are no preparatory or high schools for them. At some other places they stop at high schools because there are no universities and sometimes the university is too far and not easy to reach.”

Images: Bedouin men in peach trees in Chabaana, Flyer of Al-Gora Society activities on women, two Bedouin women in traditional clothes and baby, particular of the mother holding the baby, Bedouin women and the baby, village of Sheikh Zwaid with girls and donkey chariot.

02:04- 02:34 Said Hytaiek (activist):
“The women in Sinai suffer a lot because she lives in a men community that does not believe in the woman goal nor the woman rights. And she lives in a community that puts her role only inside the house.”

Images: Women with Niqab and baby walking in the street, main street of El Arish.

02:34- 03:11 Goma Tarrabin (Tarrabin rich man and smuggler):
“My name is Goma Abu Sahba Tarabin tribe, Sinai, Egyptian citizen like any other Egyptian citizen, Muslim, Arab and we have our custom and tradition in our community that we cannot change. The women’s state in Sinai is not like anywhere else. And because of our customs and traditions that we have for long time, from our grand-grandparents, we can’t change the women state in 10 or 20 years.”

Images: Bedouin men and children in a Bedouin hut on the beach of el Arish, children in the hut, beach of el Arish, Bedouin man preparing Shisha.

03:11– 03:38 Selwa el Hirsh:
“We have here rules, in Sinai, between the tribes. We have rules. No one from the other tribes can touch me. Ok? We have rules here, but now no one care about the rules, women not safe, families not safe, the adults not safe.”

03:38- 04:11 Goma Tarrabin:
“one of the problems women faces in Sinai is education, marriage, even in growing up their children and sometimes the husband gets married more than two or three times. The average of getting married in the Bedouin community starts from 16.”

Images: Bedouin women with children, two Bedouin women (one working) with children, Bedouin teenager girls preparing tea on the seaside.

04:11- 05:39 Judge Abd el Hady (Orfi judge):
“I am el haj abdel hady atteia hassan, from Ashira el Mansoureya, I am an Orfi judge. And one of the most important people in Sinai. The Orfi law is when the people have some problems and they have to sit with Orfi to solve the disputes. The society gives to women a lot of options, a lot of freedom, for ex is she can go to all the houses, so now she is a strange person there, so the father of the house deals with her like if he was her owner. If she wants to divorce she can. If she wants rights, give her the rights. She goes to Massaid and Massaid take a lot of care of her.”

Images: particular of hands taking a cigarette, inside the Bedouin Tribunal, men listening to the judge, three Bedouin men in the tribunal listening to the judge, portrait of one man listening to the judge, portrait of another Bedouin smoking a cigarette and listening to the judge, outside of the Tribunal judge talking with a man, zoom on judge talking with the man.

05:39- 06:59 Selwa el Hirsh:
“Some of us(women) are educated, and we have a job. But the others women here don't have a job, and she wants to help her husband, she wants to make something in the family, for her family. These productions help the family to have many money, so she is trying her husband to bring money to her, she want to increase the income of the family. Our grandmothers give us this: When I was a child my mother gave me one piece and she asked me to look at her and to teach me how to do it. Since the childhood until she becomes an hold woman. All her life. If she increases the income, the Governorate increases its income, the country, all Egypt, increases its income. Our economy is low now, we want to raise our economy, by cultivating Sinai, by these productions, by make factories.”

Images: particular of hands of woman working on handicraft, Bedouin women working, other Bedouin woman sitting beside her husband while she works, handicraft clothes in the trade show in Arish University, Bedouin women laughing with her husband, Bedouin family sitting all together under the shadow of a tree while women are working, old Bedouin woman, market in Arish, manequins of women clothes.

06:59- 07:25 Said Hytaiek:
“ we want to have a civil country to give the woman all her rights, even Mubarak did not commit on the rights of the women and the state organizations they have never given any solutions to solve all the women’s problem in Sinai, or even all over Egypt.”

Images: Arish downtown, woman in Niqab with two daughters crossing the street, Arish downtown, two women (one veiled one in Niqab) with their children.

07:25- 07:48 Selwa el Hirsh:
“Hosni Mubarak government and Morsi government, all of them don't care about Sinai. They (the women) are trying, in politics, to have places in politics in Sinai, on the TV, they want to appear to speak about problems in Sinai.”

Images: Selwa presenting handicraft products made by Bedouin women, Selwa talking with a man.

07:48- 08:56 Mona Barhoum (political activist):
“The situation of women in Sinai, is the same like all the Egyptian women. They got backward in everything that they gained before the revolution, like their membership in the local committees and making the decisions.
The main issue is that there is no faith in woman role in the political life by the political parties. And she is very welcome when she is voting, but she is not when she is a member. As Sinai people now we ask the actual government to invest and develop Sinai.”

Images: Mona walking in the entrance of the court, Mona with her cat, portrait of Bedouin woman in traditional clothes, two Bedouin women with kids in the garden of the house, Bedouin woman eating fruits from a tree, Mona going outside of her house.

08:56- 09:10 Selwa el Hirsh:
“Everything is related to the woman, Woman is member of this society. If the society is good the woman will be good, if the society is bad, the woman will be bad. Everything is back to us.”

Images : Bedouin girls playing a game on the sand.

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Tamarod - The "Rebellion" against Morsi
Cairo, Egypt
By zeer news
17 May 2013

Tamarod (Rebellion), is an Egyptian campaign launched by a coalition of groups and movements of the civil society to demand the resignation of President Morsi.
Whenever confronted with critics, waves of protests and clashes, the Muslim Brotherhood constantly repeats that Morsi was democratically elected by more than 13 million people. Thus, Tamarod aims to collect by the end of June, 15 million signatures of people who are asking for Morsi's resignations and early elections.
The initiative - highly symbolic since it has no legal basis in the Egyptian constitution - is gaining ground thanks to the volunteers who are copying and distributing the forms everywhere in the country.

The video is 2 minutes and 18 seconds long and it features interviews and images of people signing the petition.

SHOT LIST
1- woman stopping taxis to give them the form, telling them "It's against Morsi"
2- interview in english with a volunteer. "The goal of Tamarod... we want to explain that we refuse the Muslim Brotherhood regime and Morsi as well"
3- woman distributing the form. Two women walk past saying "We don't want him (Morsi)"
4- interview with second female volunteer. "We are collecting 15 millions petitions... 15 Million petitions, to tell the public opinion in Europe and in Egypt that Morsi has to resign".
5- Three shots of the second volunteer collecting signatures and showing the papers.
6- close shot of woman holding the "Tamarod" petition. In the background we can hear demonstrators saying "we want the fall of the regime"
7- Eight shots of people signing forms. One guy waiting for a man to take a picture of him holding the Tamarod petition. Background interview in English with the first volunteer saying "Their excuse is that Morsi received 15 million votes, so we are trying to show them that more than this number refuses the Muslim Brotherhood. This is not just from Cairo, but also a lot of states (governorates) like Alexandria, Suez as well, Port Said and some cities in Upper Egypt"
8- volunteer talking to a man at intersection, while another man on a motorcycle reads the Tamarod papers
9- Interview in arabic with young volunteer from Alexandria. "The next 30 of June we will have collected 15 million requests or more...."
10- Young volunteers stopping cars to distribute the petition in Mohamed Mahmoud Street. The interview continues in the background "The government of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and the one of Morsi, the present government of the Muslim Brotherhood, did not break with the past, with Mubarak. The government of Morsi and that of Mubarak are the same". "For this reason the Egyptian people are returning again to the streets, to the square (Tahrir), to let Morsi and his group know "we don't want you!"
11- shots of women chanting in Tahrir square. "A new revolution in the square" and "down with Morsi"
12- interview in arabic with second volunteer "we don't want Mubarak or Morsi. We want young people, people from here, from Tahrir"
13- Woman with three children holding the "Tamarod signs" and singing "Erhal (Leave)"

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Spanish Conqueror's Remains Found in ...
Mexico City, Mexico
By @LatAmSight
13 May 2013

Spaniard conqueror Hernán Cortez Tomb
by: Pablo Perez
Jesus' Hospital, located in downtown Mexico City, a few blocks from the Zocalo, was founded by Spaniard conqueror Hernán Cortéz in 1520, in the place where there had been his first encounter with Mexican Cacique Moctezuma, to take care of the marginal people.
This It is the oldest operating hospital in America and the third largest worldwide. The hospital keeps dedicated to social assistance and is managed by a board that was headed until 1932 by descendants of Cortéz, who held the noble title of Marquis of the Oaxaca Valley.
Cortez's remains rest in a church next to the Jesus' hospital, which for a long time depended of a patronage given trough a bull awarded by Pope Clement VII. These remains went through several churches in Spain and Mexico before its current location, where were hidden for more than 100 years, for fear that their desecration. Both, the the Cortez tomb as the foundation of the hospital are unknown for most of the Mexico City inhabitants.

La Tumba de Hernán Cortéz

El Hospital de Jesús, situado en el centro de la Ciudad de México a unas cuadras del Zócalo, fue fundado por Hernán Cortéz en 1520 para la atención de la población marginada en el lugar donde había tenido lugar su primer encuentro personal con Moctezuma. Es el hospital en funcionamiento más antiguo de América y el tercero del mundo. Se sigue dedicando a la asistencia social y está gestionado por un patronato que estuvo encabezado hasta 1932 por los descendientes de Cortés, que ostentaban el título nobiliario de marqueses del Valle de Oaxaca.
En una iglesia anexa al hospital, que durante mucho tiempo y gracias a una bula papal de Clemente VII dependió del patronato, se encuentran los restos de Hernán Cortés. Estos restos pasaron por varias iglesias en España y México antes de su lugar actual y estuvieron escondidos en ese mismo templo durante más de 100 años por temor a que fueran profanados. Tanto la presencia de la tumba como la fundación del hospital por Cortés son desconocidos entre la mayor parte de los vecinos de la ciudad de México.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally In ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By U.S. Editor
08 May 2013

Interviews sharing the opinions of PTI party supporters and proponents of Imran Khan for the next Prime Minister of Pakistan.

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Moscow May 6th Prisoners Rally
Moscow, Russia
By Marina Fonda
07 May 2013

Thousands gathered in Moscow in in support of opposition activists who were arrested at last year's May 6 rally on Bolotnaya Square in a rally during Putin's entrance into office.

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Hollywood Versus Nollywood, Trailer
Lagos, Nigeria
By Preditor Push
04 May 2013

Hollywood Contra Nollywood By Tee Jay Dan
APRIL 23, 2013 2 COMMENTS

“Critics should be active participants…propound and participate.” BM Dzukogi.

Nothing said in praise of Nollywood, in whatever fashion or design will invalidate the fact that the industry is threatened with poor funding, low quality production, technical ineptitude, piracy and blighted distribution channels. But we must not dwell on the many sins of Nollywood. We should appraise the industry; analyze her with the genuine hope of rediscovering her lost beauty. We must, stakeholders and consumers alike, collectively and jealously trade ideas and criticism; serve as a galaxy of souls to our very own motion pictures enterprise. I am playing my quota by writing this article in hopes that every reader will play their role by spreading the word until the identified defects are righted!

Here’s a little education on how a proper film industry functions. Top on the chain is THE MONEY nearly bracketed by THE FINDERS.

THE MONEY is further categorized into FILM and TV. The FILM category consists of major studios such as Universal, Disney, Warner Brothers e.t.c, whereas the TV category refers to Cable Networks such ABC, FOX, CBS e.t.c. Like every other business, these studios and Networks are structured with CEOs, Presidents, Creative Executives, Assistants and Business Affairs Executives.

THE FINDERS literally refers to professionals who find talents/stories for the studios/networks. The Finders serves as mediators between studios/networks and the products. Since studio execs are too preoccupied to read through heaps of specs/scripts these guys handle the hunt job. They function just like literary agents in the business of publishing.

It is the collation of these two factions; THE MONEY and THE FINDERS that makes up what is known as Hollywood. There is more to the solid structure of Hollywood but this will suffice for lack of space. Sadly, Nollywood strives on the exact the opposites of these dictates! There is no single Studio in Nigeria! The absence of a skeletal framework is Nollywood’s first and major problem. With a functional structure in place, Nollywood will look sexier to potential investors as investment returns will become guaranteed – only then can we bury the old days of financially constrained productions.

It is funny how the lots of producers in Nollywood believe funding to be the most pressing need that must be remedied if the industry is to be revitalized. They often find out albeit painfully so that even with the billions of the world they cannot make mind blowing movies with only money. In this business of ours it is believed that a good film could be made with a bad cast and poor production but no good film can be made with a bad story. There is no gainsaying the fact that our home videos are pretty predictable because the stories made into films are stereotypes! Any good screenwriter could easily hash out two or more stories from a typical Nollywood flick! Do you feel mentally exhausted after seeing a Nollywood film? This is because your brain is busy trying to patch together the unrelated stories/scenes in our home videos. Our producers need to pay closer attention to stories before they give the green light. Here’s an assignment: watch a Chinese, Bollywood or Hollywood movie without the sound then watch a Nollywood film in the same manner – watch the Nollywood clip first if you like. Then return here and share your experience. Please pick films you have not seen before and remember to mute the sound. Yes, that is the power of a good story of the lack thereof!

Recently I joined camp with Balogun Omo Oba Dayo of Ravernsbourne UK; a Nigerian Filmmaker based in the United Kingdom. In the course of our joint venture I learned a great deal. Nigerians making good movies are either independent producers or our brethren in the Diaspora. Movies like DR. BELLO, LAST FLIGHT TO ABUJA, TWO BRIDES AND A BABY, THE LOST NUMBER by Tony Abulu, Obi Emelonye, Blessing Egbe and Kester Nsirim respectively are clear examples. Oh, there are three kinds of filmmakers in Nigeria; the Nollywood filmmakers, Nigerian Filmmakers in the Diaspora and the Independent filmmakers. It is therefore out of good faith that I propose a conscious romance between these three factions of Filmmakers of Nigerian origin.

Funding is a crucial part of filmmaking especially in Nigeria. Here’s a bitter truth. Over 80% of filmmakers in Nigeria source for production money from marketers in Alaba. These marketers go as far as dictating names for films without reading the scripts! Have you noticed some Nollywood flick with a title that clearly conflicts with the storyline? Now you know why. A similar percentage of the technical crew are a bunch of ‘trial and error’ apprentices who self-graduated or were actually sent forth by their ‘masters’ to wreck Nollywood the more. The camera man you hire for your birthday today might be shooting Nollywood’s next ‘block buster’ tomorrow if he knows a producer or if a friend of his wins a lottery and decides to make a movie. As much as lack of funds is a problem, industry veterans should sign up for professional courses. It doesn’t take a lifetime!

We still suffer some shamefully from poor sound and picture quality in Nollywood. Take the just concluded AMAA 2013 event for instance.

Finally, because Nollywood churns out thousands of movies annually is not a yardstick to say it is without blemish. Popularity isn’t necessarily prosperity so goes the saying. A female Nollywood apologist argued that the industry guys are making big bucks alright hence do not need to up their game. This is laughable. See, in Nigeria pirates earn more than the filmmakers. Forget the paparazzi, safe for some side ‘runs’ our movie stars will be dying in penury. To say Nollywood is fine as it is is a terrible misconception. Let’s have a working structure then we can attract investors. Let’s build a tight knit industry and engage in collaborative ventures so we can make superb movies. Deal with Nigerians in the Diaspora, tackle piracy and pirates head on, mend the rift in AGN, and awaken DGN and SWG from slumber then watch Nollywood bloom.

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A Swiss Tattoo Artist in Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal
By Rajneesh Bhandari
28 Apr 2013

A Swiss tattoo artist explains why tattoo is important for him in the 3rd International Tattoo Convention held in Kathmandu.

The convention that was held from April 26 to 28 showcased 70 national and international tattoo artists.

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Word from important people in the Rev...
Istanbul, Turkey
By mittome
17 Mar 2013

Ahmad Al Sabouni: Director General of the Syrian Higher Relief
Abdel Majeed Barakat: Representative of the Revolutionary Syrian assortments Union
Husam Aldeen Murey: fighter in the Faruq Brigades
Bashir Al Hajji: Spokesman of Al Tawheed Brigade.

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Maha Shivaratri (Part 4 of 4)
Kathmandu, Nepal
By PIKTO VIDEO
10 Mar 2013

Some footage in Pashupatinath (Nepal) during Maha Shivaratri. A lot of footage available, interviews of saddhus (with translation),...also in 1080i uncompressed.

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Maha Shivaratri (Part 3 of 4)
Kathmandu, Nepal
By PIKTO VIDEO
10 Mar 2013

Some footage in Pashupatinath (Nepal) during Maha Shivaratri. A lot of footage available, interviews of saddhus (with translation),...also in 1080i uncompressed.

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Maha Shivaratri Part (Part 1 of 4)
Kathmandu, Nepal
By PIKTO VIDEO
10 Mar 2013

Some footage in Pashupatinath (Nepal) during Maha Shivaratri. A lot of footage available, interviews of saddhus (with translation),...also in 1080i uncompressed.

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MAHA SHIVARATRI
Kathmandu, Nepal
By Mais Istanbuli
10 Mar 2013

Some footage in Pashupatinath (Nepal) during Maha Shivaratri. A lot of footage available, interviews of saddhus (with translation)

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Underground Car Races in Adana Preview
Adana, Turkey
By Ibrahim Karci
15 Feb 2013

00.01-00.05
Adana! Mostly known as the city of Kebab.

00.07-00.12
People of Adana have reputation of their crazy and chilled lifestyle.

00:12-0018
Spacious areas, good spicey food, cool booze and..

00:18-00-20
..FAST CARS!

00:38 - 00:37
-I can't attend every race because I can't afford it. I can't use LPG during the race and the oil quiet expensive. And each race there is some part broken that has to be fixed or changed. It costs a lot.

01:00-01:25
This is an opening of another new garage where the racers mostly meet to show off.
And since it is in the middle of the city resident of the neighbourhood is not so happy with the situation.

01:29-01:34
-It is vandalism. This is not a race track, this is neighbourhood. It is sunday and peple are resting. They don't have right to disturb people.

01:36-01:37
-Cop is Coming!

01:45-01:58
And soon after officers arrives upon the complaint of the neighbourhood, as always.

01:58-02:01
-Take these cars immediately! -Ok sir!

02:11-02:14
-They said if it occurs again they will punish us so bad.

02:16-02:21
-Should we go to the highway all together or to the hill ? -To the hill. The highway is also problematic now.

02:25-02:35
But nothing seems like to be avoid them from racing or gathering up, Because they always have an alternative secret place to gather up and start racing.

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Nigeria Youth Unemployment
Lagos, Nigeria
By Taiwo Adeleke
08 Feb 2013

The short documentary shows the everyday life of some Graduate youth in Lagos Nigeria who faces the daily challenges of unemployment and the hard economic situation in the country . Some of them narrated their experience with me and how they were able to find a means of livelihood for their self by been entrepreneur and how government as not fund the small business owners in the country.

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Young Girl Invents a Urine Powered Ge...
Lagos, Nigeria
By Taiwo Adeleke
23 Jan 2013

Journalist:
Taiwo Adeleke

CUE:
Fourteen years old Nigeria girl created a generator that produces electricity for six hours using a single liter of urine as fuel .

Headline:
Girl power generator with urine in Nigeria.

SLUG:
RAW-NIGERIA-ELECTRICITY-GENERATOR-:

Byline:
Taiwo Adeleke / --

SYNTHE:
Duro-Aina Adebola (Female), Urine power Generator initiator (Student)
Omotayo Fakinlede(Male), Professor of Engineering
Olatuji Araoye (Male), Engineer
Patrick Uloba (Male) Teacher.
SHOTLIST:
LAGOS, NIGERIA, JANUARY 2013
VAR of student starting the Generator.
VAR of cylinder and filters
VAR of bulb and socket with electricity
VAR of students talking
VAR of School University
VAR of Man in the Office
VAR of Lagos Street at Night
VAR of man starting generator
VAR of generator sounds
VAR of secondary school building
VAR of teacher with student in the classroom

SOUNDBITE 1, Duro-Aina Adebola (Female), Urine power Generator initiator (Student) (English, 00:14:18 seconds ):
"I got the idea when i went on net and i saw a family of five (5) killed by carbon-monoxide poison. its now stroke me that people are dying regularly from generator poison and that what could be done that wouldn't releases any harmful gases into the environment . Urine is a waste material definitely Nigerians will opt for urine since is a waste material, Nigerians like cheap things "

SOUNDBITE 2, Omotayo Fakinlede(Male), Professor of Engineering (English. 14:01 seconds)
"we can view hydrogen as the hydro carbon minus the carbon. There are very good properties that its as one of the most important thing is the environmental friendliness".

SOUNDBITE 3, Olatuji Araoye (Male), Engineer (English 10:18 seconds).
"Its depend on the cost of the generator first and i will look at the durability at the same time".

SOUNDBITE 4, Patrick Uloba (Male) Teacher.(English 20:18 seconds)
"We have done several other project before this, we are hoping that with the volume of information that as gone out on this project, we are trusting that somebody will come and pick up this project , so that it can be mass produce and it can be there in the market.

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Al Qusair Under Siege
Qusair, Syria
By Ghatfan Ghannoum
01 Jan 2013

"The Portrait of a Revolutionary City" –(Portrait madinah thaerah)- was filmed in the city of Al-Qusair before its fall based on interviews done with some prominent figures in the Syrian uprising. The film reflects the situation of the city back then. The characters are: the mosque Imam Abed Al-Sattar- the fighter Mohamad Raad from the Alwadi battalion that participated in most of the military operations- an anonymous sniper from Al-Qusair who is the character present in Alsinaa School in Al-Qusair.

The film was shot when Al-Qusair was being bombed under siege. During that period, a number of the regimes military checkpoints were taken by rebels like Hamed Amer and Al-Ghaisah checkpoints .The film tries to document a true, undistorted revolutionary vision of the people of Al-Qusair who protested for their dignity against the regimes brutality. The film as well tackles different perspectives of different kinds of people: conservative citizens, soldiers, and people crying over their martyrs in graveyards.

Shot list:

00:23 Al-Sinaa school in Al-Qusair- middle of the city

01:40 shots from the outside of the school building

02:36 inside shots of the school that was damaged

04:05 The small graveyard of Al-Qusair used for burying martyrs

04:12 The experimental field used by the free syrian army to test explosives

04:47 shots from the inside of the school

6:01 Inside the house of the fighter Mohamad Raad

07:09 Al-Rahman mosque

07:16 shots for the streets of the city

07:20 shots for "Tal Al-Nabi Mandou" checkpoint located above Kadish village which was taken over by the Free Syrian Army and then by the regime forces after long and violent clashes between them.

08:37 Omar Al-Khattab Mosque (also known as "Al-jamih Alkbir") and Abed Alsalam Harba

09:20 Shots of Al-Qusair in ruin

09:44 Shots from inside Al-Hamidiah, a village in Al-Qusair, which is located near Dabaa` militiray airport and was taken over by the regime.

10:02 shots from Al-Qusair main square on which the regime`s flag was raised after the city was taken over

10:19 shots for the citys famous street and the citys municipality building which was later destroyed during the clashes

10:29 a shot for the municipality street and the destroyed municipality building

10:49 a shot for the famous village of Kfar Mousa( in Al-Hamadiah,Al-Qusair) in ruin

10:59 Shots around the national hospital in Al-Qusair which was taken over by the rebels after a long siege and fierce battles

12:18 The site of the massive explosion carried out by the rebels after they dug a tunnel beneath the hospital and filled it with explosives

15:26 A shot for one of the regime`s checkpoints near the village of Al-Ghassaniah that is known to be loyal to Al-Assad regime.

16:55 different shots for "the death" battalion in the orchards of Al-Qusair while manufacturing explosives

21:05 Next to Al-Rahman mosque while mourning the victims of Al-Qusair bombing

23:53 the site used by the free Syrian Army to experiment the heavy explosives in the village of Al-Borak in Al-Qusair

24:22 long, detailed takes for Annabi Mandou hill and the checkpoint situated on it

25:04 military aircraft of the Syrian regime

27:12 the small graveyard of Al-Qusair and the families of the martyrs

31:56 shots for the streets and markets in Al-Qusair

32:37 A shot for the "Death" road joining Borak village and Al-Qusair city

32:45 the main street joining Al-Hamidieh and Al-Qusair that shows Tal Safinah hill on which Assad forces are currently stationed.

32:52 shots for the abandoned Al-Hamidiah village and its houses

35:47 Sowaid checkpoint that was taken over by the rebels

35:52 Around the destroyed Sowaid checkpoint

36:00 Beneath the Sowaid checkpoint

36:20 trenches around Sowaid checkpoint

36:53 Hamed Amer checkpoint which was taken over by the rebels

37:06 A shot from beneath Hamed Amer checkpoint

37:15 A shot from the outside of Al-Ghaidah checkpoint that was taken over by the rebels

37:28 A shot from the inside of the checkpoint showing the barricades

37:45 A shot from nearby Addabaa military airport showing some cars moving and a still regime tank

41:17 general shots for Al-Qusair village including orchards, Assi River, and the destroyed houses

45:13 A general shot for Assinaa school`s wall which is full of symbolic drawings about the revolution

فيلم بورتريه مدينة ثائرة... تم تصويره في مدينة القصير قبل سقوطها. من خلال لقاءات مع نماذج مهمة من الفاعلين في الحراك الثوري للمدينة بوجه النظام السوري. تم رصد الواقع الذي كانت المدينة تعانيه. شخصيات الفيلم: - خطيب الجامع: السيد عبد السلام الملقب بعرعور القصير. - المقاتل محمد رعد: من كتيبة الوادي المقاتلة و المشاركة بأغلب العمليات العسكرية. - قناص القصير الذي رفض أن ينشر اسمه، و هو الشخصية المتواجدة في مدرسة الصناعة في القصير.

الفيلم تم تصويره في ظروف الحصار و القصف الذي كانت تعانيه المدينة، و على مدى عدة أشهر تم خلالها تحرير نقاط هامة من حواجز النظام، كحاجز حامد عامر و الغيضة و غيرها و تم تصويرهم. يحاول الفيلم أن يوثق رؤية ثورية حقيقية غير محرفة لأهل القصير الذين خرجوا للمطالبة بحقهم في حياة كريمة بعيداً عن القمع، و من وجهات نظر مختلفة، من المتدين إلى العسكري وصولاً للناس التي تبكي شهداءها في المقابر، مستعرضاً حال المدينة و شوارعها.

قائمة اللقطات:

00:23 مدرسة الصناعة في القصير- منتصف مدينة القصير
01:40 لقطات خارجية لبناء مدرسة الصناعة و محيطها
02:36 لقطات داخلية لبناء المدرسة و الخراب الذي حل بها
04:05 مقبرة القصير الأولى الصغيرة للشهداء
04:12 حقل التجارب الخاص بالجيش الحر للعبوات الناسفة
04:47 لقطات داخلية لمدرسة الصناعة
06:01 في منزل المقاتل محمد رعد التابع لكتيبة الوادي
07:09 مسجد الرحمن في القصير
07:16 لقطات عامة لشوارع مدينة القصير
07:20 لقطات عامة لحاجز " تل النبي مندو " القائم فوق تل قرية قادش و الذي وقع بأيدي الثوار بعد معارك عنيفة ثم استعادته قوات النظام بعد معارك استمرت أيام
08:37 مسجد عمر بن الخطاب "الجامع الكبير" ، عبد السلام حربا الملقب بعرعور القصير
09:20 لقطات عامة لشوارع مدينة القصير و الدمار الذي حل بها
09:44 لقطات من داخل قرية الحميدية التي تقع في ريف القصير و الواقعة تحت سيطرة النظام حالياً و المحاذية تماماً لمطار الضبعة العسكري
10:02 لقطة عامة لساحة الساعة الرئيسية في القصير و التي تم رفع علم النظام عليها بعد سقوطها
10:19 لقطة عامة لشارع البلدية الشهير، حيث يقع مبنى بلدية القصير الذي تم تدميره من قبل الثوار لتحريره من تواجد عساكر النظام
10:29 لقطة عامة لشارع البلدية و بناء البلدية المدمر
10:49 لقطة عامة لقرية كفر موسى الشهيرة بالحميدية في ريف القصير المهجورة
10:59 لقطات عامة لمحيط المشفى الوطني في القصير، و داخله، و الذي تم تحريره من قبل الثوار بعد حصار المشفى لمدة أشهر و معارك طاحنة أدت لتدميره، و يعتبر من أعنف مواقع النظام قبل الاستيلاء عليه
12:18 موقع التفجير الهائل الذي قام به الثوار تحت مبنى المشفى بعد حفر النفق للوصول إليه و زرع المتفجرات تحته
15:26 لقطة لأحد النقاط التي يتمركز بها جنود جيش النظام قرب قرية الغسانية الموالية للنظام
16:55 لقطات متعددة في مقر سرية الموت في بساتين القصير التابعة للجيش الحر أثناء تصنيع العبوات
21:05 قرب جامع الرحمن في وسط القصير، تشييع شهداء من القصير نتيجة القصف
23:53 موقع تجريب العبوات الناسفة الكبيرة، في محيط القصير قرب قرية البراك
24:22 لقطات تفصيلية بعيدة لحاجز تل النبي مندو الشهير و التل نفسه
25:04 الطيران الحربي لقوات النظام في سماء القصير
27:12 مقبرة القصير الأولى الصغيرة و أهالي الشهداء
31:56 لقطات عامة لشوارع القصير و سوق القصير
32:37 لقطة عامة للطريق الترابي الواصل بين قرية البراك و بين مدينة القصير، هذا الطريق يدعى " طريق الموت" سابقاً
32:45 الطريق العام الواصل بين قرية الحميدية و القصير و يظهر تل قرية الحميدية المسمى "تل سفينة" و الذي تتمركز عليه قوات النظام حالياً
32:52 لقطات عامة لقرية الحميدية المهجورة و بيوتها
35:47 حاجز سويد الذي تم تحريره من قبل الثوار، بعد أن كان في يد النظام
35:52 حاجز سويد أيضاً من محيط الحاجز
36:00 حاجز سويد و الدمار المحيط به، من تحت الحاجز
36:20 خنادق حاجز سويد
36:53 حاجز حامد عامر الذي تم تحريره من قبل الثوار
37:06 لقطة من تحت حاجز حامد عامر
37:15 لقطة عامة لحاجز الغيضة المحرر، من الخارج
37:28 لقطة لحاجز الغيضة من الداخل مع المتاريس
37:54 لقطة عامة لمحيط مطار الضبعة العسكري و تظهر به سيارات الزيل التابعة للنظام و هي تتحرك، مع دبابة واقفة
41:17 لقطات عامة للقصير مع البساتين و نهر العاصي و دمار البيوت
45:13 لقطة عامة لسور مدرسة الصناعة في القصير المليئ بالرسوم الثورية

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Religious Flag Hoisting In Maha kumbh
Allahabad, India
By newspoint
12 Dec 2012

In Mahakumbh, the Junna Akhara group has been given the right to Shadhvi, which is the practice of being a nun. This is being done to hoist their religious Saffron flag at Confluence in Allahabad.

In Sri Dashnam, the Junna Akhara is also the largest of the 13th Akharas in the country. Junna Akhara has given space to the Sadhvis Nuns within their own region and set an illustration which emphasize equal rights for all women.

“We don’t underestimate the Sadhvis. They have been given equal rights with respect. Juna Akhara are providing equal space to the Sadhvis flag. In 2007 Jauna Akhara also gave equal Space to Sadhvis. these ladies are nuns and we look at them as a Sati. ”

  • Byte In Hindi- Mahant Hari Giri , Pious Group (Secretary Juna Akhara)

“Men have played a big role in our flag hoisting. We cannot do this work alone. Women have been grateful to us for suggesting different locations. We are cooperating with each other.”

  • Byte In Hindi- Divya Giri, Nun, Juna Group (Sadhvi Juna Akhara)

Local News Agency: News Point TV 
Shooting Dateline: December 12th, 2012
Shooting Location: Allahabad, Utter Pradesh (INDIA) 
Publishing Time: December 12th, 2012
Length: 0:5:10
Video Size: 108.4 MB
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Laolu Sebanjo Afromysterics Art
Abuja, Nigeria
By Taiwo Adeleke
01 Dec 2012

Name: Afromystrerics Art.

Journalist: Taiwo Adeleke

CUE:
A Nigerian born Artist and musician use his works of art to interpret the mystery of the African thought pattern and the weak economics situation in Nigeria from the fuel scarcity, crisis and killings , political power tussle and the challenges of Africa Artist at large. Images and soundbite of people at the art exhibition.

Headline:
Artist use his work of art to interpret the Economic situation in Nigeria and Africa at Large.

SLUG:
RAW-NIGERIA-ART

SYNTHE:
Timi Inekoba (Woman) Participant at the Exhibition
Stanley Ibansu (man) Business man Participant at the Art Exhibition
Laolu Senbanjo (man) Artist / Musician

SHOTLIST:

ABUJA, NIGERIA, NOVEMBER 30, 2012, AT THE ART EXHIBITION
ABUJA NIGERIA, DECEMBER 02, 2012 AT THE MUSIC CONCERT

VAR of a Artist drawing
VAR of Artist art exhibition in Abuja
VAR of people registering at the Art exhibition
VAR of Artist show casing his Art work to Audience
VAR of Artist playing is Guitar and singing to the audience
VAR of Artist Playing his music alone in the garden.
VAR of Artist at his music Concert in Abuja at the city park Abuja Nigeria

SOUNBITE:1 Timi Inekoba (Woman). Participant at the Art Exhibition ( English, 00:00:07:24 ). "My second favorite pieces is about the visual cycle, all the random things that as been going on in Nigeria, the subsidy things, the oil thing, the corruption thing is like he just recycle everything. Am pretty sure you know its art and music it comes together, so he translate everything from art to music , music to art. I think this will stand any were and its good. i like his art because its abstract, its beautiful, its something else,but i think it we go very far".

SOUNDBITE 2 : Stanley Ibansu (man) Business man Participant at the Art Exhibition. (00:00:51:17) "A picture speaks volume. i mean in thousand words , now pictures is in millions of words his art speaks millions of words , its mind blowing , i love what he does, most of what he as done envoy round the women fold , and all this while, why the event was going on i was thinking about why the women but you know discover that its actually the women its a woman world,everything involve around the woman , he has been able to, i had something very peculiar today somebody said that if you are able to change the woman, 80% of the challenges we have in the society is handle and that is the truth. What he is doing is affecting the women fold and i must tell you this is cutting across the change we expect and to tell you the truth he is making the impact that is needed with that ".

SOUNDBITE 3: Laolu Senbanjo (man) Artist / Musician. ( 00:00:47:08)
"My name is Laolu Senbanjo and am an artist and also a musician, my style of art is called Afromysterics art which simply means the mystery of Africa thought pattern, and what i do is hat i like to use my art to interpret different scenario and situations. I draw inspiration from methodology, symbols, Africa life, the Africa third pattern, everyday life and you know what we do is a narrative of a busy mind. An African mind is very busy is thinking of many things at the same time, so with this i try to tell you a lot of stories with just one picture, i take you through a story in a particular painting.

After having exhibitions outside the shore of Nigeria, i have been to few exhibitions am in a position to compare and contrast what the acceptance is like, you know you cant compare the monetary value in terms of appreciation in terms of the value of the artist itself. We in Africa, we need to do more , we need to value our artist and treat therm better because its sad to know that a lot of artist don't even have art galleries.

the major challenges is that of perceptive and understanding of what art is and a lot of people, like i tell people you don't pay an artist for his labour, he is not a laborer, you pay an artist for his site and ability to see what you cant see and put it in imagination on canvas ability to connect what is in your mind to your art. That is what people should value and that is priceless in the sense that when you see a work of art you see people price it like its a commodity like tomatoes and its very heart breaking sometimes the way we treat our own artist and this is something that is absence somewhere like i had exhibition in Germany , the artist are treated with respect and dignity and you know what ever costs a work is the value behind the work , basically you cant price art.

Afromysterics is going on loud , we are launching out and what we want is to take the message of our people , we want to take it to the world in charcoal something that the world have not seen, we want to take it out in a very unique manner, there is notting fetish or demonic about africa art, we should stop demonizing our history , our root because that is what saddens me the most , because most people see carving, mask , they start saying its as this and that , many people have been brain watched, and its painful , very very painful, i menthes are beautiful things that is been appreciated globally , this is what makes us unique, i mean while should be more European than an European, i mean he doesn't want to see the like of Michelangelo , Da vinci, of this world, i mean while not do what is natural to you , we have our styles of art , we have what cones to us naturally and the reasons while am doing this is that , this is what comes to me , this is what i feel, this is what i imagine and this is what am dreaming , i mean my art , i that is what am actually doing here i just sit down and let it flow that as been my life i let it flow."

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Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood gather...
Cairo, Egypt
By Ahmed Medhat
23 Nov 2012

Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood gathered in front of the High Court in support of the constitutional declaration of President Mohamed Moursy and which included the decision to sack the Attorney General and the retrial of the symbols of the former regime and fortify the founding committee and the Shura Council

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Dérives
Montreal, Canada
By SpiralDragon
31 Oct 2012

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Réalisé de façon indépendante sans aucune contribution financière, le film Dérives est le résultat de plus de trente heures d'entretiens réalisés avec des citoyennes et des citoyens témoins et victimes d'abus policiers.

Le film est partagé gratuitement depuis le 13 février dernier sur Internet à partir du site web du collectif (www.99media.org), avec l'objectif de nourrir le débat public sur la question de l'exercice de la répression et ses conséquences sociales. Une répression qui fut banalisée - voire encouragée - à la fois par les sphères politiques et médiatiques québécoises.

En un mois, le total des visionnements pour Dérives a atteint la somme de 50 000. Le film a également été diffusé plusieurs fois devant public et sera projeté le samedi 16 mars 2013 dans le cadre du festival Hors Cadre. Il s’agit d’un succès qui dépasse toute espérance pour un film qui n'a fait l'objet d'aucune mention par les médias traditionnels et qui prouve que les créateurs des médias émergents pourront désormais s'affranchir de la nécessité d'une attention médiatique.

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Produced independently without any financial aid, Dérives is the result of more than thirty hours of interview with citizen witnesses, and victims, of police brutality.

The film has been available online for free since February 13th on the collective's website (www.99media.org), with the goal of contributing to the public debate on the issue of repression and its social consequences... repression that has been banalised, even encouraged, by Quebec's political and media spheres.

A month after its release, Dérives has been seen more than 50 000 times. The film has also been screened publicly a number of times and will be featured on Saturday, March 16th 2013 at the Hors Cadre festival. This is an unprecedented success for a Quebec documentary without any traditional media mention, proving the emerging media scene can now overcome the need of mainstream media attention.

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Bara Imambara of royal city Lucknow II
Lucknow, Utter Pradesh, India
By newspoint
17 Oct 2012

Bara Imambara is the grandest building of Lucknow, including the large Asfi mosque, the bhulbhulayah (labyrinth), and a well with running water. Two imposing gateways lead to the main hall. The Bara Imambara was built in 1784 during a devastating famine and one of Asaf-ud-Daula's objectives in embarking on this grandiose project was to provide employment for people in the region. According to reports, the famine continued for over a decade and the construction of the building continued for this time. It is said that ordinary people used to work in the day building up the edifice, while noblemen and other elite were called in at night to break down all the structure built each day, as they were incapable of doing anything else. These see-saw efforts continued until the period of famine was over. It was a project that preceded a Keynesian-like intervention for employment generation.

Byte- Nawab Mir Jafar Abdullah, Descendant of Nawab (peer) (Urdu)
“It is identified as the largest amongst Asifi Imambara in Lucknow is also known as Bara Imambara. Before making Imambara, Asif made a luxurious mosque. This is because of the importance of Bara Imambara in Muhrram Tazia of the Imam Hussein (a.s), first launched in India. Bara Imambara was built in 1784. Bara Imambara is so important in architectural beauty, Bara Imambara is a great matter for civil engineer.”

Byte-M A Khan, Senior Conservator Assistant archeology Department of India (Hindi)
“The big Imambara was made by Asif Uddullah. During his reign, he made Imambara for the people so that they had a chance to work. When he went to that mosque named Asifi, he felt there had to be an Imambara there too. Then he made his own Imambara and the amazing architectural accomplishment was a terrace without any supportive pillars. At that time there were no buildings as such in the whole world. The height of the building is 165ft long and 55ft broad. This type of building is never seen anywhere. A famous feature there, was a labyrinth where people used to get disguised and face difficulties while coming back to that area, which seems wonder because of two things of Imambara.” Local News Agency: News Point TV
Shooting Dateline: October 16, 2012
Shooting Location: Lucknow, Utter Pradesh (INDIA)
Publishing Time: October 16, 2012
Length: 0:10:24
Video Size: 168 MB
Language: Hindi
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1. Long shot of entrance gate of Imambara
2. Camera pan left
3. Mid Close Up shot of design of Imambara gate
4. Various shot of Imambara
5. Different Angel shot of Imambara
6. Long Shot of Central Hall of Imambara
7. Wide shots campus of Imambara
8. Zoom out shot of Imambara