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Morsi Supporters Getting out of Fatah...
Ramsis, Cairo, Egypt
By elmasdr
16 Aug 2013

Morsi supporters getting out of Fatah Mosque after a day of arrest.

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Mina Daniel looks to Maspero
Cairo, Egypt
By wailgzoly.911
10 Oct 2012

On the first anniversary of the Maspero massacre, the relatives of the victims who were either shot or crushed to death by Armored Personnel Carriers, are still waiting for justice after a year of legal proceedings stemming from two cases, one of which witnessed the victims’ lawyers withdraw from the case and the other which saw protesters being put on trial.

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Families of Maspero's Victims March
Cairo, Egypt
By wailgzoly.911
10 Oct 2012

On the first anniversary of the Maspero massacre, the relatives of the victims who were either shot or crushed to death by Armored Personnel Carriers, are still waiting for justice after a year of legal proceedings stemming from two cases, one of which witnessed the victims’ lawyers withdraw from the case and the other which saw protesters being put on trial.

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Mothers & Sisters Crying
Cairo, Egypt
By wailgzoly.911
10 Oct 2012

On the first anniversary of the Maspero massacre, the relatives of the victims who were either shot or crushed to death by Armored Personnel Carriers, are still waiting for justice after a year of legal proceedings stemming from two cases, one of which witnessed the victims’ lawyers withdraw from the case and the other which saw protesters being put on trial.

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Sister Cry
Cairo, Egypt
By wailgzoly.911
10 Oct 2012

On the first anniversary of the Maspero massacre, the relatives of the victims who were either shot or crushed to death by Armored Personnel Carriers, are still waiting for justice after a year of legal proceedings stemming from two cases, one of which witnessed the victims’ lawyers withdraw from the case and the other which saw protesters being put on trial.

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Sister Cries For Justice
Cairo, Egypt
By wailgzoly.911
10 Oct 2012

On the first anniversary of the Maspero massacre, the relatives of the victims who were either shot or crushed to death by Armored Personnel Carriers, are still waiting for justice after a year of legal proceedings stemming from two cases, one of which witnessed the victims’ lawyers withdraw from the case and the other which saw protesters being put on trial.

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Families of Maspero's victims
Cairo, Egypt
By wailgzoly.911
10 Oct 2012

On the first anniversary of the Maspero massacre, the relatives of the victims who were either shot or crushed to death by Armored Personnel Carriers, are still waiting for justice after a year of legal proceedings stemming from two cases, one of which witnessed the victims’ lawyers withdraw from the case and the other which saw protesters being put on trial.

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Veiled Woman Bearing Flowers
Cairo, Egypt
By wailgzoly.911
10 Oct 2012

On the first anniversary of the Maspero massacre, the relatives of the victims who were either shot or crushed to death by Armored Personnel Carriers, are still waiting for justice after a year of legal proceedings stemming from two cases, one of which witnessed the victims’ lawyers withdraw from the case and the other which saw protesters being put on trial.

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Key to life is a symbol of the first ...
Cairo, Egypt
By wailgzoly.911
10 Oct 2012

On the first anniversary of the Maspero massacre, the relatives of the victims who were either shot or crushed to death by Armored Personnel Carriers, are still waiting for justice after a year of legal proceedings stemming from two cases, one of which witnessed the victims’ lawyers withdraw from the case and the other which saw protesters being put on trial.

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Parade on the first anniversary of th...
Cairo, Egypt
By wailgzoly.911
10 Oct 2012

On the first anniversary of the Maspero massacre, the relatives of the victims who were either shot or crushed to death by Armored Personnel Carriers, are still waiting for justice after a year of legal proceedings stemming from two cases, one of which witnessed the victims’ lawyers withdraw from the case and the other which saw protesters being put on trial.

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Revolutionary volunteers in the march
Cairo, Egypt
By wailgzoly.911
10 Oct 2012

On the first anniversary of the Maspero massacre, the relatives of the victims who were either shot or crushed to death by Armored Personnel Carriers, are still waiting for justice after a year of legal proceedings stemming from two cases, one of which witnessed the victims’ lawyers withdraw from the case and the other which saw protesters being put on trial.

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Women Commemorating Maspero Dressed A...
Cairo, Egypt
By wailgzoly.911
10 Oct 2012

On the first anniversary of the Maspero massacre, the relatives of the victims who were either shot or crushed to death by Armored Personnel Carriers, are still waiting for justice after a year of legal proceedings stemming from two cases, one of which witnessed the victims’ lawyers withdraw from the case and the other which saw protesters being put on trial.

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First anniversary of the massacre of ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Transterra Egypt
10 Oct 2012

On the first anniversary of the Maspero massacre, the relatives of the dead, who were either shot or crushed to death by army Armored Personnel Carriers, are still waiting for justice after a year of legal proceedings stemming from two cases, one of which witnessed victims’ lawyers withdraw from the case and the other which saw protesters being put on trial.

Not one soldier has been charged over the killing of the 12 protesters shot during the violence. Several civilians, including protestors, bystanders and one activist, were charged with the killings. The trial was widely regarded as a farce, and all were eventually exonerated.

Gunfire was audible as soon as the march reached the Maspero building. Even as protesters were fleeing batons, bullets and marauding army APCs that crushed 15 people to death, the media was reporting that “Coptic protesters” were attacking Egypt’s armed forces and had killed soldiers.
Gangs of civilians took to the streets surrounding Maspero and detained anyone they suspected of being Christian.

A total of 33 people were arrested on the night of 9 October and the early hours of 10 October. Of these, two were Muslim: a young person with mental disabilities and a man in his 60s.

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Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
09 Oct 2012

Thousands of Egyptian Copts marched from the district of Shubra near downtown Cairo to the state radio and television building, on Tuesday evening, October 9, marking the first anniversary of the Maspero clashes between protesting Copts and army soldiers that resulted in 27 deaths.
The protestors were chanting national songs with music playing in the background, shouting statements against former the Field Marshall who was the head of Egypt’s ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) at that time.
Not only Copts who participated in the march, but a lot of Muslims marched with them to show solidarity with their fellow Egyptians, all calling for retaliation for the victims of Maspero clashes.
During the march, some shouted statements like “The people want execution of the Field Marshall," while others carried banners of Tantawi and his deputy Sami Anan execution ropes around their necks.
They demanded justice for those killed when military and security forces violently dispersed a Coptic sit-in outside the state TV building against assaults on Coptic churches at the time.
The Maspero Youth Union, which was formed in March 2011 to defend the rights of Egypt’s Coptic minority, organized the march while many other movements participated in the march like the April 6 Youth Movement, the Democratic Revolutionary Alliance, Hamdeen Sabbahi’s new Popular Current Part and other coalitions and parties.
The deadly incident occurred when a peaceful march against the destruction of a church in Aswan and the authorities' subsequent inaction was confronted by the military near the building in Maspero, central Cairo, on October 9, 2011, killing at least 27.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: October 9, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: October 9, 2012
Language: Arabic
Column:
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Long shot of Coptic protestors holding a big poster of Mina Daniel marching from Shoubra district to the Egyptian State Television building marking the first anniversary of clashes with Army last year
2. Wide shot of the protestors in the march, and some are holding crucifixes while a loud music is playing
3. Long shot of some protestors holding a man from Al-Azhar while he’s chanting “Retaliation is the solution”
4. Various shots of the protestors in the march shouting “Retaliation”, while loud music is playing
5. Wide shot of the march while the music is still playing
6. Long shot of Egyptian women in pharaonic outfits raising posters of victims of maspero clashes back in 2011
7. Wide shot of some of the protestors holding a large black banner with large red cross on the middle of it
8. Medium shot of a protestor holding the Bible and the Holy Quran
9. Wide shot of the march and the women in the pharaonic outfits are walking in the forefront
10. Long shot of girls wearing black t-shirts with large red crosses on it, and holding large circles of flowers
11. Medium shot of Head of The Egyptian Social Democratic Party, Mohamed Abu Alghar walking with some priests in the march
12. Various long shots of the protestors in front of the Egyptian State Television building chanting
13. Medium shot of some protestors kicking and burning a stuffed figure in army uniform representing former Head of Military Police Hamdy Badeen
14. Close, pan left shot of the protestors raising their hands with victory signs, while loud music is playing
15. Wide shot of the protestors in front of the Egyptian State Television building chanting
16. Archived various shots of militaries armored vehicles attacking the protestors who respond with hurling stones and trying to block their way with cars

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Editor's Picks 15 Aug 2012
Cairo, Egypt
By Editor's Picks
14 Aug 2012

Since the attacks, clashes, and ongoing raids in search of suspected gunmen in the Sinai, Egypt closed off the smuggling tunnels and opened up the Rafah border to Gaza on Tuesday, August 14. Many Palestinians from Gaza cross into Egypt seeking medical attention, while pilgrims returning from Mecca are headed home. At the same time, the Egyptian military continues with their campaign to secure the North Sinai region, unearthing "suspected terrorists."

A separate incident near the Al Arish airport occurred when an oil truck exploded, killing the driver and injuring two others.

Upon signing a $200 million USD loan from the World Bank to Egypt, Prime Minister Kandil also revealed that World Bank representatives will arrive the following week to discuss further loans in the amount of $3.2 billion USD. The loans will be directed at economic recovery in Egypt, creating jobs and infrastructure.

Meanwhile, President Morsi is seeing mixed reactions to the dissolution of the Complementary Constitutional Declaration as well as his unexpected decision to replace Tantawi as head of Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. Several who support the decision remain skeptical to the long-term impact while some fear the decisions could be a step toward handing the Muslim Brotherhood more power.

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Egyptians Differ on Morsi’s Decision ...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
13 Aug 2012

The recent controversial decisions of Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi to retire and replace former head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Mohamed Hussein Tantawi and former Major-General Sami Anan created a debate among Egyptians.

Several revolutionary figures hailed Morsi's Sunday decisions, yet remained skeptical to their potential impact.

The debate also involved military experts and political analysts; especially because Morsi cancelled the SCAF Complementary Constitutional Declaration that used to limit his powers as President.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Talaat Mesallam, retired military general, strategic expert:
“I see that these decisions represent a constitutional coup which cancels the constitutional declaration according to which the president had been elected. The more that he has given to himself unprecedented authority without limits as he will issue the new constitutional declaration.” SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Ahmed Sayyed Ahmed, political analyst, Al-Ahram state-run newspaper:
“These decisions were a chance to finalize the conflict between the military authority and the civil authority for the sake of one authority which is the elected one, to run the country as well as to allow the SCAF to return back to its normal role as protector of the country’s national security. Therefore the decisions were welcomed and widely accepted by several different sectors of the Egyptian society as well as revolutionary forces.”

Morsi appointed Field Marshall Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as SCAF Chief and Defense Minister to replace Tantawi and Judge Mahmoud Mekki as his Vice-President.

Some Egyptians see that Morsi’s decisions were a step on the right track to restore his full powers as the legitimate elected civilian president.

Others believe that Morsi’s decisions are against the constitution and represent a step in the Muslim Brotherhood’s attempts to control the country.

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) - Sayyed Ibrahim, employee:
“As for the decision made by President Mohamed Morsi, I see that it is a bit late too late but it is 100% right because authority cannot be divided between two institutions, the President and the SCAF, so he practiced his legitimate and natural authorities which are recognized in all countries.”

SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) - Mohsen Mohamed, lawyer:
“Yesterday he violated the constitution and cancelled the complementary constitutional declaration which is a contrary to his powers. It is not within the authority of the President to cancel the constitutional declaration.”

Morsi said in a speech on Sunday evening that the decisions he made were in the best interest of Egypt and that they were not intended embarrass certain individuals or institutions.

The decisions seem to be broadly welcomed by Islamist, non-Islamist and revolutionary parties.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: August 14, 2012 (and archive)
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: August 14, 2012
Length: 0:02:57
Video Size: 145 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
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Camera: VCS and Egyptian State TV

SHOTLIST:

1- Pan right, Egyptian Presidency headquarters in Cairo
2- Medium shot, President Mohamed Morsi in a press conference (archive)
3- Medium shot, Presidency logo
4- Medium shot, Morsi speaking in a press conference (archive)
5- Various shots of former SCAF Hussein Tantawi and former Chief of Staff Sami Anan shaking hands and watching a military parade (archive)
6- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Talaat Mesallam, retired military general, strategic expert:
“I see that these decisions represent a constitutional coup which cancels the constitutional declaration according to which the president had been elected. The more that he has given to himself unprecedented authorities without limits as he will issue the new constitutional declaration.” 7- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Ahmed Sayyed Ahmed, political analyst, Al-Ahram state-run newspaper:
“These decisions were a chance to finalize the conflict between the military authority and the civil authority for the sake of one authority which is the elected one to run the country as well as to allow the SCAF to return back to its normal role to protect the country’s national security. Therefore the decisions had been welcomed and accepted by popularity and a lot of different sectors of the Egyptian society as well as revolutionary forces.” 8- Various shots of newly appointed Vice-President Mahmoud Mekki taking oath of office before Morsi (archive)
9- Various shots of newly appointed SCAF Chief and Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi taking oath of office before Morsi (archive)
10- Various shots of Egyptians in the streets
11- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) - Sayyed Ibrahim, employee:
“As for the decision made by President Mohamed Morsi, I see that it is a bit late too late but it is right 100% because authority cannot be divided between two institutions the President and the SCAF so, he practiced his legitimate and natural authorities which are recognized in all countries.” SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) - Mohsen Mohamed, lawyer:
“Yesterday he violated the constitution and cancelled the complementary constitutional declaration which is a contrary to his powers. It is not from the authorities of the President to cancel the constitutional declaration.” 12- Wide shot, the attendees at Al-Azhar University conference hall applauding for Morsi (archive)
13- Pan left, Morsi heading to the podium to deliver his speech (archive)
14- Various shots of Morsi during his speech (archive)
15- Wide overview shot, Cairo and the River Nile

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Military funeral of the Rafah border ...
Nasr City, Egypt
By Transterra Egypt
07 Aug 2012

Soldiers carry the body of one of the victims at
the funeral of the 16 Egyptian security officers who were killed by unknown gunmen Sunday afternoon.
The military funeral began today after noon prayers. A large number of people raised their shoes in Prime Minister Hesham Kandil's face, his car was vandalized, and they chanted against him. The car was damaged, and the minister’s guards were forced to take a different street to avoid further assaults.
President Mohamed Morsi was scheduled to attend the funeral but did not appear.

Several other figures attended, including Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, members of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, and Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayyeb, as well as former presidential candidates Hamdeen Sabbahi, Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh, and Amr Moussa. The Salafi Nour Party and the Salafi Dawah were also represented at the funeral.

The funeral prayers were performed at Aal Rashdan Mosque in Nasr City.

Morsi was also scheduled to visit the seven guards who were injured in the attack afterward.

Ambulances transported coffins of soldiers to the Unknown Soldier Memorial for the military funeral.
Ambulances transported the coffins of soldiers to the Unknown Soldier Memorial for the military funeral.

00:47

A civilian holds a chart written on it "Egypt bids farewell to its martyrs of treason and
betrayal."

01:01

Families of victims and civilians ask for Morsi to leave.

01:39

Military funeral begins

01:46

A civilian tries to throw flowers on the coffins and military soldiers forbid him.

02:01

A mother of one of the martyrs mourns her son

02:24

Military officers salutes the coffins of the martyrs

02:35

Military officers forbid journalists from taking shots so as not to stand in the way of the funeral.
2:50

Coffins of the martyrs reach the Unknown Soldier Memorial.

3:43

One of the martyr's families close to a coffin of one of the martyrs getting ready to move the body to his hometown.
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Fights between supporters of Morsi and supporters of SCAF about who is responsible for the massacre.

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

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

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

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

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

Military Funeral Of Rafah Border Victims

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Thousands of Egyptians attend Militar...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
21 Jul 2012

Thousands of Egyptians attended the “brief” military funeral of Egypt’s former vice president Omar Suleiman and longtime spy chief of former ousted regime on Saturday, July 21. In attendance were the head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi, PM Kamal al-Ganzouri, as well as representatives of President Mohamed Morsi’s office.

Weeping and screaming were loudly heard at Al-Rashdan Mosque in Nasr City in Cairo while the coffin was brought to the mosque.

The military funeral procession outside the mosque took less than five minutes.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Dr. Hussein Abaza, University professor, relative of Omar Suleiman:
“He was such a patriotic person who loved Egypt and would sacrifice himself for Egypt. He always served the country and was ready to serve it in any situation. He has always been an efficient member of the military institution. Egypt for him was the dearest to his heart.”

Funeral prayers held at the mosque and were attended by several thousand mourners in addition to Egypt's Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa and a delegation from Al-Azhar.

The mosque was heavily secured by military troops.

Supporters of Suleiman gathered outside the mosque, shouting statements against the Muslim Brotherhood as they accused the MB of conspiracy with the United States to murder Suleiman.

On the other hand, supporters of ousted president Hosni Mubarak demanded on their “Pro-Mubarak” Facebook page a quick investigation into the mysterious death of Suleiman and a public announcement of the results.

Suleiman died on Thursday, July 19, at the age of 76 at a hospital in the United States while undergoing medical tests as he suffered from lung disease as well as cardiac problems according to the Egyptian state-run Middle East News Agency (MENA).

It was Suleiman, who announced Mubarak's decision to step down from power in February 2011.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: July 21, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: July 21, 2012
Length: 0:02:33
Video Size: 125 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIS:

1- Medium shot of mourners gathering outside at Al-Rashdan mosque in Cairo where the funeral prayers of Omar Suleiman was held.
2- Medium shot of a woman holding a poster of Omar Suleiman.
3- Various shots of mourners carrying the coffin and heading to the funeral prayers.
4- Medium shot of a large poster of Omar Suleiman held by some supporters.
5- Medium shot of a woman crying and shouting.
6- Medium shot of a woman crying and another one holding a poster of Omar Suleiman.
7- Wide shot of people gathering outside Al-Rashdan mosque.
8- Various shots of the military funeral ceremony and procession held at Nasr City district in Cairo
9- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Dr. Hussein Abaza, University professor, relative of Omar Suleiman:
“He was such a patriotic person who loved Egypt and would sacrifice himself for Egypt. He always served the country and was ready to serve it in any situation. He has always been an efficient member of the military institution. Egypt for him was the dearest to his heart.” 10-
11- Various shots of mourners inside Al-Rashdan mosque.
12- Medium shot of military soldiers standing outside the mosque where the funeral prayers were held.
13- Medium shot of military soldiers and body guards standing around the coffin inside the Al-Rashdan mosque.
14- Long shot of The Egyptian Grand Mofti Ali Gomaa sitting in the mosque.
15- Medium shot of mourners gathering outside the mosque clapping and shouting statements against the Muslim Brotherhood.
16- Large shot of a poster of Omar Suleiman held by one of the supporters.
17- Medium shot of mourners gathering outside the mosque and shouting statements against the Muslim Brotherhood.
18- Medium, tilt up shot of the coffin, the Grand Mofti and the mourners during the funeral prayers.
19- Various shots of military soldiers and mourners carrying the coffin inside the mosque while shouting “There is no god but Allah.”
20- Medium shot of a man holding a picture of Omar Suleiman written on it “Who murdered Egypt’s intelligent Chief?” and another man kissing the picture.
21- Wide shot of two supporters of Suleiman carrying a large poster of him.

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Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
16 Jul 2012

Members of Egypt’s Constitutional Writing Panel tasked with drafting Egypt’s new constitution held a press conference on Monday, July 16, at the Shura Council headquarters where they stressed that the panel respect the rulings of the judiciary and the rule of law as the court is set to rule on appeals challenging the legitimacy of the panel on July 17.
The panel spokesman Dr Wahid Abdel Meged affirmed that the panel has a neutral position from all the country’s institutions.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – The Constitution panel spokesman Dr. Wahid Abdel Meged:
“We agreed during this meeting to wait the court session tomorrow. The Constitution Writing Panel stands at the same distance from all the institutions of the country. We respect the judiciary and we don’t want to anticipate the procedures of the court that it will take tomorrow and its decisions whether it will issue a rule or delay it.”

They highlighted that the panel is not a part in the conflict between the state authorities and is very keen to respect the court rulings.
Members of the assembly affirmed earlier that the constitution panel would continue its mission by drafting a constitution and submitting it to the Egyptian people, because it is a national duty.
On the other hand, all the members of the Shura Council (Egypt’s upper house of the parliament) on the constitution panel resigned from the panel on Sunday, the Middle East News Agency reported.
The MPs said the reason for their resignation was to invalidate the argument of the administrative judiciary on the unconstitutionality of the panel and abort all appeals against it.
Earlier on Sunday, the Presidential office said that President Mohamed Morsi ratified a Law passed on June, 11 by the now-dissolved People's Assembly (Egypt’s lower house of the parliament) to regulate the process of electing members of the constitution writing panel, a law which had been ignored by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF).
Morsi's ratification of a law setting the criteria for electing members of the Constitution panel has granted it legal immunity.
The court is expected to give its final word over the legality of the panel on Tuesday, July 17.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: July 16, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: July 16, 2012
Length: 0:01:45
Video Size: 86.4 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1- Medium shot of the logo of the Shura Council (Egypt’s Upper house of the parliament)
2- Medium shot of members of the Constitution Writing Panel
3- Close up shot of head of Ghad al-Thawra Party and member of the Constitution Writing Panel, Ayman Nour speaking during the conference
4- Various shots of the conference
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – The Constitution panel spokesman Dr. Wahid Abdel Meged:
“We agreed during this meeting to wait the court session tomorrow. The Constitution Writing Panel stands at the same distance from all the institutions of the country. We respect the judiciary and we don’t want to anticipate the procedures of the court that it will take tomorrow and its decisions whether it will issue a rule or delay it.” 6- Various shots of the conference and the attendees
7- Various shots of the members of the panel speaking during the conference

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Liberals and Leftists Form 'Third Cur...
Cairo, Egypt
By Daniel Crossman
29 Jun 2012

Egyptian legal experts, politicians, party leaders, political activists and human rights activists held a press conference on Thursday, June 28, to announce the formation of the "Third Current" bloc, to unite liberals and leftists against what they call Islamist and military domination of power.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Constitutional expert Mohamed Nour Farahat:
"It is a strong political and social current to unite the political forces that were divided following the revolution. It offers an alternative to the Islamist state and the military state, highlighting the political arena with the issues of society, development and justice, which have been completely ignored amid the conflicts and competition over power."

The participant parties include the Free Egyptians Party, Al-Tagammu Party, Al-Karama Party, the Socialist Popular Alliance Party, the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, the Equality and Development Party and Al-Dostour Party.

Speakers said that ‘the Third Current bloc represents the real majority of Egyptians who support the civil identity of the country,’ rejecting what's called ‘the marriage between religion and power and the militarization of the country.’

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Former MP Alaa Abdel-Moneim:
"The bloc’s slogan is: No to the marriage of religion and power, and no to militarizing the country. We seek the establishment of a civil state governed only by the constitution and the law. We do not accept using religion to achieve political purposes. We also reject military tyranny. We derive our rules and main strength from the public."

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian actress Tayseer Fahmy, Head of Equality and Development Party:
"When all civil forces unite, they will have the same opinion. Even after four years, when there will be presidential elections, all these forces and those believing in their principles will support a certain president. The same applies to parliamentary elections. So, it will create a kind of balance between powers so that neither party would dominate."

The participants reminded the newly elected president of "The Pledge Document,” which includes basic principles and demands for the new President of Egypt to be committed to, and stresses that Egypt is a civil democratic state whose official religion is Islam, and that the principles of the Islamic Law (Sharia) are the basic source of legislation.

The document also guarantees that the Islamists’ rise to power will not limit personal and public freedoms.

The Third Current bloc is intended to guarantee the principles of freedom, equality and social justice under Egypt's new administration and face what liberals and leftists refer to as Islamist and military fascism.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: June 28, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: June 28, 2012
Length: 0:02:42
Video Size: 133 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1- Wide shot, the attendees at the conference hall
2- Long shot, the speakers and the attendees upon the start of the press conference
3- Pan left, the speakers including constitutional expert Mohamed Nour Farahat, Mohamed Aboul-Ghar, head of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, former liberal MP Amr Hamzawi, and others
4- Various shots of speakers during the press conference, including Aboul-Ghar and Hamzawi
5- Wide shot, the attendees at the conference hall
6- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Constitutional expert Mohamed Nour Farahat:
"It is a strong political and social current to unite the political forces that were divided following the revolution. It offers an alternative to the Islamist state and the military state, highlighting the political arena with the issues of society, development and justice, which have been completely ignored amid the conflicts and competition over power."
7- Wide shot, Hamzawi speaking during the press conference
8- Medium shot, Abdel-Ghaffar Shukr, Socialist Popular Alliance Party (SPA) member, speaking during the press conference
9- Wide shot, the press conference and the attendees
10- Medium shot, political activist George Ishaaq speaking during the press conference
11- Wide shot, the attendees at the conference hall
12- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Former MP Alaa Abdel-Moneim:
"The bloc’s slogan is: No to the marriage of religion and power, and no to militarizing the country. We seek the establishment of a civil state governed only by the constitution and the law. We do not accept using religion to achieve political purposes. We also reject military tyranny. We derive our rules and main strength from the public." 13- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian actress Tayseer Fahmy, Head of Equality and Development Party:
"When all civil forces unite, they will have the same opinion. Even after four years, when there will be presidential elections, all these forces and those believing in their principles will support a certain president. The same applies to parliamentary elections. So, it will create a kind of balance between powers so that neither party would dominate." 14- Various shots of the conference, speakers and attendees

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Celebrating Morsi's victory
Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt
By Eleonora Gatto
24 Jun 2012

As soon as Morsi was announced as the new president, people in Tahrir started celebrating and shouting down the SCAF

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Massive Tahrir Protest is Led by the ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Daniel Crossman
20 Jun 2012

A massive protest led by the Muslim Brotherhood has shaken Tahrir Square on Tuesday, June 19, to express rejection of the Complementary Constitutional Declaration, recently issued by the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF).
The protesters also reject the SCAF’s recent dissolution of the parliament, which was based on a ruling by Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Protestor at Tahrir:
"We are here to reject the constitutional declaration that creates a state inside the state, makes the Field Marshall, (Tantawi,) the president of Egypt, and makes the new president, elected by over 13 million Egyptians, a puppet moved by the SCAF. It makes the new president valueless. We also reject the dissolution of the parliament that was elected by 30 million Egyptians, and dismantled by the SCAF who were appointed by Hosni Mubarak."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – A preacher of Al-Azhar protesting at Tahrir:
"The SCAF cannot make a constitutional declaration. The legitimacy belongs to the people. The people are the owners of legitimacy and sovereignty. The SCAF held the responsibility at a hard time, but it lied in its promise to the people, betrayed them, and destroyed them through its acts of corruption."

The protest comes as the Muslim Brotherhood approaches power for the first time in Egypt's history, according to the initial results confirmed by their presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi's campaign officials.
The SCAF said in a press conference on Monday that its legislative authority stated in the declaration was limited and temporary, and that the new president would have complete authority.
The SCAF also reaffirmed that it would transfer power by the end of June as scheduled.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: June 19, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: June 19, 2012
Length: 0:01:44
Video Size: 86.3 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Day shots

  1. Wide overview shot of Tahrir Square with a massive number of protesters holding a large flag of Egypt with anti-SCAF written on it

  2. Various shots of protesters waving flags of Egypt and shouting anti-SCAF statements

  3. Various shots of protesters raising posters of the Muslim Brotherhood’s presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi

  4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Protestor at Tahrir:
    "We are here to reject the constitutional declaration that creates a state inside the state, makes the Field Marshall, (Tantawi,) the president of Egypt, and makes the new president, elected by over 13 million Egyptians, a puppet moved by the SCAF. It makes the new president valueless. We also reject the dissolution of the parliament that was elected by 30 million Egyptians, and dismantled by the SCAF who were appointed by Hosni Mubarak."

  5. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – A preacher of Al-Azhar protesting at Tahrir:
    "The SCAF cannot make a constitutional declaration. The legitimacy belongs to the people. The people are the owners of legitimacy and sovereignty. The SCAF held the responsibility at a hard time, but it lied in its promise to the people, betrayed them, and destroyed them through its acts of corruption."

  6. Evening and night shots

  7. Long shot, protesters holding a sign reading, "Youth reject legitimacy denial and parliament dissolution"

  8. Various shots of protesters waving flags of Egypt and shouting anti-SCAF statements

  9. Close up, a protester raising a sign reading, "No to complementary constitutional declaration"

  10. Pan left, protesters waving flags of Egypt and shouting anti-SCAF statements

  11. Wide over view shot of massive number of protester at Tahrir shouting "Morsi! Morsi!"

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Sign "I hear Tahrir's voice higher th...
Cairo, Egypt
By wailgzoly.911
14 Jun 2012

The Supreme Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that a law governing parliamentary elections is unconstitutional in a landmark case that could result in the dissolution of Parliament.

It is unclear whether new elections will be held for single-winner seats, which make up one-third of Parliament and were deemed to have been elected illegally, or if the entire legislature may be disbanded.

Following an approximately three-hour hearing, Egypt's highest court also struck down the Political Isolation Law that strips top ex-officials of political rights, allowing former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq to continue his bid for president.

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DEMONSTRATORS PROTESTING IN FRONT OF ...
Cairo, Egypt
By wailgzoly.911
14 Jun 2012

The Supreme Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that a law governing parliamentary elections is unconstitutional in a landmark case that could result in the dissolution of Parliament.

It is unclear whether new elections will be held for single-winner seats, which make up one-third of Parliament and were deemed to have been elected illegally, or if the entire legislature may be disbanded.

Following an approximately three-hour hearing, Egypt's highest court also struck down the Political Isolation Law that strips top ex-officials of political rights, allowing former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq to continue his bid for president.

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DEMONSTRATORS PROTESTING IN FRONT OF ...
Cairo, Egypt
By wailgzoly.911
14 Jun 2012

The Supreme Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that a law governing parliamentary elections is unconstitutional in a landmark case that could result in the dissolution of Parliament.

It is unclear whether new elections will be held for single-winner seats, which make up one-third of Parliament and were deemed to have been elected illegally, or if the entire legislature may be disbanded.

Following an approximately three-hour hearing, Egypt's highest court also struck down the Political Isolation Law that strips top ex-officials of political rights, allowing former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq to continue his bid for president.

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The demonstrators chanted in front of...
Cairo, Egypt
By wailgzoly.911
14 Jun 2012

The Supreme Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that a law governing parliamentary elections is unconstitutional in a landmark case that could result in the dissolution of Parliament.

It is unclear whether new elections will be held for single-winner seats, which make up one-third of Parliament and were deemed to have been elected illegally, or if the entire legislature may be disbanded.

Following an approximately three-hour hearing, Egypt's highest court also struck down the Political Isolation Law that strips top ex-officials of political rights, allowing former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq to continue his bid for president.

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Army closes road with barbed wire
Cairo, Egypt
By wailgzoly.911
14 Jun 2012

The Supreme Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that a law governing parliamentary elections is unconstitutional in a landmark case that could result in the dissolution of Parliament.

It is unclear whether new elections will be held for single-winner seats, which make up one-third of Parliament and were deemed to have been elected illegally, or if the entire legislature may be disbanded.

Following an approximately three-hour hearing, Egypt's highest court also struck down the Political Isolation Law that strips top ex-officials of political rights, allowing former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq to continue his bid for president.

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Army closes road with barbed wire
Cairo, Egypt
By wailgzoly.911
14 Jun 2012

The Supreme Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that a law governing parliamentary elections is unconstitutional in a landmark case that could result in the dissolution of Parliament.

It is unclear whether new elections will be held for single-winner seats, which make up one-third of Parliament and were deemed to have been elected illegally, or if the entire legislature may be disbanded.

Following an approximately three-hour hearing, Egypt's highest court also struck down the Political Isolation Law that strips top ex-officials of political rights, allowing former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq to continue his bid for president.

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Protesters shout against SCAF
Cairo, Egypt
By wailgzoly.911
14 Jun 2012

The Supreme Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that a law governing parliamentary elections is unconstitutional in a landmark case that could result in the dissolution of Parliament.

It is unclear whether new elections will be held for single-winner seats, which make up one-third of Parliament and were deemed to have been elected illegally, or if the entire legislature may be disbanded.

Following an approximately three-hour hearing, Egypt's highest court also struck down the Political Isolation Law that strips top ex-officials of political rights, allowing former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq to continue his bid for president.

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The second anniversary marking Khale...
Cairo, Egypt
By wailgzoly.911
07 Jun 2012

Cairo, Egypt | June 06, 2012

Protesters commemorating the second anniversary of the death of Khaled Saeed on Qaser Al- Nile bridge in Cairo.
Khaled Saeed died in Alexandria on June 6, 2010, after being beaten to death by police officers.
The sing says "Let's draw a new country with the blood of our martyrs, because my country is full of slaves"

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Egypt's Presidential Candidates Speak...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
18 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 17, 2012

Among the pressing issues on the agendas of Egypt's top presidential candidates is the military institution, and how they will deal with the currently ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces if elected.

Presidential candidate Amr Moussa, former Arab League Chief, believes that the authority of the SCAF will be limited to running the military affairs, yet he believes that the military rule of Egypt for six decades should be considered while dealing with the SCAF.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Presidential candidate Amr Moussa:
"The SCAF that you know now will not be the same after July 1st. It will be the SCAF that only runs the affairs of Armed Forces. As for the state, it will be run by its institutions. The military is one of the important institutions in Egypt and must be dealt with, especially because there was military rule in Egypt for over 60 years. This should be taken into consideration."

For his part, presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh said that if elected he will not allow any institution, including the military, to be treated favorably or fall outside the law of the constitution. Rather, he said, for him the military will be counted among "the tools" of the political leadership of the country.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh:
"We will not allow any institution, including the military, to be above the constitution. Rather, the military and the Egyptian army, which we endear and work toward making it the strongest in the region, will be among the tools of the political leadership of the nation. "

According to Hamdeen Sabbahi, the Nasserite presidential candidate, former parliamentarian and political activist, the Egyptian military must be dealt with "respectfully,” but stressing that the military's only role is to protect Egypt without interfering in the country's political affairs.

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi:
"I want to deal with the army respectfully, by enabling it to do its duty, providing it with the means of strength, affirming the variety of its weapon sources, verifying its fighting readiness for doing its duties, along with stressing that the only rule of the Egyptian military is preserving the security, independence and safety of the nation's territories without interfering in the internal affairs, politics or party arguments."

Presidential candidate Ahmed Shafik, Mubarak's last prime minister who held his appointment for less than a month, is accused by some revolutionary and Islamist voices of being "the SCAF presidential candidate.”

Shafik said that if he is elected, SCAF Chief, Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi, cannot remain as minister of defense and will not be his vice-president, stating that his cooperation with Tantawi "will be in a different form" that he cannot reveal at the moment.

The Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi, stated that the end of June is "a red line" for the SCAF to hand over power to the coming civilian president, and that the people will not wait one moment after that.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 17, 2012 [and recent archive]
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 17, 2012
Length: 0:02:39
Video Size: 131 MB
Language:
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of billboards in the streets for presidential candidate Amr Moussa
2. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Presidential candidate Amr Moussa:
"The SCAF that you know now will not be the same after July 1st. It will be the SCAF that only runs the affairs of the Armed Forces. As for the state, it will be run by its institutions. The military is one of the important institutions in Egypt and must be dealt with, especially since there has been military rule in Egypt over the past 60 years. This should be taken into consideration." 3. Zoom in, a large billboard of Presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh on top of a high building
4. Various shots of Aboul Foyouh speaking on stage during a public conference in Alexandria amid thousands of attendees (Archive)
5. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh:
"We will not allow any institution, including the military, to be above the constitution. Rather, the military and the Egyptian army, which we endear and work on making the strongest in the region, are among the tools of the political leadership of the nation. "

Medium shot, a large billboard of Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi on top of a high building
6. Various shots of Sabbahi in a previous conference (Archive)
7. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi:
"I want to deal with the army respectfully, by enabling it to do its duty, providing it with the means of strength, affirming the variety of its weapon sources, verifying its readiness for doing its duties, along with stressing that the only rule of the Egyptian military is preserving the security, independence and safety of the nation's territories without interfering in the internal affairs, politics or party arguments."
8. Various shots of billboards in the streets for presidential candidate Ahmed Shafik
9. Medium shot, Shafik speaking during a press conference (Archive)
10. Various shots of billboards in the streets for presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi
11. Medium shot, Morsi speaking during a public conference (Archive)
12. Wide shot, overview of Cairo and the River Nile

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Founder of Egypt's Intelligence Servi...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
15 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 15, 2012

Zakariya Mohieddin, founder of Egypt's Intelligence Service, died Tuesday morning at the age of 94.

The head of Egypt’s ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, and his deputy Sami Anan attended the military funeral held for Mohieddin, who was also Vice President to Egypt’s late president Gamal Abdel-Nasser.

Mohieddin was an Egyptian military officer, member of the 1952 Revolution Command Council (RCC), politician, Prime Minister and head of the first intelligence body in Egypt, the Egyptian General Intelligence Service.

He was born in July 1918. In 1967, when Egypt lost the war with Israel, the late president Gamal Abdel-Nasser resigned and appointed Mohieddin to take over but he refused the position.

Egypt’s PM Kamal al-Ganzouri also attended the funeral along with a number of armed forces members who stressed the important role Mohieddin played in Egypt’s military and political history.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 15, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 15, 2012
Length: 0:01:23
Video Size: 69.2 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS
SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of the military funeral held by Egypt's SCAF for the death of Zakariya Mohieddin, founder of Egypt's Intelligence Service
2- Various shots of soldiers carrying the coffin of Mohieddin covered with the flag of Egypt
3- Various shots of prayers over the death of Mohieddin performed in a mosque in Cairo
4- Pan right, SCAF Chief Tantawi heading to the military funeral
5- Various shots of officials offering condolences
6- Various archive black-and-white shots of Mohieddin with late President Gamal Abdel-Nasser and late President Anwar Sadat
7- Various shots of the funeral and officials offering condolences to the deceased's family members

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Egypt's Silent Majority Movement Rall...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
11 May 2012

Hundreds of protesters gathered at Hadayeq Al-Qubba Square near Abbassiya on Friday, May 11, in support of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), to counter criticism provoked by last week's violent clashes in Abbassiya.

Supporters of the SCAF gathered in response to the call of the Silent Majority Movement for a million man march under the slogan 'We are all the Egyptian army,' to express gratitude toward the armed forces and support it against any smear campaigns.

Supporters of the military council blamed the recent Abbassiya violence on protesters, accusing them of instigating chaos and attacking military police.

They expressed appreciation to the SCAF and rejected those who adopt foreign agendas aiming to destroy the military and demolish the country.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) supporter of the SCAF:
"We came to express the voice of the Silent Majority that existed at home. We rejected recent Friday violent clashes and those people who have certain agendas and exploit any incidents to hit the Egyptian army".

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) supporter of the SCAF:
"The armed forces are the protector of all the Egyptian people. The armed forces are a red line. We all support the armed forces because they are our protector". Supporters of the army chanted, "The army and the people are one hand".

Protesters were raising posters of the head of SCAF, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussien Tantawi and chanting statements supporting the Egyptian army.

Protestors affirmed that the SCAF protected the January 25 Revolution, managed the ongoing critical transitional period after the revolution and pledged to hand over power to a civilian president at the scheduled time by the end of June.

The call for the rally came after the recent Friday bloody clashes between protesters and military police.

Clashes began when some protesters threw rocks at the military police as they were trying to reach the Defense Ministry, promoting troops to respond with water hoses and tear gas to disperse the protesters and protect the military facilities.

Clashes left one army soldier killed and hundreds wounded.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 11, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 11, 2012
Length: 0:01:41
Video Size: 84.0 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of a massive number of supporters of the ruling SCAF, raising posters of head SCAF, Field Marshal Hussien Tantawi, and the Egyptian flags
2. Various shots of protesters waving with the Egyptian flags and shouting "The people and the army are one hand"
3. Various shots of protesters waving with flags, national songs playing in the background
4. Wide shot of women protesters shouting statements in support of head of the SCAF, Field Marshal Hussien Tantawi
5. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) supporter of the SCAF:
"We came to express the voice of the Silent Majority that existed at home. We rejected recent, violent clashes and those people who have certain agendas and exploit any incidents to hit the Egyptian army".

  1. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) supporter of the SCAF:
    "The armed forces are the protector of all the Egyptian people. The armed forces are a red line. We all support the armed forces because they are our protector".
  2. Various shots of protesters, raising flags and shouting "The people and the army are one hand"
  3. Various shots of protesters, national songs play in the background
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Egyptian Liberals Lash Out at Islamis...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
08 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 7, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cairo, Egypt | May 4-5, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Egypt's SCAF Warns Abbassiya Protesters
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
03 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 3, 2012

Egypt's ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) held a press conference Thursday, May 3, to comment on the recent clashes between protestors and thugs in Abbasiya, close to the Defense Ministry. The violence resulted in the deaths of at least 9 and injured dozens.

SCAF members expressed sorrow for the victims of the deadly clashes, stressing that the Armed Forces belong to the people, and their mission is to protect the country and its territories.

Major General Mokhtar al-Molla, SCAF Member, sternly warned protestors not to approach the Defense Ministry, stressing that it is the symbol of military honor and the state's authority.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Major General Mokhtar al-Molla:
"I praise the men of the Armed Forces, including leaders, officers, non-commissioned officers and soldiers, for what they bore throughout the last fifteen months, suffering all manner of interferences and transgressions. However, they are honorable men who give everything for the sake of the nation. But if anyone approaches their den (i.e. the Defense Ministry), let everyone be accountable for themselves."

For his part, Major General Mohamed al-Assar said that the sit-in in such a military zone is dangerous due to the sensitivity of the area on one hand, and the fact that it interrupts the activities of Ain Shams University and Ain Shams Hospital as well. He added that Tahrir Square is the most appropriate place for such protests.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Major General Mohamed al-Assar:
"We say that the sit-in in this area is dangerous because it is close to the Ministry of Defense, and the military buildings. We all know how dangerous the consequences and escalations are in such a sensitive area. The sit-in also affected the students of Ain Shams University and the work of Ain Shams Hospital. We believe that the suitable place for such sit-ins and protests is Tahrir Square."

The speaker reaffirmed that the ruling SCAF is committed to hold presidential elections, and hand over power on time.

The sit-in around the Defense Ministry started early Saturday morning, and was mainly occupied by supporters of disqualified Salafi presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail.

After the clashes, allegedly launched by hired thugs to disperse the anti-SCAF protestors, others joined the sit-in in condemnation of the bloody clashes, and the defense of the right of all Egyptians to stand for their beliefs.

Massive anti-SCAF protests are expected on Friday in Tahrir Square nationwide.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 3, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 3, 2012
Length: 0:03:00
Video Size: 148 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of the press conference held by SCAF
2. Various shots of SCAF members speaking during the press conference
3. Various shots of the attendees
4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Major General Mokhtar al-Molla, SCAF Member:
"I praise the men of the Armed Forces, including leaders, officers, noncommissioned officers and soldiers, for what they bore throughout the last fifteen months, suffering all manner of interferences and transgressions. However, they are honorable men who give everything for the sake of the nation. But if anyone approaches their den (i.e. the Defense Ministry), let everyone be accountable for themselves." 5. Various shots of SCAF members speaking during the press conference
6. Various shots of the attendees
7. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Major General Mohamed al-Assar, SCAF Member:
"We say that the sit-in in this area is dangerous because it is close to the Ministry of Defense, and the military buildings. We all know how dangerous the consequences and escalations are in such a sensitive area. The sit-in also affected the students of Ain Shams University and the work of Ain Shams Hospital. We believe that the suitable place for such sit-ins and protests is Tahrir Square." 8. Various shots of the area near the Defense Ministry blocked with barbed wires while protestors moving around
9. Various shots of a group of protestors shouting anti-SCAF statements
10. Medium shot, a group of army soldiers blocking the way leading to an area close to the Defense Ministry
11. Various shots of boys and girls sitting on the ground of side walknear Abbasiya in an area close to the Defense Ministry
12. Medium shot, a drawing on the wall by anti-SCAF "Liars Campaign" depicting the military and the SCAF as "liars" and reading "Down with military rule!"
13. Medium shot, a veiled woman and a young man sitting on a sidewalk with camping tents behind them
14. Wide shot, the area near the Defense Ministry blocked with barbed wires, armored vehicles and army soldiers while protestors moving around

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Hiding after getting arrested by pro...
Cairo, Egypt
By wailgzoly.911
03 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 2, 2012

A collection of photos that cover the transition from peaceful, anti-SCAF protests near the Ministry of Defense, to violent clashes that left 9 to 12 dead and over 100 injured after thugs in plain-clothes attacked protesters with knives, clubs and make-shift weapons. Some protesters were killed by bullet wounds to the head, two had their throats slit and others were beaten to death. This comes just weeks before the scheduled presidential election which its legitimacy is now in question due to many candidates being disqualified and mass discontent with SCAF.
PICTURED: A pro-SCAF demonstrator hiding and trying to save his life after being attacked and beaten by anti-SCAF protesters.

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Fight
Cairo, Egypt
By wailgzoly.911
03 May 2012

May 1 -2, 2012 Cairo

A collection of photos that cover the transition from peaceful, anti-SCAF protests near the Ministry of Defense, to violent clashes that left 9 to 12 dead and over 100 injured after thugs in plain-clothes attacked protesters with knives, clubs and make-shift weapons. Some protesters were killed by bullet wounds to the head, two had their throats slit and others were beaten to death. This comes just weeks before the scheduled presidential election which its legitimacy is now in question due to many candidates being disqualified and mass discontent with SCAF.

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Front Line
Cairo, Egypt
By wailgzoly.911
03 May 2012

May 1 -2, 2012 Cairo

A collection of photos that cover the transition from peaceful, anti-SCAF protests near the Ministry of Defense, to violent clashes that left 9 to 12 dead and over 100 injured after thugs in plain-clothes attacked protesters with knives, clubs and make-shift weapons. Some protesters were killed by bullet wounds to the head, two had their throats slit and others were beaten to death. This comes just weeks before the scheduled presidential election which its legitimacy is now in question due to many candidates being disqualified and mass discontent with SCAF.