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Kiev Citizens and Barricades 24
Kyiv
By Max Kozmenko
27 Feb 2014

Man holding the national flag near the Parliament building

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Kiev Citizens and Barricades 23
Kyiv
By Max Kozmenko
27 Feb 2014

The entrance to the Parliament building guarded by Self Guard

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Kiev Citizens and Barricades 12
Kyiv
By Max Kozmenko
26 Feb 2014

Citizens passing antigovernment posters near the Parliamant House

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Kenya MP Parliament Protest (6 of 9)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
11 Jun 2013

Kenyan protestors and activists during a protest over Members of Parliament's salaries on the 11th of June 2013. Kenyan MPs have voted to allow a pay increase for themselves in defiance of proposals to cut their pay. Kenyan MP's are already one of the higest paid in the world.The MP's voted for a monthly salary of about $10,000 (£6,540).

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Kenya MP Parliament Protest (5 of 9)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
11 Jun 2013

Kenyan protestors during a protest over Members of Parliament's salaries on the 11th of June 2013. Kenyan MPs have voted to allow a pay increase for themselves in defiance of proposals to cut their pay. Kenyan MP's are already one of the higest paid in the world.The MP's voted for a monthly salary of about $10,000 (£6,540).

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Kenya MP Parliament Protest (9 of 9)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
11 Jun 2013

Kenyan protestors cover themselves with animal blood symbolising greed during a protest over Members of Parliament's salaries on the 11th of June 2013. Kenyan MPs have voted to allow a pay increase for themselves in defiance of proposals to cut their pay. Kenyan MP's are already one of the higest paid in the world.The MP's voted for a monthly salary of about $10,000 (£6,540).

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Kenya MP Parliament Protest (8 of 9)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
11 Jun 2013

A Kenyan police officer stand next to a sign covered in animal blood outside parliament after protestors covered themselves with animal blood symbolizing greed during a protest over Members of Parliament's salaries on the 11th of June 2013. Kenyan MPs have voted to allow a pay increase for themselves in defiance of proposals to cut their pay. Kenyan MP's are already one of the higest paid in the world.The MP's voted for a monthly salary of about $10,000 (£6,540).

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Kenya MP Parliament Protest (7 of 9)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
11 Jun 2013

Kenyan police walk outside parliament after protestors covered themselves with animal blood symbolising greed during a protest over Members of Parliament's salaries on the 11th of June 2013. Kenyan MPs have voted to allow a pay increase for themselves in defiance of proposals to cut their pay. Kenyan MP's are already one of the higest paid in the world.The MP's voted for a monthly salary of about $10,000 (£6,540).

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Kenya MP Parliament Protest (4 of 9)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
11 Jun 2013

Kenyan protestors during a protest over Members of Parliament's salaries on the 11th of June 2013. Kenyan MPs have voted to allow a pay increase for themselves in defiance of proposals to cut their pay. Kenyan MP's are already one of the higest paid in the world.The MP's voted for a monthly salary of about $10,000 (£6,540).

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Kenya MP Parliament Protest (3 of 9)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
11 Jun 2013

Kenyan protestors during a protest over Members of Parliament's salaries on the 11th of June 2013. Kenyan MPs have voted to allow a pay increase for themselves in defiance of proposals to cut their pay. Kenyan MP's are already one of the higest paid in the world.The MP's voted for a monthly salary of about $10,000 (£6,540).

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Kenya MP Parliament Protest (2 of 9)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
11 Jun 2013

Kenyan protestors threw animal blood symbolising greed during a protest over Members of Parliament's salaries on the 11th of June 2013. Kenyan MPs have voted to allow a pay increase for themselves in defiance of proposals to cut their pay. Kenyan MP's are already one of the higest paid in the world.The MP's voted for a monthly salary of about $10,000 (£6,540).

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Kenya MP Parliament Protest (1 of 9)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
11 Jun 2013

Kenyan activist Bonafice Mwangi threw animal blood symbolising greed during a protest over Members of Parliament's salaries on the 11th of June 2013. Kenyan MPs have voted to allow a pay increase for themselves in defiance of proposals to cut their pay. Kenyan MP's are already one of the higest paid in the world.The MP's voted for a monthly salary of about $10,000 (£6,540).

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

An old man protests during the occupy parliament in kenya at the parliament buildings

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

A protester shows off coins covered with blood during the protest agains the MPs salary rise

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

A policeman stands gurd during the occupy parliament demonstrations

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

A protester lies down on the ground in protest against the MPs salary rise

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

A protestor duting the occupy parliament demonstrations

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

A demonstrator reads the constitution of kenya during the occupy parliament protest

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

A protestor sits on the ground while the riot police in horses look on

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

A woman prays in front of the parliament gates during the occupy parliament demonstrations.

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

A protestor holds blood during the occupy parliament demonstrations.

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

Protesters dance infront of the parliament gate in protest against the MPs salary rise

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

A protestor looks on during the demonstrations at the parliament to protest the Kenyan MPs salary rise

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

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

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Occupy Parliament Demonstrations Nair...
Nairobi, Kenya
By U.S. Editor
10 Jun 2013

Kenyan civil society organization stage a dramatic demonstration that protested a move made by MPs to increase their pay perks and allowances. Inspired by the "Occupy Wall-street" the group of around 200 attempted to Occupy the Parliament but were greeted by anti riot police. The anti-greed protest was dramatically staged, pouring gallons of animal blood in the streets and carrying around large effigies of pigs calling the MPs "Mpigs".
The protest was organized to draw attention to the people's concerns over what they see as greed underlying the unsustainable, unaffordable increase in MP salaries.

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With Pigs And Blood (8 of 8)
Nairobi, Kenya
By marukophoto
15 May 2013

Demonstrators confront police officers as they protested a scheme by Kenya's new Members of Parliament to increase their salaries from US$ 6,333 to US$ 10,119. Kenyan demonstrators released dozens of piglets at the gates of parliament and poured blood on the entrance today to protest demands by newly elected lawmakers for a wage hike. Police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters and beat others. PHOTO/TOM MARUKO

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With Pigs And Blood, Kenyans Protest ...
Nairobi, Kenya
By marukophoto
14 May 2013

KENYAN PROTESTERS LEAVE PIGLETS AT THE PARLIAMENT ENTRANCE

Nairobi, Kenya may 14 2013
SHOT LIST
1. PROTESTERS RALLYING AND PREPARING TO MARCH TO PARLIAMENT, KENYA’S NATIONAL ASSEMBLY (PARLIAMENT)
2. BITE 1: KENYAN ACTIVIST "We are here to defend the constitution against parliamentary greed... We are going to occupy parliament to stop greed and to defend the new constitution."
3. PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS
4. PROTESTERS SING AT THE GATE
5. PROTESTERS BRING LIVE PIGLETS AND A LARGE MALE PIG TO THE PARLIAMENT GATES
6. PIGS AND BLOOD AT PARLIAMENT ENTRANCE
7. BITE 2: ROY AWATIS-ENGLISH “Basically is symbolic because what we call them is ‘MPigs’ (Members of Parliament) so what we did, we brought pigs here and we slaughtered them because the point was we are slaughtering them, we slaughtered the pigs and we laid the blood down at the gate and that is very symbolic for MPigs (Members of Parliament) to know that we see what they are doing and we will not accept it.”
8. PIGS
9. PROTEST MARCHING THROUGH NAIROBI STREET
TEXT
Kenyan Civil Society Organizations on Monday staged a protest against a move by MPs to increase their pay perks and allowances.
The anti- MPs’-greed protest was dramatically staged with a drove of piglets herded to the door steps of Kenya’s Parliament to register their concerns over what they see as greed underlying the unsustainable, unaffordable increase in MP salaries.
The protest caught MPs and parliamentary security unawares and drew live piglets and a bigger male one at the Kenyan National Assembly entrance used by Members of Parliaments
Police officers in riot gear watched as the protesters picketed with posters asking MPs to stop their greed for usurping public funds.
The protest comes just days after the new Kenyan President and ICC suspect on crime against Humanity during the 2007/08 post election violence Uhuru Kenyatta added his voice against the greed by MPs to hike their pay and allowances even before earning their first salary.
Kenya’s recent established Salaries and Remuneration Commission has stood firm arguing against the demand by Members of Parliaments saying it is not sustainable.
The commission recommended that Members of National Assembly be paid at US$ 6, 333 while the legislators are demanding US$ 10,119. The National Assembly has 349 MPs while Senate has 67 members bring the total to 416 plus two speakers and two clerks for the two-tiered chambers.
Kenyan members of the Nation assembly are the highest paid in the region.
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With Pigs And Blood (7 of 8)
Nairobi, Kenya
By marukophoto
14 May 2013

Armed Kenyan police officers stand at the Kenya’s Parliament entrance.

Kenyan protesters march in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on May 14, 2013, as they protested a scheme by Kenya's new Members of Parliament to increase their salaries from US$ 6,333 to US$ 10,119. Kenyan demonstrators released dozens of piglets at the gates of parliament and poured blood on the entrance today to protest demands by newly elected lawmakers for a wage hike. Police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters and beat others. PHOTO/TOM MARUKO

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With Pigs And Blood (6 of 8)
Nairobi, Kenya
By marukophoto
14 May 2013

A Kenyan protestor squats near the piglets at the gates of parliament.
Kenyan protesters march in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on May 14, 2013, as they protested a scheme by Kenya's new Members of Parliament to increase their salaries from US$ 6,333 to US$ 10,119. Kenyan demonstrators released dozens of piglets at the gates of parliament and poured blood on the entrance today to protest demands by newly elected lawmakers for a wage hike. Police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters and beat others. PHOTO/TOM MARUKO

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With Pigs And Blood (2 of 8)
Nairobi, Kenya
By marukophoto
14 May 2013

Kenyan protesters march in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on May 14, 2013, as they protested a scheme by Kenya's new Members of Parliament to increase their salaries from US$ 6,333 to US$ 10,119. Kenyan demonstrators released dozens of piglets at the gates of parliament and poured blood on the entrance today to protest demands by newly elected lawmakers for a wage hike. Police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters and beat others. PHOTO/TOM MARUKO

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KENYANS PROTEST MP SALARY INCREASE WI...
Nairobi, Kenya
By Editor's Picks
14 May 2013

STORY OVERVIEW: Kenyan civil society organizations staged a protest on Monday to decry the move by MPs to increase their pay perks and allowances. The anti-greed protest was dramatically staged, with a drove of piglets herded to the door steps of Parliament to draw attention to their concerns over what they see as greed underlying the unsustainable, unaffordable increase in MP salaries. CLICK ON VIDEO THUMBNAIL BELOW FOR SHOT LIST & TRANSCRIPTION.

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With Pigs And Blood (1 of 8)
Nairobi, Kenya
By marukophoto
14 May 2013

Kenyan protesters march in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on May 14, 2013, as they protested a scheme by Kenya's new Members of Parliament to increase their salaries from US$ 6,333 to US$ 10,119. Kenyan demonstrators released dozens of piglets at the gates of parliament and poured blood on the entrance today to protest demands by newly elected lawmakers for a wage hike. Police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters and beat others. PHOTO/TOM MARUKO

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With Pigs And Blood (4 of 8)
Nairobi, Kenya
By marukophoto
14 May 2013

Kenyan protesters march in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on May 14, 2013, as they protested a scheme by Kenya's new Members of Parliament to increase their salaries from US$ 6,333 to US$ 10,119. Kenyan demonstrators released dozens of piglets at the gates of parliament and poured blood on the entrance today to protest demands by newly elected lawmakers for a wage hike. Police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters and beat others. PHOTO/TOM MARUKO

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With Pigs And Blood (3 of 8)
Nairobi, Kenya
By marukophoto
14 May 2013

Kenyan protesters march in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on May 14, 2013, as they protested a scheme by Kenya's new Members of Parliament to increase their salaries from US$ 6,333 to US$ 10,119. Kenyan demonstrators released dozens of piglets at the gates of parliament and poured blood on the entrance today to protest demands by newly elected lawmakers for a wage hike. Police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters and beat others. PHOTO/TOM MARUKO

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Seminar on “Development and Democracy...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
10 May 2013

An international seminar on the development of democracy in the Arab world held on May 9, at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo.

The event titled “Development and Democracy and Developing the System of Arab Region”.

The seminar was attended by Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby, a number of prominent figures, headed by former Secretary-General of the United Nations Boutros-Ghali, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu and Arab parliament chairman Ahmed al-Garwan.

They discussed a number of issues including implementation of good governance in the Arab region and the transition to democracy.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief, Nabil al-Araby:
“The political and partisan pluralism became not only one of the most important features of societal change in recent years but it also has become political and social necessity. Due to the Arab League desire to be at the forefront of the democratic scene, it worked to take advantage of their expertise from its contribution on the monitoring of electoral processes in many countries. The Arab League is monitoring electoral processes not only in Arab countries but also at Europe and Latin America.”

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Arab parliament chairman Ahmed al-Garwan:
“There is no development without democracy and there is no democracy without the real activation of the real development. The main system of the Arab parliament which was adopted by the Arab summit in its 23th meeting in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on March 26, 2012, emphasized the importance of developing the common system of Arab action, strengthening its components and enhancing its mechanisms.”

The seminar organized by the Arabic Network for Human Rights Institutions (ANHRI) led by Qatar’s NHRC in collaboration with Arab League, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Arab Organization for Human Rights.

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – former Secretary-General of the United Nations Boutros-Ghali:
“The civil society is now playing a significant role which sometimes is considered more important that the role of the state, hence we have to enhance the role of the civil society whether scientific associations, universities and political parties.” Several Arab issues including, task of transferring into democracy and its connection with good governance, methods of development, and how to achieve social justice were discussed in the seminar.

Nationalism and development are basic factors for social justice, empowerment of women in Arab region and upgrading them in the Arab League was also in the list of discussion.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 9, 2013
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 9, 2013
Length: 00:02:47
Video Size: 137 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:

  1. Medium shot of the logo of the Arab League
  2. Medium shot of flags of participant states at the meeting
  3. Various shots of attendees during the seminar
  4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief, Nabil al-Araby:
    “The political and partisan pluralism became not only one of the most important features of societal change in recent years but it also has become political and social necessity. Due to the Arab League desire to be at the forefront of the democratic scene, it worked to take advantage of their expertise from its contribution on the monitoring of electoral processes in many countries. The Arab League is monitoring electoral processes not only in Arab countries but also at Europe and Latin America.”
  5. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Arab parliament chairman Ahmed al-Garwan:
    “There is no development without democracy and there is no democracy without the real activation of the real development. The main system of the Arab parliament which was adopted by the Arab summit in its 23th meeting in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on March 26, 2012, emphasized the importance of developing the common system of Arab action, strengthening its components and enhancing its mechanisms.”
  6. Various shots of attendees during the seminar
  7. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – former Secretary-General of the United Nations Boutros-Ghali:
    “The civil society is now playing a significant role which sometimes is considered more important that the role of the state, hence we have to enhance the role of the civil society whether scientific associations, universities and political parties.”
  8. Various shots of attendees during the seminar
  9. Various shots of attendees leaving after the seminar
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Uganda's Defense Chief General Aronda...
Kampala, Uganda
By U.S. Editor
24 Jan 2013

The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), Gen. Aronda Nyakairima warned politicians not to take the country back to the past era of political turmoil.

Gen. Aronda's comments follow a recent statement by the Defense minister Dr. Crispus Kiyonga who cautioned MPs to desist from conduct that undermines the public confidence in the legislature and can cause the army to intervene and take over government.

Dr Kiyonga was speaking in reaction to the rowdy scenes that engulfed Parliament during the debate of the recently passed Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012 when MPs became rowdy during the vote on a clause that gives powers to the oil minister over the petroleum authority.
The comments by Dr. Kiyonga have since generated a public debate over the matter.

Launching the Armed Forces Week at the Ministry of Defense headquarters in Mbuya, Gen. Aronda delivered a cautious statement after being asked by journalists to comment on Minister Kiyonga's statement.

"I can tell you that no orders have been issued. We are going about our usual business of guarding the country. But I think that the message was well-taken by those to whom it was intended. Stand warned," said Gen. Aronda Nyakairima.

"Stand advised that should you not change course, other things will take place. Let no one return us to the past. We experienced a quarter century of turmoil and we cannot afford to take the country back," added Aronda.

Present at the press conference were members of Parliament from the West Nile region. The Armed Forces Week will culminate into the celebration of Tarehe Sita day on February 6.

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Demonstration in Athens
Athens, Greece
By Nikolas Georgiou
11 Nov 2012

Thousands gather in front of the Greek Parliament responding to a call by left wing parties and workers' unions to protest over the 2013 budget which would bring more cuts in wages and social wellfare.

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Egypt’s Constitutional Court Rejects ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
16 Oct 2012

The head of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) Judge Maher al-Beheiry held a press conference on Tuesday, October 16, where he announced that the court rejects all constitutional draft articles concerning its powers.

Al-Beheiry described the position appointed to the court by the constituent assembly, which is drafting Egypt’s new constitution, as a setback and clear intervention in the court's affairs.

He added that the draft constitution represents an attempt to interfere in the affairs of the Constitutional Court, which is independent and above interference.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Judge Maher al-Beheiry, Head of Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC):
“The Supreme Constitutional Court was surprised that its regulating articles in the draft constitution were contrary to what the SCC recommended, which leads to its lack of independency required for it to do its duty and takes away major specializations of the SCC that are indispensable.”

Al-Beheiry said that the SCC general assembly would be in permanent session until the articles, which he described as threatening to the independence of the court, are amended.

For her part, SCC vice-chief Tahany al-Gebaly, Egypt’s first and only female judge, stressed the necessity of guarantees for the independence of the constitutional judiciary in the new constitution.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Judge Tahany al-Gebaly, SCC vice-chairman:
“In order to treat the first draft of the constitution through the Constituent Assembly, if it remains, the SCC due to its historical responsibilities gives its opinion before all Egyptians and those concerned with the future of Egypt regarding guarantees of the independence of constitutional judiciary and its ability to perform its role.”

According to Article 184 in the draft constitution, the court can examine proposed bills, regulating presidential, parliamentary and municipal elections, but it also stipulates that bills are immune from any judicial scrutiny once approved by the parliament.

On Wednesday, Egypt's constituent assembly released its first official draft constitution.

Earlier in June, the SCC withdrew its representatives from the constituent assembly to maintain a neutral stance.

The SCC ruled in June that the law that regulated last year's parliamentary elections was unconstitutional which led to the dissolution of the People's Assembly (the lower house of Egypt's parliament), which had appointed the Constituent Assembly's 100 members.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: October 16, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: October 16, 2012
Length: 0:01:44
Video Size: 85.7 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Pan left/tilt down external shot of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court headquarters
2. Various shots of the press conference, attendees
3. Various shots of Head of Egypt’s Constitutional Court judge Maher al-Beheiry speaking during the press conference
4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Judge Maher al-Beheiry, Head of Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC):
“The Supreme Constitutional Court was surprised that its regulating articles in the draft constitution were contrary to what the SCC recommended, which leads to its lack of independency required for it to do its duty and takes away major specializations of the SCC that are indispensable.”
5. Various shots of the press conference
6. Medium shot of Judge Tahany al-Gebaly, SCC vice-chairman during the press conference
7. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Judge Tahany al-Gebaly, SCC vice-chairman:
“In order to treat the first draft constitution through the Constituent Assembly, if it remains, the SCC due to its historical responsibilities gives its opinion before all Egyptians and those concerned with the future of Egypt regarding guarantees of the independency of constitutional judiciary and its ability to perform its role.” 8. Various shots of the press conference
9. Various external shots of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court