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The Muslim Brotherhood Controversiall...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
01 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 31 & April 1, 2012

The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s largest and best organized group, decided to field a presidential candidate, the group's secretary-general announced in a press conference held Saturday evening, March 31, in Cairo.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mahmoud Hussein, Muslim Brotherhood Secretary-General:
"The group's General Shura Council during its emergency session today, Saturday, March 31, 2012, decided to field a presidential candidate. The Council assigns the General Guidance office in coordination with the executive office of the Freedom and Justice Party to take and follow up the necessary procedures." The decision is seen as controversial and questionable, because the group announced late April last year in a similar conference at the same place by the same man, after the ousting of former regime, that it would not nominate a member to run for president.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Mahmoud Hussein, Muslim Brotherhood Secretary-General:
“The group reaffirms that it will not field a candidate for the presidency nor supports any of its members who will run for the presidency in violation of the (Guidance) Bureau.” Although the Muslim Brotherhood is popular in Egypt with a lot of supporters, many see that the decision negatively affects the group's credibility and good name.
On the other hand, the group dismissed Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh, a renowned member, and regarded him as dissident when he decided to run for president. However, the group now nominates Deputy General Guide Eng. Khairat el-Shater as a strong candidate for the presidential race.
SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"The problem is that the Muslim Brotherhood speaks as an Islamic current. It has previously announced that it wouldn’t nominate a presidential candidate. Now, when they fielded a candidate, it caused the Egyptian society to mistrust them. They are supposed to be honest. They cannot go back on their word so explicitly." SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"Khairat el-Shater is an Egyptian citizen and he has the right to run for president. However, to be the candidate of the Freedom and Justice Party or the Muslim Brotherhood contradicts what they have previously announced. They disowned Dr. Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh because he decided to run for president and they announced they wouldn’t field a candidate. This is contradiction in their former and recent statements." El-Shater resigned from his post as the Muslim Brotherhood deputy chairman upon the decision of running for president.
SOUNDBITE 5 (Arabic) – Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsoud, Muslim Brotherhood attorney:
"Eng. Khairat el-Shater is now a presidential candidate, a post that will be elected by all the people. He is very keen not to belong to any political faction or any organized group with a political ideology. He doesn’t deny the Muslim Brotherhood, but since he announced to run for this post he saw that it was better to resign."
Mohamed Khairat el-Shater, 62, is married with ten children and ten grandchildren. He is a successful engineer and businessman, yet he was jailed several times during the rime of Mubarak over charges against the Muslim Brotherhood. He was released in March 2011 after he was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 31 & April 1, 2012 [and archive]
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 1, 2012
Length: 0:03:58
Video Size: 196 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Various evening shots of the MB headquarters in Cairo, the building, the logo, the banner, etc
2. Various shots of last night's conference at the MB where they announced the decision
3. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mahmoud Hussein, Muslim Brotherhood Secretary-General:
"The group's General Shura Council during its emergency session today, Saturday, March 31, 2012, decided to field a presidential candidate. The Council assigns the General Guidance office in coordination with the executive office of the Freedom and Justice Party to take and follow up the necessary procedures." 4. Various shots of April 2011 press conference when they announced the opposite [Archive: April 30, 2011]
5. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Mahmoud Hussein, Muslim Brotherhood Secretary-General:
“The group reaffirms that it will not field a candidate for the presidency nor supports any of its members who will run for the presidency in violation of the (Guidance) Bureau.” 6. Various shots of supporters of presidential hopeful Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh raising his posters [Archive: March 29, 2012]
7. Various shots of Muslim Brotherhood dissident member and presidential hopeful Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh outside the headquarters of the Supreme Commission for Presidential Elections after he officially submitted his candidacy papers [Archive: March 29, 2012]
8. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"The problem is that the Muslim Brotherhood speaks as an Islamic current. It has previously announced that it wouldn’t nominate a presidential candidate. Now, when they fielded a candidate, it caused the Egyptian society to mistrust them. They are supposed to be honest. They cannot go back on their word so explicitly." 9. SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"Khairat el-Shater is an Egyptian citizen and he has the right to run for president. However, to be the candidate of the Freedom and Justice Party or the Muslim Brotherhood contradicts what they have previously announced. They disowned Dr. Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh because he decided to run for president and they announced they wouldn’t field a candidate. This is contradiction in their former and recent statements." 10. Khairat el-Shater shaking hands with Copt business tycoon Ramy Lakkah during a Muslim Brotherhood breakfast (August 6, 2011)
11. Khairat el-Shater during a Muslim Brotherhood meeting (Archive 2012)
12. SOUNDBITE 5 (Arabic) – Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsoud, Muslim Brotherhood attorney:
"Eng. Khairat el-Shater is now a presidential candidate, a post that will be elected by all the people. He is very keen not to belong to any political faction or any organized group with a political ideology. He doesn’t deny the Muslim Brotherhood, but since he announced to run for this post he saw that it was better to resign."
13. Khairat el-Shater during his trial (Feb and Dec 2007)
14. Khairat el-Shater coming out of police vehicle when released from prison (March 3, 2011 )
15. Khairat el-Shater in bus with his family on his way home after being released from prison (March 3, 2011 )

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Lebanese Public Transport Workers and...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
26 Apr 2012

Beirut, Lebanon | April 26, 2012

The Lebanese public transportation sector and taxi drivers held a strike on Thursday, April 26, protesting against the rising prices of gas and government "negligence" of their demands.

Protestors demanded the government limit the price of gasoline and increase family compensation allowances for the workers of the public transport sector.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Lebanese taxi driver:
"After each 20 customers, we have to fill the gas tank. There is also a lack of guarantees. Besides, there are taxis with forged plates and there are private cars working as taxis. The government is absent. I would say that this government is the biggest aggression against the Lebanese people. I hope they fear Allah because we're starving and unable to feed our children."

As a result of such a strike, many areas of the country saw traffic jams as taxi and bus drivers participated in the strike, preventing students and citizens from reaching their destinations.

The transportation sector warned that it would resort to an open-ended strike if its demands were not met.

The sector postponed their planned strike last week after positive talks with Prime Minister Najib Mikati.

Mikati earlier noted that the rise in fuel prices was related to worldwide rising prices, and that the country's treasury was incapable of containing it.

SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot of protestors holding large banner including their demands
2. Medium shot of the large banner including the protestors demands
3. Medium shot of protestors shouting against the high price of fuel
4. Close up shot of a banner reading “Strike”
5. Various shots of traffic
6. Close up shot of a sign of a taxi
7. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Lebanese taxi driver:
"After each 20 customers, we have to fill the gas tank. There is also lack of guarantees. Besides, there are taxis with forged plates and there are private cars working as taxis. The government is absent. I would say that this government is the biggest aggression against the Lebanese people. I hope they fear Allah because we're starving and unable to feed our children." 8. Various shots of protestors during the strike
9. Close up shot of the Lebanese flag
10. Wide shot of protestors gathering outside the headquarters of the Prime Ministry headquarters
11. Close up shot of protestor holding a piece of bread and the Lebanese flag
12. Various shots of protestors during the strike

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Registration for Egypt's Presidential...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
10 Mar 2012

Registration for Egypt's presidential race opened on Saturday, March 10, at the Supreme Elections Commission headquarters in Cairo, where a number of presidential hopefuls were seen.

Among the presidential candidates seen today was Ahmed Shafik, the last prime minister appointed by ousted president Hosni Mubarak in the face of January 25 Revolution.

Egyptians hope for a qualified president who is able to run the ongoing critical transitional stage in Egypt's modern history.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
“Most important is that the president be democratically elected, and without fraud. At the same time, the president will serve for a limited term and will be replaced afterwards as the power will be transferred peacefully.”

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
“The president must be fair and this is the most important thing. We don’t want a president who is over 70 years. We need young leaders. Enough is enough. An 80 year old president cannot make a decision. We also want him to combat corruption.”

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
“Beside the homeland security and internal policy, the new president must keep Egypt secure from external threats.“

President hopefuls have to apply before April 8, after which candidates will begin campaigning for Egypt's historic presidential elections that will kick off on May 23 and 24.

The elections will be the first step towards real democracy and end of military rule, observers say.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 10, 2012 [and archive]
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 10, 2012
Length: 0:01:32
Video Size: 76.1 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1- Various external shots of Egypt's the Supreme Elections Commission headquarters in Cairo
2- Various shots of former PM Ahmed Shafik entering accompanied by supporters and advisers
3- Various shots of Shafik coming out after registration and surrounded by reporters
4- Wide shot, crowds outside the Supreme Elections Commission headquarters in Cairo
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
“Most important is that the president be democratically elected, and without fraud. At the same time, the president will serve for a limited term and will be replaced afterwards as the power will be transferred peacefully.” 6- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
“The president must be fair and this is the most important thing. We don’t want a president who is over 70 years. We need young leaders. Enough is enough. An 80 year old president cannot make a decision. We also want him to combat corruption.” 7- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
“Beside the homeland security and internal policy, the new president must keep Egypt secure from external threats.“ 8- Various archive shots of presidential candidates including former Arab League chief Amr Moussa, Salafi candidate Hazem Salah Abou Ismail, Al-Ghad Party leader Ayman Nour, Nasserite leader Hamdine Sabbahi and former judge Hesham al-Bastawisi
9- Wide overview of Cairo and the River Nile

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Arab Leaders and Russian FM Meet in C...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
11 Mar 2012

Arab Foreign Ministers met in Cairo on Saturday, March 10, in presence of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the Syrian crisis, amid Arab and Western efforts to pressure Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his regime to end the violence going on for almost a year now.

The Arab League talks come as former UN chief Kofi Annan, who has been newly appointed as the UN-Arab League special envoy to Syria, headed to Damascus for urgent talks with Assad.

While Qatari Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani criticized Russia and China for vetoing a UN resolution against Syrian regime and called for Arab - foreign troops in Syria, Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby called on the Syrian regime to respond to the Arab and international calls to put an end to the crisis.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Qatari Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani:
"It's time to act according to the recommendation calling for sending Arab-international troops to Syria. We have to deliver a message to the Syrian regime that we and the world have run out of patience, and the time of silence to its (the regime's) practices is over."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby:
"We call the Syrian leadership to listen to the voice of uprising people, respond to their fair demands and take the steps necessitated by the developments of the situation. We also hope that the Syrian government and all forms of opposition will comply with the efforts of the Arab League and the United Nations to make the mission of the mission of the joint UN-AL envoy Kofi Annan successful."

For his part, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov stressed that his country does not protect a certain regime, but it protects the international law that prevents foreign interference in any country's domestic affairs, showing agreement that the immediate joint goal is to end the ongoing violence in Syria.

SOUNDBITE 3 (English) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:
"(We have been) sticking to the international law, the charter of the United Nations and the principles of respect to the sovereignty territorial integrity and non-interference in domestic affairs of states, not to mention military interference. We're not protecting any regimes. We protect international law. And I believe that we all agree when we talk on Syria that the immediate task now is to end violence."

UN estimates that nearly 8,500 Syrians were killed since the anti-regime uprising erupted mid-March, 2011.

Arab League efforts have failed so far to resolve the issue through urging political reform and dialogue between the Syrian regime and opposition.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 10, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 10, 2012
Length: 0:02:17
Video Size: 113 MB
Language: Arabic and English
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1- Wide external shot (low angle), the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
2- Long shot, the entrance of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
3- Close up, logo of the Arab League at the conference hall
4- Various shots of the Arab Foreign Ministers and the meeting
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Qatari Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani:
"It's time to act according to the recommendation calling for sending Arab-international troops to Syria. We have to deliver a message to the Syrian regime that we and the world have run out of patience, and the time of silence to its (the regime's) practices is over." 6- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby:
"We call the Syrian leadership to listen to the voice of uprising people, respond to their fair demands and take the steps necessitated by the developments of the situation. We also hope that the Syrian government and all forms of opposition will comply with the efforts of the Arab League and the United Nations to make the mission of the mission of the joint UN-AL envoy Kofi Annan successful." 7- Wide shot, the meeting of Arab Foreign Ministers, Lavrov speaking during the meeting
8- Pan left, the speakers during the meeting
9- Various shots of Lavrov speaking during the meeting
10- SOUNDBITE 3 (English) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:
"(We have been) sticking to the international law, the charter of the United Nations and the principles of respect to the sovereignty territorial integrity and non-interference in domestic affairs of states, not to mention military interference. We're not protecting any regimes. We protect international law. And I believe that we all agree when we talk on Syria that the immediate task now is to end violence." 11- Medium shot, flags of Arab states at the conference hall
12- Wide shot of the meeting
13- Close up, logo of the Arab League at the gate
14- Pan right, flags of Arab states at the entrance of Arab League headquarters

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Egypt's Football Association Cancels ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
12 Mar 2012

March 11, 2012 - Cairo, Egypt

Egypt's Football Association (EFA) decided on Saturday, March 10, to halt the Premier League competitions that have been suspended since the bloody soccer riots after a football match in Port Said early February.

Egyptian sport expert expected the decision and some of them see it even late.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Gamal al-Zuhairy, sports critic, editor-in-chief of Sport News Newspaper:
"I believe this decision should’ve been made earlier to assure everyone that there's no premier league competition. It would be difficult or even impossible to resume the competition before clarification of things regarding the punishment of perpetrators of such a crime or massacre that happened after the match." The EFA decided to hold instead a no-fan "Martyr Cup" competition on honor of the souls of the victims of the riots that took place on February 1st, after a football match between Port Said's team Al-Masry and Cairo's top team Al-Ahly, which killed at least 74 and wounded hundreds.

Al-Masry will not participate in the Martyr Cup competition according to the EFA decision.

EFA said the financial loss of halting the premier league competitions would reach one billion Egyptian pounds. [1 USD = 6.03 EGP]

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian young man:
"There is no problem about holding 'the Martyr Cup' competition these days. It will raise the spirit of their families when they are considered among revolution martyrs. However, Port Said's team should participate normally like other teams. We don’t want to be hard to them because they have already seen enough."

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian young man:
"I am against holding any competition at all. There is a feeling of big damage in all Egyptian sports. I don’t feel happy when I watch football these days." Al-Ahly fans, as well as many others who wanted to express condemn of the tragic riots, held massive rallies marching through Cairo central streets to the General-Prosecutor office at the Supreme Courthouse headquarters, demanding justice and retaliation for the victims.
SHOTLIST:
1- Various external shots of Egyptian Football Association (EFA) headquarters in Cairo
2- Various shots of a previous meeting of the recently resigned EFA board chaired by Smair Zaher
3- Medium shot, flag of Egypt next to flag of EFA
4- Medium shot, a sign reading "The Board"
5- Various shots of a previous meeting of the recently resigned EFA board chaired by Smair Zaher (archive)
6- Various shots of the soccer riot tragedy at Port Said Stadium (archive, Feb 1)
7- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Gamal al-Zuhairy, sports critic, editor-in-chief of Sport News Newspaper:
"I believe this decision should’ve been made earlier to assure everyone that there's no premier league competition. It would be difficult or even impossible to resume the competition before clarification of things regarding the punishment of perpetrators of such a crime or massacre that happened after the match." 8- Tilt down, the main gate of Al-Masry Stadium at Port Said, where the riots took place, with crowds outside the stadium (archive)
9- Various shots of the aftermath of the riots at the stadium seats with blood spots on the seats and the ground (archive)
10- Various shots of many pairs of shoes at stadium exit where the tragedy took place (archive)
11- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian young man:
"There is no problem about holding 'the Martyr Cup' competition these days. It will raise the spirit of their families when they are considered among revolution martyrs. However, Port Said's team should participate normally like other teams. We don’t want to be hard to them because they have already seen enough."
12- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian young man:
"I am against holding any competition at all. There is a feeling of big damage in all Egyptian sports. I don’t feel happy when I watch football these days." 13- Various shots of massive rallies of fans of al-Ahly club walking on one of Cairo’ bridges heading to the office of the General-Prosecutor, demanding retaliation for the victims of Port Said (archive)
14- Medium shot of protestors holding fireworks, demanding retaliation (archive)
15- Wide shot, protestors raising the Egyptians flags and posters for the victims of Port Said outside the headquarters of the Supreme Courthouse (archive)

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Suleiman Commends Lebanese Economy
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
12 Mar 2012

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman commended the country's economy as firm and stable in the face of financial crises over the past few years, he said on the ceremony held in Beirut on Monday, March 12, marking the 60th anniversary of the General Union of Arab Chambers of Commerce.
He added that Lebanon managed to avoid the ongoing tensions and crises in the region, hinting at the Syrian crisis, hoping peaceful solutions for them "within an Arab environment" in a way that responds to the legitimate demands of peoples.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Lebanese President Michel Suleiman:
"Lebanon, as you know, managed to overcome many obstacles over the past few years, the last of which was the worldwide financial crisis. It was able to avoid the negative consequences to the tensions and crises that emerged in its geographic region. Lebanon hopes for solutions of these crises in a peaceful way agreed upon by all parties and within an Arab environment, meeting the legitimate demands of peoples and their needs for freedom, democracy, stability and development."
Suleiman urged Arab businessmen to work on improving the Arab job market to provide better opportunities for the youth, stressing that social growth and personal liberties are a guarantee to develop freedom and justice.
He also called for connection between Arab financial markets and establishment of investment banks where Arab funds would participate to implement development projects, noting that Lebanon's banking sector achieved considerable growth over the past few years.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 12, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: March 12, 2012
Length: 0:01:36
Video Size: 71.9 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of the ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the General Union of Arab Chambers of Commerce
2. Various shots of Lebanese President Michel Suleiman heading to the podium to make a statement
3. Various shots of the attendant Arab businessmen while Suleiman speaking
4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Lebanese President Michel Suleiman:
"Lebanon, as you know, managed to overcome many obstacles over the past few years, the last of which was the worldwide financial crisis. It was able to avoid the negative consequences to the tensions and crises that emerged in its geographic region. Lebanon hopes for solutions of these crises in a peaceful way agreed upon by all parties and within an Arab environment, meeting the legitimate demands of peoples and their needs for freedom, democracy, stability and development."
5. Various shots of Suleiman receiving an honoring gift from the head of the General Union of Arab Chambers of Commerce Adnan Kassar
6. Pan right, external shot of Adnan Kassar Edifice for Arab Economy, the headquarters of the General Union of Arab Chambers of Commerce

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Italy Against Military Intervention i...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
14 Mar 2012

Beirut, Lebanon| March 13, 2012

Italian Foreign Ministry's envoy for the Middle East and the Mediterranean, Maurizio Massari, expressed his country's rejection of any military intervention in Syria, he said on Tuesday, March 13, after his meeting with his Lebanese counterpart Mansour Adnan in Beirut.
He added that the meeting was an occasion to renew Italy's cooperation with Lebanon, particularly through its participation with troops in the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).
Massari pointed out that Italy is concerned with the situation in Syria, stressing that the humanitarian conditions in Syria were completely unacceptable and rejection of the violence of the regime against women and children.
He affirmed that ceasefire and halting of violence were among Italy's top priorities.
According to recent UN estimates, about 8,500 Syrians have been killed since the uprising started mid-March 2011.

Story: Italian Envoy to the Middle East Says Italy against Military Intervention in Syria
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Publishing Time: March 13, 2012
Length: 0:01:01
Video Size: 50.4 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of downtown Beirut, Lebanon
2. Various shots of the meeting of Italian Foreign Ministry's envoy for the Middle East and the Mediterranean, Maurizio Massari, with his Lebanese counterpart Mansour Adnan
3. Various shots of troops at the Lebanese – Syrian borders

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Muslim Brotherhood Official Visits Eg...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
13 Mar 2012

For the first time, Muslim Brotherhood General- Guide Mohamed Badie paid a visit to the Anglican Church in Cairo on Tuesday, March 13, accompanied by a delegation of the MB top leaders, including former General Guide Mahdi Akef.
The meeting aims to establish a joint national group that serves the interests of the country in order to achieve stability and remove misconceptions about some controversial concepts on both sides.
The Muslim guests and the Coptic hosts, led by Anglican Church leader Safwat al-Bayad, discussed number of important Egyptian issues apart from the political side, stressing the common value of national unity.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Muslim Brotherhood General- Guide Mohamed Badie:
"The Ten Commandments in the Torah, the Gospel and the Quran are the same. They haven’t changed and they will never change. It's strange that we have the same commandments and that we carry this shared responsibility and some others attempt to break this unity. Therefore I say that we have no choice but to put our hands together and not allow any power, authority or human being to divide this gathering. Whatever is united by Almighty Allah cannot be disunited by people."
Badie affirmed that Egypt needs the efforts of all its sons whether Muslims or Christians, adding that Egypt was going through a critical transitional phase where dialogue would lead to more understanding and common values.
Badie praised the Anglican sect and its leaders as they were the ones who called for such a meeting to hold talks with the MB for the sake of the country’s interests.
They both stressed the importance to follow the religious principles and values, commending January 25 Revolution as a turning point that allowed such meetings.
Anglican Church leader Al-Bayad expressed his appreciation of the MB’s visit, calling for more national dialogues for the sake of Egypt, praising the MB as moderate and keen on the country's best interest.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 13, 2012
Shooting Location: Egypt
Publishing Time: March 13, 2012
Length: 0:01:57
Video Size: 96.8 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of Muslim Brotherhood General- Guide Mohamed Badie and his delegation entering the Anglican Church
2- Various shots Badie and his delegation being welcomed by Anglican Church leader Safwat al-Bayad and other church members
3- Various shots of the meeting of both sides
4- Various shots of Badie making a statement during the meeting
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Muslim Brotherhood General- Guide Mohamed Badie:
"The Ten Commandments in the Torah, the Gospel and the Quran are the same. They haven’t changed and they will never change. It's strange that we have the same commandments and that we carry this shared responsibility and some others attempt to break this unity. Therefore I say that we have no choice but to put our hands together and not allow any power, authority or human being to divide this gathering. Whatever is united by Almighty Allah cannot be disunited by people."
6- Various shots of the meeting
7- Various shots of Badie and his delegation leaving

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Debate in Egypt Over Parliament's Dem...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
14 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 14, 2012 [and archive]

Egypt’s Parliament demanded the expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador from Egypt and withdrawal of the Egyptian Ambassador from Israel over the Israeli attacks on Gaza strip, urging the government to cut off diplomatic ties with Israel during an evening session on Monday, March 12.
The Egyptian parliament made a list of demands including halting export of natural gas to Israel, and reexamining the 1979 peace treaty with Israel.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mohamed al-Said Edrees, Head of Parliament Arab Affairs Committee:
"We demand expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador from Egypt and withdrawal of the Egyptian Ambassador from Tel Aviv and halting export of natural gas to this entity (i.e. Israel)." The parliamentary recommendations also included extending humanitarian aids to the Palestinians, adopting all forms of resistance against Israel, and urging the Arab League to oppose the Israel's attempts to turn Jerusalem to a Jewish city.
Egyptians have different opinions with regard to the demand of expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador from Egypt. Some supports the demand wholeheartedly, some see it unrealistic, and some consider it very hazardous.
SOUNDBITES 2 – Egyptian Citizen:
“I support the demand of the Parliament Arab Affairs Committee to kick out the Israeli Ambassador from Egypt due to many issues. For example, our brothers have been recently killed at the Egyptian borders by Israelis and they just apologized as if the Egyptians are worthless.” SOUNDBITE 3 – Egyptian Citizen:
“We don’t have to make irresponsible hasty decisions such as expelling the Israeli Ambassador from Egypt and withdrawing our Egyptian Ambassador form Israel. Of course this is not the solution. The people must think well. We have to think of our country’s ongoing conditions, our economy and the conditions of Egyptian citizens.”

SOUNDBITES 4 – Egyptian Citizen:
“Of course I agree with the expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador from Egypt and the withdrawal of the Egyptian Ambassador from Israel, as Arabs are like members of the same body; if anything wrong happens to any member, the others are badly affected. We have to unite! Arabs and Muslims are brothers.”

The parliament also called on the government to reconsider the country’s nuclear policy if Israel continues to refuse international inspection of its nuclear facilities.
The suggestion of the lower house of the parliament is mostly symbolic because only the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) that took over ousted president Hosni Mubarak can make such decisions.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Publishing Time: March 14, 2012
Length: 0:03:04
Video Size: 152 MB
Language: Arabic
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Correspondent:
Camera: VCS
SHOTLIST:
1- Wide external shot, the Egyptian Parliament
2- Various shots of members of the parliament entering
3- Various shots of members of the parliament, mostly breaded Islamists, at the parliament entrance and yard
4- Wide external shot, the Egyptian Parliament
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mohamed al-Said Edrees, Head of Parliament Arab Affairs Committee:
"We demand expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador from Egypt and withdrawal of the Egyptian Ambassador from Tel Aviv and halting export of natural gas to this entity (i.e. Israel)." 6- Medium shot, the parliament gate with Egypt's flag
7- Various shots of members of the parliament, mostly breaded Islamists, at the parliament entrance and yard
8- Various shots of army security men
9- Wide shot, over view of Cairo and the River Nile
10- Various shots of people in the street
11- SOUNDBITES 2 – Egyptian Citizen:
“I support the demand of the Parliament Arab Affairs Committee to kick out the Israeli Ambassador from Egypt due to many issues. For example, our brothers have been recently killed at the Egyptian borders by Israelis and they just apologized as if the Egyptians are worthless.” 12- SOUNDBITE 3 – Egyptian Citizen:
“We don’t have to make irresponsible hasty decisions such as expelling the Israeli Ambassador from Egypt and withdrawing our Egyptian Ambassador form Israel. Of course this is not the solution. The people must think well. We have to think of our country’s ongoing conditions, our economy and the conditions of Egyptian citizens.” 13- SOUNDBITES 4 – Egyptian Citizen:
“Of course I agree with the expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador from Egypt and the withdrawal of the Egyptian Ambassador from Israel, as Arabs are like members of the same body; if anything wrong happens to any member, the others are badly affected. We have to untie! Arabs and Muslims are brothers.” 14- Wide shot (low angel) the building of the Israeli Embassy at Giza with Israeli flag hanging on the window [archive]
15- Various shots of a protest outside the Israeli Embassy with protestors raising Palestinian flag [archive]
16- Medium shot, protestors setting fire on a flag of Israel and treading on it with their shoes [archive]
17- Various shots of the construction of a wall outside the Israeli Embassy to protect it [archive]
18- Various shots of protestors pulling down the wall outside the embassy [archive]
19- Wide shot, Israeli symbolic star drawn on the ground of a street and cars driving on it

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Lebanese Authorities Continue Raids o...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
15 Mar 2012

Beirut, Lebanon | March 14, 2012

The Lebanese authorities continue raids on food warehouses over the recent scandal of spoiled food, some of which having more than a year back expiration dates.
Five men are currently facing charges of attempted murder for knowingly processing and distributing spoiled food to the public.
President Michel Suleiman held a meeting Wednesday, March 14, with his ministers including PM Najib Mikati to discuss what he described as a "catastrophic" issue.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Lebanese Information Minister Walid Daouk:
"His Excellency Mr. President opened the meeting session, stressing the horribleness of the issue of spoiled food, with regard to the types and quantities of seized spoiled food, considering the issue catastrophic for threatening the food security of the Lebanese citizens and negatively affecting the reputation of Lebanon."
Suleiman called for merciless penalties for the importers, distributors and dealers of spoiled food.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 14, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: March 14, 2012
Length: 0:01:36
Video Size: 72.5 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
Various shots of Lebanese State Security men raiding meat warehouses
Close up, a red waxed bag of spoiled food with a tag written on it "prohibited for expiration date passage"
Various shots of meet at raided warehouses
Various shots of different kinds of processed meat displayed for sale at one stores
Medium shot, Lebanese President Michel Suleiman heading to a meeting with the cabinet
Various shots of the meeting
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Lebanese Information Minister Walid Daouk:
"His Excellency Mr. President opened the meeting session, stressing the horribleness of the issue of spoiled food, with regard to the types and quantities of seized spoiled food, considering the issue catastrophic for threatening the food security of the Lebanese citizens and negatively affecting the reputation of Lebanon."
Various shots of the press conference after the meeting

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Massive March of Al-Ahly Fans Demandi...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
16 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 15, 2012

STORYLINE:
Thousands of Egyptian activists and football fans marched from the headquarters of Al-Ahly club towards the General-Prosecutor office at the Supreme Courthouse headquarters downtown Cairo on Thursday, March 15, protesting the slow pace of procedures taken by the government to find those responsible for the recent football violence at the Egyptian city of Port-Said that killed at least 74 and injured several hundreds.
Protestors chanted statements against the Interior Ministry and the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) which they hold responsibility for bloody riots, raising posters of victims of "the massacre" that erupted following a football match between Cairo’s top club Al-Ahly and Port Siad's team Al-Masry.
Investigations are going on in the country’s worst football riots that took place on February 1st.
Egypt’s General- Prosecutor accused 75 people of murder charges in connection with the deadly soccer riots, including nine police officers.
Fans of Al-Ahly as well as other participants believe that Port-Said massacre was a conspiracy plotted by the police and the ruling military for political reasons.

SHOTLIST:
1. Pan right shot of massive rally of thousands of protestors of fans of al-Ahly club and Egyptian activists heading to the office of the General-Prosecutor, demanding retaliation for the victims of Port Said soccer riots
2. Various shots of protestors raising posters of the victims of the recently soccer riots, demanding the rights of them, outside the office of the General-Prosecutor
3. Medium shot of posters of the victims
4. Various shots of protestors waving the Egyptian flags, chanting statements, demanding the rights of the victims
5. Various shots of protestors, shouting “ Martyrs, you are in the paradise”
6. Wide shot, a protestor among the massive rally holding a large flag with a drawing of police man written on it "police bastard"
7. Wide shot of protestors setting outside the office of the General-Prosecutor
8. Medium shot of two posters of two of the victims of the recent football riots
9. Medium shot of a poster for one of the victims
10. Zoom out shot of protestors outside the office of the General-Prosecutor

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Nasrallah Urges Political Solution fo...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
16 Mar 2012

Beirut, Lebanon | March 15, 2012

Hezbollah's Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah urged on a televised speech on Thursday, March 15, for a political solution in Syria, reaffirming support for the Syrian regime and President Bashar al-Assad.
Nasrallah expressed concern about division and civil war in Syria and the region in case of military interference or continuous armed clashes.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah:
"We are concerned about any division of Syria and the region, we're concerned about a civil war, we're concerned about chaos, and we're concerned about weakening Syria as a representative of a national position in the Arab-Israeli conflict and real support of the resistant movements in the region. Therefore, from day one, we called for avoiding armed confrontations, not carrying arms, resorting to political solution and its mechanisms."
Nasrallah called on all Syrian parties to disarm and engage in dialogue rather than armed clashes, expressing confidence in the strength of the Syrian regime against "those who want to destroy Syria".
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah:
"For Syria, there is nothing but a political solution. Go ahead and find a political solution. Frankly speaking, it means dropping weapons simultaneously within an agreed mechanism for a clear and systematic political solution. Otherwise, there would be more bloodshed, more suffering and more exhaustion. Those who want to destroy Syria or topple the regime at any price will not be able to do that."
During his speech in the annual graduation ceremony of illiteracy elimination students, Nasrallah said his group would continue possession of arms against regional threats, referring to Israel, describing the recent Israeli attack on Gaza as "painful but was met by the firm will and resolution of the resistance."

SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of the audience and one introducing the appearance of Nasrallah
2- Wide shot, Nasrallah starts appearing on a screen and the audience standing and cheering "We're at your service Nasrallah!"
3- Various shots of the audience listening to Nasrallah’s televised speech
4- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah:
"We are concerned about any division of Syria and the region, we're concerned about a civil war, we're concerned about chaos, and we're concerned about weakening Syria as a representative of a national position in the Arab-Israeli conflict and real support of the resistant movements in the region. Therefore, from day one, we called for avoiding armed confrontations, not carrying arms, resorting to political solution and its mechanisms."
5- Wide shot of the audience listening to Nasrallah’s televised speech
6- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah:
"For Syria, there is nothing but a political solution. God ahead and find a political solution. Frankly speaking, it means dropping weapons simultaneously within an agreed mechanism for a clear and systematic political solution. Otherwise, there would be more bloodshed, more suffering and more exhaustion. Those who want to destroy Syria or topple the regime at any price will not be able to do that."
7- Various shots of the graduation ceremony of illiteracy elimination students

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Pelosi: US-Egypt Ties Strong Despite ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
16 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 15, 2012

US Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday, March 15, in a press conference in Cairo, that the relations between the United States and Egypt would remain strong despite the controversial NGO issue which she described as "a bump in the road" of the strong ties between the two countries.
SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - US congressional minority leader Nancy Pelosi:
"Whatever the NGO issue was, it should not be a barrier to the future possibilities between our two countries. The Egyptian people, if they want to have cooperation from the United States in their interest and we want to help them in our interest, let us proceed with the greatest respect and not let bump on the road, which you have with many countries, be an obstacle to that."

Pelosi commended Egypt’s recent elections of the two houses of the parliament as the first step towards democracy, reaffirming that the stability of Egypt serves the US interests in the region.
She also lowered the tone of Washington's threat to cut off financial aid to Egypt, saying that the United States would be there for Egypt provided the Egyptians were aware of the friendship between the two countries.
SOUNDBITE 2 (English) - US congressional minority leader Nancy Pelosi:
"The United States is well served by a strong and stable Egypt, to the extent that that assistance is in further ends of that stability, we'll certainly be there. However, we want to be there in a way that is directly beneficial to the Egyptian people and that they are aware of our friendship."

SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of the press conference of US congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and her delegation in Cairo
2. Various shots of reporters asking questions and Pelosi speaking in reply
3. Medium shot, Pelosi speaking during the press conference
4. Long shot, a reporter asking and Pelosi listening
5. SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - US congressional minority leader Nancy Pelosi:
"Whatever the NGO issue was, it should not be a barrier to the future possibilities between our two countries. The Egyptian people, if they want to have cooperation from the United States in their interest and we want to help them in our interest, let us proceed with the greatest respect and not let bump on the road, which you have with many countries, be an obstacle to that." 6. Various shots of the press conference
7. SOUNDBITE 2 (English) - US congressional minority leader Nancy Pelosi:
"The United States is well served by a strong and stable Egypt, to the extent that that assistance is in further ends of that stability, we'll certainly be there. However, we want to be there in a way that is directly beneficial to the Egyptian people and that they are aware of our friendship." 8. Various shots of the press conference
9. Zoom out/pan right, Pelosi concluding the press conference and all leaving

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US Congresswoman Pelosi Visits Egypt'...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
16 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 15, 2012

Former speaker of the US House of Representatives and US congressional minority leader Nancy Pelosi paid a visit on Thursday, March 15, to Egypt's parliament and held talks with Parliament Speaker and MB leader Mohamed Saad al-Katatni and other parliamentarians.
The two sides discussed Egypt's transitional stage and transformation to democracy and the writing of Egypt new constitution, amid tensions over the recent issue of American NGO workers who allegedly received foreign funds to shake Egypt's stability.
Pelosi commended the meeting as productive and stressed the significance of Egypt to the United States, the region and whole world.
SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - US congressional minority leader Nancy Pelosi:
"We thank them for sharing their views with us on subjects of mutual concern to the national security of both of our countries, the economic growth of Egypt which is important to this region and to the world, and for making progress on behalf of each and every person in Egypt, honoring the hopes that they placed in the revolution and giving them safety and opportunity for the future."

Egyptian parliamentarians who attended the meeting said that they made clear that Egypt does not accept any interference in its domestic affairs.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Eng. Saad al-Husseini, parliamentarian and Muslim Brotherhood leader:
"All parliamentarians said clearly that we're for the freedom and strength of NGO's and for giving them a great opportunity for reestablishment. We're preparing a legislation to ensure their strength and flexibility. However, we do not accept foreign politicized funds, which really happened as a means of intervening in our political affairs. I think that they do not accept that in their countries too."

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Essam al-Erian, parliamentarian and Muslim Brotherhood leader:
"We finally agreed that out joint consultations should continue with exchanging visits to discuss details in depth as we both represent two freely elected authorities and we could accomplish a lot of things as representatives of the two peoples."

The meeting came after the US delegation met with head of Egypt's ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, Field Marshall Mohamed Hussein Tantawi.
Observers see that the recurrent US visits to Egypt as attempts to bridge the gap and remove the tension created by the recent NGO issue.

SHOTLIST:
1. Wide external shot of Egypt's parliament headquarters in Cairo
2. Various shots of US congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and her delegation meeting with Egypt's Parliament Speaker and MB leader Mohamed Saad al-Katatni and other parliamentarians
3. Medium shot, Pelosi getting out of the meeting room to make a statement
4. SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - US congressional minority leader Nancy Pelosi:
"We thank them for sharing their views with us on subjects of mutual concern to the national security of both of our countries, the economic growth of Egypt which is important to this region and to the world, and for making progress on behalf of each and every person in Egypt, honoring the hopes that they placed in the revolution and giving them safety and opportunity for the future." 5. Various shots of US congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and her delegation meeting with Egypt's Parliament Speaker and MB leader Mohamed Saad al-Katatni and other parliamentarians
6. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Eng. Saad al-Husseini, parliamentarian and Muslim Brotherhood leader:
"All parliamentarians said clearly that we're for the freedom and strength of NGO's and for giving them a great opportunity for reestablishment. We're preparing a legislation to ensure their strength and flexibility. However, we do not accept foreign politicized funds, which really happened as a means of intervening in our political affairs. I think that they do not accept that in their countries too." 7. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Essam al-Erian, parliamentarian and Muslim Brotherhood leader:
"We finally agreed that out joint consultations should continue with exchanging visits to discuss details in depth as we both represent two freely elected authorities and we could accomplish a lot of things as representatives of the two peoples." 8. Various shots of Pelosi and her delegation leaving after the meeting
9. Medium external shot of Egypt's parliament

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Syrian Community in Egypt Commemorate...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
16 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 16, 2012

Members of the Syrian community in Egypt along with Syrian activists including some Egyptian activists gathered at the Syrian tent in Tahrir Square on Friday, March 16, commemorating the first anniversary of the ongoing revolt against the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
Protestors condemned al-Assad's regime and its ongoing violent crackdown on civilians and protestors, chanting statements against al-Assad, demanding his execution and reaffirming that the Syrian revolution will win at the end.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) Syrian protestor:
"We are here to commemorate the anniversary of passing one year of the Syrian revolution to show all the world that the Syrian people spent a year on the violence crackdown of al-Assad' regime gang which controls the regime from all sides of the country."
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Syrian protestor:
"We just want to say to Bashar al-Assad that the Syrian Free Army is being armed. The free army will destroy you! Bashar. There won't be anything called Bashar, they will destroy your future very soon. Soon you will face a terrible death as well as everyone who participated in killing the protestors." Protestors are urging the international community to come together to take military action to end al-Assad' regime massacre against the Syrian people and to save the Syrian people.
Protestors held the commemoration ceremony of the Syrian revolution at the Syrian revolution tent, which established by Syrian activists in Cairo outside the headquarters of the Arab League to highlight the massacre of the Syrian regime of Bashar against the Syrian protestors and to serve as a reminder to the organization of the Syrians' tragedy and to do more to stop the necessity the killing machine operated by President Bashar Al Assad against the Syrians.
The Syrian uprising is close to becoming the Arab Spring’s bloodiest and longest revolt, as the death toll has reached more than 8,000 dead, according to the United Nations.

SHOTLIST:
1- Wide external shot of the large Syrian tent outside the headquarters of the AL downtown Tahrir Square
2- Wide shot of Syrians inside the tent shouting statements against Bashar al-Assad
3- Medium shot of boxes written on it " Freedom Campaign to support the Syrian revolution and with posters of victims of the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad
4- Various shots of Syrians protesting inside the tent, shouting statements against al-Assad
5- Wide shot of Syrians shouting the Syrians want " al-Assad' execution"
6- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) Syrian protestor:
"We are here to commemorate the anniversary of passing one year of the Syrian revolution to show all the world that the Syrian people spent a year on the violence crackdown of al-Assad' regime gang which controls the regime from all sides of the country."
7- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic)- Syrian protestor:
"We just want to say to Bashar al-Assad that the Syrian Free Army is being armed. The free army will destroy you! Bashar. There won't be anything called Bashar, they will destroy your future very soon. Soon you will face a terrible death and any other one participated in killing the protestors." 8- Pan left shot of posters of protestors and posters condemning Bashar al-Assad
9- Medium shot of poster of Syrian protestor, holding murdered child, victim of the Syrian regime , written on it " Be patient free Syrians"
10- Various shots of Syrian protestors and young Syrian boys shouting statements against Bashar al-Assad
11- Various shots of protestors inside the tent, chanting against Bashar al-Assad

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

Cairo, Egypt | March 17, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SHOTLIST:

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

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Pope Shenouda III, Head of Egypt Orth...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
18 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 17, 2012

Pope Shenouda III, Head of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church, died on Saturday, March 17, at the age of 88, after a long battle against illness.

The Coptic patriarch Pope Shenouda’s health has been deteriorating recently as he suffered from back and kidney problems for years and repeatedly travelled to the US for medical treatment. He was unable last Wednesday to give his weekly sermon at church.

The sound of weeping and prayers overwhelmed the Cathedral atmosphere where thousands of Copts gathered to lament the soul of the man whom they regard as a symbol for wisdom and sincerity.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egyptian Copt at the Cathedral:
"There are no words that can make up for the value of this man. There are no words that can be said for losing such a big symbol. He was the cover sheltering all the Egyptian people, not only the Christians."

Shenouda was widely accepted by Christians and Muslims for his regular efforts to contain sectarian tensions following any incidents. He was also known for his support for the Palestinian rights in the long Middle East conflict and he was often described as an Arab nationalist by many observers.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Pope Shenouda III [archive]:
“We want to solve the problems. We do not want to make things more dangerous and difficult. We will celebrate the birth of the Christ (on January 7) regardless of any circumstances or issues.”

In 2001, he famously stated he would never visit Jerusalem unless he entered the country with a Palestinian visa along with Mohamed Sayed Tantawi, the late Grand Imam of Egypt’s foremost religious authority, Al-Azhar.

He was born on August 3, 1923, in Asiut, Upper Egypt, and he has been the Pope of Alexandria since November 1971, when assassinated President Anwar Sadat was in power.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 17, 2012 [and archive]
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 17, 2012
Length: 0:02:20
Video Size: 115 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:

1- Various shots of thousands of Copts lamenting the death of Pope Shenouda III at the Cathedral headquarters in Cairo
2- Various close shots of men and women weeping for the death of Pope Shenouda III
3- Medium shot, a young woman trying to calm down another weeping so hard
4- Various shots of the thousands of Copts lamenting the death of Pope Shenouda III
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egyptian Copt at the Cathedral:
"There are no words that can make up for the value of this man. There are no words that can be said for losing such a big symbol. He was the cover sheltering all the Egyptian people, not only the Christians." 6- Various shots of thousands of Copts lamenting the death of Pope Shenouda III at the Cathedral in Cairo
7- Various medium shots of men and women weeping for the death of Pope Shenouda III
8- Medium shot, a man sitting on the floor covering his face in his lap and weeping
9- Various shots of the people at the Cathedral
10- Various shots of Pope Shenouda III on different occasions [archive]
11- Various shots of a press conference inside the church, including Pope Shenouda, late Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, the Mufti of Egypt and Minister of Islamic Endowments [archive]
12- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Pope Shenouda III [archive]:
“We want to solve the problems. We do not want to make things more dangerous and difficult. We will celebrate the birth of the Christ (on January 7) regardless of any circumstances or issues.” 13- Various external shots of Egypt's Coptic Church in Cairo

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Tens of Thousands of Egyptians Bid Fa...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
18 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 18, 2012

Tens of thousands of Egyptian Copts gathered outside the Cathedral in Cairo on Sunday, March 18, to mourn the death of their spiritual leader Pope Shenouda III, who died Saturday at the age of 88, causing deep grief to the Copts of Egypt who represent 10% of the country's 80-million population.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egyptian Copt man at the Cathedral:
"We undoubtedly lost a great figure like Pope Shenouda, and I am certain that all Egyptians are sad for losing him because he had a great effect on our thoughts, lives and traditions. We all know that he – may he rest in peace – was the engineer of national unity."

They also gathered to bid the last farewell to the late Pope whose body was seated upright on a chair inside the Cathedral dressed in golden crown and formal attire in a mass held to pray over his soul.

All Egyptian top institution formally offered condolences to all Copts for the great loss, including the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, the Cabinet, Al-Azhar and others, besides presidential candidates and political parties including the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP).

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian Copt woman at the Cathedral:
"Egypt has lost one of its symbols. In my opinion, God has just taken the greatest man on earth. I don’t consider him an ordinary man. I consider him a saint on earth."

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian Copt man at the Cathedral:
"May the Lord comfort the people of Egypt and the whole world for the loss of Pope Shenouda. We really have lost his blessings."

Pope Shenouda's body will remain in the same position on the chair for more two days and then he will be taken for burial in a desert northern west of Cairo according to his will.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 18, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 18, 2012
Length: 0:02:45
Video Size: 135 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:

1- Tilt down, Cathedral in Cairo with security men and people outside
2- Various shots of tens of thousands of Copts outside the Cathedral mourning the death of Pope Shenouda III
3- Long shot, groups of Copts on top of a building at the Cathedral while others on the floor
4- Medium shot, two women weeping over the death of Pope Shenouda III
5- Various shots of massive number of Copts outside the Cathedral mourning the death of Pope Shenouda III
6- Wide external shot, the Cathedral in Cairo
7- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egyptian Copt man at the Cathedral:
"We undoubtedly lost a great figure like Pope Shenouda, and I am certain that all Egyptians are sad for losing him because he had a great effect on our thoughts, lives and traditions. We all know that he – may he rest in peace – was the engineer of national unity." 8- Various shots of the body of Pope Shenouda III seated on a chair inside the Cathedral dressed in golden crown and formal attire
9- Medium shot, women outside the Church lamenting the death of Pope Shenouda III
10- Medium shot, three army soldiers inside an armored vehicle
11- Various shots of Copts outside the Cathedral and some on top of an attached building
12- Various shots of Copts chanting prayers for Pope Shenouda III
13- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian Copt woman at the Cathedral:
"Egypt has lost one of its symbols. In my opinion, God has just taken the greatest man on earth. I don’t consider him an ordinary man. I consider him a saint on earth." 14- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian Copt man at the Cathedral:
"May the Lord comfort the people of Egypt and the whole world for the loss of Pope Shenouda. We really have lost his blessings." 15- Various shots of thousands of Copts lamenting the death of Pope Shenouda III at the Cathedral in Cairo

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Egyptian Activists Meet Russian Ambas...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
20 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 19, 2012

Russia's Ambassador to Egypt Serge Kerbetchenko met on Monday, March 19, with members of the Egyptian initiative to Support the Syrian Revolution comprising political figures, party leaders and and parliamentarians and they held talks over the Russian position on the Syrian crisis.

The initiative members demanded Russian pressure on the Syrian regime to stop the bloodshed in Syria.

Russia's Ambassador Kerbetchenko said his country is keen on putting an end to the Syrian crisis and it works with the UN and the Arab League for a political solution for the issue.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Ibrahim Nawar, Democratic Front Party leader:
"Members of the Egyptian initiative to Support the Syrian Revolution demanded that the Russian government practice pressures on the regime of Bashar al-Assad to stop the bloodshed and protect the civilians in Syria. In fact, the reply that the Egyptian delegation got from the Russian Ambassador reaffirmed Russia's keenness on putting an end to the bloodshed in Syria."

Kerbetchenko affirmed that Russia supports Kofi Annan's mission at Syria, criticizing the Arab countries for withdrawing the monitoring mission and seeking military interference in Syria.

He revealed that Russia has previously pressured the Syrian government to sign the Arab League protocol to allow the monitoring mission and has recently encouraged the Syrian government to cooperate with Annan to end the ongoing violence.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Ibrahim Nawar, Democratic Front Party leader:
"The reply Annan got from the Syrian regime in the beginning was disappointing. The Russian Ambassador said that Moscow practiced pressures on the Syrian regime to change this response. Ambassador Kerbetchenko said that the Syrian regime's modified reply has already been sent to Mr. Kofi Annan and he's currently studying it."

UN and Arab League special envoy to Syria, former UN Chief Kofi Annan, started his mission in Syria on Saturday, March 8, and he described the initial response of the Syrian regime as "disappointing".

Russian Ambassador to Egypt said Russian pressure was why Annan received a more encouraging reply from Al-Assad's regime later on.

Annan sent a team of five UN experts to Syria on Monday, March 18, to work on the Syrian crisis.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 19, 2012 [and archive]
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 19, 2012
Length: 0:02:43
Video Size: 134 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:

1- Wide external shot of the Russian Embassy in Cairo
2- Medium shot, the Russian flag at the the Russian Embassy in Cairo
3- Close up, a sign at the Russian Embassy in Cairo reading "Embassy of the Russian Federation"
4- Various shots of the meeting of members of the Egyptian Initiative to Support the Syrian Revolution and Russian Ambassador to Cairo Serge Kerbetchenko
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Ibrahim Nawar, Democratic Front Party leader:
"Members of the Egyptian initiative to Support the Syrian Revolution demanded that the Russian government practice pressures on the regime of Bashar al-Assad to stop the bloodshed and protect the civilians in Syria. In fact, the reply that the Egyptian delegation got from the Russian Ambassador reaffirmed Russia's keenness on putting an end to the bloodshed in Syria." 6- Various shots of the meeting
7- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Ibrahim Nawar, Democratic Front Party leader:
"The reply Annan got from the Syrian regime in the beginning was disappointing. The Russian Ambassador said that Moscow practiced pressures on the Syrian regime to change this response. Ambassador Kerbetchenko said that the Syrian regime's modified reply has already been sent to Mr. Kofi Annan and he's currently studying it." 8- Pan right, Former UN Chief and UN-AL Envoy to Syria Kofi Annan entering the Arab League headquarters in Cairo (Archive, March 8)
9- Various shots of the meeting of Annan with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby (Archive, March 8)
10- Long shot, Annan and Al-Araby heading to a joint press conference after the meeting (Archive, March 8)
11- Medium shot, reporters at the press conference (Archive, March 8)
12- Medium shot, Annan speaking during the press conference (Archive, March 8)
13- Wide external shot (low angle), the Arab League headquarters in Cairo

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Egypt Muslims Commiserate With Copts ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
20 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 19, 2012

Muslims in Egypt commiserate with Copts over the death of Pope Shenouda III, head of Egypt's Orthodox Church and the Spiritual leader of Copts in the country, offering them condolences and sharing them grief over the man considered by both as a great symbol of the country.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Hashem Mohamed, Muslim preacher:
"We would like to say that we're brothers. The Muslims and the Copts are brothers for better or worse. This is what we are urged by Islam Prophet Mohamed, peace and blessings be upon him, as he married Mariah who was Copt."

Pope Shenouda III is the 117th Patriarch of Egypt's Coptic Church and he died Saturday, March 17, at the age of 88 or almost 89.
Christians expressed appreciation of the condolences of Muslims and stressed keenness on maintaining love, mutual respect and national unity as the teachings of both religions.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Archbishop Silwan al-Zekri:
"Although there were few tensions and strives during his life, we have seen today love shown by Copts, Muslims, leaders and ordinary people. All currents of society agreed on one thing: that Pope Shenouda was a great person. So, this will surely reflect on the peace of Egypt in the future."

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Copt man:
"The Muslims brothers are as sad as the Christians. All Muslim leaders expressed sadness. The Muslims offer condolences to us on phone, in the streets, at the Church, etc. There are Muslims who are present at the Church just like Copts."

All top institutions offered condolence to the Copts of Egypt who represent 10% of the country's 80-million population while Muslims represent 90%.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 19, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 19, 2012
Length: 0:01:49
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SHOTLIST:

1- Various shots of Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo
2- Medium shot, worshippers coming out of Al-Azhar Mosque after performing Muslim prayers
3- Various shots of Al-Azhar administrative headquarters in Cairo
4- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Hashem Mohamed, Muslim preacher:
"We would like to say that we're brothers. The Muslims and the Copts are brothers for better or worse. This is what we are urged by Islam Prophet Mohamed, peace and blessings be upon him, as he married Mariah who was Copt." 5- Zoom out, the Cathedral in Cairo with Copts outside waiting to bid the last farewell to the body of the Pope
6- Various shots of Pope Shenouda III seated upright on a chair inside a room in the Church with a golden crown and formal attire, and prayers are held around him
7- Pan left, Saint Mark Cathedral in Cairo
8- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Archbishop Silwan al-Zekri:
"Although there were few tensions and strives during his life, we have seen today love shown by Copts, Muslims, leaders and ordinary people. All currents of society agreed on one thing: that Pope Shenouda was a great person. So, this will surely reflect on the peace of Egypt in the future." 9- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Copt man:
"The Muslims brothers are as sad as the Christians. All Muslim leaders expressed sadness. The Muslims offer condolences to us on phone, in the streets, at the Church, etc. There are Muslims who are present at the Church just like Copts." 10- Pan right, Saint Mark Cathedral in Cairo
11- Tilt down, a mosque in Cairo

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Tens of Thousands Gather at Church fo...
Wadi el-Nitrun, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
20 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 20, 2012

Tens of thousands of mourners of Copts gathered at Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo on Tuesday, March 20, for the funeral of the Coptic Orthodox Church’s leader Pope Shenouda III.

Security was tight, with dozens of police and armored vehicles positioned outside the Cathedral.

Pope Shenouda, who died on Saturday at the age of 88, promoted religious harmony, winning respect of the Muslim majority although the past few years witnessed a growth in sectarian tensions that he exerted a lot of efforts to contain them.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Archbishop Antonius Zarif:
"The most important principles left by the pope were love and tolerance. Even at times of crises related to national unity, he dealt with them with wisdom, love and tolerance. If love and tolerance preached by Pope Shenouda III prevail worldwide, I believe the whole world will live in peace."

Religious figures from several countries including a delegation of senior Catholics from the Vatican massed at the Orthodox Cathedral and priests prayed over Shenouda’s body which was lying in an open coffin with a golden miter upon his head.

Egypt’s Copts expressed their appreciation for the participation of the Muslims and their sympathy with Christians over the death of Pope Shenouda.

The man was considered a symbol for love, wisdom and tolerance.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Copt man at the Cathedral:
"Pope Shenouda was as dear as our eyes. We have come from furthest Upper Egypt to the Cathedral because of the death of Pope Shenouda. May he rest in peace! He was such a great saint. He was a blessing."

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Copt young man at the Cathedral:
"If we talked about the Pope all our life we wouldn’t give him his due. He was really our leader, guidance, godfather, and everything in our life."

SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Copt young man at the Cathedral:
"We appreciate the participation of our Muslim brothers. We are Egyptians. We're compassionate and kind people and we love one another. The issue of sectarian strife and suchlike things are baseless and they have no room in our hearts as Egyptians."

The prayers were led by Bishop Bakhomious, head of the Church of Bahaira, a district at the Nile Delta northern Cairo, who will temporally replace Shenouda for two months until a new leader is elected.

A delegation also from the ruling military council and several candidates for Egypt’s upcoming presidential elections attended the funeral.

Head of Egypt’s ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) Mohamed Hussein Tantawi declared Tuesday, March 20, as a national day of mourning over the death of Pope Shenouda III.

Following the funeral, the burial will take place at Wadi El-Natrun monastery in the desert northwest of Cairo according to the will of the late Pope.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 20, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 20, 2012
Length: 0:03:46
Video Size: 186 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1- Wide external shot, Saint Mark Cathedral in Cairo where the funeral is held
2- Wide shot, massive numbers of people and security men outside the Cathedral
3- Medium shot, army soldiers outside the Cathedral
4- Wide shot, an armored vehicle moving in the street amid crowds outside the Cathedral
5- Medium shot, a Copt enter the Cathedral showing the cross in his hand to guards to be admitted
6- Medium shot, a Copt holding a large poster of Pope
7- Various shots of Christians standing in front of a large monitor in the church yard watching preparation of the coffin of Pope Shenouda and the prayer service
8- Medium shot, a Copt walking in the Church yard holding a poster of the late pope
9- Wide shot, tens of thousands of Copts outside the Cathedral for the pope funeral
10- Various shots of crowds of people carrying the coffin of the pope to the ambulance
11- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Archbishop Antonius Zarif:
"The most important principles left by the pope were love and tolerance. Even at times of crises related to national unity, he dealt with them with wisdom, love and tolerance. If love and tolerance preached by Pope Shenouda III prevail worldwide, I believe the whole world will live in peace."
12- Long shot, a lady enter the Cathedral showing the cross in her hand to be admitted
13- Various shots of Copts raising posters of the pope
14- Various shots of Christians standing in front of a large monitor in the church yard watching preparation of the coffin of Pope Shenouda and the prayer service
15- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Copt man at the Cathedral:
"Pope Shenouda was as dear as our eyes. We have come from furthest Upper Egypt to the Cathedral because of the death of Pope Shenouda. May he rest in peace! He was such a great saint. He was a blessing." 16- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Copt young man at the Cathedral:
"If we talked about the Pope all our life we wouldn’t give him his due. He was really our leader, guidance, godfather, and everything in our life." 17- SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Copt young man at the Cathedral:
"We appreciate the participation of our Muslim brothers. We are Egyptians. We're compassionate and kind people and we love one another. The issue of sectarian strife and suchlike things are baseless and they have no room in our hearts as Egyptians."
18- Wide shot, massive number of security men in black uniform amid crowds of people outside the Cathedral
19- Wide shot, crowds outside the Cathedral
20- Various shots of Copts raising posters of the pope
21- Various shots of Christians standing in front of a large monitor in the church yard watching preparation of the coffin of Pope Shenouda and the prayer service
22- Wide shot, massive crowds outside the Cathedral
23- Wide external shot, a sad man waving farewell to the pope with the Cathedral minarets in the background

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Egyptian Pope Shenouda III Buried at ...
Wadi Al-Nitron, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
20 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 20, 2012

Pope Shenouda III, late head of Egypt's Orthodox Church, has been taken on Tuesday, March 20, to St. Bishoy Monastery at Wady al-Natron on Cairo-Alexandria desert road for burial.

His tomb was prepared and a massive number of Copts and priests were waiting for the arrival of his body to be buried at the monastery according to his will.

Thousands of Christians endured to make a trip to the monastery at the desert to bid the last farewell to the late pope.

They raised his posters and chanted statements like "Do not say the pope has died! He has just been taken to Heaven!" and words in Coptic language meaning "O God! Have mercy on him!"

Crowds of Copts tried to break into the monastery yard and some skirmishes rose up but the situation was contained by the massive numbers of army soldiers of Military Police who spread everywhere to secure the burial.
When the coffin arrived in an ambulance, the security men, as well as Copts and priests hurried to carry it to place the pope's body in the grave, amid sighs and tears of the attendees.

Egyptian Christians make up approximately 10% of the country’s 84.5-million population.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 20, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 20, 2012
Length: 0:03:29
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SHOTLIST:
1- Medium shot, a sign on the road with an arrow pointing to the way to St. Bishoy Monastery
2- Various external shots of St. Bishoy Monastery
3- Various shots inside the grave prepared for the late pope
4- Pan left, Coptic drawings on the dome-like ceiling of the grave
5- Zoom out, an old black-and-white portrait of Pope Shenouda at the entrance of the monastery grave
6- Various overview shots of crowds of Copts at the monastery
7- Various shots of skirmishes contained by the military police
8- Various shots of Copts raising posters of the late pope, chanting prayers for him
9- Various shots of the ambulance carrying the pope's coffin surrounded by a large number of army soldiers, Copts and priests
10- Various shots of the coffin taken to the tomb
11- Various shots of women and men shedding tears while the pope is being buried
12- Wide shot of crowds outside the the grave where the pope was buried

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Syrian Crisis the Focus of Arab Parli...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
21 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 21, 2012

Arab Parliament decided on its opening session of the first round held on Wednesday, March 21, at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo to support the international and regional efforts to end the ongoing violence in Syria.
Arab Parliament Speaker Ali Salem al-Diqbasi condemned the ongoing massacre of the Syrian regime against the civilians, stressing the importance of the Arab countries to deal more seriously and strictly with the Syrian crisis, noting that Arab countries must cut off any diplomatic ties with Syria.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Ali Salem al-Diqbasi, Arab Parliament Speaker:
"We support all relative international and regional efforts to provide all requirements of a political solution through opening a national dialogue that achieves to the Syrian people their right of change, democracy and a desirable regime. Third, we condemn the excessive bloody violence against Syrian cities and towns, rejecting bombing cities and endangering the lives of civilians. Fourth, we call for the protection of the Syrian people and maintaining their right of self-defense in the face of the killing and destruction machine, in a way preserving the sovereignty, independence and unity of the Syrian people." Al-Diqbasi demanded the Arab countries to reconsider its relations with Russia over its support for the Syrian regime and called for a national dialogue in favor of the Syrian people.
Representative of the Egyptian Parliament, dominated by Islamists, noted a change in the positions of both Russia and China concerning the Syrian issue, calling for an Arab- Iranian dialogue in an attempt to change the Iranian position as well.
For his part, Jordanian MP Mustafa Shneikat criticized the United States and the Arab countries calling for military interference in Syria and for arming the Syrian opposition.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Essam al-Erian, Deputy Arab Parliament Speaker, Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader:
"There is change in the Russian and the Chinese positions. If we approve the resolution of the parliament's political affairs and national security committee demanding Arab-Iranian dialogue, we hope we change the Iranian position too in favor of the Syrian people. We now hear from Russian and Chinese sources that they do not support anyone and that they support the right of the Syrian people."
SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Mustafa Shneikat, Jordanian MP:
"We support both parties in Syria: the Syrian land and the Syrian people. However, what has been going on lately is a threat to the Syrian people. US Secretary of State urges the opposition not to drop weapons. Moreover, there are Arab countries calling for arming the Syrian opposition. How come we provide weapons to the Syrian opposition? It means more killing of Syrians." Egyptian Islamist MP Essam al-Erian replaced Egypt's former deputy foreign minister Mustafa al-Fiki as Deputy Arab Parliament Speaker, winning one of the two deputy seats with 48 out of 63 votes.
The decision was announced during today’s session of the first round of this year's Arab Parliament meetings.
The Arab parliament is an advisory committee of the Arab League composed of representatives of all the League member states.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 21, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 21, 2012
Length: 0:02:59
Video Size: 148 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1- Wide external shot of the Arab League
2- Tilt down shot of flags of the Arab countries
3- Various shots of the first session of the meeting of the Arab Parliament
4- Various shots of the Arab parliamentarians during the meeting
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Ali Salem al-Diqbasi, Arab Parliament Speaker:
"We support all relative international and regional efforts to provide all requirements of a political solution through opening a national dialogue that achieves to the Syrian people their right of change, democracy and a desirable regime. Third, we condemn the excessive bloody violence against Syrian cities and towns, rejecting bombing cities and endangering the lives of civilians. Fourth, we call for the protection of the Syrian people and maintaining their right of self-defense in the face of the killing and destruction machine, in a way preserving the sovereignty, independence and unity of the Syrian people." 6- Various shots of Arab parliamentarians during the meeting
7- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Essam al-Erian, Deputy Arab Parliament Speaker, Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader:
"There is change in the Russian and the Chinese positions. If we approve the resolution of the parliament's political affairs and national security committee demanding Arab-Iranian dialogue, we hope we change the Iranian position too in favor of the Syrian people. We now hear from Russian and Chinese sources that they do not support anyone and that they support the right of the Syrian people."
8- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Mustafa Shneikat, Jordanian MP:
"We support both parties in Syria: the Syrian land and the Syrian people. However, what has been going on lately is a threat to the Syrian people. US Secretary of State urges the opposition not to drop weapons. Moreover, there are Arab countries calling for arming the Syrian opposition. How come we provide weapons to the Syrian opposition? It means more killing of Syrians." 9- Various shots of the meeting
10- Wide external shot of the Arab League headquarters

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Egypt Celebrates Mother's Day
Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
22 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 21, 2012

Egyptians are celebrating Mother’s Day on Wednesday, March 21, in the beginning of the spring season, to honor their mothers and express appreciation for them.
Egyptians frequented gift stores and florists' to buy gifts for their mothers to express love for them, show gratitude for all their love and support and make them feel special on such a special day.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egyptian little girl at a florist:
"Happy Mother's Day mom! You're the best woman in the world. You're the one who raised me and endeavored until I grew up." Egyptian kids wanted to show their mothers how much they loved them through simple flower bouquets and throw simple words they dedicated to their mothers on this occasion.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian little girl at a florist:
"Happy Mother's Day mom! You made me grew up, you brought me up and you suffered for me. Happy Mother's Day!" However, the picture was not that flowery on this day, as dozens of mothers of revolution martyrs gathered at a tent in the infamous Tahrir Square to lament the loss of their children and who would say to them on this day, "Happy Mother's Day mom".
Some fathers of young men martyred during January 25 Revolution went to Tahrir Square to express their grief for the great loss.
SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – A mother of one of the revolution martyrs:
"It's a big difference this year. But I want to tell you that we patiently say 'Praise be to Allah'. We can do nothing about it. What we could do is just to regard our son a trustee with the Lord. That's all." SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – A father looking at a poster of his martyred son and lamenting him:
"I wish the one who killed you shot you somewhere other than your heart, O my son! I would treat your injury but at least you would still be with me my son Ahmed! I don't say Ahmed anymore! Who else would say to me 'I love you dad'? Allah is sufficient for me and He is the Best Guardian. Allah is sufficient for me and He is the Best Guardian. Allah is sufficient for me and He is the Best Guardian… [Weeping]"
The idea of the Mother’s Day was introduced to Egypt by journalist Mustafa Amen in his book "Smiling America" 1943, yet it was first celebrated in Egypt in 1956.
Mother’s Day is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, yet most countries celebrate Mother’s Day on second Sunday of May.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 21, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 21, 2012
Length: 0:02:39
Video Size: 131 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1- Wide overview shot of Cairo and the River Nile
2- Various shots of flowers at a florist's
3- Various shots of school kids buying bouquets of flowers
4- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egyptian little girl at a florist:
"Happy Mother's Day mom! You're the best woman in the world. You're the one who raised me and endeavored until I grew up." Various shots at a florist's 5- Medium shot, a very little boy standing holding a rose in his hand
6- Close up, a punch of flowers
7- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian little girl at a florist:
"Happy Mother's Day mom! You made me grew up, you brought me up and you suffered for me. Happy Mother's Day!" 8- Various shots of dozens of mothers of revolution martyrs gathered at a tent in the infamous Tahrir Square
9- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – A mother of one of the revolution martyrs:
"It's a big difference this year. But I want to tell you that we patiently say 'Praise be to Allah'. We can do nothing about it. What we could do is just to regard our son a trustee with the Lord. That's all." 10- SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – A father looking at a poster of his martyred son and lamenting him:
"I wish the one who killed you shot you somewhere other than your heart, O my son! I would treat your injury but at least you would still be with me my son Ahmed! I don't say Ahmed anymore! Who else would say to me 'I love you dad'? Allah is sufficient for me and He is the Best Guardian. Allah is sufficient for me and He is the Best Guardian. Allah is sufficient for me and He is the Best Guardian… [Weeping]" 11- Various shots of Tahrir Square

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Representatives of Arab States Meet a...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
22 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 22, 2012

Arab states' permanent representatives to the Arab League started their meetings in Cairo on Thursday, March 22, in preparation for the upcoming Arab Summit in Baghdad, Iraq, end of this month.
Iraq's representative and meeting chairman Qais al-Azzawi praised the Arab states that ousted their longtime rulers and expressed full support to the Syrian people in their struggle for change and democracy.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Qais al-Azzawi, Iraq's representative and meeting chairman:
"We highly praise the Arab states that accomplished the mission of change and headed towards democracy through elections, enhancing the chances of building a new state and establishing the principles of law and social justice. We reaffirm our full support to the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people to freedom, rejection of the policy of one man rule, condemnation of acts of violence and killing and rejection of foreign interference to preserve the unity of Syria and the safety of its people."
Among the issues discussed in the preparatory meeting was the Arab-Israeli conflict, on which the meeting chairman reaffirmed support for the Palestinian people, noting that comprehensive peace will not be achieved unless Israel withdraw from all Palestinian occupied territories.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Qais al-Azzawi, Iraq's representative and meeting chairman:
"We also express out support to our Palestinian people in the city of Al-Quds (Jerusalem), which is subjected to violations and identity obliteration, particularly the blessed Aqsa Mosque. We announce our support to the results of Al-Quds conference held at Doha on February 26 and 27. We stress the necessity of reaching a fair solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict based on international legitimacy and the Arab Peace Initiative." Arab cooperation with regional and international blocs and the current situation of the Arab world were among the points discussed during the meeting.
The meeting discussed the agenda of the upcoming Arab Summit that will be held in Baghdad on March 29, preparing a report to be discussed by the Arab League council on the ministerial level in a preparatory meeting in Baghdad one day before the Arab Summit.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 22, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 22, 2012
Length: 0:02:59
Video Size: 148 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1- Tilt down, external shot of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
2- Various shots of the meeting of representatives of Arab states meet at Arab league in Cairo to prepare for Arab summit in Baghdad
3- Medium shots of the representatives of United Arab Emirates, Palestine, Iraq and Qatar
4- Medium shot, Iraq's representative and meeting chairman Qais al-Azzawi
5- Medium shot, representative of Kuwait
6- Medium shot of some representatives
7- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Qais al-Azzawi, Iraq's representative and meeting chairman:
"We highly praise the Arab states that accomplished the mission of change and headed towards democracy through elections, enhancing the chances of building a new state and establishing the principles of law and social justice. We reaffirm our full support to the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people to freedom, rejection of the policy of one man rule, condemnation of acts of violence and killing and rejection of foreign interference to preserve the unity of Syria and the safety of its people."
8- Various shots of the meeting and the chairman speaking
9- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Qais al-Azzawi, Iraq's representative and meeting chairman:
"We also express out support to our Palestinian people in the city of Al-Quds (Jerusalem), which is subjected to violations and identity obliteration, particularly the blessed Aqsa Mosque. We announce our support to the results of Al-Quds conference held at Doha on February 26 and 27. We stress the necessity of reaching a fair solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict based on international legitimacy and the Arab Peace Initiative." 10- Medium shot of some representatives during the meeting
11- Medium shot, Libya's representative
12- Wide shot of the meeting

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Egypt's Agriculture Ministry: 6,000 L...
Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
23 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 22, 2012

Egypt's Ministry of Agriculture said in its daily report on Thursday, March 22, that the outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) left at least 6,000 Livestock dead and 46,000 infected so far.
On the other hand, the FMD that spread throughout 25 governorates in Egypt threatens to prevail in North Africa and the Middle East causing a regional food security issue according to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Investors and livestock farm owners, as well as veterinarians, believe that the government is to blame because of neither practicing strict preventive measures at the early stage of the FMD appearance nor providing a vaccine for the disease.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Kamel Girgis, investor at the European Countryside farming project in Egypt:
"FMD is spreading and we resort to preventive means. We do not be negligent in raising the animals. We perform something like quarantine and we raise the animal quality at the same time. We also add Sodium bicarbonates to the water to prevent infection, cleaning the floors well. However, the effective vaccine hasn’t been provided by the state yet."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Mustafa Fahmy, veterinarian specialized in animal medicine and surgery:
"There should have been preventive measures, preventing transpiration among governorates and shutting off marketplaces. That should’ve been done two months ago! The government make decisions now when it's too late, which is useless. On the other hand, where is the role of vet quarantine authorities?"

However, medical sources said the country has recently started to produce local vaccine to contain the issue.
Some Egyptians are reluctant to eat meat due to the FMD issue, resorting to chicken and fish as alternatives, while others think the FMD outbreak is a rumor and they continue buying meat, particularly that supervised by the army vet units.
SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian butcher:
"The customers were afraid that the meat might be infected of the disease. They feared to buy it. Praise be to Allah, they started to buy from us because they trust us. The meat is very good and there is nothing wrong with it."

SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Egyptian woman outside the butchery:
"The meat is good but they made us afraid because of the FMD issue. Afterwards, the prices of chicken and fish rose."

SOUNDBITE 5 (Arabic) – Egyptian man outside the butchery:
"For me, I have no problem because I know that 75% of the livestock were slaughtered before the FMD appeared. On the other hand, the meat supervised by the army is trustworthy because the army has a vet unit that tests the meat and any food and they care for the good of the people and the country. They cannot harm the citizens." Unexpectedly, poultry and fish sellers complain lower sales although they are the safe alternative for concerned Egyptians. This is because merchants raised their prices as a consequence of the FMD.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 22, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 22, 2012
Length: 0:03:18
Video Size: 163 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1- Various external shots of Egypt's Ministry of Agriculture in Cairo
2- Various shots of a livestock farm at the Cairo-Alexandria desert road
3- Various shots of livestock at the farm
4- Various shots of dead animals thrown in a vast area outside the farm
5- Long shot outside the farm
6- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Kamel Girgis, investor at the European Countryside farming project in Egypt:
"FMD is spreading and we resort to preventive means. We do not be negligent in raising the animals. We perform something like quarantine and we raise the animal quality at the same time. We also add Sodium bicarbonates to the water to prevent infection, cleaning the floors well. However, the effective vaccine hasn’t been provided by the state yet." 7- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Mustafa Fahmy, veterinarian specialized in animal medicine and surgery:
"There should have been preventive measures, preventing transpiration among governorates and shutting off marketplaces. That should’ve been done two months ago! The government make decisions now when it's too late, which is useless. On the other hand, where is the role of vet quarantine authorities?"
8- Various shots of livestock at the farm
9- Pan right, a marketplace in Cairo
10- Various shots of a butchery
11- Various shots of animal meat displayed at the butchery
12- Various shots of a butcher chopping the meat
13- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian butcher:
"The customers were afraid that the meat might be infected of the disease. They feared to buy it. Praise be to Allah, they started to buy from us because they trust us. The meat is very good and there is nothing wrong with it." 14- SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Egyptian woman outside the butchery:
"The meat is good but they made us afraid because of the FMD issue. Afterwards, the prices of chicken and fish rose." 15- SOUNDBITE 5 (Arabic) – Egyptian man outside the butchery:
"For me, I have no problem because I know that 75% of the livestock were slaughtered before the FMD appeared. On the other hand, the meat supervised by the army is trustworthy because the army has a vet unit that tests the meat and any food and they care for the good of the people and the country. They cannot harm the citizens." 16- Various shots of the marketplace
17- Various shots of chicken displayed for sale at the marketplace
18- Various shots of women buying chicken
19- Medium shot of the marketplace

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New Fuel Crisis Hits Egypt's Traffic ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
23 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 23, 2012

Egypt is facing a fuel crisis for the second time since last January as petrol supplies dry up and long queues of cars snaked outside gas stations on the hope of leaving with a full tank amid fears of price hikes.
The queues have brought more traffic to Cairo’s notoriously busy streets, sparking incidents of road rage, according to press reports.
All types of petrol – 80, 90, 92 and the more expensive 95 – are reportedly in short supply. Some petrol stations have resorted to setting a 20-litre limit on all fuel purchases.
The reasons behind the shortage are not clear. Some people see that the government is not clear concerning the issue.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Zein El-Abdeen Abdel-Wahab, owner of gas station:
"There is a gas crisis. The government doesn't tell the truth. One representative needs to stand up and say, there is a problem and it will finish in a day or a week or a month or whatever time. But, the people don't trust the government anymore.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – worker at gas station:
The congestion in the gas stations is what causing the problem. But there are a few stations that don't have gas and that's causing a problem.
The government blames any shortfall on profiteers reselling subsidized fuel on the black market.
Many Egyptians, however, accuse the authorities of trying to cover up what they say is the government's mismanagement of dealing with the crisis.
SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – A man at a gas station:
I see that all the gas stations are stopped. There is no solar no gas all the cars wait from the night until the morning and they don't get gas. This is going to paralyze the whole country. They are paralyzing the country".

SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – A man at a gas station:
"I can't determine the main reason of the crisis. The presence of this many cars show that there is a problem. I don't have the solution. Officials have the solution". Egypt's Minister of Oil Abdallah Ghorab addressed Egypt's parliament lately and denied that there was a problem at the source, saying current shortages were being caused by distributors and lack of confidence by consumers, insisting that gas stocks are sufficient.
Ghorab also noted that the government pumps about 36,000 tons of diesel and 9,000 tons of petrol 80 per day which is enough to meet demands of people.
Minister of International Cooperation Fayza Abul Naga sought to calm fears, telling reporters at a press conference on Wednesday that the government has no intention of raising fuel prices.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 23, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 23, 2012
Length: 0:01:18
Video Size: 64.4 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of traffic in Cairo streets
2- Various shots of cars lined up outside gas stations to get gas
3- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Zein El-Abdeen Abdel-Wahab, owner of gas station:
"There is a gas crisis. The government doesn't tell the truth. One representative needs to stand up and say, there is a problem and it will finish in a day or a week or a month or whatever time. But, the people don't trust the government anymore.
4- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – worker at gas station:
The congestion in the gas stations is what causing the problem. But there are a few stations that don't have gas and that's causing a problem.
5- Pan left shot of people lined up at gas station
6- Medium shot of woman holding jerry cans at gas station
7- Wide shot of cars at gas stations
8- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – A man at a gas station:
I see that all the gas stations are stopped. There is no solar no gas all the cars wait from the night until the morning and they don't get gas. This is going to paralyze the whole country. They are paralyzing the country".
SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – A man at a gas station:
"I can't determine the main reason of the crisis. The presence of this many cars show that there is a problem. I don't have the solution. Officials have the solution". Various shots of signs at the gas station written on it "there are no 90 or 80, "types of petrol" 9- Various shots of cars at gas stations

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Egypt MPs Elect Constitution-Writing ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
24 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 24, 2012

A debatable session was held between Egypt’s two houses of parliament, the People's Assembly and the Shura Council on Saturday, March 24, for electing the 100 members of the committee that will be responsible for writing the country's new constitution.

Meanwhile, hundreds of people, mostly liberals and Copts, gathered outside Cairo International Conference Center, where the poll was held, amid intense security presence to protest against the legitimacy of the formation of the constitution-writing panel with 50% parliamentarians, voicing concern about Islamist domination of the new constitution.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mohamed Khattab, founding member of Union of Independents for Egypt:
"The constitution is for the next generations. So, all generations and ideologies should be represented. A single faction should not dominate writing the constitution. 50% of the panel cannot be parliamentarians, because they will also select the other 50% and of course they will not select someone against their vision."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian Copt:
"Everyone tries to protect themselves. The Islamists protect themselves through writing the constitution at our expense. This is not good at all. They should consider the rights of others. We elected them and supported them because they were oppressed and persecuted by the former regime, etc. So, they shouldn't ruin us once they get to power."

A number of MPs, political activists and revolutionary movements criticized the criteria on which the panel formation is based, fearing the country is heading towards a religious direction with Islamists having the upper hand in the parliament.

The protestors raised signs against domination of Egypt's constitution by a certain group, referring to Islamists, calling for a civil state and a constitutional panel representing all categories of the society.

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Protestor:
"The constitution is the dream of the Egyptian people. I wish it wouldn’t have privileges for a certain group of the people such as the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis. It shouldn’t also have any guarantees for the SCAF through constitutional articles protecting them against punishment or trial for the mistakes of the transitional period. There shouldn't be a central power for anyone writing the constitution."

Parliament Speaker Mohamed Saad al-Katatni announced last week that the 100-member committee will be composed of 50 parliamentarians and 50 figures from outside the parliament.

The liberal Egyptian Bloc, which includes three parties, withdrew from due to what they described as lack of proper criteria for the panel formation.

The protestors said the constitution-writing panel is the beginning of the end of January 25 Revolution.
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 24, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 24, 2012
Length: 0:02:54
Video Size: 143 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:

1- Medium external shot, large sign of Cairo International Conference Center
2- Various shots of protestors outside the Conference Center raising signs and shouting statements against the panel formation
3- Various shots of liberal parliamentarians, including famous liberal Amr Hamzawi, talking at a corridor outside the conference hall
4- Various shots of the voting process inside the conference hall
5- Medium shot, Parliament Speaker Mohamed Saad al-Katatni
6- Medium shot, a young man with a painted mask sitting on the ground and holding a sign expressing rejection
7- Various shots of the protest
8- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mohamed Khattab, founding member of Union of Independents for Egypt:
"The constitution is for the next generations. So, all generations and ideologies should be represented. A single faction should not dominate writing the constitution. 50% of the panel cannot be parliamentarians, because they will also select the other 50% and of course they will not select someone against their vision." 9- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian Copt:
"Everyone tries to protect themselves. The Islamists protect themselves through writing the constitution at our expense. This is not good at all. They should consider the rights of others. We elected them and supported them because they were oppressed and persecuted by the former regime, etc. So, they shouldn't ruin us once they get to power." 10- Various shots of MPs at the conference hall
11- Various shots of liberal and Islamist MPs leaving and walking at the corridor
12- Various shots of the protest amid intense security presence
13- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Protestor:
14- "The constitution is the dream of the Egyptian people. I wish it wouldn’t have privileges for a certain group of the people such as the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis. It shouldn’t also have any guarantees for the SCAF through constitutional articles protecting them against punishment or trial for the mistakes of the transitional period. There shouldn't be a central power for anyone writing the constitution."
15- Various shots of protestors outside the Conference Center raising signs and shouting statements against the panel formation

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Iranian, Chinese and Other Diplomats ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
25 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 24, 2012

Iranian diplomats along with ambassadors of other six states celebrated the Nowruz Festival on Saturday evening, March 24, for the first time in Egypt.

Ambassadors and diplomats of Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan jointly held the celebration in a big hotel in Cairo.

Ties between the mainly Sunni Muslim Egypt and predominantly Shiite Iran were severed in 1979 following Iran's Islamic Revolution and Egypt's peace treaty with and recognition of Israel. The relations improved since January 25 Revolution toppled Egypt's former regime in Feb 2011.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mojtaba Amani, Head of Iran's Interests Office in Cairo, Egypt:
"The relations are already existent. We're ambassadors of seven states sharing the Nowruz, besides some other countries. We are looking forward to more cooperation due to our shared cultures. None of these countries or those neighboring countries in the Arab region would want anything wrong for the other countries."

Other diplomats of other states also attended the celebration, including China's Ambassador to Egypt Song Aiguo who hoped that this happy feast brings nations together for more cooperation and enhanced relations.

SOUNDBITE 2 (English) - China's Ambassador to Egypt Song Aiguo:
"This is the first time for me to attend such a celebration of the Spring Festival, the celebration of Nowruz, in Egypt. I think it is a happy occasion to bring all those nations together. Now we're in the spring, in such a wonderful season. I think the spring will bring a lot of good things for the people of China, Egypt and those people celebrating this great event." In May, 2010, the United Nations announced March 21 as the International Nowruz Day.

The day is celebrated by more than 300 million people worldwide, marking the beginning of spring.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 24, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 24, 2012
Length: 0:02:24
Video Size: 119 MB
Language: Arabic and English
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of the ambassadors of participant countries receiving the guests
2. Tilt down, banner of the festival with flags of participant countries at the entrance of the celebration hall
3. Wide shot, guests at the celebration hall
4. Medium shot, Mojtaba Amani, Head of Iran's Interests Office in Cairo speaking during the celebrations
5. Various shots of guests talking and eating during the celebration
6. Various shots of a dance performance during the celebration
7. Medium shot, the open banquet at the celebration hall
8. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mojtaba Amani, Head of Iran's Interests Office in Cairo, Egypt:
"The relations are already existent. We're ambassadors of seven states sharing the Nowruz, besides some other countries. We are looking forward to more cooperation due to our shared cultures. None of these countries or those neighboring countries in the Arab region would want anything wrong for the other countries." 9. Medium shot, a dance performance during the celebration
10. Various shots of diplomats speaking during the celebration
11. Medium shot of guests
12. SOUNDBITE 2 (English) - China's Ambassador to Egypt Song Aiguo:
"This is the first time for me to attend such a celebration of the Spring Festival, the celebration of Nowruz, in Egypt. I think it is a happy occasion to bring all those nations together. Now we're in the spring, in such a wonderful season. I think the spring will bring a lot of good things for the people of China, Egypt and those people celebrating this great event."
13. Medium shot, ambassadors of participant states standing side by side
14. Close up, the cake
15. Medium shot, ambassadors holding the knife and cut the cake together and clapping

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Al-Ahly Fans Protest 'Poor' Sanctions...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
25 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 25, 2012

A massive rally of the ultras of Cairo's top soccer club Al-Ahly marched on Sunday, March 25, from the headquarters of Egypt's Football Association (EFA) to the parliament building in Cairo demanding retaliation for the recent soccer riot violence that killed at least 74 and injured hundreds early February.

The protestors harshly criticized what they described as the "poor" sanctions recently imposed by the EFA against Port Said's Al-Masry Club, represented in activity suspension for two seasons and suspension of the Port Said Stadium for three.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Sister of one of the soccer riot victims:
"I am sister of Mohamed [sigh] who was killed at Port Said massacre. The sanctions imposed on the Port Said club are not penalties. They are more like reconciliation after a fight. I demand that everyone gets their rights and that those who killed must be killed sooner or later."

EFA decided on Saturday, March 10, to halt the Premier League competitions that have been suspended since the bloody soccer riots and to hold instead a no-fan "Martyr Cup" competition on honor of the victims.

Al-Ahly fans and family members of riot victims are not satisfied with the decisions or the sanctions.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Brother of one of the soccer riot victims:
"I demand fair and real trial for the perpetrators. We need real system in this country because we don’t see any change. I want the right of my brother and the rights of the 74 people who were wrongfully killed. I want also those of Port Said to shut up so that we can get our rights."

The tragedy started on February 1st, after a soccer game between Al-Ahly and Al-Masry in Port Said city, where thousands of allegedly riotous fans stormed into the field after the game causing chaos and bloody confrontations, leaving 74 dead and hundreds wounded.

SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of a massive rally outside the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) headquarters in Cairo
2- Various shots of the rally with a very large sign reading "Our blood is not cheap! O Association of favoritism"
3- Various shots of the protestors marching while chanting statements against Port Said's Al-Masry club
4- Zoom out, thousands of protestors in the rally
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Sister of one of the soccer riot victims:
"I am sister of Mohamed [sigh] who was killed at Port Said massacre. The sanctions imposed on the Port Said club are not penalties. They are more like reconciliation after a fight. I demand that everyone gets their rights and that those who killed must be killed sooner or later." 6- Various shots of the massive rally marching towards Egypt's parliament
7- Various shots of protestors written on the back of their shirts "I am one of Al-Ahly fans and I am proud of it"
8- Various shots of protestors outside the parliament
9- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Brother of one of the soccer riot victims:
"I demand fair and real trial for the perpetrators. We need real system in this country because we don’t see any change. I want the right of my brother and the rights of the 74 people who were wrongfully killed. I want also those of Port Said to shut up so that we can get our rights." 10- Various shots of the soccer riot tragedy at Port Said Stadium (archive, Feb 1)
11- Tilt down, the main gate of Al-Masry Stadium at Port Said, where the riots took place, with crowds outside the stadium (archive)
12- Various shots of the aftermath of the riots at the stadium seats with blood spots on the seats and the ground (archive)
13- Various shots of many pairs of shoes at stadium exit where the tragedy took place (archive)

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Egypt Interior Minister Honors Police...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
25 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 25, 2012

Egypt's Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim handed medals and appreciation certificates to 85 families of 2011 police who have died in a ceremony held on Sunday, March 25, in Cairo.

The Interior Minister commended the national role of the deceased police officers and security men who sacrificed their lives for the security of their nation.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim:
"The state honors the police martyrs by granting them medals, which is considered an appreciation for them and indication of the state's care for them and understanding of their positive national role in confronting the elements of evil that are still spreading corruption. However, we're still persistent on confronting them all until we achieve stability, Allah willing."

On the other hand, Ibrahim reaffirmed complete rejection of the calls for "police purification", represented in demands of dismissals of police leaderships, particularly those believed to be too old or too connected to the former regime.

Ibrahim yet assured that the ministry is undergoing a process of police restructure to enhance the authority's efficiency.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim:
"Police purification is rejected by the leadership, officers and security men of the Ministry of Interior. We're working on the police restructure. We cannot dismiss leadership over night from an authority representing the state's sovereignty and backbone. We said that the officers doing jobs that can be done by civilians could be replaced with civilian and use the officers in security tasks. However, civilians should work under police leadership due to the relevance of their work to security, such as the Passport Authority."

The Interior Minister also talked about the controversial issue of soccer violence in Port Said that killed at least 74 early February and said that Egypt's Football Association (EFA) imposed the slightest sanctions on Port Said's Al-Masry, causing more anger and dissatisfaction of Al-Ahly Ultras, particularly the family members of victims.

He reaffirmed that the police authority is restoring its role and is persistent on maintaining the country's stability.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 25, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 25, 2012
Length: 0:02:50
Video Size: 140 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Medium shot, flag of Egypt and flag with logo of Interior Ministry
2. Medium shot, logo of Interior Ministry
3. Close up, a board with photos of police who have died, reading on top "Police Martyrs 2011"
4. Various shots of Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim handing over medals and certificates of appreciations to family members of police martyrs
5. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim:
"The state honors the police martyrs by granting them medals, which is considered an appreciation for them and indication of the state's care for them and understanding of their positive national role in confronting the elements of evil that are still spreading corruption. However, we're still persistent on confronting them all until we achieve stability, Allah willing."
6. Various shots of the attendees
7. Tilt up, a woman holding a photo of her martyred son
8. Various shots of the attendees
9. Medium shot, Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim handing over medals and certificates of appreciations to family members of police martyrs
10. Pan right of the attendees
11. Medium shot, a board with photos of police martyrs
12. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim:
"Police purification is rejected by the leadership, officers and security men of the Ministry of Interior. We're working on the police restructure. We cannot dismiss leadership over night from an authority representing the state's sovereignty and backbone. We said that the officers doing jobs that can be done by civilians could be replaced with civilian and use the officers in security tasks. However, civilians should work under police leadership due to the relevance of their work to security, such as the Passport Authority."
13. Various shots of a press conference held by Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim
14. Various shots of Interior Minister leaving after the press conference

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Egyptian Activists Meet Chinese Ambas...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
26 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 26, 2012

A delegation of the Egyptian Initiative to Support the Syrian Revolution, comprising political activists and party leaders, held talks on Monday, March 26, with China's Ambassador to Egypt Song Aiguo on China's official position on the Syrian crisis.

The media was prevented from covering the meeting, but the initiative members told reporters after the meeting that the Chinese Ambassador reaffirmed China's keenness on ending the ongoing violence in Syria, support for the mission of UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan, encouragement of dialogue and political solution for the Syrian crisis and rejection of foreign interference in the Syrian issue.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Basel Adel, liberal parliamentarian, Free Egyptians Party:
"We told the Chinese Ambassador that we as Egyptians are against the violence in Syria and against the regime of Bashar al-Assad. We support any initiative at the moment but at the same time we demand pressure on the regime of Bashar al-Assad to stop the violence. It is unreasonable that the whole world is talking about initiatives while violence and bloodshed are continuing and inhabited towns are being hit by mortar shells."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Essam Shiha, Attorney, member of Al-Wafd Party:
"It's been a specific meeting that aims to push the Chinese government to exercise pressure on the Syrian government to stop the bloodshed in Syria, to provide assistance, to cooperate with the UN and to not use the Veto. We understand the Chinese position the rejects foreign interference in Syria because China is concerned that such interference leads to a sectarian fight inside Syria."

Members of the Egyptian Initiative to Support the Syrian Revolution held a similar meeting on Monday, March 19, with Russia's Ambassador to Egypt Serge Kerbetchenko over the Russian position on the Syrian crisis.

They said after the meeting that Russia also expressed support for a peaceful political solution in Syria and that Russia exercised pressure on the Syrian regime to cooperate with Annan.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 26, 2012 [and archive]
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 26, 2012
Length: 0:01:53
Video Size: 93.4 MB
Language: Arabic
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Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:

1- Long shot, members of the Egyptian Initiative to Support the Syrian Revolution coming out of China's Embassy headquarters in Cairo after the meeting
2- Wide shot, initiative members outside China's Embassy after the meeting
3- Close up, sign of China's Embassy in Cairo
4- Various shots of the initiative members outside China's Embassy headquarters in Cairo after the meeting
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Basel Adel, liberal parliamentarian, Free Egyptians Party:
"We told the Chinese Ambassador that we as Egyptians are against the violence in Syria and against the regime of Bashar al-Assad. We support any initiative at the moment but at the same time we demand pressure on the regime of Bashar al-Assad to stop the violence. It is unreasonable that the whole world is talking about initiatives while violence and bloodshed are continuing and inhabited towns are being hit by mortar shells." 6- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Essam Shiha, Attorney, member of Al-Wafd Party:
"It's been a specific meeting that aims to push the Chinese government to exercise pressure on the Syrian government to stop the bloodshed in Syria, to provide assistance, to cooperate with the UN and to not use the Veto. We understand the Chinese position the rejects foreign interference in Syria because China is concerned that such interference leads to a sectarian fight inside Syria." 7- Wide external shot of the Russian Embassy in Cairo
8- Medium shot, the Russian flag at the the Russian Embassy in Cairo
9- Close up, a sign at the Russian Embassy in Cairo reading "Embassy of the Russian Federation"
10- Various shots of the meeting of members of the Egyptian Initiative to Support the Syrian Revolution and Russian Ambassador to Cairo Serge Kerbetchenko

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

Cairo, Egypt | March 27, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 27, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 27, 2012
Length: 0:02:54
Video Size: 144 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

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

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Sudan Army Spokesman Condemns SPLA Ag...
Khartoum, Sudan
By Video Cairo Sat
27 Mar 2012

Khartoum, Sudan | March 27, 2012

Sudanese army official spokesman, Colonel Al-Sawarmi Khaled Saad, told reporters on Tuesday, March 27, that the Sudanese Armed Forces are in full control of the disputable area of Heglig, condemning what he described as "wrongful aggression" of the Southern Sudanese troops at the borders.
Saad told reporters at the headquarters of Sudan's Ministry of Defense in Khartoum that the area is completely free from any troops of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) or the rebels contrary to what some media said.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Sudan's Armed Forces Official Spokesman, Colonel Al-Sawarmi Khaled Saad:
"We believe it is a wrongful aggression within our borders and inside our lands in the area of Heglig, which is not a disputable area. In terms of demarcation and it not controversial that it follows the 1956 northern borders. We confirm that the Armed Forces completely control this area, Heglig, and that there are not any troops there who belong to Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) or rebels in this area. The Armed Forces are in full control of the area contrary to what some media said that it's controlled by South Sudan, which is baseless and incorrect. This area is 100% northern and its belonging to Sudan has never been disputed."

The official statement comes a day after clashes broke out between the armed forces of Sudan and South Sudan in disputed border regions, although Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir is due to meet his southern counterpart Salva Kiir on April 3 in the southern capital Juba in an attempt to resolve the disputes between the two countries.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 27, 2012
Shooting Location: Khartoum, Sudan
Publishing Time: March 27, 2012
Length: 0:02:03
Video Size: 102 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot, reporters and cameramen outside Sudanese Ministry of Defense
2. Various shots of Sudan's Armed Forces Official Spokesman, Colonel Al-Sawarmi Khaled Saad
3. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Sudan's Armed Forces Official Spokesman, Colonel Al-Sawarmi Khaled Saad:
"We believe it is a wrongful aggression within our borders and inside our lands in the area of Heglig, which is not a disputable area. In terms of demarcation and it not controversial that it follows the 1956 northern borders. We confirm that the Armed Forces completely control this area, Heglig, and that there are not any troops there who belong to Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) or rebels in this area. The Armed Forces are in full control of the area contrary to what some media said that it's controlled by South Sudan, which is baseless and incorrect. This area is 100% northern and its belonging to Sudan has never been disputed." 4. Various shots of Southern Sudanese troops at a northern-southern bordering area
5. Various shots of a town in the border area of Sudan's South Kordofan state
6. Wide shot, a vehicle at the town with the flag of South Sudan in the background

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

Cairo, Egypt | March 27, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Egypt Constitution Panel Holds First ...
Cairo, Egypt
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28 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 28, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sudan Parliament Holds Emergency Hear...
Khartoum, Sudan
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28 Mar 2012

Khartoum, Sudan | March 28, 2012

Sudan's National Assembly held an emergency hearing session on Wednesday, March 28, on the relations with South Sudan in light of the recent border conflict, particularly at the area of Heglig.
Interior Minister Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamed reaffirmed that Sudan was keen on maintaining good relations with South Sudan due to their shared history and more than 2,000-kilometer borders, adding that Sudan would not be silent to the threats to its security.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Sudanese Interior Minister Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamed:
"There can't be good neighboring and relations without security between the two countries. We hope that South Sudan return to their right mind because this is for their own good. Now there is famine in the South. There is a civil war in the South. They shut off their oil resources. I believe they have no way out except by having good relations with the North."

Sudanese officials expressed condemn of the recent aggressions of South Sudan army at the borders and their alleged support of the rebels in Southern Kordofan and the Blue Nile.
Sudanese Deputy Parliament Speaker Mohamed Hassan al-Amin said there would be no peace with South Sudan unless the latter halted aggression.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Sudanese Deputy Parliament Speaker Mohamed Hassan al-Amin:
"We consider stopping aggressions a basic thing. We cannot accept the support of the government of South Sudan for the rebels in Southern Kordofan and the Blue Nile. We don’t accept the presence of South Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) troops in the lands of Sudan. We consider this as daring interference in the Sudanese affairs. Therefore, there will not be permanent peace unless these acts are stopped."

Clashes broke out Monday between the armed forces of Sudan and South Sudan in disputed border regions, raising doubts about the anticipated meeting between the leaders of the two countries, Omar Hassan al-Bashir and Salva Kiir, scheduled for April 3.

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Shooting Dateline: March 28, 2012
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1. Wide external shot of the Sudanese National Assembly headquarters in Khartoum
2. Close up, sign reading "the National Assembly" at the Sudanese National Assembly headquarters in Khartoum
3. Medium shot, banner of the session reading "The National Assembly, Foreign Affairs Committee, Hearing on the Relation with the South Sudan"
4. Various shots of the National Assembly emergency session on the relation with South Sudan amid recent border conflict
5. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Sudanese Interior Minister Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamed:
"There can't be good neighboring and relations without security between the two countries. We hope that South Sudan return to their right mind because this is for their own good. Now there is famine in the South. There is a civil war in the South. They shut off their oil resources. I believe they have no way out except by 0having good relations with the North."
6. Various shots of the hearing session and the attendees
7. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Sudanese Deputy Parliament Speaker Mohamed Hassan al-Amin:
"We consider stopping aggressions a basic thing. We cannot accept the support of the government of South Sudan for the rebels in Southern Kordofan and the Blue Nile. We don’t accept the presence of South Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) troops in the lands of Sudan. We consider this as daring interference in the Sudanese affairs. Therefore, there will not be permanent peace unless these acts are stopped." 8. Zoom in, Sudanese Interior Minister Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamed and Sudanese Deputy Parliament Speaker Mohamed Hassan al-Amin outside the hall after the session is over
9. Various shots of attendees leaving

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Egypt Interior and Oil Ministers Hold...
Cairo, Egypt
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29 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 28, 2012

Egypt's Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim and Petroleum Minister Abdullah Ghorab held a joint press conference on Wednesday, March 28, clarifying the situation regarding the country's security conditions and the ongoing fuel crisis.
Egyptian Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said that he was ready to clear Tahrir Square if the parliament asked him to and if the political forces approved that those remaining at the Square were not revolutionaries but only thugs.
He added that the crime rate has greatly decreased to the point that he didn’t receive any reports of car robberies or kidnappings nationwide for about three or four days.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim:
"There is retreat in the accidents horrifying the citizens, such as car robbery, kidnapping and ordinary murders. We made a study comparing December to January, January to February and February to March. Why do we do that? It is to know if we're going on the right direction and if the procedures of the work plan are going well. I found out that, praise be to Allah, the plan is going well and there's crime retreat."

Ibrahim noted that within fifteen days only, the ministry confiscated 326 weapons, apprehended 178 escaped prisoners, discovered 45 gangs and foiled the smuggling of two million tons of fuel, stressing that the police succeeded to restore security at the Egyptian streets by more than 60%.
For his part, Oil Minister Abdullah Ghorab said that the country provides the market with 38,000 tons of gasoline and diesel every day, admitting that the issue lies in improper distribution.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Oil Minister Abdullah Ghorab:
"I pump 38,000 tons of fuel to the market every day. This is published by the Petroleum Authority on daily basis, including what's local and what's imported, mentioning the name of the ship. I read this statement in the newspapers and online. So, this number is real and disputable. I said that the issue has to do with distribution. We admit that there's shortcoming in distribution that we want to discuss further."

Ghorab stressed that illegal export of subsidized gasoline as solvents was part of the issue, besides the too old petroleum refineries requiring reparation and development.
He added that Egypt produces about 700,000 barrels of oil per day, which he described as very good and greater than the production of previous years.

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1- Various shots of the joint press conference of Egypt's Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim and Petroleum Minister Abdullah Ghorab
2- Various shots of the reporters and attendees
3- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim:
"There is retreat in the accidents horrifying the citizens, such as car robbery, kidnapping and ordinary murders. We made a study comparing December to January, January to February and February to March. Why do we do that? It is to know if we're going on the right direction and if the procedures of the work plan are going well. I found out that, praise be to Allah, the plan is going well and there's crime retreat." 4- Various shots of the joint press conference
5- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Oil Minister Abdullah Ghorab:
"I pump 38,000 tons of fuel to the market every day. This is published by the Petroleum Authority on daily basis, including what's local and what's imported, mentioning the name of the ship. I read this statement in the newspapers and online. So, this number is real and disputable. I said that the issue has to do with distribution. We admit that there's shortcoming in distribution that we want to discuss further." 6- Various shots of the joint press conference

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Sudan Army Reaffirms Full Control of ...
Heglig, Sudan
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29 Mar 2012

Heglig, Sudan | March 29, 2012

Sudanese army reaffirmed Thursday, March 29, its full control of the disputed bordering area of Heglig and the retreat of Southern Sudanese troops after recent clashes between the two sides.
Sudan army leaders inspected the area, where damaged and burning vehicles and tanks, besides dead bodies of some soldiers of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLA) of South Sudan could be seen.
Sudanese officials asserted that things have returned back to normal in the area.
Meanwhile, the UN Security Council announced that the leader of Sudan and South Sudan would meet soon in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for negotiations over their outstanding issues.
The Security Council called on both sides for more self-control to pave the way for successful negotiations.
Clashes between Sudan and South Sudan erupted in bordering areas on Monday, March 26, and extended to the oil-rich border area of Heglig on Tuesday, although a meeting between Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and his Southern counterpart Salva Kiir was scheduled for April 3.

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1. Various shots of the arrival of Sudanese army leaders in Heglig in a plane
2. Various shots of damaged and burning vehicles, tanks in Heglig
3. Various shots of Sudanese troops in the area
4. Various shots of the Sudanese troops raising weapons and saying "Allah is the Greatest" as a sign of victory
5. Various shots of a dead body of one of the South Sudan army
6. Various shots of oil factory in Heglig and the workers and employees there and in the control room

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Muslim Brotherhood Dissident Aboul-Fo...
Cairo, Egypt
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29 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 29, 2012

Muslim Brotherhood dissident member and Presidential hopeful Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh held a press conference on Thursday, March 29, outside the headquarters of the Supreme Commission for Presidential Elections after he officially submitted his candidacy papers with about 40,000 signatures of supporters who gave him power-of-attorney to run for the post.

The motto of Aboul-Fotouh's presidential campaign is “Egypt, the Dignity”.
Aboul-Fotouh, who was dismissed from the Muslim Brotherhood for his announcement of running for president, said that Egypt would never be ruled by a pharaoh again, referring to former president Hosni Mubarak's longtime rule.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Presidential Candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh:
"We do not say mere theoretical words. Our statements are based on experts and specialists, because Egypt will not be governed by a president who claims understanding of everything anymore. The role of Egypt's coming president will be mainly the preservation of national independency and the respect of specialists and experts in their fields, protecting them and pushing them for the service of this nation."

Aboul-Fotouh said that he would do his best to make Egypt a strong and free country, raise the people's standard of living and get the rights of revolution martyrs.

He warned against electoral fraud and vote buying in the upcoming presidential elections, scheduled for May 23 and 24, to ensure the new president reflects the free will of the people after January 25 Revolution.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Presidential Candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh:
"Election of a new president is a national project that represents a crossroads for Egypt. The enemies of this revolution want to tamper with this project and trade with political money to buy the will of Egyptians. However, the dignity of Egyptians rejects selling their will for money."

Aboul-Fotouh, noted that his presidential program depends mainly on two parts which are education and medical care as it is the right of all Egyptians to enjoy proper education and healthcare, promising to work hard, if elected, to resolve the issue of unemployment from 15% to 6%.

He also touched on the security issue, saying that it is his main priorities to reform the Interior Ministry and to restore security.

Aboul-Fotouh, 61, a former Muslim Brotherhood Guidance Bureau member, was recently expelled from the Islamist group because of running for presidential elections as the group has committed to not fielding a candidate for the presidency and has forbidden its members from running independently.

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Shooting Dateline: March 29, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 29, 2012
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1- Wide shot of the headquarters of High Judicial Elections Commission, people gathering in the outside
2- Various shots of supporters of presidential hopeful Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh raising posters for him
3- Various shots of Aboul-Fotouh speaking to reporters amid presence of his supporters
4- Various shots of the supporting campaign for Aboul-Fotouh
5- Various shots of supporters of Aboul-Fotouh
6- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Presidential Candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh:
"We do not say mere theoretical words. Our statements are based on experts and specialists, because Egypt will not be governed by a president who claims understanding of everything anymore. The role of Egypt's coming president will be mainly the preservation of national independency and the respect of specialists and experts in their fields, protecting them and pushing them for the service of this nation." 7- Various shots of supporters of Aboul-Fotouh , gathering and raising posters for him
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9- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Presidential Candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh:
"Election of a new president is a national project that represents a crossroads for Egypt. The enemies of this revolution want to tamper with this project and trade with political money to buy the will of Egyptians. However, the dignity of Egyptians rejects selling their will for money."
10- Various shots of supporters of Aboul-Fotouh

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Lebanese PM Mikati Says Lebanon Won’t...
Lebanon
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29 Mar 2012

Beirut, Lebanon | March 29, 2012

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Thursday, March 29, during the second regional conference of the Lebanese Army Research and Strategies Studies Center, that Lebanon would not change its disassociation and self-distance policy on the developments in Syria.
He stressed that Lebanon's positions has been clear from the very beginning, respecting the peoples' aspirations for freedom and democracy, without interfering in their domestic affairs.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Lebanese PM Najib Mikati:
“Lebanon’s position from what is happening was clear and firm in respecting people’s aspirations for freedom and for regimes that will realize their demands without interfering in their domestic affairs, because we wish for them stability and prosperity as we wish for our country. No one will succeed in luring us into changing our disassociation policy be it internally or externally, as well as the pressures don’t affect us that could be practiced upon us politically, economically and security whether internally or externally." Mikati expressed his wish that Syria would overcome the ongoing crisis and restore its role as a strong Arab nation, particularly in the face of "the Israeli enemy" and its aggressions against the Palestinian people.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Lebanese PM Najib Mikati: "Our policies set a framework for us in dealing with the situation in Syria and made us decide to distance ourselves from what's going on in Syria, for which we wish all the best and stability and hope it overcomes its crisis with the unity of its people and land until it restores its role among the Arab countries, especially in the face of the Israeli enemy, which still occupies a dear Arab land, displaces the dear Palestinian people and practices all kinds of torture, murder and displacement against them."

Mikati said he was confident that the Arab region, which had witnessed and overcome greater challenges throughout history, would be able to adapt to the new reality and interact with the new changes and developments.

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Shooting Dateline: March 29, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
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1- Various shots of the second regional conference of the Lebanese Army Research and Strategies Studies Center
2- Wide shot of the attendees
3- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Lebanese PM Najib Mikati:
“Lebanon’s position from what is happening was clear and firm in respecting people’s aspirations for freedom and for regimes that will realize their demands without interfering in their domestic affairs, because we wish for them stability and prosperity as we wish for our country. No one will succeed in luring us into changing our disassociation policy be it internally or externally, as well as the pressures don’t affect us that could be practiced upon us politically, economically and security whether internally or externally." 4- Various shots of the conference
5- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Lebanese PM Najib Mikati:
"Our policies set a framework for us in dealing with the situation in Syria and made us decide to distance ourselves from what's going on in Syria, for which we wish all the best and stability and hope it overcomes its crisis with the unity of its people and land until it restores its role among the Arab countries, especially in the face of the Israeli enemy, which still occupies a dear Arab land, displaces the dear Palestinian people and practices all kinds of torture, murder and displacement against them." 6- Various shots of the conference and the attendees

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Former Mubarak's Opponent Ayman Nour ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
29 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 29, 2012

Egyptian politician Ayman Nour, Mubarak's opponent in 2005 elections, announced on Thursday, March 29, running for presidential elections and that he would officially present his candidacy papers to the Presidential Elections Commission next Friday.

Nour, who heads Al-Ghad Party that changed its name to Ghad al-Thawra Party after the revolution, had been banned from political life since he was imprisoned on fraud charges to form party in 2005.

Egyptian law bans any candidates with a criminal record from running for president. However, the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Force (SCAF) gave him an official pardon on Wednesday, March 28, to return to the political field.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Politician, lawyer and presidential hopeful Ayman Nour:
"The decision can be considered among those produced by January 25 Revolution. It was normal after the revolution that the falsifications and shameful and oppressive conditions imposed by the former regime and its leadership would change."

Nour expressed gratefulness for the SCAF who made the decision and for all those parliamentarians and presidential candidates who demanded his return for the political life.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Politician, lawyer and presidential hopeful Ayman Nour:
"A large number of parliamentarians, about 150 MPs, submitted a request of pardon, in addition to some presidential candidates including Hazem Salah Abou Ismail, Hamdinne Sabbahi, Mansour Hassan who charis the advisory council, Amr Moussa and Bothaina Kamel."

Nour, 48, considered the decision as late, because it is required for any one run for president to get either 30,000 signatures of supporters from fifteen different governorates, the signatures of 30 parliamentarians or to be registered as a party candidate before April 8, which is the deadline for candidacy registration.

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Shooting Dateline: March 29, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
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SHOTLIST:
1- Banner of Al-Ghad Party
2- Close up, banner of Al-Ghad Party
3- Various shots of Ayman Nour being received by warm welcome from the party members
4- Various shots Nour during the press conference
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Politician, lawyer and presidential hopeful Ayman Nour:
"The decision can be considered among those produced by January 25 Revolution. It was normal after the revolution that the falsifications and shameful and oppressive conditions imposed by the former regime and its leadership would change."
6- Various shots of Nour speaking during the press conference
7- Various shots of the press conference and the attendees
8- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Politician, lawyer and presidential hopeful Ayman Nour:
"A large number of parliamentarians, about 150 MPs, submitted a request of pardon, in addition to some presidential candidates including Hazem Salah Abou Ismail, Hamdinne Sabbahi, Mansour Hassan who charis the advisory council, Amr Moussa and Bothaina Kamel." 9- Various shots of Nour speaking during the press conference
10- Various shots of the press conference
11- Medium shot, flag of Egypt and flag of Al-Ghad Party
12- Various shots of crowds of the party members greeting Ayman Nour and welcoming him back after the conference

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Palestinians in Lebanon Commemorate E...
Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
31 Mar 2012

South Lebanon | March 30, 2012

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, shared by some Lebanese supporters, commemorated the Earth Day on Friday, March 30, by marching to the Southern Lebanese areas bordering Israel in what is referred to as the Global March to Jerusalem (GMJ), a symbolic march to protest the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and its attempts of ethnic cleansing and Judaization of the holy city.
Palestinian flags side by side with Lebanese ones could be seen everywhere at the Lebanese side of the southern borders with Israel, with a large banner in the background reading, “All world peoples want to liberate Al-Quds (Jerusalem) – Global March to Jerusalem - Lebanon”.
Hundreds of Palestinian refugees of all ages commemorated the day as a loud cry to the whole world to pay attention to their cause, while Israeli armored vehicles went back and forth to secure the borders.
The Lebanese army limited the march to a further point from the Israeli borders to avoid clashes between Palestinian refugees and Israeli border troops like the ones that took place last year and resulted in Palestinian victims.
A number of Arab and world capital cities shared the Palestinians their global march to express solidarity with them and support for their cause.

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Shooting Dateline: March 30, 2012
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1- Medium shot, a large banner reading, “All world peoples want to liberate Al-Quds (Jerusalem) – Global March to Jerusalem - Lebanon”.
2- Medium shot, Lebanese and Palestinian flags
3- Various shots of Palestinians at an area between the Israeli-Lebanese borders raising flags of Palestine
4- Various shots of boys and girls raising Palestinian flags at the borders and barbed wires can be seen
5- Various shots of Israeli armored vehicles going back and forth at the Israeli border side
6- Various shots of Palestinian young women chanting statements against Israel
7- Various shots of young men on top of a mount overlooking the borders

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Nasrallah Says Syrian Regime Won’t Fa...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
31 Mar 2012

Beirut, Lebanon | March 30, 2012

Hezbollah's Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah urged on a televised speech on Friday, March 30, Lebanese political forces which bet on the topple of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's regime to reconsider their calculations as the Syrian regime won't fall.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah:
"Betting on military intervention to topple the regime is a losing bet and has large burdens. It will lead to more bloodshed, more victims and more human and material losses". Nasrallah also warned against arming the opposition, noting that only three or four countries support such an option. He added that only the political solution could resolve the crisis in Syria.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah:
"There is only one solution which is the political solution through dialogue and reform. There is no other way out of it".

During his speech in the occasion of the inauguration of As-Sayyeda Zaynab Hall, Nasrallah also addressed the developments at Bahrain, saying that there is a real tragedy. The opposition has not resorted to violence and it is being killed on a daily basis by the security forces and that civilized countries do not resort to such means.

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Shooting Dateline: March 30, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: March 30, 2012
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1- Various shots of the audience and one introducing the appearance of Nasrallah
2- Wide shot, Nasrallah starts appearing on a screen and the audience standing and cheering "We're at your service Nasrallah!"
3- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah:
"Betting on military intervention to topple the regime is a losing bet and has large burdens. It will lead to the more bloodshed, more victims and more human and material loses". 4- Various shots of the audience listening to Nasrallah’s televised speech
5- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah:
6- "There is only one solution which is the political solution through dialogue and reform. There is no way out other it".
7- Various shots of the audience listening to Nasrallah’s televised speech
8- Medium shot of Nasrallah concluding his speech
9- Wide shot of the attendees leaving the place

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Lebanese President Meets with Iranian...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
31 Mar 2012

Beirut, Lebanon | March 31, 2012

President Michel Suleiman and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri met on Friday, March 30 with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hussein Amir Abdollahian where Iranian senior official reiterated Iran’s support for the resistance in Lebanon and Palestine until all Arab territories have been liberated from Israeli occupation.
Abdollahian discussed with Suleiman the developments in the region. He also handed Suleiman a letter from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad confirming Iran’s permanent support for Lebanon in various fields and at all levels.
Abdollahian said that he had discussed with Lebanese officials means of cooperation between the two countries and renewed Iran’s offer to help improve electricity supply in Lebanon.
It was also reported that Abdollahian met with Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah and held talks with him also over the developments of the events in Lebanon and the Arab region according to a statement released by Hezbollah’s media office.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 30, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: March 31, 2012
Length: 0:00:54
Video Size: 41.3 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Medium shot of the Lebanese flag
2. Wide shot of the presidential palace
3. Wide shot of the meeting of the Lebanese President Michel Suleiman with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hussein Amir Abdollahian
4. Medium shots of Lebanese President reading the message that Iranian officials delivering for him from the Iranian President
5. Medium shot of Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hussein Amir Abdollahian
6. Various shots of the meeting
7. Various shots of traffic downtown Beirut

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Ahly Ultras Continue Sit-in Outside P...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
31 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 30, 2012

Hundreds of Ultras Ahlawy members, Al-Ahly soccer team’s fan club, continued a sit-in for the seventh day on Friday, March 30, in front of the Egyptian parliament, demand swift trials for those involved in the Port Said football massacre and a suspension of sports activities in the country pending retribution for the martyrs.

Protestors are calling for the fair rights of the victims and punishment for those responsible of the violence took place, killing at least 75 and wounded hundreds. Protestors set up tents outside the parliament area, stressing that their sit-in will continue until they get back the rights of the soccer riots victims.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Egyptian citizen:
"Their demands are legitimate. These demands are for the rights of all Egypt's martyrs since the revolution erupted against the deposed Hosni Mubarak".

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Egyptian citizen:
"I'm not going to leave the set-in and go back to my home until we get back the rights of the martyrs". Ultras Ahlawy protestors demanded harsher sanctions against Port Said's Al-Masry team denouncing the penalties issued by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) against Port Said's Al-Masry team. Protestors see that the sanctions imposed on Al-Masry aren't enough to retrieve the rights of the martyrs and there is no justification for the EFA's decision to impose penalties on our team.

Protestors said that they were waiting to see the reaction of those in power concerning the rights of the victims of the recent soccer riots. Protestors see that officials ignored the rights of the victims.

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) - Egyptian citizen:
"We see that our blood is very cheap for the officials but for us our blood is very expensive. We will continue whatever for a year or two or three. The families of the martyrs don't want such trivial compensations they talk about. Those who died are very expensive and not cheap as they see".

The EFA decided to freeze the sports activities of Al-Masry for two seasons and to close the Port Said stadium for three seasons, and handed down several penalties on Al-Ahly and its audience.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 30, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 30, 2012
Length: 0:02:03
Video Size: 101 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of Ultras Ahlawy protestors outside the Egyptian parliament area
2- Wide shot of protestors shouting for the rights of the martyrs of the recent soccer riots
3- Wide shot of a large banner reading "Purging of the Interior Ministry"
4- Various shots of protestors shouting, demanding the rights of the martyrs
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic)- Egyptian citizen:
"Their demands are legitimate. These demands are for the rights of all Egypt's martyrs since the revolution erupted against the deposed Hosni Mubarak". 6- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic)- Egyptian citizen:
"I'm not going to leave the set-in and go back to my home until we get back the rights of the martyrs". 7- Various shots of protestors singing for the martyrs , shouting for their rights
8- Wide shot of a large post for Al-Ahly club
9- Various shots of protestors shouting, condemning those responsible for the soccer riots
10- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic)- Egyptian citizen:
"We see that our blood is very cheap for the officials but for us our blood is very expensive. We will continue whatever for a year or two or three. The families of the martyrs don't want such trivial compensations they talk about. Those who died are very expensive and not cheap as they see". 11- Various shots of protestors shouting, demanding rights of the victims , raising flags of Al-Ahly club

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Egyptian Teachers Protest Outside Par...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
31 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 31, 2012

Dozens of teachers from different Egyptian governorates demonstrated outside the Egyptian parliament on Saturday, March 31, demanding education reform and higher budget for the education, referring to their protest as the second revolution of the teachers.

Protestors stressed that their demands aren't sectarian or material and that the Ministry of Education is one of the most corrupted ministries which still deals with the same ideology of Egypt's former corrupted regime.

Protestors also rejected the formation criteria of the constitution writing panel tasked with drafting Egypt's new constitution as there are no representatives for the teachers in the panel who represent a large category of the society.

They are calling for radical change and improving in Egypt's education system as education is the interface of any country in the world which looking for progress. They are also called for the restructure of the Education Ministry.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) –Egyptian teacher:
"We are demanding the restructure of the Ministry of Education and purging of the Ministry from the corrupted figures in all its departments which appointed by the defunct National Democratic Party (NDP) and the State Security apparatus". Organizers of the protest said that the call for sit-in outside the parliament has been supported by a lot of teachers not only in Cairo but also on the level of all the Egyptian provinces. They said that teachers from different provinces participated in the demonstration today and would join the sit-in outside the parliament until they get back the rights of the teachers.

They stressed the importance to raise the budget of the education in Egypt which is less than any education budget in any developed country.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) –Egyptian teacher:
"The budget of the education in Egypt must rise to the international budget which means that it should not be less than 12% definitely". Teachers affirmed that it is very important to change the curriculum in Egypt which destroyed the relationship between the teachers and the students.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 31, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 31, 2012
Length: 0:02:15
Video Size: 111 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of teachers gathering outside the parliament area, protesting and demanding the education reform
2- Close up shot of a banner
3- Various shots of teachers gathering outside the parliament, protesting and demanding the education reform
4- Wide shot of a banner reading" the revolution of the angry teachers
5- Various shots of teachers demonstrating outside the parliament
6- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) –Egyptian teacher:
"We are demanding the restructure of the Ministry of Education and purging of the Ministry from the corrupted figures in all its departments which appointed by the defunct National Democratic Party (NDP) and the State Security apparatus". 7- Wide shot of teachers protesting outside the parliament, demanding the rights of the teachers
8- Medium shot of a banner written on it the demands of the teachers
9- Close up shot of a teacher shouting for the rights of the teachers, addressing people
10- Medium shot of a man raising a banner reading " where is the right of the teachers in drafting the constitution and where are the rights of the Egyptian teachers
11- Medium shot of two teachers raising a banners reading "revolution to reform Egypt's education"
12- Various shots of teachers raising banners, demanding the rights of the teachers
13- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) –Egyptian teacher:
"The budget of the education in Egypt must rise to the international budget which means that it should not be less than 12% definitely".

14- Various shots of teachers shouting, demanding their rights
15- Wide shot of a large banner reading "the strike of teachers outside the parliament March 31"
16- Wide shot of teachers outside the parliament area

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Trial of Iron Tycoon Ahmed Ezz for Mo...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
01 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 1, 2012

Cairo Criminal Court adjourned on Sunday, April 1, the trial of iron tycoon and leader of the dismantled ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Ahmed Ezz for money laundering of EGP 6 billion and 429 million (about USD 1.065 billion) to May 6.
[1 USD = 6.03800 EGP]

The delay was due to the absence of Ezz's lawyer Farid al-Deeb, who is also the lawyer of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, as he reportedly suffered angina and travelled to France for treatment.
Unprecedentedly, power went out and the judge ordered Ezz to come out of the dock to be seen. Some allege the power was deliberately cut by the security men to prevent photographers and cameramen from shooting.

In previous trials, the prosecution said Ezz profiteered from his position as CEO of Al-Dikhila steel factory, in which the state is a main shareholder, from 2001 to 2011.

In September 2011, Ezz was sent to ten years in prison for financial corruption.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 1, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 1, 2012
Length: 0:01:21
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various external shots of Cairo Criminal Court
2. Various shots of the court session
3. Various shots of Ezz coming out of the dock to stand before the judge
4. Various shots of the trial session and Ezz answering the judge
5. Various shots of Ezz before the judge

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

Cairo, Egypt | April 3, 2012

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

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 3, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 3, 2012
Length: 0:01:12
Video Size: 59.7 MB
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SHOTLIST:
1. Tilt down, the Journalists Syndicate headquarters with protestors outside
2. Medium shot of number of journalists gathering outside the headquarters of the Syndicate, shouting, raising signs against the constitution panel and demanding freedom of expression of the press
3. Medium shot of a young man raising a banner and large Egyptian flag, demanding freedom of expression and the freedom of the press
4. Medium shot, cameramen filming the protest
5. Medium shot of women journalists shouting against the constitution panel and saying it is not legitimate
6. Various shots of protestors shouting against the constitution panel and demanding the withdrawal of the Syndicate from the panel
7. Various shots of protestors shouting against the Muslim brotherhood
8. Wide shot, dozens of protestors outside the Journalists Syndicate

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Palestinian President Abbas Lays Foun...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
02 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 2, 2012

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas laid the founding stone for the new headquarters of the Palestinian embassy in New Cairo on Monday, April 2, in the presence of senior Egyptian and Palestinian officials.
Abbas said that the embassy would be as the Palestinian home in Egypt as it will include the home of the Palestinian ambassador, the home of the clerks of the embassy and the culture center which would be built under the supervision of Egypt’s Culture Ministry.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas:
"Paletine for Egypt is its strategic depth. Hence, this relation is based on love between us and our brothers in Egypt. We express this today by laying the founding stone for a Palestinian home, not only an embassy, because it will include the embassy, the ambassador's house, the employees' housing, a cultural center and others."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Palestinian Ambassador to Egypt Barakt al-Farra:
"Today, our President lays the founding stone for our embassy on the land of Egypt. Soon, Egypt will lay the founding stone for its embassy on the liberated land of Palestine."

Abbas praised the Palestinian-Egyptian relations and stressed the joint history between the two peoples, especially the Egyptian efforts and struggle to support the Palestinian case.
Egyptian officials, including Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr and Culture Minister Shaker Abdel-Hamid stressed the deep-rooted relations between Egypt and Palestine and the historical connection between the two peoples.
SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) - Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr:
"This is a new brick for a longtime history of our relation and our mixed blood on the land of the most honorable fights. Allah willing, this will be the embassy of the state of Palestine that will be established on the rest of the occupied lands, with the honorable Quds (Jerusalem) as its capital city."

SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) - Egyptian Culture Minister Shaker Abdel-Hameed:
"We will do our best to establish a Palestinian cultural center that suits the status of Palestine and its embassy in Egypt. This is just a symbolic expression of our love, cordiality and permanent appreciation of Palestine. Palestinians are not just brothers for us and Palestine is not only Egypt's strategic depth, but it is part of Egypt's history, not only the past history but also the present and the future too."

Abbas, who arrived in Cairo Sunday on three-day official visit to Egypt, met with head of Egypt’s ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, where they discussed endeavors underway to end the inter-Palestinian division, in addition to the Middle East peace process and the bilateral relations between the two sides.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 2, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 2, 2012
Length: 0:03:24
Video Size: 168 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arriving to the location of the intended new headquarters of the Palestinian embassy
2. Various shots of the location of the new headquarters of the Palestinian embassy
3. Medium shot of Palestinian president and Egyptian officials while laying the foundation stone of the new embassy headquarters
4. Medium shot of the Palestinian flag
5. wide shot of the Palestinian president and the attendees
6. Close up shot of a banner, reading “The Palestinian president laid the foundation stone of the Palestinian embassy in Cairo at April 2”
7. Various shots of the attendees standing, the national anthem playing in the background
8. Medium shot of the Palestinian president speaking during the ceremony
9. Various shots of the attendees at the ceremony
10. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas:
"Paletine for Egypt is its strategic depth. Hence, this relation is based on love between us and our brothers in Egypt. We express this today by laying the founding stone for a Palestinian home, not only an embassy, because it will include the embassy, the ambassador's house, the employees' housing, a cultural center and others." 11. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Palestinian Ambassador to Egypt Barakt al-Farra:
"Today, our President lays the founding stone for our embassy on the land of Egypt. Soon, Egypt will lay the founding stone for its embassy on the liberated land of Palestine." 12. Various shots of the ceremony
13. Medium shot of Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr speaking during the ceremony
14. Various shots of the ceremony
15. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) - Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr:
"This is a new brick for a longtime history of our relation and our mixed blood on the land of the most honorable fights. Allah willing, this will be the embassy of the state of Palestine that will be established on the rest of the occupied lands, with the honorable Quds (Jerusalem) as its capital city."
16. SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) - Egyptian Culture Minister Shaker Abdel-Hameed:
"We will do our best to establish a Palestinian cultural center that suits the status of Palestine and its embassy in Egypt. This is just a symbolic expression of our love, cordiality and permanent appreciation of Palestine. Palestinians are not just brothers for us and Palestine is not only Egypt's strategic depth, but it is part of Egypt's history, not only the past history but also the present and the future too."
17. Medium shot of the Egyptian flag and the Palestinian flag
18. Various shots of the Palestinian president leaving the location of the new headquarters of the Palestinian embassy

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Al-Ahly Ultras Sit-in Continues for 9...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
02 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 2, 2012

Hundreds of fans of Al-Ahly football team continued their sit-in for the ninth day on Monday, April 2, at one of the streets leading to the parliament headquarters in Cairo, demanding retaliation for the victims of the recent soccer riots in Port Said that killed at least 74 and wounded hundreds.

Protestors set up dozens of tents in the street, stressing that their sit-in is going on until they get the rights of Al-Ahly fans who were killed in Port Said.

The ultras of Al-Ahly hold the Interior Ministry responsible for the violence, warning officials, whom they believe to be ignoring their demands, of escalation of the issue.

The sit-in started March 25 after a massive march of Al-Ahly fans demanding retaliation for the victims.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 2, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 2, 2012
Length: 0:01:16
Video Size: 63.3 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of passersby at a street with dozens of tens of Al-Ahly ultras sit-in
2- Various shots of the protestors around their tents
3- Long shot, a large cloth board in the street with faces of soccer riot victims drawn on it
4- Various shots of posters of soccer riot victims on the walls of the street with protesters' tents in the background
5- Various shots of some of Al-Ahly ultras eating inside their tents
6- Various shots of protestors cleaning the place around their tents
7- Close shots of "Entry" and "Exit" signs made by the protestors
8- Various shots inside the tents
9- Various shots of the tents in the street

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Two Anti-Zionist Jewish Rabbis Visit ...
Sidon, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
02 Apr 2012

Sidon, Lebanon | April 2, 2012

Two anti-Zionist Jewish rabbis visited the Lebanese southern city of Sidon on Monday, April 2, and met with former parliamentarian Usama Saad, stressing that they are "Jews, not Zionist" and that they have come with a message of peace and human rights.

The two rabbis are American members of Neturei Karta, a group of anti-Zionist Jews who do not believe in the state of Israel, wore badges on their chests with a Palestinian flag under which is a small Israeli flag crossed out with "X" sign.

SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss:
"With help of the Almighty I pray that He bestow upon me His Wisdom that I maybe worthy of conveying His Truth to sanctify His Name and bring peace to the world. We have come here to have the privilege and honor of meeting with Dr. Usama Saad. First of all, the history is a rich history of people standing up for what people call human rights and godliness. We could say the godly rights, the requirement of God."

The people of the Lebanese southern city of Sidon were surprised to see two rabbis touring their city and visiting Jewish sites in the city's old alley named "Gaza Alley" which used to be called "the Jews Alley".

They also visited an impoverished house of a Palestinian refugee family in Sidon, wishing for them peace and safe return to their land.

The two rabbis joined the south Lebanon march dubbed "Global March to Jerusalem" against the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, marking the annual Earth Day at the Lebanese-Israeli borders.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 2, 2012
Shooting Location: Sidon, Lebanon
Publishing Time: April 2, 2012
Length: 0:01:17
Video Size: 65 MB
Language: English
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SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of the two anti-Zionist rabbis meeting with former parliamentarian Usama Saad, son of famous martyred politician Maroof Saad
2- SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss:
"With help of the Almighty I pray that He bestow upon me His Wisdom that I maybe worthy of conveying His Truth to sanctify His Name and bring peace to the world. We have come here to have the privilege and honor of meeting with Dr. Usama Saad. First of all, the history is a rich history of people standing up for what people call human rights and godliness. We could say the godly rights, the requirement of God."
3- Various shots of the two anti-Zionist rabbis visiting the old Jewish sites in Sidon at the Gaza Alley that used to be called in the past Jews Alley
4- Various shots of the two rabbis visiting an impoverished house of a family of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon

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

Cairo, Egypt | April 3, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cairo, Egypt | April 4, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 4, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 4, 2012
Length: 0:01:51
Video Size: 91.7 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1- Tilt down, external shot of Al-Azhar headquarters in Cairo
2- Medium shot of Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyib, receiving Bishop Bakhomious
3- Pan left shot of Al-Tayyib and Bakhomious heading to the meeting hall
4- Various shots of the meeting
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Bishop Bakhomious, Coptic Orthodox Church interim leader:
"Democracy is not the dictatorship of the majority. The governing of the people, which is democracy, means involving all categories of society including the very small minorities." 6- Various shots of Bakhomious speaking to reporters after the meeting
7- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mahmoud Azab, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar's adviser on dialogue:
"The Egyptian people must agree politically to the country's common good. Political agreement, like Bishop Bakhomious said, doesn’t mean the dictatorship of the majority but it means that the majority run the affairs while the minorities have their weight, including all forms of intellectual, religious and sectarian minorities. This is a matter of agreement between us and Egypt's Church and between average civilian Muslims and the Christians. Otherwise, the nation's ship is in danger."
8- Various shots of Bakhomious leaving Al-Azhar headquarters after the meeting

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Islamist Thinker Salim Al-Awwa Offici...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
04 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 4, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lebanese Social Affairs Minister Says...
Tripoli, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
05 Apr 2012

Beirut, Tripoli, Lebanon | April 4 and 5, 2012

Lebanese Minister of Social Affairs Wael Abu Faour announced Wednesday, April 4, that there are 15,500 Syrian refugees in Lebanon according to the registered numbers at Lebanon's Supreme Commission for Relief and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

Abu Faour stated that the number changes on weekly bases depends on security conditions in Syria, stressing that the issue of Syrian refugees in Lebanon is only a humanitarian issue, not political.

He has earlier requested the Cabinet approval of financial support to the Social Affairs Ministry to develop its centers at some areas of the Syrian refugees.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Minister of Social Affairs Wael Abu Faour:
"The Ministry of Social Affairs does the greatest part of the effort because the Supreme Commission for Relief has neither employees nor centers. The commission has only the fund and the security, but the main effort is done by the Ministry of Social Affairs. All we requested is to enhance the social affairs centers at the areas of Akkar and the northern bordering areas with some capabilities for both the employees and the centers, especially that some centers has recently been subjected to damages and attacks."

On the other hand, Lebanon's charitable institutions, particularly the Zakat (Charity) House which initiated a project for the relief of Syrian refugees, compete with time to improve the deteriorating conditions of the Syrian displaced families in Lebanon.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Employee at the Syrian Refugees Relief Project, Lebanon Zakat House:
"Today, with the instructions of the Zakat House Chairman, we provide a number of material aids to the refugee brothers and sisters who are registered with us. They exceed 700 families."

The Syrians fleeing from the turmoil in their country through their borders with Lebanon is gradually increasing since the uprising started mid-March 2011.

There are about 6,000 Syrian refugees at Al-Biqaa area eastern Lebanon, 1,000 in Beirut and 8,500 at the northern area.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 4 & 5, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut and Tripoli, Lebanon
Publishing Time: April 5, 2012
Length: 0:02:21
Video Size: 116 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of the meeting of Lebanese Minister of Interior, Minister of Social Affairs, Home Security General Director and other Lebanese officials
2- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Minister of Social Affairs Wael Abu Faour:
"The Ministry of Social Affairs does the greatest part of the effort because the Supreme Commission for Relief has neither employees nor centers. The commission has only the fund and the security, but the main effort is done by the Ministry of Social Affairs. All we requested is to enhance the social affairs centers at the areas of Akkar and the northern bordering areas with some capabilities for both the employees and the centers, especially that some centers has recently been subjected to damages and attacks." 3- Various shots of Zakat (Charity) House in Lebanon, the project of relieving Syrian refugees
4- Various shots of women at the Zakat House with bags of clothes to be provided for Syrian refugees
5- Close up, a man carrying a little child
6- Various shots of Syrian women at the counter receiving bags of clothes
7- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Employee at the Syrian Refugees Relief Project, Lebanon Zakat House:
"Today, with the instructions of the Zakat House Chairman, we provide a number of material aids to the refugee brothers and sisters who are registered with us. They exceed 700 families." 8- Medium shot, a banner on the wall reading " Zakat House, Lebanon, Syrian Refugees Relief Project
9- Various shots of folded clothes prepared to be provided for Syrian refugees
10- Various shots of Syrian refugees at Lebanese northern borders with Syria
11- Various shots of Syrian refugee families including men, women and children living at impoverished places at the borders
12- Various shots of a Syrian family in Lebanon at their place provided to them by charitable institutions
13- Various shots inside one of the homes provided for a Syrian family and a poor kitchen can be seen
14- Various wide shots of the Lebanese – Syrian borders
15- Wide shot, a truck full of refugees crossing the borders
16- Various shots of tents and temporary places of Syrian refugees in Lebanon at the borders
17- Wide shot, a tank and some soldiers at the Lebanese side of the borders

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

Cairo, Egypt | April 5, 2012

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

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

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 5, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 5, 2012
Length: 0:02:27
Video Size: 121 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

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

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WHO Regional Office in Cairo Celebrat...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
06 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 5, 2012

The WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) in Cairo commemorated World Health Day 2012 on Thursday, April 5, with a conference on "Aging and Health", which is the theme of this year's event, Aging and Health is the theme of this year's event, which has adopting the slogan "Good health adds life to years".

The celebratory event, attended by WHO Regional Director Ala Alwan and Egypt's Minister of Health Fouad Nawawy, aimed at spreading awareness that a person can lead a healthy and productive life even while aging.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Dr. Ala Alwan, WHO Regional Director:
"The average lifespan increased by over twenty years, which is a great blessing for which we praise Allah. However, we must observe the requirements of years and prepare with scientific study to respond to aging so that we can achieve the goal of providing life, livelihood and activeness to our years."

During the event, Alwan presented prizes to those people in the media whose submissions in the World Health Day competition showed the best portrayal of aging and health.

For his part, Egypt's Health Minister commended the role played by the WHO in the field of health and its keenness on spreading healthcare awareness among the region's countries.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egypt's Minister of Health Fouad Nawawy:
"Today's celebration is entitled 'Aging and Health'. We appreciate the role played by WHO, which it will continue to play with the region's countries in the field of health. We also share WHO its interest in aging and health."

The WHO stressed significant social messages on this day, including the principle that aging people are valuable actors in society, that others should make them feel so and take good care of them and that a healthy life at young age leads to a better life at old age.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 5, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 5, 2012
Length: 0:02:23
Video Size: 118 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various external shots of the headquarters of World Health Organization (WHO) regional office in Cairo
2. Medium shot, banner of the celebration inside the conference hall reading, "The regional celebration of World Health Day 2012 – Ageing and Health"
3. Various shots of the conference , the speakers and the attendees
4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Dr. Ala Alwan, WHO Regional Director:
"The average lifespan increased by over twenty years, which is a great blessing for which we praise Allah. However, we must observe the requirements of years and prepare with scientific study to respond to aging so that we can achieve the goal of providing life, livelihood and activeness to our years." 5. Close up, a shot from the monitor reading in Arabic, "World Health Organization regional office"
6. Various shots of the attendees
7. Various shots of colorful paintings about aging displayed on the screen
8. Various shots of the conference
9. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egypt's Minister of Health Fouad Nawawy:
"Today's celebration is entitled 'Ageing and Health'. We appreciate the role played by WHO, which it will continue to play with the region's countries in the field of health. We also share WHO its interest in ageing and health." 10. Various shots of the conference and the attendees
11. Close up, a banner reading in Arabic, "World Health Organization regional office"
12. Medium external shot of the building and a sign reading in Arabic, "Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office"

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

Cairo, Egypt | April 6, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 6, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 6, 2012
Length: 0:01:09
Video Size: 57.6 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1- Tilt down shot of people at Friday prayers at Al-Fateh Mosque in Ramsis square downtown Cairo
2- Various shots of people at the Friday prayers at Al-Fateh Mosque
3- Wide shot of of veiled women raising posters of Islamist presidential candidate, Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail
4- Various shots of massive rally of supporters of Abu-Ismail heading to Tahrir square, raising his posters, shouting against the military council and "The people want Hazem Abu Ismail"
5- Wide shot of a large banner reading " we won't allow manipulation, "we’ll live with dignity" at Tahrir square
6- Various shots of protestors at Tahrir square, shouting "The people want Hazem Abu Ismail"
7- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Egyptian man:
"I am here today to support Hazem Ismael because according to the law, that only recognizes documented evidence, if anyone gets an American passport they have to, while in the United States, record video and voice while he is swearing his allegiance as a citizen before the court". 8- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic)- Egyptian man:
9- "I'm here with all my brothers to support Sheikh Hazem Abu-Ismail even if his mother holds Israeli passport. We will support Sheikh Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail".
10- Various shots of supporters of Abu-Ismail shouting "The people want Hazem Abu Ismail" raising his posters, waving with the Egyptian flags
11- Various shots
12- Wide shot of veiled women raising posters of Abu-Ismail
13- Various shots of supporters of Abu-Ismail shouting "Islamic" "Islamic"

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Monti Praises Lebanon Dissociation Po...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
08 Apr 2012

Beirut, Lebanon | April 7, 2012

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman met on Saturday, April 7 with the Italian PM Mario Monti where they discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries.
Suleiman expressed his appreciation for Italy’s continuous support to Lebanon.
Following talks with Suleiman, Monti met with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati where Monti praised Lebanon’s policy of disassociation regarding events in Syria and affirmed his country’s commitment to the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL), saying there was no decision to reduce the number of Italian peacekeepers.
Mikati thanked the Italian official for his country’s historic and vital contribution to UNIFIL, praising the role of Italian peacekeepers in the local development and progress in south Lebanon.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Lebanese PM Najib Mikati:
"We thank Mr. Italian PM for historical and vital contribution of the United Nations Interim Forces in Southern Lebanon (UNIFIL) and their role as today for the second time, Italia holds the command of these forces at the south with their great aid to southern residents for the local development and progress in the south". Regarding the Syrian crisis, Monti affirmed that Rome fully backed a six-point plan put forward by international mediator Kofi Annan to find a peaceful solution in Syria that stipulates halting violence and starting a political process between the Syrian government and the opposition.
For his part, Mikati also said that Lebanon also supported the mission of Annan, the joint UN-Arab League special envoy to Syria, to resolve the Syrian crisis.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 7, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: April 7, 2012
Length: 0:01:50
Video Size: 83.9 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1- Pan left shot of the Lebanese President Michel Suleiman with the Italian PM Mario Monti heading to their meeting at the presidential palace
2- Various shots of the meeting
3- Various shots of Italian PM meeting with his Lebanese counterpart Najib Mikati
4- Wide shot of a joint press conference of Lebanese PM and Italian PM after their meeting
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Lebanese PM Najib Mikati:
"We thank Mr. Italian PM for historical and vital contribution of the United Nations Interim Forces in Southern Lebanon (UNIFIL) and their role as today for the second time, Italia holds the command of these forces at the south with their great aid to southern residents for the local development and progress in the south". 6- Close up shot of the Lebanese flag
7- Medium shot of the Italian PM speaking during the press conference
8- Medium shot of a man shooting during the conference
9- Pan right shot of Lebanese PM and his Italian counterpart finishing the conference and leaving
10- Wide shot of Italian PM arriving to the south of Lebanon '

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Egyptian Ex-regime Strongman to Run f...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
08 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 7, 2012

Former Egyptian intelligence Chief Omar Suleiman paid a visit to the headquarters of the Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC) Saturday, April 7, to inquire about the application process to run for Egypt's first presidential elections after the revolution.
Suleiman arrived to the SPEC amid high presence of security and military police, guarding the building prevented media representatives from reaching Suleiman.
The head of the SPEC stated that the purpose of Suleiman's visit was to only "inquire" about the application procedure to run for the presidency and not to officially submit his application.
Suleiman recently announced his intention to run for president in response to a rally by hundreds of his supporters calling on him to change his mind after he announced Thursday that he would not run.
Hundreds of supporters of Suleiman gathered at Cairo's district Al-Abbasiya carrying banners, reading "Suleiman, save Egypt" and "Don't leave us to the Muslim Brotherhood" and shouted statements showing support for Suleiman. They see him as a man who can restore stability in Egypt.
As a candidate, he could appeal to the army and voters worried about the prospect of a rise to power by Islamists that were repressed by Mubarak.
Suleiman, 75, served for years as Mubarak's head of military intelligence and General Intelligence Service. Mubarak named him vice president in January last year during a popular uprising that ousted him.
The deadline for SPEC receiving presidential candidacy applications is tomorrow, Sunday 8 April.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 7, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 7, 2012
Length: 0:04:06
Video Size: 203 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:

1- Wide shot of Former Egyptian intelligence Chief Omar Suleiman arriving to the headquarters of the Supreme Presidential Election Commission
2- Pan left shot of Suleiman heading to enter the headquarters of the SPEC amid presence of security
3- Various shots of Suleiman leaving the headquarters of the SPEC amid high presence of security, military police and reporters
4- Various shots of supporters of Suleiman gathering at al-Abbasiya district, raising his posters and the Egyptian flags
5- Medium shot of large posters of Suleiman
6- Medium shot of a large banner reading "The People choose Omar Suleiman, no Muslim Brotherhood"
7- Various shots of Suleiman supporters raising his posters and shouting "The people want Omar Suleiman"
8- Various shots of Suleiman supporters, shouting "We support you Suleiman"
9- Medium shot of Suleiman supporters shouting, referring to a news paper, saying "Liar" referring to the Salafist presidential candidate Hazem Abu-Ismail
10- Various shots of supporters raising posters of Suleiman and the Egyptian flags
11- Various shots of large poster of Suleiman
12- Various shots of Supporters of Suleiman, shouting in his support
13- Various shots of supporters, shouting, raising banner reading "Don't leave us for the Muslim Brotherhood" "For the sake of Egypt"
14- Wide shot of a large banner of Suleiman
15- Pan left shot of Suleiman supporters, waving with the Egyptian flags, raising his posters

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

Cairo, Egypt | April 8, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

SHOTLIST:

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

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

Cairo, Egypt | April 7-8, 2012

STORY: Omar Suleiman's Profile

STORYLINE:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He is married with three children.

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

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

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

Cairo, Egypt | April 9, 2012

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

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

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

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

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Lebanese TV Cameraman Shot Dead at Sy...
Wadi Khaled, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
09 Apr 2012

Beirut and Northern Lebanon | April 9, 2012

Lebanese TV cameraman Ali Shaaban was killed by gunfire from Syrian government forces along the Lebanese-Syrian border Monday, April 9.
Shaaban, a cameraman for Al-Jadeed TV station, was filming in Lebanon's northern Wadi Khaled area when a bullet pierced his chest, according to Lebanese security officials.
The cameraman's director collapsed upon hearing the news, and was taken to a hospital in Beirut.
Security officials were cited, saying the gunfire apparently came from the Syrian side of the border.
The cameraman was hurried to the nearby medical facility, Hospital Notre Dame de la Paix, but died during transport.
Shaaban’s colleague reported that their vehicle sustained significant damage, and that he heard heavy gunfire "falling like rain" all around them.
He demanded that the Lebanese government declare the area a military zone in order to prevent further recurrence of such incidents.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 9, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut and Northern Lebanon
Publishing Time: April 9, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
Beirut
1- Wide external shot of New TV headquarters where the journalist worked
2- Various shots of the cameramen director taken by a trolley to an ambulance upon hearing the news of the killing of his cameraman
3- Various shots of the ambulance leaving
4- Various shots inside New TV headquarters, with the TV monitor displaying the news of the killed cameraman
5- Close up, from New TV Channel displayed on monitor showing live news about the death of the cameraman

Northern Lebanon, Akkar border area:
6- Medium shot, the shrouded dead body of the cameraman at a border hospital called "HOPITAL NOTRE DAME DE LA PAIX"
7- Medium shot, one of the shoes of the dead cameraman on the hospital floor
8- Close up, drops of blood on the hospital floor
9- Various shots of Abd Khayyat (in white t shirt), an accompanying cameraman, crying and weeping at the hospital over the death of his fellow cameraman
10- Various shots of the accompanying correspondent of the channel crying and weeping at the hospital over the death of the cameraman
11- Various shots of ambulance and Lebanese Red Cross men and reporters outside the hospital

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

Cairo, Egypt | April 9, 2012

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

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 9, 2012 [and archive]
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 10, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot of a large banner of Al-Wasat Party
2. Wide shot of the press conference of several number of presidential candidates at Al-Wasat Party headquarters
3. Close up shot of the former head of the Arab League Amr Moussa
4. Various shots of the press conference and the attendees
5. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Al-Wasat Party Leader Aboul Ela Maadi:
"We have issued a bill by Al-Wasat Party preventing all those who worked for the former regime over the last five years, holding sensitive ministerial or security posts. The bill includes all those appointed by the former president over the last five years until February 11, 2011, including Omar Suleiman."
6. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Politician, lawyer and presidential candidate Ayman Nour:
"We ended up with a committee to coordinate between the presidential campaigns of candidates. I think we started an important step today. In the coming few days, we may find positive results of this meeting. Part of the meeting purpose was to support a bill that expels the ghost of the return of Mubarak's regime again, represented in two persons: Ahmed Shafik and Omar Suleiman."
7. Medium shot of a sign of Al-Wasat Party
8. Various shots of the attendees
9. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Islamic thinker and presidential candidate Mohamed Slaim al-Awwa:
"The authority of the SCAF leader in approving this law is a limited constitutional authority, not an ultimate personal authority. If he doesn’t approve or sign the bill, the parliament can issue the law with overwhelming majority and it becomes one of the country laws. Everyone should know that law is not a toy in anyone's hand.” 10. Various external shot of the headquarters of the Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC), military securing outside the area (archive)
11. Wide shot of people outside the headquarters of (SPEC) (archive)
12. Various shot of former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik heading to the headquarters of (SPEC), registering for presidential race (archive)
13. Medium shot of Ahmed Shafik speaking to reporters
14. wide shot of the headquarters of (SPEC) (archive)
15. Pan right shot of Omar Suleiman heading to the (SPEC), registering for presidential race (archive)
16. Wide shot of supporters of Suleiman gathering and raising his posters (archive)
17. Pan right shot of people gathering outside the headquarters of (SPEC) (archive)

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Cameraman, Killed on Lebanon-Syria Bo...
Mayfadoun, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
10 Apr 2012

Beirut and Northern Lebanon | April 10, 2012

Reporters, cameramen and photographers representing local and foreign media channels gathered on Tuesday, April 10, outside the headquarters of Al-Jadeeed (New) TV, to bid a last farewell to slain cameraman Ali Shaaban of New TV, who was shot dead Monday at the Lebanese-Syrian borders.
Shaaban was taken from Beirut Governmental Hospital to the graveyard in his hometown, the southern village of Mayfadoun.
Shaaban's director attended the funeral receiving condolences over the death of his colleague, and denouncing the attack on the Lebanese media team.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) –Ibrahim al-Halaby, director at New TV,:
“New TV is always paying the tax for its courage and the courage of its reporters and cameramen in covering all kinds of events. We consider it a tax that we pay on behalf of all free media in Lebanon and the Arab world.” The victim’s funeral passed by the headquarters of the New TV building, heading later to the home of Shabaan's family, then proceeding to the graveyard in Mayfadoun.
Shaaban was reportedly killed by gunfire from the Syrian side of the Lebanese-Syrian border, in the Wadi Khaled region. The fellow occupants of the vehicle he was riding in were unharmed.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 10, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut and Northern Lebanon
Publishing Time: April 10, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1- Tilt down external shot of New TV headquarters where the Lebanese martyr was working
2- Various shots of friends, colleagues of the martyrs
3- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) –Ibrahim al-Halaby, director at New TV,:
“New TV is always paying the tax for its courage and the courage of its reporters and cameramen in covering all kinds of events. We consider it a tax that we pay on behalf of all free media in Lebanon and the Arab world.” 4- Various shots of people carrying the coffin to the ambulance for burial
5- Medium shot of posters of the cameraman victim Ali Shaaban
6- Various shots of people during the funeral of Shaaban
7- Wide shot of a large banner, expressing regrets and condolences for the family of the victim “Hezbollah"
8- Wide shot of a large banner “ Aml Movement expressing condolences to al-Jdeed TV over the killing of Shaaban
9- Various shots of area at the south of Lebanon
10- Various shots of the damaged car which Shaaban was riding during the accident at northern of Lebanon

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Egyptian Court Suspends Islamist-Domi...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
10 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 10, 2012

Cairo Administrative Court suspended on Tuesday, April 10, the newly formed 100-member constitution-writing panel tasked with drafting Egypt’s new constitution after several lawsuits were filed demanding that the court dissolve the panel for not providing fair representation for all Egyptian citizens.

Protestors, including political activists and parliamentarians, gathered outside of the State Council headquarters, where the Administrative Court is held, raising signs and shouting statements against the Islamist-led constitution-writing committee formed by the parliament.

The protestors regarded the ruling as a victory for liberal and anti-Islamist calls demanding panel invalidation.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Political activist Karima al-Hifnawi:
"Suspending and invalidating the constitution-writing committee means by virtue of the ruling that it is invalid. The case is referred to the Constitutional Court and cannot be appealed. The immediate part of the ruling nullifies the panel formation. They (the Islamists) should return to reason and the right thing and the panel should represent all Egyptians, not only one faction."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Parliament Member Gamal Zahran:
"In my opinion, this ruling is victory to the voice of reason, the voice of civil currents, the voice of civil state and the voice of all the people. It is a historical verdict that suspends a committee formed by the majority who insisted in ignoring a part of society, if not most of it, by forming a panel with majority members of Islamic trends."

The Court did not give the reasons for the ruling to suspend the panel, stating only that it halted the implementation of the decision of the parliament speaker to form it, referring the question of its legitimacy to a legal adviser.

Those who oppose the panel formation, mostly liberals and secularists, complain that the panel is dominated only by one group, namely Islamists representing the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists, and that women and minorities are not represented in the panel.

The protestors shouted, “Down with the Military rule” and “Freedom”, referring to an alleged deal between the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), and the Brotherhood.

The ruling adds another challenge facing the constitution-writing panel, after withdrawal of many of its members for its lack of fair representation according to them.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 10, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 10, 2012
Length: 0:01:53
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SHOTLIST:
1- Various external shots of the State Council in Cairo, where the Administrative Court session is held
2- Various shots of protestors outside the State Council, raising signs reading and Egyptian flags
3- Medium shot of a large banner reading “let’s write our constitution with our hands”
4- Various shots of protestors shouting “Down with military rule…
Freedom, Freedom”
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Political activist Karima al-Hifnawi:
"Suspending and invalidating the constitution-writing committee means by virtue of the ruling that it is invalid. The case is referred to the Constitutional Court and cannot be appealed. The immediate part of the ruling nullifies the panel formation. They (the Islamists) should return to reason and the right thing and the panel should represent all Egyptians, not only one faction."
6- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Parliament Member Gamal Zahran:
"In my opinion, this ruling is victory to the voice of reason, the voice of civil currents, the voice of civil state and the voice of all the people. It is a historical verdict that suspends a committee formed by the majority who insisted in ignoring a part of society, if not most of it, by forming a panel with majority members of Islamic trends."
7- Various shots of protestors shouting statements condemning the constitution panel
8- Pan right shot of a banner reading “Constitution for all the Egyptians”
9- Various shots of protestors shouting against the constitution panel, saying “Illegitimate”
10- Various shots of protestors shouting statements against the panel, raising signs condemning the panel and the Muslim Brotherhood

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Italian PM and Arab League Chief Hold...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
10 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 10, 2012

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti held talks with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby on Tuesday, April 10, at the League headquarters in Cairo, where they discussed the obstacles of the Middle East peace process and the deteriorating situation in Syria.

Monti told reporters in a joint press conference after the meeting that his visit to Cairo concludes a tour in the region including Lebanon, Israel and the Palestinian territories, stressing that Italy supports the two-state solution for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Italian) – Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti:
"In all these visits I conveyed the Italian vision which is based on a strong belief in the necessity of finding a solution for the Palestinian issue and that the way for that is the two-state solution for the two peoples."

In addition to the Palestinian issue, the talks of Monti and Al-Araby focused on the situation in Syria where they shared views and concerns over the ongoing violence in the country, urging immediate ceasefire.

Monti also voiced his country's support for the mission of the UN-Arab League recent envoy to Syria Kofi Annan.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby:
"We started with talking about Palestine and what is going on there. HE Prime Minister talked about his meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah two days ago. We then moved to talk about the situation in Syria. We exchanged views on what's going on in Syria and that human conscience does not accept the violence and the killing taking place in Syria for more than a year. This must stop."

SOUNDBITE 3 (Italian) – Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti:
"Syria was the focus of our lengthy talk. There is complete agreement between our view and that of the Arab League. In addition, we express our full support of the mission of the special UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan."

The talks also dealt with the situations in Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Egypt, as well as the Iranian nuclear program.

Monti reaffirmed Italy's keenness on cementing the friendly ties with the Arab League, noting that the League's influence in the region grew remarkably in the wake of the Arab Spring events.

Monti arrived in Cairo Monday on a two-day visit and held talks with SCAF Leader Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi and Egypt's Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri.

It is the first time an Italian Prime Minister visits the Arab League in Cairo, Al-Araby told reporters.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 10, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 10, 2012
Length: 0:02:28
Video Size: 122 MB
Language: Italian and Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1- Wide external shot, the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
2- Close up, logo of the Arab League
3- Various shots of the meeting of Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby and Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti
4- Long shot, a joint press conference of Al-Araby and Monti
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Italian) – Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti:
"In all these visits I conveyed the Italian vision which is based on a strong belief in the necessity of finding a solution for the Palestinian issue and that the way for that is the two-state solution for the two peoples." 6- Various shots of the press conference
7- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby:
"We started with talking about Palestine and what is going on there. HE Prime Minister talked about his meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah two days ago. We then moved to talk about the situation in Syria. We exchanged views on what's going on in Syria and that human conscience does not accept the violence and the killing taking place in Syria for more than a year. This must stop."
8- SOUNDBITE 3 (Italian) – Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti:
9- "Syria was the focus of our lengthy talk. There is complete agreement between our view and that of the Arab League. In addition, we express our full support of the mission of the special UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan."
10- Medium shot, two attending reporters during the press conference
11- Zoom out, Al-Araby and Monti leaving after the press conference
12- Medium shot, flags of Arab states at the the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
13- Wide external shot, the Arab League headquarters in Cairo

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Syrian Dissidents Meet Arab League Ch...
cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
11 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 11, 2012

Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby met on Wednesday, April 10, with prominent Syrian opposition leaders including Fayez Sara, Michel Kilo and Samir Aita at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, where they held talks on the latest developments in the Syrian crisis. The Syrian opposition figures expressed optimism over the support of China, Russia and Iran to the joint UN-Arab League special envoy to Syria Kofi Annan’s initiative to end the ongoing violence in the country.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Samir Aita, one of Syrian opposition figures:
"I have some kind of confidence in Mr. Kofi Annan because from the very beginning he clearly got prior approval from Russia, China and Iran – he is in Iran today – to support his initiative." They discussed the ongoing critical situation in Syria, stressing the importance to end violence and to force the Syrian regime to respond to Annan's peace initiative.
The Syrian opposition figures reaffirmed their support to the Arab League’s efforts and the mission of Annan to end the violence in Syria, illustrating their rejection of arming the Syrian rebels.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Samir Aita, one of Syrian opposition figures:
"There are mechanisms in the plan provided by Mr. Annan including the presence of both civilian monitors and others with weapons, etc, from powers and states among them some Security Council member states, in order to establish ceasefire even in the difficult areas in the coming period." The Syrian opposition figures stressed the need for a real international pressure from all sides, the United States, Russia and all the permanent members of the Security Council to achieve ceasefire and then to try to reach a political solution to the Syrian crisis.
They said that they didn’t want Syria to be a theatre for international conflicts and underscored the need for a united position from all the international sides to reach a solution regarding the Syrian crisis.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 11, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 11, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1. Wide external shot of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
2. Various shots of AL Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby meeting with Syrian opposition figures
3. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Samir Aita, one of Syrian opposition figures:
"I have some kind of confidence in Mr. Kofi Annan because from the very beginning he clearly got prior approval from Russia, China and Iran – he is in Iran today – to support his initiative." 4. Various shots of the meeting
5. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Samir Aita, one of Syrian opposition figures:
"There are mechanisms in the plan provided by Mr. Annan including the presence of both civilian monitors and others with weapons, etc, from powers and states among them some Security Council member states, in order to establish ceasefire even in the difficult areas in the coming period." 6. Pan right shot of UN-Arab League special envoy to Syria Kofi Annan heading to the AL headquarters (Archive, March:8)
7. Various shots of Annan meeting with al-Araby (Archive, March:8)
8. Various shots of the joint press conference of Annan and al-Araby after their meeting (Archive, March:8)
9. Pan right shot of Annan and al-Araby leaving after the press conference (Archive, March:8)

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First President of Independent Algeri...
Algiers, Algeria
By Video Cairo Sat
11 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | Archives

Former Algerian President Ahmed Ben Bella, Algeria's first president after the country became independent from France in 1962, died on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at the age of 96, according to Algeria's state-run Algerie Presse Service.

Ben Bella passed away at the home of his family in Algiers, the capital city, after he was taken to a military hospital twice more than a month ago.

Ben Bella was a man of pan-Arabist ideology. He was president of Algeria until 1965, when he was overthrown in a military coup by the head of his army Houari Boumediene.

The late president remained under house arrest until 1980, and after his release he went to France and then moved to Switzerland in self-exile. He returned home in 1990.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: Archive
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 11, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of late Algerian president Ahmed Ben Bella at the Arab League in Cairo (December 26, 2004)
2. Various shots of Ben Bella and former Arab League chief Amr Moussa after the Arab League conference (December 26, 2004)
3. Various shots of Ben Bella speaking to reporters at the Arab League (December 26, 2004)
4. Various shots of Ben Bella in Libya participating in honoring Egypt's late Pope Shenouda III and handing him Gaddafi's Prize for Human Rights (October 2003)

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Egyptian Parliament Discusses Politic...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
12 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 12, 2012

Egypt's lower house of the parliament held an emergency session on Thursday, April 12, to discuss the proposed political exclusion draft law which bans the remnants of Hosni Mubarak’s regime from taking part in the upcoming presidential election .

Lawmaker Essam Sultan from Al-Wasat Party presented a political exclusion draft law; barring officials of the former regime from practicing politics after former intelligence Chief Omar Suleiman registered his candidacy for the presidential race.

Egyptian lawmakers have accused Omar Suleiman of corruption, saying he must be banned from entering Egypt's presidential race.

Some parliamentarians see that figures from Mubarak regime included president, vice-president and PM must be banned from any state positions including presidency for ten years.

SOUNDBIE 1 (Arabic) - Amr Hamzawi, liberal parliamentarian, founding member of Egypt Freedom party:
"We need to return a few years back to the countries that had revolutions against autocratic regimes and managed a democratic transformation; these countries had issued a set of rules which provides temporary exclusion of practicing political rights for those made tyranny and corruption before the revolutions".

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Ziad El Alimy, liberal parliamentarian:
"We didn't wish to issue a law which prohibiting some Egyptians from practicing their political rights but unfortunately the regime of Mubarak still governs the country and still wants to go unlike the direction of the revolution hence now, we have to do that to protect the revolution and its gains".

While on the other hand, some parliamentarians refused the idea of drafting such a law, urging that it is unconstitutional.

Analysts see that the candidacy of officials from Mubarak-era for the presidential race will increase tensions between the political forces and the country's ruling military council which many believe is backing Omar Suleiman’s candidacy in an attempt to consolidate their grip on power.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 12, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 12, 2012
Length: 0:02:18
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various external shots of the lower house of the parliament headquarters in Cairo
2. Various shots of the parliament session
3. Various shots of parliamentarians speaking during the session
4. SOUNDBIE 1 (Arabic) - Amr Hamzawi, liberal parliamentarian, founding member of Egypt Freedom party:
"We need to return a few years back to the countries that had revolutions against autocratic regimes and managed a democratic transformation; these countries had issued a set of rules which provides temporary exclusion of practicing political rights for those made tyranny and corruption before the revolutions". 5. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Ziad El Alimy, liberal parliamentarian:
"We didn't wish to issue a law which prohibiting some Egyptians from practicing their political rights but unfortunately the regime of Mubarak still governs the country and still wants to go unlike the direction of the revolution hence now, we have to do that to protect the revolution and its gains". 6. Various shots of the session
7. Various external shots outside the parliament area

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

Cairo, Egypt | April 12, 2012

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

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 12, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 12, 2012
Length: 0:01:44
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SHOTLIST:
1. Wide external shot outside the State Council in Cairo, where the Court session is held
2. Various shots of supporters of Egyptian presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail camped outside the State Council, raising posters, banners and the Egyptian flags, supporting him and waiting for the court ruling
3. Various shots of veiled women raising posters of Abu-Ismail waiting for the court ruling
4. Various shots of supporters of Abu-Ismail shouting statements in support of him waiting for the verdict
5. Wide shot of a large poster of Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail
6. Various shots of massive numbers of supporters of Abu-Ismail inside the courthouse, shouting "God is the greatest" waving with the Egyptian flags after the court ruling
7. Various shots of supports of Abu-Ismail around him, chanting " Here is the president" "The people want Hazem Abu-Ismail"
8. Various shots of massive numbers of supporters of Abu-Ismail gathered outside the court celebrating after the verdict, setting fireworks , shouting "His mother is Egyptian"
9. Various shots of massive numbers of supporters of Abu-Ismail shouting "God is the greatest" "The people want Hazem Abu-Ismail"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 14, 2012 [and Friday protest archive April 13]
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 14, 2012
Length: 0:02:53
Video Size: 128 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1-Wide external shot, St. Mark's Cathedral in Abbasiya, Cairo
2-Various shots of the meeting of presidential candidate Omar Suleiman with Coptic Orthodox Church interim leader Bishop Bakhomious
3-Various shots of Bakhomious' press conference after the meeting
4-SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Bishop Bakhomious, Coptic Orthodox Church interim leader:
"We do not support anyone. We give the liberty to our people that each should elect the one appealing to their conscience. We receive all presidential candidates. Whoever of them wants to visit us, they are welcomed." 5-Various shots of massive Friday Muslim Prayer performed in congregation in Tahrir Square (Friday, April 13)
6-Various shots of large posters of Omar Suleiman with a big X on his face calling for his exclusion from the presidential race (Friday, April 13)
7-Medium shot, a poster of Omar Suleiman with Israel's Star next to his face, implying he's an agent for Israel, and written on it "No for ousted vice-president! No for Omar Suleiman!" (Friday, April 13)
8-Various shots of Tahrir massive protest against former regime's presidential candidates (Friday, April 13)
9-SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Protestor at Tahrir Sqaure:
"We're here basically to prevent former regime men from presidential race, as they ruined the political life and humiliated the Egyptian people over the past thirty years." 10-SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Protestor at Tahrir Sqaure:
"We will continue the revolution and it will not stop unless we oust (former PM) Ahmed Shafik, (former vice president) Omar Suleiman, (former Arab League chief) Amr Moussa and all symbols of corruption." 11-SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Protestor at Tahrir Sqaure:
"I demand today the exclusion of all symbols of corruption of the former regime. They should withdraw on their own or else they will be forced to." 12-Wide zoom in, protestors marching with a large sign reading "No for the return of ousted regime!" (Friday, April 13)
13-Wide shot, protestors with a large poster of Salafi presidential candidate Hazem Abu Ismail (Friday, April 13)
14-Various shots of Tahrir massive protest against former regime's presidential candidates (Friday, April 13)

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

Cairo, Egypt | Archives

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

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

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

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

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

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

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: Presidential candidates archive
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 14, 2012
Length: 0:02:39
Video Size: 131 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST: (Archive)
1-Various external of the headquarters of Supreme Presidential Election Comission (SPEC) in Cairo
2-Various shots of Suleiman getting off the car and heading to enter the commission headquarters amid crowds of security men and supporters
3-Various shots of Suleiman getting in the car amid crowds of security men and supporters
4-Medium shot, Omar Suleiman's supporters outside SPEC headquarters raising his posters
5-Wide shot, a large poster of Al-Shater at the sidewalk
6-Medium shot of Al-Shater trying to enter the commission headquarters amid throngs of supporters
7-Medium shot, a large monitor in the conference room with a large poster of Al-Shater
8-Pan left shot of presidential candidate Khairat al-Shater heading to the press conference
9-Various shots of Al-Shater speaking during the press conference
10-Various shots of a rally in support of Salafi presidential hopeful Hazem Salah Abu Ismail
11-Various shots of Abu Ismail hardly passing through throngs of supporters
12-Medium shot, Abu Ismail speaking during a press conference
13-Medium shot, a rally in support of Abu Ismail
14-Banner of Al-Ghad Party
15-Close up, banner of Al-Ghad Party
16-Various shots Ayman Nour during a press conference after SCAF pardon
17-Various external shots of the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo
18-Various shots of Mohamed Morsi, head of MB's Freedom and Justice Party, during a press conference
19-Various shots of presidential hopeful Amr Moussa during a recent meeting and press conference of presidential candidates
20-Wide shot of the headquarters of Supreme Presidential Election Comission (SPEC) in Cairo
21-Various shots of supporters of presidential hopeful Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh raising his posters
22-Various shots of Aboul-Fotouh speaking to reporters amid presence of his supporters
23-Various shots of Ahmed Shafik, last Prime Minister of Mubarak, officially registers for presidential race
24-Pan left, external shot of the headquarters of Supreme Presidential Election Comission (SPEC) in Cairo

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Suez Security Official Says Oil Compa...
Suez, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
15 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 15, 2012

Suez Security Chief, General Adel Refaat, said Sunday, April 15, that firefighters managed to completely extinguish the blaze at Nasr Petroleum Company (NPC) in Suez, Egypt, state-run Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported.

The blaze started Saturday evening at one of the oil tanks and extended to reach other tanks, leaving at least one worker dead and several injured.

Company officials said the blaze would not affect local fuel supplies as the fuel stored in tanks was for export.

The reason for the fire, which took several hours from evening to morning to put out, is still unknown.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 15, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 15, 2012
Length: 0:00:48
Video Size: 39.9 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1- Medium shot, statue of a soldier holding Egypt's flag at a square in Suez
2- Pan right, Suez canal
3- Wide shot, traffic in the street leading to the oil factory with clouds of smoke in the sky
4- Medium shot, the gate of Nasr Petroleum Company (NPC) in Suez
5- Wide external shot of the company with traffic outside
6- Various shots inside the company and firefighters extinguishing the oil tanks
7- Pan right shot by a moving car, the vast factory from inside with large clouds of smoke rising in the sky
8- Medium shot, firefighters using water hoses putting out the blaze of the oil tanks
9- Wide shot, the street of the factory while large clouds of smoke rising in the sky can be seen
10- Medium shot, smoke coming out of the tanks
11- Wide shot, the highway leading to the factory which is seen in a distance with smoke rising in the sky

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Egyptians Have Different Reactions to...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
15 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 15, 2012

Security has been tightened around Egypt's Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC) on Sunday, April 15, after the commission's decision of disqualifying ten presidential candidates including former vice president and former intelligent chief Omar Suleiman, the Muslim Brotherhood's Khairat al-Shater, Salafi sheikh Hazem Salah Abu Ismail and the liberal candidate Ayman Nour who was Mubarak's opponent in 2005 elections.

Representatives and attorneys of some of the disqualified candidates appeared at the SPEC headquarters to appeal the decision within the scheduled 48 hours.

While Suleiman's presidential campaign and office manager refused to speak to reporters, the Muslim Brotherhood's attorney said that he was certain of the right legal situation of the group's candidate Khairat al-Shater, hoping that he would rejoin the presidential race after the appeal.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Colonel Hussein Sherif, Omar Suleiman's presidential campaign and office manager:
"I have nothing to say at all! No comment!"

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsoud, Muslim Brotherhood attorney:
"We are completely convinced and 100% sure of the right legal situation of Eng. Khairat al-Shater. Hence, everything contrary to the constitutional principles and the judiciary settled basics I believe will vanish." Egyptians have different reactions to the disqualification decision according to their tendencies and desirable candidates.

Some believe the decision is a conspiracy to exclude Salafi sheikh Abu Ismail, others believe it was made to avoid fierce division over some candidates and some others see the decision is wrong and that it will deprive the presidential race of strong candidates with efficient programs.

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"I see that this is a conspiracy against Sheikh Hazem Salah Abu Ismail. Everyone knows that it's a planned international conspiracy. God willing, we would live honorably under Sheikh Hazem Salah Abu Ismail."

SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"This is a right decision that will make the political street smoother and quieter. In addition, there will be no conflict among presidential candidates. That is better … because the country is going through a critical stage."

SOUNDBITE 5 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"Among the 10 candidates who were rejected there were some with good qualifications and provided good programs. Even if they had to disqualify them, it is necessary to point out the reasons for disqualification." The decision of disqualifying the ten candidates was made announced Saturday evening, and the commission gave two days for disqualified candidates to appeal.

Observers believe the exclusion decision is expected to add turmoil to Egypt's already chaotic political scene, bearing in mind that Suleiman, Al-Shater and Abu Ismail have a strong base of supporters.

Egypt's presidential elections are scheduled for May 23 and 24.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 15, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 15, 2012
Length: 0:02:41
Video Size: 133 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST: (Archive)
1- Medium shot, flag of Egypt on top of the headquarters of Supreme Presidential Election Comission (SPEC) in Cairo
2- Various external of the headquarters of Supreme Presidential Election Comission (SPEC) in Cairo
3- Various shots of Various shots of supporters of Salafi disqualified presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail holding his posters
4- Various shots of security men and army men guarding the the headquarters of Supreme Presidential Election Comission (SPEC) in Cairo
5- Medium shot, Colonel Hussein Sherif, Omar Suleiman's presidential campaign and office manager, outside the SPEC headquarters
6- Wide shot, military policemen standing side by side outside the SPEC headquarters
7- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Colonel Hussein Sherif, Omar Suleiman's presidential campaign and office manager:
"I have nothing to say at all! No comment!" 8- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsoud, Muslim Brotherhood attorney:
"We are completely convinced and 100% sure of the right legal situation of Eng. Khairat al-Shater. Hence, everything contrary to the constitutional principles and the judiciary settled basics I believe will vanish." 9- Wide over view of Cairo and the River Nile
10- Various shots of Egyptian streets and people
11- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"I see that this is a conspiracy against Sheikh Hazem Salah Abu Ismail. Everyone knows that it's a planned international conspiracy. God willing, we would live honorably under Sheikh Hazem Salah Abu Ismail." 12- SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"This is a right decision that will make the political street smoother and quieter. In addition, there will be no conflict among presidential candidates. That is better … because the country is going through a critical stage." 13- SOUNDBITE 5 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"Among the 10 candidates who were rejected there were some with good qualifications and provided good programs. Even if they had to disqualify them, it is necessary to point out the reasons for disqualification." 14- Various external of the headquarters of Supreme Presidential Election Comission (SPEC) in Cairo
15- Various shots of security men and army men guarding the the headquarters of Supreme Presidential Election Comission (SPEC) in Cairo
16- Various shots of Various shots of supporters of Salafi disqualified presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail holding his posters
17- Various external of the SPEC headquarters and security cordon outside it

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

Cairo, Egypt | April 16, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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Trial of Dozens Accused in Port Said ...
Port Said, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
17 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 17, 2012

Amid tight security measures and crowds of protestors, and family members of victims, Port Said Criminal Court, held at the Police Academy in Cairo, adjourned the trial of some 70 men accused in connection with the killing of at least 74 Al-Ahly fans in Port Said was adjourned until May 5 when the court will hear the testimonies of witnesses.

The trial will resume for five consecutive days until May 9, during which time witnesses will give their testimonies, beginning with forensic physicians on day one.

Hundreds of Al-Ahly fans protested outside the court with dances and drumbeats, raising Al-Ahly flags and posters of victims, and demanding retaliation for the riot victims.

Lawyers as well as the family members of the victims seemed relatively satisfied with the course of the trial.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Saleh Farag, father of a victim of the Port Said soccer riot violence:
"The case is going well, praise be to Allah. The course of the case will be very well and we're satisfied with all that happened in the session. The defendants' lawyers of course wanted to prove them not guilty, demanded their release and demanded the trial to be moved to Port Said. They demanded many things. The judge didn’t listen to all of that and decided the trial to be adjourned to May 5." Among the defendants are nine police officers and several officials of Port Said Stadium.
Some of Al-Ahly ultras believe the tragedy was a conspiracy by the police and the ruling military for political reasons while others believe it was all by Port Said fans.
The bloody riots took place on February 1, after a soccer game between Cairo's Al-Ahly and Port Said's Al-Masry in the coastal city of Port Said, where thousands of allegedly riotous fans stormed into the field after the game causing chaos and bloody confrontations, leaving 74 dead and hundreds wounded.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 25, 2012 [and archive]
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 25, 2012
Length: 0:02:24
Video Size: 119 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
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Camera: VCS
SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of crowds of people outside the Police Academy, where the court session is held
2- Various shots of security men outside the court
3- Various shots of a large number of security men outside the court sitting in front of four army armored vehicles
4- Medium shot, a man sitting on the ground with a small wooden model of a grave with a flag of Egypt and flowers, written on "the grave of martyrs"
5- Wide shot outside the court with crowds of people and ambulances
6- Various shots of Al-Ahly fans protesting with a jumping dance and drum beats shouting "new revolution", "rights of martyrs" etc, rising flags of Al-Ahly and other soccer clubs
7- Various shots outside the court
8- Various shots of the gate of the Police Academy, where the court session is held, with security men outside
9- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Saleh Farag, father of one of the victims of Port Said soccer riot violence:
"The case is going well, praise be to Allah. The course of the case will be very well and we're satisfied with all that happened in the session. The defendants' lawyers of course wanted to prove them not guilty, demanded their release and demanded the trial to be moved to Port Said. They demanded many things. The judge didn’t listen to all of that and decided the trial to be adjourned to May 5." 10- Various shots of police and security men outside the court
11- Medium shot, two army armored vehicles with two a soldier and a flag of Egypt on top of each
12- Various shots of the soccer riot tragedy at Port Said Stadium (archive, Feb 1)
13- Tilt down, the main gate of Al-Masry Stadium at Port Said, where the riots took place, with crowds outside the stadium (archive)
14- Various shots of the aftermath of the riots at the stadium seats with blood spots on the seats and the ground (archive)
15- Various shots of many pairs of shoes at stadium exit where the tragedy took place (archive)

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Lebanese PM: Stability and Disassocia...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
18 Apr 2012

Beirut, Lebanon | April 17, 2012

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati held a general discussion with members of the parliament on Tuesday, April 17, at parliament headquarters in Beirut, where he stressed that stability and a self-disassociation policy from the Syrian conflict were his government's key priorities to protect Lebanon.
Mikati explained that Lebanon cannot affect the Syrian issue but can be affected by it, which is why, he added, that his government decided to adopt the policy of disassociation with regards to the situation in Syria.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Lebanese PM Najib Mikati:
"There are three factors for stability. The first is the South. We have done all that is necessary to maintain stability in Southern Lebanon, in cooperation with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). My first visit when the government gained confidence was to Southern Lebanon, which is a sign of our support for the UNIFIL and for stability in the South." Mikati elaborated that cooperation with the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) is one of the major factors for Lebanon's internal stability, noting that his government provided the required funds to the STL.
The Lebanese Prime Minister concluded that activating proper administrations and employing efficient diplomats, jurists and governors were also among his government's priorities.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Lebanese PM Najib Mikati:
"The second factor, as you all know, is the issue of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL). There have been a lot of debates about this issue. We have provided the required funds to the STL and as you know things are going towards more stability regarding this issue."

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) - Lebanese PM Najib Mikati:
"Disassociation policy is maybe referred to by some as evading responsibility. However, I say that it's the core of responsibility because it protects Lebanon from inside. We cannot affect anything in Syria, but we can be affected by what's going on there according to the decisions we make. For this reason, our decision was to disassociate ourselves and avoid intervening in the internal affairs of Syria." Mikati pointed out that stability was based on three factors, the first of which is the stability of South Lebanon, where he paid his first visit after his government gained the parliament confidence.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 17, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: April 17, 2012
Length: 0:01:30
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SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot of parliamentarians inside the Lebanese parliament
2. Medium shot, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri speaking to one of the parliamentarians
3. Wide shot, parliamentarians inside the Lebanese parliament
4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Lebanese PM Najib Mikati:
"There are three factors for stability. The first is the South. We have done all what's necessary to maintain stability Southern Lebanon in cooperation with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). My first visit when the government gained confidence was to Southern Lebanon, which is a sign of our support for the UNIFIL and for stability in the South." 5. Various shots of parliamentarians listening to Mikati's speech
6. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Lebanese PM Najib Mikati:
"The second factor, as you all know, is the issue of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL). There have been a lot of debates about this issue. We have provided the required funds to the STL and as you know things are going towards more stability regarding this issue." 7. Medium shot, parliamentarians inside the Lebanese parliament listening to Mikati's speech
8. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) - Lebanese PM Najib Mikati:
"Since the events started in Syria, the government's policy has been self-disassociation. We talked about this policy here in the parliament. A disassociation policy may be referred to by some as evading responsibility. However, I say that it's the core of responsibility because it protects Lebanon from inside. We cannot affect anything in Syria, but we can be affected by what's going on there according to the decisions we make. For this reason, our decision was to disassociate ourselves and avoid intervening in the internal affairs of Syria." 9. Medium shot, parliamentarians applauding
10. Tilt down external shot of the Lebanese parliament headquarters in Beirut

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

Cairo, Egypt | April 18, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

Cairo, Egypt | April 17 and 18, 2012

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

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

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

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

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 17 and 18, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 18, 2012
Length: 0:03:19
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SHOTLIST:
1. Day shots (April 17 and 18):
2. Pan left, security men standing side by side outside the Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC) headquarters in Cairo
3. Various shots of supporters of Salafi disqualified presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail outside the commission headquarters, raising his posters and shouting Islamic statements in his support
4. Various shots of Abu Ismail walking to the gate of the commission amid supporters
5. Medium shot, Abu Ismail at the gate of the commission surrounded by army soldiers and barbed wires
6. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Salafi disqualified presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail:
"I stayed at home waiting for the decision after the procedures were over. However, after this game they are playing to divide and provoke the nation I will not leave this place, Allah willing." 7. Night shots (April 17 night):
8. Various night shots of Abu Ismail supporters cheering in reaction to his statements outside the commission
9. Various night shots of Abu Ismail supporters shouting, "Where is the press? Here is the president!"
10. Long shot, Abu Ismail walking amid supporters
11. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Salafi disqualified presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail:
"All the discussion taking place inside the commission was about me while I was standing at the gate. Why didn’t they let me in? The Sheikh who phoned me didn’t listen to me. So, I told him that it was my last word: either they would let me in and listen to me or they would go on and listen to the commission without me, in which case I told him I would be against them and they would be against me." 12. Day shots (April 17 and 18):
13. Medium shot, a large poster of Abu Ismail at a sidewalk outside the commission
14. Various shots of supporters of Abu Ismail outside the commission headquarters, raising posters and shouting Islamic statements in support of him
15. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – One of Abu Ismail supporters:
"The concerned Department of Immigration and Passports issued a certificate for Sheikh Hazem Abu Ismail that his mother doesn’t have dual nationality. Yet, the commission wants to give itself this authority. Who has given the commission this right?" 16. SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – One of Abu Ismail supporters:
"We don’t want to say that this sit-in is the last peaceful step we have. We don’t want to escalate the issue to a greater level. We're waiting here, and if it doesn’t work here we will go to Tahrir Square. We will not allow humiliation to January 25 Revolution and we will not return to the control of military." 17. Various shots of supporters of Abu Ismail outside the commission headquarters, raising his posters and shouting statements in his support

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Egypt's Al-Azhar Rejects Mufti's Visi...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
19 Apr 2012

Al-Azhar officially confirmed on Thursday, April 19, that it opposes Egypt's Mufti Ali Gomaa’s visit to Jerusalem. The statement was issued after an emergency meeting of Al-Azhar's Islamic Research Academy, chaired by Al-Azhar Grand Imam, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyib.

The Islamic Research Academy held a conference after the meeting where Sheikh Ali Abdel-Baqi, the Academy Secretary-General, explained that the opposition was due to the fact that Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque are still under the Israeli occupation.

Gomaa's visit to Jerusalem was made Wednesday, April 18, under sponsorship of Jordanian authorities. The Mufti reported that both Christians and Muslims in Jerusalem welcomed him, and that there were no Israelis inside Al-Aqsa Mosque during his visit. He concluded with the statement that the Palestinians of Jerusalem are under "detestable Israeli occupation," and called on all Muslims to resist the ongoing Judaization attempts of the city.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Sheikh Ali Abdel-Baqi, Secretary-General of Al Azhar's Islamic Research Academy:
"Al-Azhar reaffirms its opposing position on the visit [of Mufti Ali Gomaa’s] to Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque while they are under Israeli occupation. The Islamic Research Academy has listened to the clarifications of the Mufti and the circumstances of his visit. The Mufti mentioned that his visit was personal, not official and that he did not get a visa for the visit from Israeli authorities."

For his part, Gomaa stated that his visit was purely personal and that it did not represent any of Egypt's official Islamic institutions, adding that the visit was for academic purposes, and was not done for any normalization purposes, or under Israeli sponsorship.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Egypt's Mufti Ali Gomaa:
"The visit was not done under the principle of normalization, or the flag of Israel. Allah has granted me the honor of visiting this place, which is part of us all. This visit was not official, but it was a personal visit. It represents neither the Islamic Research Academy, Al-Azhar, or the House of Fatwa."

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Shooting Dateline: April 19, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 19, 2012
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1- Various external shots of Al-Azhar administrative office in Cairo
2- Medium shots of the sign at the building reading, "Azhar Administrative Office"
3- Various shots of the emergency meeting of Al Azhar's Islamic Research Academy, chaired by Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayyib, on the visit of Egypt's Mufti Ali Gomaa to Jerusalem
4- Wide shot of the press conference of Sheikh Ali Abdel-Baqi, Secretary-General of Al Azhar's Islamic Research Academy
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Sheikh Ali Abdel-Baqi, Secretary-General of Al Azhar's Islamic Research Academy:
"Al-Azhar reaffirms its rejecting position on visiting Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque while they are under the Israel occupation. The Islamic Research Academy has listened to the clarifications of the Mufti and the circumstances of the visit. The Mufti mentioned that his visit was personal, not official and that he didn’t get a visa for the visit from the authorities of the Israeli occupation." 6- Various shots of the press conference of Egypt's Mufti Ali Gomaa
7- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Egypt's Mufti Ali Gomaa:
"The visit was not done under the principle of normalization or the flag of Israel. Allah has granted me the honor of visiting this place, which is part of us all. This visit was not official, but it was a personal visit. It represents neither the Islamic Research Academy, Al-Azhar, or the House of Fatwa." 8- Various shots of the Mufti speaking to reporters
9- Various shots of the Mufti concluding the press conference and leaving
10- Wide shot, Al-Azhar administrative office in Cairo

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Egypt's PM Announces Transfer of USD ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
20 Apr 2012

Egyptian Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri said that the government transferred USD 6.14 billion from special funds of former regime offices to the state budget, in a press conference at the headquarters of the General Authority for Investment in Cairo, Thursday, April 19. Ex-regime offices once kept public monies in special private funds that were not incorporated into the state budget, and as such were not subject to oversight by any budget committee.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri:
"The issue of special funds has been going on for more than twenty years. Former regime government offices established these special funds from the public money resource to use for employment, salaries, rewards, etc. We traced these funds strictly, and like I said all these funds are now present at the Central Bank in the General Budget Account."

Al-Ganzouri stated that the government's costs have been gradually reduced saving USD 4.14 billion. He also shed light on the efforts done to relief Egypt's foreign debt.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Egypt's Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri:
"We have been keen on minimizing the foreign debts. They were USD 5.83 billion, seven months ago. In March 2012, they were reduced to USD 5.54 billion."

The Egyptian Prime Minister told reporters that even though the country's revenues declined to USD 12.8 billion over the past few months, the government successfully achieved relative and notable economic stability.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 19, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 19, 2012
Length: 0:02:08
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SHOTLIST:
1- External shot of the headquarters of Egypt’s General Authority for Investment in Cairo
2- Pan left shot, Egypt's Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri heading to the press conference at the headquarters of Egypt’s General Authority for Investment in Cairo
3- Various shots of the press conference
4- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Egypt's Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri:
"The issue of special funds has been going on for more than twenty years. Former regime government offices established these special funds from the public money resource to use for employment, salaries, rewards, etc. We traced these funds strictly, and like I said all these funds are now present at the Central Bank in the General Budget Account." 5- Various shots of the press conference
6- Long shot of a reporter asking Ganzouri
7- Various shots of Al-Ganzouri speaking during the press conference
8- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Egypt's Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri:
"We have been keen on minimizing the foreign debts. They were USD 5.83 billion seven months ago. In March 2012, they have been reduced to USD 5.54 billion." 9- Various shots of the press conference
10- Various shots of Egypt’s PM Al-Ganzouri concluding the press conference and leaving

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

Cairo, Egypt | April 20, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Behira, Egypt | April 21, 2012

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

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

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

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

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Syrian Opposition Says Monitoring Mis...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
22 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 22, 2012

Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby held talks on Sunday, April 22, with a delegation from the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) in Cairo where they discussed the recently-passed United Nations Security Council resolution of sending 300 monitors to Syria.
The delegation expressed intention to support and cooperate with the monitors and welcomed the plan of Kofi Annan, the UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, to end the ongoing violence in the country.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – SNC Spokeswoman Basma Kodmani:
"We have come for a consolatory meeting with the Arab League Secretary-General and his advisers particularly regarding the UN resolution made yesterday about sending monitoring mission to Syria. We agree with the Arab League in welcoming and supporting this resolution. We expressed readiness for complete cooperation with the monitoring mission."
The UN approval of sending 300 observers to monitor ceasefire in Syria has been welcomed by Annan.
Over 7,500 people were killed since the uprising started in Syria mid-March 2011 according to UN estimates.
SNC Chairman Burhan Ghalioun is expected to meet with Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr Monday, April 23.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 22, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 22, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
2- Various shots of the meeting of the delegation of the Syrian National Council (SNC) with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Al-Araby
3- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – SNC Spokeswoman Basma Kodmani:
"We have come for a consolatory meeting with the Arab League Secretary-General and his advisers particularly regarding the UN resolution made yesterday about sending a monitoring mission to Syria. We agree with the Arab League in welcoming and supporting this resolution. We expressed readiness for complete cooperation with the monitoring mission."
4- Various shots of the meeting of the SNC delegation with Al-Araby
5- Wide overview shot, the Arab League headquarters in Cairo

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

Cairo, Egypt | April 22, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lebanese PM and UK Official Discuss S...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
22 Apr 2012

Beirut, Lebanon | April 20, 2012

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati and British Undersecretary of State for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt held talks on Friday, April 20, at the Lebanese Cabinet headquarters in Beirut, where they discussed some regional issues including the Syrian crisis, the conditions of Syrian and Palestinian refugees as well as the bilateral relations between the two countries.
Burt told reporters after the meeting that the United Kingdom understands the nature of relationship between Lebanon and Syria, praising the Lebanese efforts in receiving and providing shelter for neighboring refugees.
Burt described the bilateral relations between Lebanon and the UK as “strong”.
SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - British Under Secretary of State for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt:
“We had the opportunity to discuss the strong bilateral relationship between the United Kingdom and Lebanon, which is displayed by his own visit to the Unite Kingdom some months ago the Prime Minister recently to see our Foreign Secretary. The commercial relationship is very strong between the two countries and is growing. We had the opportunity of course to discuss regional issues, not least the problems in Syria and concerns were expressed about that. And we acknowledge Lebanon’s part in receiving refugees from Syria and the part of the Lebanese people in taking Syrian refugees to their own houses and woods to look after them. And the United Kingdom will continue to make a contribution to the costs of supporting the refugees here.” Other issues, including the 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games that will take place in London were also brought up during the meeting. “I managed to meet last night with promising Lebanese athletes who will take part in the Olympics and Paralympics,” Burt said.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 20, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: April 20, 2012
Length: 0:01:23
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SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of the meeting of Lebanese PM Najib Mikati and British Undersecretary of State for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt
2- Medium shot, Burt heading to a press conference at the Lebanese Cabinet headquarters
3- Various shots of Burt during a press conference at the Lebanese Cabinet headquarters
4- SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - British Under Secretary of State for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt:
“We had the opportunity to discuss the strong bilateral relationship between the United Kingdom and Lebanon, which is displayed by his own visit to the Unite Kingdom some months ago the Prime Minister recently to see our Foreign Secretary. The commercial relationship is very strong between the two countries and is growing. We had the opportunity of course to discuss regional issues, not least the problems in Syria and concerns were expressed about that. And we acknowledge Lebanon’s part in receiving refugees from Syria and the part of the Lebanese people in taking Syrian refugees to their own houses and woods to look after them. And the United Kingdom will continue to make a contribution to the costs of supporting the refugees here.” 5- Pan left, Burt leaving after the press conference
6- Various external shots of the Lebanese Cabinet headquarters in Beirut

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Blast Rocks Restaurant in Southern Le...
Tyre, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
23 Apr 2012

Tyre, Lebanon | April 22, 2012

A bomb exploded in a lift at Nocean Restaurant in the coastal town of Tyre, South Lebanon, shortly after Sunday midnight, April 22, luckily leaving no casualties.

Although reports quote security men as saying the number of injured people were five or seven, the restaurant owner said there were only damages but neither deaths nor injuries.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Sayed Ahmed, Nocean Restaurant owner:
"We were closing the restaurant and there were four workers upstairs in the restaurant. While they were going upstairs, the blast took place. There are no injuries, but there are a lot of material damages. There are no injured people at all."

The restaurant is located on the third floor of a commercial building in Tyre, whose restaurants and liquor stores have been subjected to a series of similar blasts as part of an alcohol prohibition campaign allegedly launched by conservative Shiites, the majority inhabitants of the South.

Many liquor stores have closed due to the prohibition campaign in the country's south although alcohol is widely available in Lebanon, the most liberal Arab country.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 22, 2012
Shooting Location: Tyre, Southern Lebanon
Publishing Time: April 23, 2012
Length: 0:01:32
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various external shots of the damages outside the targeted restaurant amid a crowd of security men
2. Various external shots of Nocean Restaurant next to McDonald's Restaurant
3. Various shots of security men at the bombing scene
4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Sayed Ahmed, Nocean Restaurant owner:
"We were closing the restaurant and there were four workers upstairs in the restaurant. While they were going upstairs, the blast took place. There are no injuries, but there are a lot of material damages. There are no injured people at all." 5. Various shots of damages scattered around the place

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Egypt's Foreign Minister Meets with S...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
23 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 23, 2012

Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr met on Monday, April 23, with head of the Syrian National Council (SNC) Burhan Ghalioun in Cairo, where they held talks over the latest developments of the Syrian crisis.
Amr stressed that the Syrian opposition must unify under one group with one vision presented to the world about the future of Syria, which will send a reassuring message to all regional and international parties about the possibility of starting a dialogue with the opposition.
The meeting is a continuation of the minister's meetings with Syrian opposition forces urging for their unity to be able to engage in dialogue that will resolve the crisis and end the bloodshed in Syria.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 23, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 23, 2012
Length: 0:00:45
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SHOTLIST:
1- Tilt down external shot of the Foreign Ministry headquarters in Cairo
2- Various shots of the Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr meeting with the head of the Syrian National Council Burhan Ghalioun and other Syrian opposition figures
3- Wide shot of the Foreign Ministry headquarters in Cairo

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Four Killed and 27 Injured in Blaze i...
Tanta, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
23 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 23, 2012

Four people were killed and 27 others were injured in a massive fire that broke out in a crowded commercial district in Egypt's Nile Delta city of Tanta on Sunday night, April 22, Health Ministry reported on Monday.
The fire ruined thirteen stores and completely destroyed a five-story department store of Almasnoat Almisryia Company (Egyptian Products Co.) and the nearby shops.
Ambulances and firefighting vehicles rushed to the area before the fire extended to other stores.
Tanta officials announced that the government will pay EGP 20,000 in compensation to the family members of each victim and EGP 6,000 to each injured person.
[1 USD = 6.04 EGP] Loses are estimated at millions of Egyptian pounds while the source of the fire has not been determined yet.
Tanta is the fifth largest city in Egypt with an estimated population of 492,000.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 23, 2012
Shooting Location: Tanta, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 23, 2012
Length: 0:01:35
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SHOTLIST:
1. Zoom out shot of the destroyed building of Almasnoat Almisryia Company, people gathering in the outside
2. Various shots of the fire, firemen
3. Pan right shot of the fire vehicles
4. Various shots of people holding victims to the ambulance
5. Various shots of people gathering outside the damaged building
6. Wide shot of the fire vehicles
7. Wide shot of the police vehicles
8. Various shots of people gathering outside the damaged building
9. Wide shot of destroyed building of Almasnoat Almisryia Company

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Egypt Terminates Natural Gas Deal Wit...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
23 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 23, 2012

On Sunday, The Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) notified the Israeli East Mediterranean Gas Company (EMG) of the cancellation of their 2005 natural gas contract, while Egyptian and Israeli officials say it is merely a business issue that has nothing to do with diplomatic ties between the two countries.

The deal was signed in 2005, under Egypt's longtime president Hosni Mubarak who was seen by many Egyptians as a loyal ally of the United States and Israel.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 23, 2012 and archive
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 23, 2012
Length: 0:03:27
Video Size: 170 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1- Various external shots of Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Co.
2- Long shot, the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum headquarters in Cairo
3- Close up, the title of the ministry
4- Medium shot of former Oil Minister Sameh Fahmy (archive: July 2010)
5- Long shot, Fahmy signing a gas deal with British Petroleum
6- Various shots of a meeting between former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu (archive)
7- Long shot, Egyptians in a street in Cairo
8- Medium shot, Egyptians in a street in Cairo
9- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"We praise Allah that this decision has been made although it's a little bit late. We praise Allah for the decision anyway. We'll be able to restore part of our usurped rights and purify some of the longtime corruption." 10- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"The Egyptian company's decision of not exporting natural gas to Israel, although late, is such a right decision. However, it's very late."
11- Long shot, the State Council
12- Medium shot, former diplomat Ibrahim Yousri, a prominent activist who opposes the gas deal and waged several lawsuits against the government for terminate it
13- Various shots of a court session on the gas deal
14- Long, pan-left shot of thousands of protestors in Tahrir
15- Tilt down shot, the slogan of “No to the gas Naksa” campaign
16- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) - Ibrahim Zahran, an oil expert and coordinator of “No to Gas Defeat!” campaign:
“Israel’s Energy Minister says Israel earns 10 USD billion out of the gas deal with Egypt. How come Egypt makes just USD 4-6 billion out of all of the gas deal while Israel earns USD 10 billion? So, we lose USD 10 billion to Israel plus other commissions. So, we have to stop all sorts of gas exports to Israel for the interest of Egypt, its people and the future of its development.” 17- Wide overview shot of traffic-jammed Cairo and the River Nile
18- Various shots of Egyptian streets and squares crowded with people
19- SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"Israel's security still has to do with the good relation with Egypt. It is illogical that they would launch military attack against each others for any minor problems." 20- SOUNDBITE 5 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"I hope that the decision made by the Egyptian authorities to halt gas exports to Israel is serious and not just words in the media and papers."
21- Various shots of natural gas pipelines in Egypt
22- Wide shot, fire flames rising from exploding pipeline in El Arish, in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula, which supplies gas to Israel
23- Various shots of natural gas pipelines
24- Wide shot, fire flames rising from exploding pipeline in El Arish

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Egyptian Banking and Police Officials...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
24 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 24, 2012

The National Bank of Egypt in cooperation with the anti-counterfeiting office of Egypt’s Interior Ministry held on Tuesday, April 24, a symposium dubbed “Methods of Combating Credit Card Fraud.” The meeting was scheduled in light of the recent increase in credit card crimes in Egypt due to a lack of adequate security.

For his part, Egypt's National Bank Deputy Chairman Hesham Okasha recommended to require a pass code for using a credit card, a method which is not applied in Egypt, stressing that it would greatly limit the credit card fraud in the country.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Hesham Okasha:
"In Europe, they require the client to enter their code number. This is still not applied in Egypt. As banks, we should propose to the Egyptian Banking Union, that credit card use must be verified through a code number. The code number or the password is the client's responsibility. His ID card and its number and details could be stolen, but his password is difficult to steal."

Police officials of the Anti-Counterfeiting Office reported that they recently arrested associates of two unrelated credit card scam rings based out of Africa and Egypt.

Colonel Assem al-Dahish, Director of the Anti-Counterfeiting Office pointed out that the amount of money and purchases that have been stolen by the Egyptian gang reached about EGP 1.5 million.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Colonel Assem al-Dahish:
"In fact, it is the biggest gang arrest involving credit card forgery. What is of note, is that the gang is formed of Egyptians. Previously, we saw forged credit cards coming from abroad with some foreigners.” “We had prior information about the gang and its members. We have done a very good job in the investigation process, to the point that we photographed them and knew exactly where they were operating from."

Al-Dahish added that the gang had about 167 fake credit cards to use for their crimes.
Banking crimes have recently spread in post-revolution Egypt due to the lack of security and current political turmoil.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 24, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 24, 2012
Length: 0:02:39
Video Size: 131 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1- Wide shot of traffic at one of Cairo street
2- Wide external shot of the gate of the National Bank of Egypt headquarters where the symposium held
3- Close up shot of the sign of National Bank of Egypt “special symposium over credit card fraud and methods of combating”
4- Pan left shot of the title of the conference “special symposium over credit card fraud and methods of combating”
5- Various shots of the symposium
6- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Hesham Okasha:
"In Europe, they require the client to enter their code number. This is still not applied in Egypt. As banks, we should propose to the Egyptian Banking Union, that credit card use must be verified through a code number. The code number or the password is the client's responsibility. His ID card and its number and details could be stolen, but his password is difficult to steal." 7- Various shots of the symposium
8- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Colonel Assem al-Dahish:
"In fact, it is the biggest gang arrest involving credit card forgery. What is of note, is that the gang is formed of Egyptians. Previously, we saw forged credit cards coming from abroad with some foreigners. We had prior information about the gang and its members. We have done a very good job in the investigation process, to the point that we photographed them and knew exactly where they were operating from." 9- Various shots of people using ATM
10- Pan left shot of news paper title “lack of security revives credit card fraud”
11- Close up shot of news paper title “ National Bank detects the biggest African gang”
12- Various shots of clerks at the bank counting money
13- Medium shot, a money-counting machine counting US dollar bills

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Syria Crisis Negatively Affects Leban...
Bekaa, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
25 Apr 2012

Bekaa bordering area, Lebanon | April 24, 2012 and archives

The Syrian crisis that started with the popular uprising in mid-March 2011 has negatively impacted Lebanese trade and exports, as the border crossings between Syria and Lebanon are considered the main outlet for Lebanese exports to the Arab world.

An unstable political situation and economic sanctions in Syria, has led the Lebanese economy into a precarious situation, with a trade volume of trade between Syria and Lebanon equates to roughly USD 500 million on average. However, the volume of Lebanese exports via the Syrian border crossings to all Arab countries exceeds 40% of the total Lebanese exports, while the Lebanese land imports through the crossings are worth about USD 6 billion.

The sanctions imposed on Syria have also affected the Lebanese land transport and transits, due to the fact that Syria is the only land passage for Lebanon to neighboring countries such as Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Jordan and the Gulf states.

Lebanese economists say the negative consequences of the sanctions affected Lebanon even before they were felt in Syria. This has been illustrated in the retreat of the Lebanese local economic index because of the deadlock of Lebanese exports to Syrian companies, and to other Arab countries requiring transit through Syria as well.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 24, 2012 and archive
Shooting Location: Bekaa bordering area, Lebanon
Publishing Time: April 24, 2012
Length: 0:02:00
Video Size: 99 MB
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SHOTLIST:
1- Various external shots of the Lebanese Customs Authority at the Lebanese-Syrian borders
2- Various shots of trucks and containers at the Lebanese Customs
3- Various shots of drivers of containers and trucks speaking to a Lebanese customs employee at the borders
4- Various shots of a container entering Lebanon borders carrying Saudi power generators from a Saudi popular campaign to assist the Lebanese people
5- Various shots of Lebanese customs employee checking the containers
6- Close up, the vehicle plate showing the container is from Saudi Arabia
7- Various shots of trucks and containers entering the bordering area of Bekaa
8- Various shots of private cars and buses heading towards the Customs Authority gate at the borders and others coming out of the gate
9- Various shots of traffic outside the Customs Authority at the borders

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Syrian Opposition Leader in Cairo: Sy...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
25 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 24, 2012

Burhan Ghalioun, leader of the opposition group Syrian National Council (SNC), held a press conference Tuesday, April 24, at the Journalists' Syndicate in Cairo. Ghalioun stated that the Syrian people face death every day, yet still, the international community is silent about it.

Ghalioun also reported that the Syrian people are disappointed in the international community, the Arab League, and the opposition, as none of them have met their aspirations.

The opposition head also said that the SNC does not harbor illusive hopes about what the Arab League, and UN can do to help and support the people of Syria.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – SNC leader Burhan Ghalioun:
"We don’t rely on the hope that we'll necessarily reach a solution through Kofi Annan's initiative. However, we believe that activating international efforts and rallying international support side by side with the Syrian revolution will help the Syrians to advance better. We do not have illusions about what the Arab League or the Security Council can do for us. But we believe that the efforts of the Syrian people must be supported in gaining international assistance."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – SNC leader Burhan Ghalioun:
"If there are any Syrian armed rebels, they are carrying arms in reaction; not an option at all urged by the SNC or the opposition. The youth have been shot on a daily basis and tens of them have been killed and they have begun to realize that they must arm themselves with the weapons of dissident army officers and soldiers in order to protect themselves."

SHOTLIST:
1- Various external shots of journalists at the press conference
2- Various shots of SNC leader Burhan Ghalioun entering
3- Various shots of Ghalioun speaking during the press conference
4- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – SNC leader Burhan Ghalioun:
"We don’t rely on the hope that we'll necessarily reach a solution through Kofi Annan's initiative. However, we believe that activating international efforts and rallying international support side by side with the Syrian revolution will help the Syrians to advance better. We do not have illusions about what the Arab League or the Security Council can do for us. But we believe that the efforts of the Syrian people must be supported in gaining international assistance." 5- Various shots of Ghalioun speaking during the press conference
6- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – SNC leader Burhan Ghalioun:
"If there are any Syrian armed rebels, they are carrying arms in reaction; not an option at all urged by the SNC or the opposition. The youth have been shot on a daily basis and tens of them have been killed and they have begun to realize that they must arm themselves with the weapons of dissident army officers and soldiers in order to protect themselves." 7- Various shots of Ghalioun speaking during the press conference
8- Zoom out/pan right, the attendees standing for a minute, morning the victims of the Syrian revolution and the Arab Spring, reciting verses from the Quran

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April 6 Movement Rejects Presidential...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
25 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 24, 2012
The April 6 Youth Movement held a press conference on Wednesday, April 25, at the Lawyers Syndicate headquarters in Cairo, where they launched an initiative aimed at ceasing Egypt’s current political discord.

They formally announced their rejection of the drafting of Egypt’s new constitution, and holding presidential elections under the rule of the Supreme Council of the Armed Force (SCAF). The group submitted their proposal of a project that focuses on multiple shortfalls that they believe are not being addressed by the SCAF, including the achievement of the original goals of the revolution, and "correcting the course" of the current transitional period.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Tarek al-Khouly, media spokesman for April 6 Youth Movement:
"The project aims to achieve several objectives: 1) No constitution to be drafted during military rule of the country. 2) No presidential elections during the military rule of the country. 3) No president without real authorities. 4) Drafting a complete project for the Egyptian revolution. So, the project is based on outlining a complete vision of how to run the transitional stage in a real way that aims to establish the revolution goals, and then working on achieving them."

The project of the April 6 Youth Movement requires the SCAF to hand over power by the end of June to a temporary civilian president for two years during which an agreed upon permanent constitution representing all Egyptians is to be written.

The movement members said they will hold a meeting with political figures and SCAF representatives Thursday, April 26, to present their project.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Tarek al-Khouly, media spokesman for April 6 Youth Movement:
"In order to reach an agreement regarding the ongoing problems, resolving the crisis is represented in handing over power to a temporary civilian president for two years, within which a constitution fulfilling all the conditions and criteria representing all sections of the society will be written. The vision of the form of the state institutions will also be set to achieve the country's best interest."

April 6 members also stressed that the parameters of authority of Egypt’s next president must be determined before the presidential elections.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 24, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 24, 2012
Length: 0:01:45
Video Size: 86.7 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1- Tilt down external shot of the lawyers syndicate headquarters
2- Wide shot of a large banner showing demands of the freedoms committee
3- Pan right shot of the press conference held by the April 6 Youth Movement
4- Various shots of the press conference
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Tarek al-Khouly, media spokesman for April 6 Youth Movement:
"The project aims to achieve several objectives: 1) No constitution to be drafted during the military rule of the country. 2) No presidential elections during the military rule of the country. 3) No president without real authorities. 4) Drafting a complete project for the Egyptian revolution. So, the project is based on outlining a complete vision of how to run the transitional stage in a real way that aims to establish the revolution goals, and working on achieving them." 6- Various shots of the press conference
7- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Tarek al-Khouly, media spokesman for April 6 Youth Movement:
"In order to reach an agreement regarding the ongoing problems, resolving the crisis is represented in handing over power to a temporary civilian president for two years, within which a constitution fulfilling all the conditions and criteria representing all sections of the society will be written. The vision of the form of the state institutions will also be set to achieve the country's best interest." 8- Various shots of the press conference
9- Wide overview shot of Cairo and the River Nile

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

Cairo, Egypt | April 25, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Egypt's Election Commission Announces...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
26 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 26, 2012
Egypt's Supreme Presidential Elections Commission (SPEC) held a press conference on Thursday, April 26, to announce the final list of thirteen approved presidential candidates eligible to run in Egypt's first post-revolution elections to be held on May 23 and 24.

The commission said that the list includes Ahmed Shafik, the last prime minister appointed by former president Hosni Mubarak, after he was barred from the presidential race due to the recently passed Political Isolation Law No. 17 for 2012.

Judge Farouk Sultan, SPEC Chairman and head of the Constitutional Court, said that the commission decided to include Shafik after hearing his appeal which refuted the constitutionality of the new Political Isolation Law.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Judge Farouk Sultan, SPEC Chairman and head of the Constitutional Court:
"After hearing his (Shafik's) appeal and defense, and his argument of the non-constitutionality of the said law, the commission has decided to halt the decision of barring him from the presidential race and to include him in the final list of candidates, while the law is to be referred to the Supreme Constitutional Court to give the final say about its constitutionality."

Besides Shafik, the 13-candidate list includes Mubarak's longtime foreign minister and former Arab League chief Amr Moussa, the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi, and the Muslim Brotherhood dissident Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh.

Campaigning for the presidential elections will formally begin April 30, and voting will be held May 23-24. If necessary, run-offs will be held June 16-17.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 26, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 26, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot of large banners of reading “Egypt's Supreme Presidential Elections Commission (SPEC)”
2. Medium shot of the judges of the commission
3. Various shots of the press conference
4. Wide shot of a statement on a monitor in the conference room, reading "Final List of Presidential Candidates, Egypt’s Presidential Elections"
5. Various shots of the attendees during the press conference
6. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Judge Farouk Sultan, SPEC Chairman and head of the Constitutional Court:
"After hearing his (Shafik's) appeal and defense, and his argument of the non-constitutionality of the said law, the commission has decided to halt the decision of barring him from the presidential race and to include him in the final list of candidates, while the law is to be referred to the Supreme Constitutional Court to give the final say about its constitutionality." 7. Various shots of the press conference
8. Various shots of the attendees leaving

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Austrian President Visits Lebanon for...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
26 Apr 2012

Austrian President Heinz Fischer arrived in Beirut on Thursday, April 26, for a two-day visit at the invitation of his Lebanese counterpart Michel Suleiman, who held a welcome ceremony at the presidential palace for Fischer's arrival.

The visit began with a private discussion between the two presidents, and later included talks with senior Lebanese officials.

President Fischer’s visit marks the first time an Austrian head of state has paid an official visit to Lebanon.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 26, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of the arrival of Austria’s President Heinz Fischer and his reception by Lebanese President Michel Suleiman
2. Various shots of the welcome ceremony held at the presidential palace for Fischer
3. Various shots of a meeting between Fischer and Suleiman
4. Zoom out, an Austrian plane moving

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

Cairo, Egypt | April 27, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

Protestors are also calling for the release of political detainees.

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

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

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

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Filippo Grandi: Palestinian Families ...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
27 Apr 2012

Beirut, Lebanon | April 27, 2012

Filippo Grandi, the Commissioner General of the United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees, UNRWA, held a press conference Friday, April 27, at the headquarters of UNRWA at Bir Hassan, in the presence of the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Salvatore Lombardo.

Grandi held talks concerning the conditions of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, Syria, and Gaza, and the current situation of the UNRWA organization.

Grandi noted that they will start the process of bringing families back to Nahr al-Bared refugee camp at the beginning of the next month, pointing out that they are facing numerous complications and difficulties throughout the process.

SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - Filippo Grandi:
"There is progress in many areas which previously were complicated and suffered some difficulties and still remains a very complicated operation. As of next month, we will start bringing back families belonging to what we call package two. The second set in that operation will continue toward the summer, and by the end of the operation almost 4,000 people will have returned to Nahr al-Bard.”

Grandi said that there are still about 5,000 Palestinian refugees in Syria, praising the neutral role of Palestinians in dealing with the Syrian crisis and adding that "their participation" in the conflict will not be in their interest or the interest of Syria.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 27, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut
Publishing Time: April 27, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot of The Commissioner General of the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA, Filippo Grandi heading to start the press conference
2. Medium shot of the press conference
3. Medium shot of the sign of the UNRWA
4. SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - Filippo Grandi:
"There is progress in many areas which previously were complicated and suffered some difficulties and still remains a very complicated operation. As of next month, we will start bringing back families belonging to what we call package two. The second set in that operation will continue toward the summer, and by the end of the operation almost 4,000 people will have returned to Nahr al-Bard." 5. Medium shot of cameraman shooting during the conference
6. Various shots of the press conference

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

Cairo, Egypt | April 28, 2012

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

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

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Lebanese Army Detains Ship Carrying W...
Tripoli, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
28 Apr 2012

Beirut, Lebanon | April 28, 2012

The Lebanese army intercepted a vessel sailing in the Mediterranean, carrying three shipping containers filled with weapons meant to supply Syrian rebels, according to Lebanese security sources.

They reported that the ship "Lutfallah II" was on its way to Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli when it was intercepted and taken to Selaata port, north of Beirut where its captain and crew were handed over to military intelligence officers for further questioning.

Security sources said that an overnight search discovered the weapons, which included rocket-propelled grenades, and rifles.

A Lebanese Military Prosecutor requested that the military police questioned the ship’s crew to find out where the arms were loaded, and to whom they were to be delivered.

Syrian authorities have repeatedly claimed that weapons are being smuggled from neighboring countries, including Lebanon to support Syrian rebels fighting against President Bashar al-Assad.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 28, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut
Publishing Time: April 28, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of Beirut port where the ship " Lutfallah II" where discovered by the Lebanese army
2. Wide long shot of the containers of the ship filled with weapons
3. Wide shot of Lebanese army vehicles walking around at the Beirut port area
4. Various shots of the port area, army vehicles walking around
5. Wide shot of the arrested Lutfallah II ship
6. wide shot of trucks holding the three containers of the arrested ship
7. Various shots of the Beirut port where the ship and its containers existed

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Hamas Leader and Arab League Chief Ag...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
29 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 29, 2012

The issue of the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails was the focus of the meeting of Hamas delegation led by Politburo Chief Khaled Mashaal and the Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Araby on Sunday, April 29, in Cairo.

Mashaal told reporters that he agreed with the Arab League Chief, as he did with the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, to internationalize the issue of the Palestinian detainees in Israel and the "inhumane" violations practiced against them.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal:
“Last Thursday, I called brother Abu Mazen (President Mahmoud Abbas) and we agreed to unite Palestinian efforts for the issue of prisoners and that the Palestinian Authority would internationalize the issue of prisoners to double pressure on the Israelis. Hence, the unity of the Palestinian position, along with Arab, Islamic and international efforts, will be in favor of the Palestinian prisoners, God willing.”

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Araby:
“We also talked about reconciliation, but the urgent issue that I hope the international media focuses on is the prisoners. What is going on in the Israeli prisons is inhumane and it represents grave violations of human rights.”

Mashaal said that the Palestinian prisoners in Israel have gone on a hunger strike since April 17 to protest the brutal treatment of the Israeli authorities against them, according to Mashaal.

Hamas Politburo Chief stressed that there are no objections from Hamas about Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' leadership of the coming joint government as reaffirmed in the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation meetings in Cairo.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 29, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 29, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot/low angle, the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
2. Various shots of the meeting of Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Araby with Hamas delegation led by politburo Khaled Mashaal
3. Various shots of Mashaal and Al-Araby heading to a press conference
4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal:
“Last Thursday, I called brother Abu Mazen (President Mahmoud Abbas) and we agreed to unite Palestinian efforts for the issue of prisoners and that the Palestinian Authority would internationalize the issue of prisoners to double pressure on the Israelis. Hence, the unity of the Palestinian position, along with Arab, Islamic and international efforts, will be in favor of the Palestinian prisoners, God willing.” 5. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Araby:
“We also talked about the reconciliation, but the urgent issue that I hope the international media focus on is the prisoners. What is going on in the Israeli prisons is inhuman and it represents grave violations of human rights.” 6. Medium shot, Mashaal concluding the press conference and leaving
7. Long shot, entrance of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 29, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 29, 2012
Length: 0:02:23
Video Size: 118 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of protestors blocking the way at one of the streets near the Ministry of Defense
2. Various shots of the protestors around a street close to the Ministry of Defense, spreading a huge flag of Egypt on the ground
3. Medium shot, protestors praying in congregation during the sit-in
4. Various shots of tents of camping protestors
5. Close up, a protestor holding a painting of a hand representing the election commission beating a man representing the Egyptian people
6. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"We elected the members of the parliament and they are the ones who should demand and speak for us. When we protest, we block the country's interests. Why are these protests? I believe that there are good protestors but there are also intruding vandals among them who want the country to be ruined and never to move forward." 7. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"Last night clashes were completely unnecessary because the sit-in is unnecessary in the first place. These clashes must have been provoked by intruders who want to prove that the country lacks security, which is true because there is no security at all now." 8. Various shots of a rally joining the sit-in with protestor holding a large sign reading "Down with Military Rule" shouting anti-SCAF statements
9. Various shots of a poster gathering pictures of former president Hosni Mubarak, former vice-president Omar Suleiman and SCAF Leader Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi, with words reading "Under Their Rule, We Cried for Gas"
10. Medium shot of the protestors
11. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen:
"I am against the sit-in at Abbasiya of course. This situation is improper at this stage. We need work and production. The sit-in will not solve the country's problems. We want the people to work instead.” Medium shot, two protestors raising a scarf of a man stained with blood, claiming it belonged to one of the clash victims 12. Various shots of the protestors shouting anti-SCAF statements
13. Zoom out, the protesters shouting anti-SCAF statements

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Policemen Protest Outside Interior Mi...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
30 Apr 2012

Hundreds of Egyptian policemen and lower ranking informers demonstrated on Monday, April 30, in front of the Ministry of Interior for the third day in a row, demanding higher wages and improvement of their living conditions.
Cairo, Egypt | April 30, 2012

They also demand dismissal of the Interior Minister who allegedly lied to them about referring their demands, particularly the job promotion law, to the parliament for discussion and approval.

According to the protesting policemen, they want a civilian Interior Minister to replace the current one, and the establishment of social justice among policemen of different ranks.

They say that their conditions must be improved in order to be able to restore the country's security, which is already deteriorating.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Protesting policeman Ahmed Abdel-Salam:
"The wages need to be well modified. Everyone knows that security is costly merchandise. So, a security man has to be financially and morally well in order to achieve security properly."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Protesting policeman Mohsen Abdel-Fattah:
"Since there is no credibility on the part of the Interior Minister, we demand his dismissal. A minister who gives wrong information to his men and lies to them is not worthy of being a minister."

The police sit-in started Saturday in Cairo and elsewhere across Egypt, with several clashes taking place between the Interior Ministry security, and protesting policemen.

The protestors threaten escalation by blocking main thoroughfares if their demands are not met.

SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of security cordon outside the Interior Ministry headquarters in Cairo
2- Various shots of hundreds of protesting policemen outside the ministry
3- Medium shot, protesting policemen holding a sign reading statements against the Interior Minister
4- Various shots of security men and police officers outside the ministry
5- Various shots of hundreds of protesting policemen outside the ministry
6- Various shots of security men and police officers outside the ministry
7- Various shots of hundreds of protesting policemen outside the ministry
8- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Protesting policeman Ahmed Abdel-Salam:
"The wages need to be well modified. Everyone knows that security is costly merchandise. So, a security man has to be financially and morally well in order to achieve security properly." 9- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Protesting policeman Mohsen Abdel-Fattah:
"Since there is no credibility on the part of the Interior Minister, we demand his dismissal. A minister who gives wrong information to his men and lies to them is not worthy of being a minister." 10- Various shots of security men and police officers outside the ministry
11- Various shots of hundreds of protesting policemen outside the ministry
12- Medium shot, some protesting policemen trying to break into the security cordon outside the Interior Ministry
13- Various shots of policemen shouting statements against the Interior Minister
14- Various shots of security men and police officers outside the ministry

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

Cairo, Egypt | April 30, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 30, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 30, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of crowds of people around a main street close to the Ministry of Defense
2. Various shots of tents of camping protestors
3. Various shots of people and passersby around the street near the Ministry of Defense
4. Various shots of protestors praying in congregation during the sit-in
5. Various shots of protestors in a made-up checkpoint checking the identities of passersby
6. Various shots of injured protestors in recent clashes between them and alleged thugs
7. Various shots of people and passersby around the street near the Ministry of Defense
8. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – One of the protestors:
"The core of the problem is the SCAF. So, we're here to oust the SCAF in the first place. We reject drafting the resolution under military rule. We completely reject yesterday's SCAF meeting with political parties. We demand termination of Article 28 of the constitutional declaration. We demand dismantling the Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC) which is nothing but fraudulent. We are not here for a certain person but for some principles." 9. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – One of the protestors:
"We want the SCAF to step down and hand over power to a transitional government and the parliament. The two will be the executive and legislative authorities. They will also monitor the presidential elections and rid us of the disorder going on in the country." 10. Various shots of the street near the Ministry of Defense crowded with people

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Presidential Hopeful Aboul-Fotouh Hol...
Alexandria, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
01 May 2012

Alexandria, Egypt | April 30, 2012

Presidential hopeful Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh, prominent dissident member of the Muslim Brotherhood, held a public conference in Alexandria on Monday evening, April 30, to promote his presidential agenda.

Al-Nour Salafi Party spokesman Nader Bakkar, and liberal political activist Wael Ghoneim supported aboul-Fotouh during the public conference, suggesting that the candidate has successfully gained support from some of the various ideologies of the Egyptian people.

During his statements, Aboul-Fotouh allowed that he felt some former regime figures are "shamelessly" running for president.

The Al-Nour Party, which represents the Salafists of Egypt, has recently announced its support for Aboul-Fotouh in the presidential race, after the election body due to his mother’s dual citizenship status permanently disqualified Sheikh Hazem Salah Abu Ismail.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh:
"The residues of the former regime who failed to run the nation, and preserve its dignity are so blatant and shameless that they offer themselves again to run for president."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Nader Bakkar:
"The ego of Dr. Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh is very little. He always moves in the framework of a team. His humbleness and smile show the people that he has no problem if his advisers advise him with something contrary to his opinion, but in the end he submits to the opinion of the team."

Aboul-Fotouh stressed that if he is elected as president the military will not be held above the constitution, and it will fall under the country's leadership like all other institutions.

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh:
"We're heading to building the future of Egypt. 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 it the strongest in the region, among the tools of the political leadership of the nation. "

SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Wael Ghoneim:
"The youth must have their opportunities in this country. God willing, this will be achieved by Dr. Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh. Dr. Aboul-Fotouh also managed to gather Egyptians of different ideologies. He is supported by Salafists, Liberals, Muslim Brotherhood supporters, Leftists, revolutionaries, university professors, engineers, average people, and all who want the country to develop. This is a chance for us to unite around a candidate who will hopefully be the president of Egypt."

Aboul-Fotouh promised he would work on making Egypt one of the top 20 strongest countries in the world and one of the richest within 10 years. He also noted that he would restore security to the Egyptian streets within 100 days.

The Muslim Brotherhood dismissed Aboul-Fotouh after two decades of acting as a leading member because of his decision to run for president after the group announced that it would not nominate, or support any one of its members to run for the post. However, the group eventually nominated two candidates, one of whom was disqualified.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 30, 2012 (night)
Shooting Location: Alexandria, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 1, 2012
Length: 0:02:49
Video Size: 139 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of fireworks at the public conference of Presidential Hopeful Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh
2. Various shots of Aboul-Fotouh, Al-Nour Salafi Party spokesman Nader Bakkar and liberal political activist Wael Ghoneim speaking on stage during the conference
3. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Presidential Hopeful Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh:
"The residues of the former regime who failed to run the nation and preserve its dignity are so blatant and shameless that they offer themselves again to run for president." 4. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Spokesman of Al-Nour Salafi Party Nader Bakkar:
"The ego of Dr. Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh is very little. He always moves in the framework of a team. His humbleness and smile show the people that he has no problem if his advisers advise him with something contrary to his opinion but in the end he submits to the opinion of the team." 5. Various shots of Aboul-Fotouh speaking on stage during the conference
6. Various shots of thousands of attendees
7. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Presidential Hopeful Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh:
"We're heading to building the future of Egypt. 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 it the strongest in the region, among the tools of the political leadership of the nation. " 8. SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Liberal political activist Wael Ghoneim:
"The youth must have their opportunities in this country. God willing, this will be achieved by Dr. Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh. Dr. Aboul-Fotouh also managed to gather Egyptians of different ideologies. He is supported by Salafists, Liberals, Muslim Brotherhood supporters, Leftists, revolutionaries, university professors, engineers, average people and all who want the country to develop. This is a chance for us to unite around a candidate who will hopefully be the president of Egypt." 9. Various shots of Aboul-Fotouh speaking on stage during the conference and the attendees cheering

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In Observance of Labor Day Workers Pr...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
01 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 1, 2012

On Labor Day, May 1st, Egyptian workers headed to Tahrir Square not only to celebrate, but also to declare that they will not continue to allow their rights, which were usurped during the Mubarak presidency, to be tossed aside any longer. Workers and their supporters gathered in Tahrir Square to demand social justice, higher wages, improvement of their conditions, freedom of establishing labor unions and the termination of a 2011 law against strikes and protests.

The workers stated that their conditions deteriorated greatly under the former regime, and have worsened since the January 25 revolution. Many of the workers claimed that the recent strikes and protests are legitimate and necessary in light of the decline of their income and skyrocketing prices. The protestors also demanded fair representation of workers in Egypt's coming constitution, stressing that it must represent all Egyptians, and not only a certain faction or party. Among other concerns of the protestors, was the ousting of corrupt former regime officials from government institutions.

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Hesham Ragab, Syndicate of Fine Art Workers, Ministry of Culture:
"We have come today to celebrate this beautiful day, but of course we have demands including freedom and justice. We also demand the application of minimum wages that haven’t been applied yet. We also want to purify the institutions from the former regime officials because anything good for the workers or employees are not applied because of the former regime officials in these sectors."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Nasser Abdel-Hady, worker:
"I am 35 and I have been working for the government for eleven years. I am oppressed, and I don’t get enough wages. In the beginning of the revolution we demanded living necessity, freedom, dignity and social justice. We have seen nothing of them at all. We have only seen theft, looting and fighting over power to run the country."

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 1, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 1, 2012
Length: 0:01:49
Video Size: 90 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Zoom in, dozens of Egyptian workers marching in Tahrir Square raising flags of Egypt and shouting statements of labor revolution
2. Close up, a worker raising a sign reading "We want monthly wages that meet one month expenses"
3. Various shots of protesting workers in Tahrir Square
4. Close up, a sign demanding freedom of labor union
5. Medium shot, protestors raising red flags reading "Cairo University
6. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Hesham Ragab, Syndicate of Fine Art Workers, Ministry of Culture:
"We have come today to celebrate this beautiful day but of course we have demands including freedom and justice. We also demand the application of minimum wages that haven’t been applied yet. We also want to purify the institutions from the former regime officials because anything good for the workers or employees are not applied because of the former regime officials in these sectors." 7. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Nasser Abdel-Hady, worker:
"I am 35 and I have been working for the government for eleven years. I am oppressed and I don’t get enough wages. In the beginning of the revolution we demanded living necessity, freedom, dignity and social justice. We have seen nothing of them at all. We have only seen theft, looting and fighting over power to run the country." 8. Medium shot, protestors doing a jumping dance while chanting demands of workers' rights with drumbeats
9. Various shots of protesters raising signs demanding labor rights
10. Close up, a worker raising a sign reading "We demand minimum wages of EGP 1,500 per month"
11. Various shots of protesters raising signs demanding workers' rights
12. Tilt down, the protestors in Tahrir

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

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

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

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

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

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 2, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 2, 2012
Length: 0:02:32
Video Size: 125 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various overview shots of Abbasiya Square full of protesters and security men
2. Various shots of security men and armored vehicles on a nearby bridge
3. Medium shot, two armored vehicles with army soldiers in Abbasiya
4. Medium shot, a protester raising a poster of SCAF Chief Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi tenderly carrying a little baby with the face of former president Hosni Mubarak
5. Various shots of protesters in Abbasiya surrounded by armored military vehicles and security men, shouting "SCAF Must Leave"
6. Various shots of protesters outside Al-Fatah Mosque in Ramses Square gathering for a march to join the protestors in Abbasiya
7. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Protester (young woman):
"We participate today because of our brothers who are being slaughtered. The SCAF which claims to have protected the revolution on January 25 is the one that is protecting Mubarak and his men in Tora prison and the corruption in Egypt." 8. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Protestor (young man):
"This SCAF started a war of annihilation against activists and protestors. The SCAF delivers a message to intimidate the people but we will not be afraid. Down with military rule! We want neither election not constitution under military rule." 9. Zoom out overview, protesters in Abbasiya surrounded by armored military vehicles and security men, shouting "Freedom! Freedom!"
10. Various shots of protesters outside Al-Fatah Mosque in Ramses Square shouting anti-SCAF statements
11. Various shots of a march moving from Al-Fatah Mosque in Ramses Square to join the protesters in Abbasiya
12. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Protester (man):
"Although we disagree with the sit-in in Abbasiya in the beginning, but we participate today to support the right of people to express themselves, protest and hold a sit-in." Medium shot, two armored vehicles and army soldiers on a bridge near Abbasiya 13. Wide overview, protesters shouting "The people want the fall of regime" in Abbasiya surrounded by a security cordon
14. Various shots of the march of Ramses Square moving towards Abbasiya to join the protesters there

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Israel Builds Wall on Borders with Le...
Fatmah Gate, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
27 Nov 2013

Fatmah Gate, Lebanon Southern Borders with Israel | May 2, 2012

Israeli workers and bulldozers could be seen along the borders with Lebanon on Wednesday, May 2, as they continued the construction of a security wall between the two countries.

The wall is intended to protect the city of Metulla from any attacks or sniper fire coming from the Lebanese bordering town of Kfar Kila.

Israel began construction of the wall Monday and it will run several kilometers along its borders with Lebanon.

The wall’s construction is expected to continue for several weeks and it is being done in coordination with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the Lebanese army as well according to reports.

Although they are not fighting, Israel and Lebanon are considered in a state of war and military officers of both sides regularly meet under the auspices of the UNIFIL to coordinate security along their joint borders.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 2, 2012
Shooting Location: Fatmah Gate, Lebanon Southern Borders with Israel
Publishing Time: May 2, 2012
Length: 0:01:17
Video Size: 80.8 MB
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SHOTLIST:

  1. Zoom out, the wall being established by the Israeli side on the borders with Lebanon
  2. Medium shot, two UN peacekeeping officers
  3. Various shots of Israeli workers and bulldozers working on building a security wall on borders along with Lebanon in the presences of UN peacekeepers
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US Top Senator Meets Lebanese Preside...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
03 May 2012

Beirut, Lebanon | May 2, 2012 (and May 1 evening)

Top U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman held talks with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman on Wednesday, May 2, in Lebanon, where they addressed various issues including the Syrian crisis.

Lieberman also met with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati where they talked about Lebanon's disassociation policy from the Syrian internal affairs.

Lieberman told reporters after the meeting that the US Senate is concerned about the ongoing conflict in Syria and the lack of regional and international efforts to support the Syrian opposition against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

He also praised the Lebanese praised the government for its support to Syrian refugees.

SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman:
"I and a number of my colleagues in the US Senate are really concerned about the conflict in Syria and about the atrocities that are being carried out by the government forces against the people of Syria including a lot of innocent women and children and men. And I am focused on what we can do first to assist in the humanitarian crisis of within the country and in the neighboring countries like here in Lebanon with refugees coming in. But I am also concerned that people in the region and throughout the world have not done enough to be supportive of the opposition in Syria to Assad."

On Tuesday evening, Lieberman paid a visit to Progressive Socialist Party leader and Druze leader Walid Jumblatt where they discussed a number of issues including the US-Lebanese relations and the situation in Syria.

Earlier Wednesday, Lieberman visited the northern Lebanese bordering region of Wadi Khaled which hosts an estimated 24,000 Syrian refugees.

Lieberman's visit to Lebanon concludes a regional tour that included Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 2, 2012 (and May 1 evening)
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: May 2, 2012
Length: 0:01:51
Video Size: 109 MB
Language: English
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SHOTLIST:

  1. Various shots of the meeting of U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman
  2. Various shots of the meeting of U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati
  3. Wide shot, Lieberman heading to a press conference after his meeting with Mikati
  4. SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman:
    "I and a number of my colleagues in the US Senate are really concerned about the conflict in Syria and about the atrocities that are being carried out by the government forces against the people of Syria including a lot of innocent women and children and men. And I am focused on what we can do first to assist in the humanitarian crisis of within the country and in the neighboring countries like here in Lebanon with refugees coming in. But I am also concerned that people in the region and throughout the world have not done enough to be supportive of the opposition in Syria to Assad."
  5. Various shots of Lieberman's arrival and reception by Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt
  6. Various shots of the meeting of Lieberman with Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt
  7. Wide shot, Lieberman and Jumblatt shaking hands
  8. Wide shot of the meeting attending by US Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly
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Egyptian and Japanese Foreign Ministe...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
03 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 1 and 2, 2012

Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr held talks on Thursday, May 3, with a Japanese delegation led by Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba.

The talks focused on the bilateral relations between Egypt and Japan, Egypt's transformation to democracy and other issues. They also talked about the regional developments in the region as well as the situation in Syria.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 2, 2012 (and May 1 evening)
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 2, 2012
Length: 0:00:52
Video Size: 43.1 MB
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SHOTLIST:

  1. Various external shots of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry headquarters in Cairo
  2. Various shots of the meeting of Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr with a Japanese delegation led by Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba
  3. Tilt down, external shot of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry headquarters in Cairo
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U.S. Dignitary Feltman and Lebanese P...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
03 May 2012

Beirut, Lebanon | May 2 and 3, 2012

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman, concluded his visit to Lebanon on Thursday, May 3, with a sit-down between he and Lebanese President Michel Suleiman in Beirut, where they discussed solutions to enhance bilateral relations. Also on the docket were pressing regional issues, notably, the crisis in Syria.

Some analysts see Feltman's visit as controversial, due to the fact that it coincides with the visit of Iran's First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi to Beirut, and a number of Hezbollah’s top members stated their beliefs that Feltman's visit is merely aimed at sowing strife in the country.

Feltman arrived in Beirut from London on Tuesday evening and during his visit to Lebanon he met with Prime Minister Najib Mikati, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and other Lebanese political leaders.

During his talks with Berri, the U.S dignitary stressed his country’s support for democratic plural governments that protect the rights of all citizens, including ethnic and religious minorities. He also renewed U.S. commitment to a stable, sovereign and independent Lebanon.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 3, 2012 (and May 2 evening)
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: May 3, 2012
Length: 0:00:57
Video Size: 56.7 MB
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SHOTLIST:

  1. Various shots of the meeting of U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman
  2. Various shots of Feltman accompanied by US Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly heading to meet with Lebanese Parliament speaker Nabih Berri
  3. Various shots of the meeting of U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman with Lebanese Parliament speaker Nabih Berri
  4. Various shots of Feltman and Ambassador Connelly leaving after the meeting with Berri
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US Senator Kerry Says Egypt's SCAF De...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
03 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 3, 2012

STORYLINE:
US Senator John Kerry, the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, held a press conference in Cairo, Thursday, May 3, where he reported that he was encouraged to hear of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces’ (SCAF) determination to hold the presidential elections as scheduled.

SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - US Senator John Kerry:
"It is going to take time for the economy to rebound. A new constitution is going to have to be drafted, but what I was most encouraged to hear from the SCAF, as well as some others is that this election will take place on the 23rd of May, and if necessary the runoffs in June on the 16th. There is a determination to make certain that this election happens."

Kerry told reporters that Egypt's deteriorating economy will be a major challenge for the new president and his government, adding that it is imperative that they contend with this issue in a way that meets the demands and aspirations of the Egyptian people. He warned that if the people's demands are not met, it is possible that citizens could revolt again in the face of another impotent government.

SOUNDBITE 2 (English) - US Senator John Kerry:
"If the demands and needs of the people of Egypt are not met, in terms of economy and job opportunity and education and ability to talk to people and meet with people and express their views and live their lives – even in a religious context, you can do that. But if that is not allowed, then you may see people revisiting Tahrir Square."

Kerry arrived in Cairo on Tuesday evening and has since held talks with SCAF leaders, the Prime Minister, the Arab League Chief, Muslim Brotherhood leaders and a number of presidential candidates.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 3, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 3, 2012
Length: 0:02:07
Video Size: 104 MB
Language: English
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of Kerry's press conference in Cairo
2- SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - US Senator John Kerry:
"It is going to take time for the economy to rebound. A new constitution is going to have to be drafted. But what I was most encouraged to hear from the SCAF as well as some others is that this election will take place on the 23rd of May and if necessary the runoffs in June on the 16th. There is a determination to make certain that this election happens."
3- Various shots of Kerry speaking during the press conference
4- Wide shot, a reporter asking Kerry during the press conference
5- SOUNDBITE 2 (English) - US Senator John Kerry:
"If the demands and needs of the people of Egypt are not met, in terms of economy and job opportunity and education and ability to talk to people and meet with people and express their views and live their lives – even in a religious context you can do that. But if that is not allowed, then you may see people revisiting Tahrir Square." 6- Wide shot, Kerry speaking during the press conference
7- Zoom out, Kerry concluding the press conference and leaving

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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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Iran's Vice President Meets with Leba...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
04 May 2012

On his second day of an official visit to Lebanon, Iran's First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi, leading an Iranian delegation, met on Thursday, May 3, with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati during the meeting of the Iran-Lebanon High Joint Cooperation Commission.

Following the meeting, Mikati praised the Iranian supportive position to Lebanon's stability, independence, and stance against Israeli threats.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Prime Minister Najib Mikati:
"It was an occasion where I thanked the Islamic Republic of Iran for the support it has provided, and is providing to Lebanon, and for the willingness it shows to assist Lebanon in all areas. I recall the positions of the Iranian officials supporting the sovereignty and independence of Lebanon, and the security of its territories, and supporting Lebanon's struggle to liberate its land from the Israeli occupation."

Rahimi and Mikati expressed their hopes of seeing an end to the Syrian crisis, and the ongoing violence and bloodshed that has ravaged the country for over a year.

Rahimi stressed his rejection of any foreign interference in Syria's domestic affairs, recalling the support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to the resistance of Gaza Strip, and Lebanon against Israel.

For his part, Mikati reaffirmed his commitment to Lebanon's disassociation policy from Syria's internal affairs, at the same time conveying the message of the dire need to quell the fighting that threatens to tear the country apart, and destabilize the region.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Prime Minister Najib Mikati:
"With regards to the events taking place in a number of dear Arab countries, particularly Syria, Lebanon takes a careful position not to interfere in the domestic affairs of these countries. Yet, Lebanon hopes for a solution that meets the wishes and aspirations of the peoples of these nations without violence, fighting and bloodshed."

The Iranian Vice President also held talks with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman in the presidential palace in Beirut, where he handed Suleiman a hand-written letter from Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inviting him to attend the conference of Non-Aligned Movement member states that will be in Tehran late September.

Suleiman welcomed the Iranian guest and his delegation, commending the good relations and constant cooperation between the two countries.

Rahimi arrived in Lebanon Wednesday, and has since held talks with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah as well as a number of Lebanese officials including Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri.

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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
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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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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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Egypt's Election Commission Promises ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
18 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 19, 2012

Secretary-General of the Supreme Presidential Elections Commission (SPEC) Hatem Bagato said at a press conference held on Saturday, May 19, that Egypt's post-revolution presidential election would be free and fair.
Bagato showed during the conference a number of new security measures that will be used to ensure that the vote would be transparent and fair including ballots with embedded security stamps that cannot be photocopied and transparent folders in which judges monitoring the vote will place their results.
Bagato said that the number of those who have the right to vote in Egypt is around 50,407,266 voters, adding that several of those listed on the official voters' lists are suspected to be dead.
He affirmed that the SPEC did not receive conclusive information to confirm their deaths, noting that some of the death certificates have not been issued yet.
Bagato also touched on the issue of the veiled women voters, stressing that any veiled woman who refuses to raise the veil and reveal her face and hands would not allowed to vote, because this is the law, adding that the judges of Egypt would apply the law to protect the nation.
He added that there will be female observers to make it easier for the veiled women voters.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Secretary-General of the (SPEC) Hatem Bagato:
"God willing, we will put a woman among the observers as more than one observer will be present to make it easier for the voters. It will be a woman so the judge can use her for the detection of face and hands of the veiled voter to make sure that she is the one who casting her ballot and the judge has the right to check the identity of the voter by any means."
He said that there is coordination with the police to arrest anyone trying to violate the electoral silence period by making propaganda for any presidential candidate, especially outside polling stations.
Analysts said that authorities couldn't use violence against any voter.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Journalist at al-Shrouk newspaper, Ahmed Ghazy:
"I don't think that a policeman or army officer would use violence against voters. This won't happen as actually this didn't take place at the recent parliamentary elections of Egypt's two houses of the parliament "the People's Assembly and the Shura Council, therefore this won't happen in Egypt's upcoming presidential elections". Bagato also denied that there was any fraud in the elections committees which took place abroad, pointing out that they discovered that the problem was mostly errors from the voters or the data.
Egypt's first presidential elections will take place over two days on May 23-24 and the runoff, if needed will be held on June 16-17.
It marks the first time that Egyptians will choose their leader in a race overseen by international monitors.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 19, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 19, 2012
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Wide shot of banners of the Supreme Presidential Elections Commission (SPEC) as well as its flag and the Egyptian flag
Wide shot of the attendees at the press conference held by the (SPEC)
Medium shot of Secretary-General of the (SPEC) Hatem Bagato speaking during the press conference
Medium shot of cameramen shooting during the conference
Various shots of the press conference
Various shots of statements explained by Bagato appearing via a monitor screen

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International Campaign in Support of ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
09 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 9, 2012

The General Congress for the Support of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) launched on Wednesday, May 9. The international campaign dedicated to lifting the blockade on the Holy City was held at the Journalists Syndicate headquarters in Cairo.

Representatives of Egypt's Al-Azhar, the Arab League, the Egyptian Parliament, and the National Council for Human Rights, in addition to other prominent Egyptian and Palestinian figures were in attendance at the conference.

For his part, Ghazi Fakhri, member of the Palestinian National Council (PNC) said that the campaign depends on the Arabs and Muslims, stressing that Al-Quds is being subjected to a process of Judaization, and that the campaign is the first step to the liberation of the city.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Ghazi Fakhri, Member of the Palestinian National Council (PNC):
"Al-Quds is subjected to the Zionist policy of Judaization. The Al-Quds that you have known in the past is not the same today in terms of inhabitants, identity and inviolability. Al-Quds has been smeared by those who tread with their shoes on our Christian and Islamic holy shrines."

Representative of Al-Azhar, Sheikh Mustafa Mohammad Suleiman, highlighted the significance of Al-Aqsa Mosque as the second of the two holiest mosques in the Muslim world, calling on all Arabs, Muslims and Christians to work together to liberate Al-Quds and return it to the Palestinians.
Mounir Hanna, archbishop of the Episcopal Church in Al-Quds and the Middle East, said that the conflict to dominate the city has always been politically motivated throughout history.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Sheikh Mustafa Mohammad Suleiman, Al-Azhar representative:
"We are always ready to defend Al-Quds, and go to it to raise the banner of right, there. The Muslim nation, the Arab nation and the Christian nations all must work together to return Al-Quds to its people."

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) - Mounir Hanna, archbishop of the Episcopal Church in Al-Quds and the Middle East:
"Throughout ages, the conflict to dominate and control the city of Al-Quds has always been political."

The participants discussed ways to support the campaign, and to provide it with a means of success. They agreed that there must be a practical plan to support the liberation of Al-Quds, or it would turn to a fully Jewish settlement in time.

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Shooting Dateline: May 9, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 9, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of the conference to launch the international campaign to lift the blockade on Al-Quds
2- Various shots of Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa Mosque
3- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Ghazi Fakhri, Member of the Palestinian National Council (PNC):
"Al-Quds is subjected to the Zionist policy of Judaization. Al-Quds that you have known in the past is not the same today in terms of inhabitants, identity and inviolability. Al-Quds has been smeared by those who tread with their shoes on our Christian and Islamic holy shrines."
4- Various shots of the conference, the speakers and the attendees
5- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Sheikh Mustafa Mohammad Suleiman, Al-Azhar representative:
"We are always ready to defend Al-Quds and go to it to raise the banner of right there. The Muslim nation, the Arab nation and the Christian nations all must work together to return Al-Quds to its people." 6- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) - Mounir Hanna, archbishop of the Episcopal Church in Al-Quds and the Middle East:
"Throughout ages, the conflict to dominate and control the city of Al-Quds has always been political." 7- Various shots of the conference, the speakers and the attendees

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Lebanon PM Mikati Urges Arab Unity, W...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
10 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 9, 2012

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati attended the 27th session of the ESCWA (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia) conference on Wednesday, May 9, at the UN House in Beirut where he stated that the significant changes that the region was going through were evidence of the link between social justice and balanced development.

Mikati pointed out that the path to democracy was not an easy road to pave, and that Lebanon is still developing its democratic system for the sake of greater freedom.

Mikati called on all the Arab countries to create and maintain joint partnerships to establish peace.
He stressed that Lebanon was facing difficult challenges that might be dangerous and called on all sides to work together to overcome the economic challenges facing the country.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Lebanese PM Najib Mikati:
“We are now facing a stage which is full of hope but also full of difficult choices and sometimes with dangers. Therefore, we need all the society factions, especially the youth, the governments and all the civil society organizations to work together to improve our economies within a new development model for the future of freedom, dignity and human rights. I call on all the Arab countries to activate their joint work for the best interest of the region states, peoples and causes, to establish peace, democracy and social justice, and to provide equal opportunities for all.”

Regarding the issue of a Palestinian state, Mikati urged the United Nations to show more involvement and pressure with regard to the issuance of international resolutions, stressing the right of Palestinians to establish a Palestinian independent state, illustrating that Lebanon’s sovereignty was still facing ongoing Israeli violations.

Mikati expressed appreciation to the ESCWA for supporting the Arab people and their causes.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 9, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut
Publishing Time: May 9, 2012
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1- Various shot of the opening session of the ESCWA (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia) at the UN House in Beirut
2- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Lebanese PM Najib Mikati:
“We are now facing a stage which is full of hope but also full of difficult choices and sometimes with dangers. Therefore, we need all the society factions, especially the youth, the governments and all the civil society organizations to work together to improve our economies within a new development model for the future of freedom, dignity and human rights. I call on all the Arab countries to activate their joint work for the best interest of the region states, peoples and causes, to establish peace, democracy and social justice and to provide equal opportunities for all.” 3- Various shot of the ceremony and music performance held at the opening session of the ESCWA
4- Various shots of the attendees

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“Non-Aligned Movement” Meeting of For...
Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
10 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 9, 2012

Representatives of more than 120 countries attended the 17th meeting of foreign ministers of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Wednesday, May 9, in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr, who chairs the two-day meeting, said in the opening statement that the NAM was able to act as an effective party in the formation of a new international order for maintaining international peace and security.

Kamel stressed that the NAM should play a significant role to put an end to the existing polarization at the UN Security Council, and continue its support for international recognition of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.

He also said that the January 25 Revolution has caused radical changes in Egyptian life, including the country's role at international forums.

The participants focused on measures that would encourage economic development, guarantee food and water supplies, and resolve regional conflicts. They also shed light on the achievements of the three years in which Egypt led the NAM.

The conference is considered as the first major international conference to be hosted by Egypt since the January 25 Revolution.

NAM, which has 118 member states and 17 observer countries, is an international organization of states considering themselves not formally allied with, or against any major power bloc. It is the largest grouping of countries outside of the United Nations, and its general aim is to give a voice to the developing world.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 9, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 9, 2012
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1- Various shots of participant foreign ministers arriving and heading to the conference hall
2- Pan left, flags of participant states outside the building
3- Various shots of participant FMs at the corridor leading to the conference hall
4- Various shots of the banner of the conference
5- Various shots of the conference
6- Various shots of participant FMs
7- Various shots of Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr speaking during the conference
8- Various shots of the conference and the attendees

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Palestinian Prisoners are the Focus o...
Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
11 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 10, 2012

The Palestinian issue and the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails were the focus of the concluding session of the 17th ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) held on Thursday, May 10, at the Egyptian resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr called for the release of the Palestinian women and children detained by the Israeli authorities on security charges without any formal trials.

The Palestinian delegation called on the NAM to pressure Israel to respond to the demands of the Palestinian detainees in the Israeli jails and to urge Israel for their release.

SOUNDITE 1 (Arabic) – Reyad al-Malki, Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs:
“We consider that the ministerial conference of the Non-Aligned Movement is completely successful for Palestine. The Palestinian issue was the focus of the conference even at the predatory stages of the conference at the level of its senior officials. It adopted a number of several resolutions related to Palestine and the Palestinian cause.”

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Barkat al-Farra, Palestinian Ambassador to Egypt:
“The conference adopted all the demands concerning Palestine. We hope all the adopted resolutions to be achieved on the ground and this is what matters. The most important things now are the release of the Palestinian detainees and the recognition of Palestine as a full member state at the United Nations.”

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails are currently on a hunger strike protesting against their detention without charges.

The NAM ministers also held talks over the regional and international efforts exerted by the Arab League and the United Nations to resolve the Syrian crisis.

Kuwaiti Foreign Minister reaffirmed Kuwait’s support to the mission of the UN-Arab League special envoy for Syria Kofi Annan which aiming to put an end to the violence in Syria and to meet the aspirations of the Syrian people based on Arab League resolutions.

The foreign ministers concluded the conference by stressing that the continuing success of the NAM would always depend on the unity of its members and the development of their abilities to interact positively with the rapid regional and international changes.

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Shooting Dateline: May 10, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 10, 2012
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1- Pan right shot of flags of participant states inside the conference hall
2- Pan left shot participant FMs standing one minute in mourning of former Algerian President and late Pope Shenouda III
3- Medium shot of the banner of the conference
4- Various shots of the conference and the attendees
5- SOUNDITE 1 (Arabic) – Reyad al-Malki, Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs:
“We consider that the ministerial conference of the Non-Aligned Movement is completely successful for Palestine. The Palestinian issue was the focus of the conference even at the predatory stages of the conference at the level of its senior officials. It adopted a number of several resolutions related to Palestine and the Palestinian cause.” 6- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Barkat al-Farra, Palestinian Ambassador to Egypt:
“The conference adopted all the demands concerning Palestine. We hope all the adopted resolutions to be achieved on the ground and this is what matters. The most important things now are the release of the Palestinian detainees and the recognition of Palestine as a full member state at the United Nations.” 7- Medium shot of Egyptian Foreign Minister speaking during the conference
8- Various shots of the conference and the attendees

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Egyptian Artists Demand Protection Fo...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
11 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 10, 2012

A number of Egyptian actors, intellectuals and journalists attended a symposium held on Thursday, May 10, by the state-run Middle East News Agency (MENA), dubbed “The Role of Art in Egypt’s Future”.

The participants stressed the importance of protecting the freedom of art, creativity and expression through a clear legislation to be written in Egypt’s new constitution.

Actor Sameh al-Sereiti, Representative of the Actors Syndicate, said that the Syndicate demands fair representation in the constitution-writing panel guarantee the freedom of art.

He also praised the role of Al-Azhar, the major religious institution and reference for the Sunni Muslim World, and its recent document stating the freedom of creativity and expression.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Actor Sameh al-Sereiti, Representative of the Actors Syndicate:
"I respect and confirm my support for Al-Azhar document as Al-Azhar is the religious reference for Egyptians, not only Muslims, because I believe that Al-Azhar is the protection shield for Egyptians against any attack launched at our national unity and that Al-Azhar is the house of Muslims and Copts."

For his part, Singer Iman al-Bahr Darwish, Chairman of Musicians Syndicate, said that the state, as well as the media, should honor and award the artists who provide good and instructive work to elevate the standards and values of art.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Singer Iman al-Bahr Darwish, Chairman of Musicians Syndicate:
"I think that the state should contribute to enrich good works of art so that artists would compete to produce the best artistic works to be awarded and commended by the media. If the state does not honor such creative artists, each good artist will continue on his own, based on his own strength and resolution in the fact of media negligence of his elevated art."

Al-Sereiti noted that the role of art in the future must be effective and representative of all Egyptians.

The attendees also talked about the future of art especially after the rising of Islamists in the political life of Egypt.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 10, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Lebanon
Publishing Time: May 10, 2012
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1- Tilt down external shot of the state-run Middle East News Agency (MENA) headquarters downtown Cairo
2- Various shots of Representative of the Actors Syndicate Sameh al-Sereiti speaking during the symposium
3- Various shots of the attendees
4- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Actor Sameh al-Sereiti, Representative of the Actors Syndicate:
"I respect and confirm my support for Al-Azhar document as Al-Azhar is the religious reference for Egyptians, not only Muslims, because I believe that Al-Azhar is the protection shield for Egyptians against any attack launched at our national unity and that Al-Azhar is the house of Muslims and Copts." 5- Various shots of the symposium and the attendees
6- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Singer Iman al-Bahr Darwish, Chairman of Musicians Syndicate:
"I think that the state should contribute to enrich good works of art so that artists would compete to produce the best artistic works to be awarded and commended by the media. If the state does not honor such creative artists, each good artist will continue on his own, based on his own strength and resolution in the fact of media negligence of his elevated art." 7- Various shots of the symposium and the attendees

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Nasrallah Says Hezbollah Could Hit Te...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
11 May 2012

Hezbollah's Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said that the Hezbollah could bomb Israel, and that they could destroy several buildings in Tel Aviv in return for the buildings destroyed in Dahiyeh, southern Beirut.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah:
"For every building that is destroyed in the Dahiyeh, several building would be destroyed in Tel Aviv in return". Nasrallah also said that his party could target Tel Aviv in any future war with the Jewish state, during a televised speech on Friday, May 11, on the occasion marking the completion of the Waad Project for the reconstruction of Dahiyeh’s buildings destroyed by the 2006 war with Israel.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah:
"We could have bombed Tel Aviv, but we aimed to protect the capital Beirut. We didn't resort to hitting Tel Aviv. But today, we are not only capable of hitting Tel Aviv as a city but God willing we are able to hit specific targets in Tel Aviv and anywhere in occupied Palestine". Nasrallah affirmed that the era in which they were afraid is over.
SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah:
"The days when we were forced from our homes and they were not forced from their homes are over. The days when our homes were destroyed and their homes were not are over. The days when we were afraid and they were not are also over. I say to them: The time has come when we will remain and you will be the ones who disappear!" The Waad project, named after an address by Nasrallah on Aug, 14, 2006, hours after a cease-fire with Israel came into effect, was launched in June 2007.
Nasrallah promised that his party would help reconstruct the heavily damaged buildings in the southern suburbs.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 11, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
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1- Various shots of the audience and the ceremony of marking the completion of the Waad Project for the reconstruction of Dahiyeh’s buildings; songs playing in the background
2- Various shots of the attendees at the ceremony
3- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah:
"For every building that is destroyed in the Dahiyeh, several building would be destroyed in Tel Aviv in return". 4- Various shots of the attendees clapping and cheering, shouting Nasrallah
5- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah:
"We could have bombed Tel Aviv, but we aimed to protect the capital Beirut. We didn't resort to hitting Tel Aviv. But today, we are not only capable of hitting Tel Aviv as a city but God willing we are able to hit specific targets in Tel Aviv and anywhere in occupied Palestine". 6- Various shots of the attendees cheering
7- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah:
"The days when we were forced from our homes and they were not forced from their homes are over. The days when our homes were destroyed and their homes were not are over. The days when we were afraid and they were not are also over. I say to them: The time has come when we will remain and you will be the ones who disappear!" 8- Various shot of the attendees cheering
9- Medium shot of Nasrallah concluding his speech
10- Pan right shot of the attendees leaving

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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
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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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Arab League Chief: Syrian Government ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
12 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 12, 2012

STORYLINE:

Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby met on Saturday, May 12, with Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu at the AL headquarters where they held talks over the current situation in Syria, stressing that the ongoing violence in Syria must stop to start implementation of the six-point peace plan put forward by UN –Arab League joint envoy to Syria Kofi Annan.
They agreed upon that the ceasefire is the key to the launching of a political solution to end the Syrian crisis.
In a joint press conference after their talks, al-Araby said that the AL prepared for a conference for all the Syrian oppositions and the government in an attempt to find a political solution to the crisis.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby:
"The Arab League calls for a meeting between the Syrian opposition and the Syrian government. If the government is beyond what's happening inside Syria, this is related to it, I shouldn't comment on that. The important thing is that we have an important conference on May 16, 17 for all the Syrian opposition factions. The Five countries of the UN Security Council permanent members will attend the conference in addition to Turkey and Tunisia, which both hosted the first and second friends of the Syrian people conferences as well as the OIC will also participate". For his part, Ihsanoglu said that the main problem in Syria was the absence of international consensus on what's going on inside Syria, vowing OIC support for Annan's mission to end the bloodshed.
Ihsanoglu highlighted the importance of the close ties between the OIC and the AL, illustrating that they play major roles in advancing vital issues of the Arab and Muslim nations.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 12, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 12, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1. Wide external shot of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
2. Various shots of AL Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby meeting with Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu
3. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby:
"The Arab League calls for a meeting between the Syrian opposition and the Syrian government. If the government is beyond what's happening inside Syria, this is related to it, I shouldn't comment on that. The important thing is that we have an important conference on May 16, 17 for all the Syrian opposition factions. The Five countries of the UN Security Council permanent members will attend the conference in addition to Turkey and Tunisia, which both hosted the first and second friends of the Syrian people conferences as well as the OIC will also participate". 4. Zoom out shot of al-Araby leaving the press conference
5. Various shots of the AL headquarters

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3 Killed and Tens Injured in Tripoli ...
Tripoli, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
13 May 2012

Tripoli, Lebanon | May 13, 2012

At least three were killed and tens were wounded on Sunday, May 13, in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli as clashes erupted between two rival neighborhoods over the legitimacy of the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
One of the victims was an army soldier and the other two were civilians according to the Lebanese state-run National News Agency (NNA).
The street gun battle started early Sunday after a projectile was shot at one of the Sunni neighborhoods, causing fighting between gunmen from the largely Sunni residents of Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood hostile to the Syrian regime and the Alwaites of Jabal Mohsen neighborhood that support Assad.
The army finally managed to restore calmness to the area.
Since the uprising in Syria erupted mid-March 2011, the Sunni-majority Tripoli has been the scene of intense clashes between Sunni supporters of Syrian rebels and the Alawite Muslims loyal to Hezbollah, which is backed by Iran and Syria.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 13, 2012
Shooting Location: Tripoli, Lebanon
Publishing Time: May 13, 2012
Length: 0:01:43
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SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of the streets where the clashes took place
2- Various shots of a resident showing the mark of a projectile making a hole in the ground and saying it came from the nearby neighborhood
3- Various shots of a group of men carrying guns and moving around one of the streets, one of them wearing army uniform, while gunfire heard in the background
4- Various shots of Various shots of men at a street in Tripoli shooting using guns and hiding after shooting
5- Medium shot, a young boy carrying a gun and hiding in one of the buildings
6- Various shots of the buildings of a neighborhood and a man shooting from a window in one of the buildings
7- Various shots of the buildings and the streets while gunfire heard in the background

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Syrian Opposition Figures Announce Fo...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
13 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 13, 2012

A group of Syrian opposition figures announced from Cairo on Sunday, May 13, the formation of the Free Popular Movement that aims to unite Syrian opposition forces and topple the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The newly-formed movement refuses any form of dialogue with Syria's "criminal regime" and considers any opposition negotiator with the regime as a partner of Assad against the Syrian revolution.

The members of the movement invited all Syrian opposition figures to unite for the purpose of toppling the regime and put their disagreements aside.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Khaled al-Nasser, Secretary-General of the Free Popular Movement:
"The Free Popular Movement has made intense efforts to unite opposition through engaging in many dialogues with most Syrian opposition forms, inside Syria and abroad, to unite them and make them forget about their disagreements for the purpose of toppling the regime and reach a transitional stage where all political forces are represented."

The movement members reaffirmed that the Free Popular Movement will play its role as part of the Syrian opposition, not a separate faction.

However, they criticized the position of the international community as insufficient, demanding referring the perpetrators of the violent crackdown on the Syrian peaceful protestors to the International Criminal Court.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Mohieddin Bananah, member of the movement general secretariat:
"We urge the international community to bear its moral, humanitarian and political responsibilities to commit to the international covenants obliging it to protect the civilians and refer the files of criminals (i.e. the regime figures) to the International Criminal Court."

The Free Popular Movement called on the countries hosting Syrian displaced people to recognize them as refugees not guests and to give them the right of refugees according to the international charters.

The movement also vowed to work on ousting the Syrian regime from the president down to the lowest hired thug who assaulted peaceful protesters.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 13, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 13, 2012
Length: 0:02:04
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of the press conference
2. Various shots of Khaled al-Nasser, Secretary-General of the Free Popular Movement, speaking during the press conference
3. Medium shot, a reporter asking Al-Nasser during the press conference
4. Various shots of the attendees
5. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Khaled al-Nasser, Secretary-General of the Free Popular Movement:
"The Free Popular Movement has made intense efforts to unite opposition through engaging in many dialogues with most Syrian opposition forms, inside Syria and abroad, to unite them and make them forget about their disagreements for the purpose of toppling the regime and reach a transitional stage where all political forces are represented."
6. Various shots of the press conference
7. Various shots of Mohieddin Bananah, member of the movement general secretariat, speaking during the press conference
8. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Mohieddin Bananah, member of the movement general secretariat:
"We urge the international community to bear its moral, humanitarian and political responsibilities to commit to the international covenants obliging it to protect the civilians and refer the files of criminals (i.e. the regime figures) to the International Criminal Court." 9. Various shots of the press conference, the speakers and the attendees

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Tripoli Gun Clashes Renew: Multiple I...
Tripoli, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
15 May 2012

Tripoli, Lebanon | May 13, 2012

Armed clashes reignited between pro and anti-Syrian regimes in two neighborhoods in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli Monday, May 14, killing at least two, and injuring twenty according to Lebanese medical reports.

Other Lebanese reports quoted security sources as saying that the number of victims rose to three, and 45 were injured.
Intermittent gunfire is ongoing in the area.

The Lebanese army has deployed a number of armored vehicles at Bab al-Tabbaneh, a Sunni neighborhood hostile to the Syrian regime, and Jabal Mohsen, an Al-Waite neighborhood that supports the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

The gun battles started early Sunday morning after a projectile was shot into the Sunni neighborhood from the Al-Waite.

The recent tension in Tripoli was initiated when Lebanese authorities arrested a Salafi cleric to interrogate him over possible connections to "a terrorist organization.”

The Sunni-majority in Tripoli has been a theater for conflict between Sunnis and Al-Waites since the revolt in Syria erupted in mid-March 2011.

Story: Tripoli Gun Clashes Renew
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 13, 2012
Shooting Location: Tripoli, Lebanon
Publishing Time: May 13, 2012
Length: 0:01:43
Video Size: 101 MB
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of the streets where the clashes took place while gunfire heard in the background
2. Various shots of bullet cartridges scattered on the ground of the street while gunfire heard in the background
3. Various shots of militants shooting and hiding in the street
4. Medium shot, militants hiding in a room and shooting from a hole in the wall
5. Medium shot, blood stains on the ground
6. Medium shot, a damaged car in the street
7. Wide shot, two young men blocking the street with wheel barrows
8. Various shots of men running in the street and gunfire heard in the background
9. Wide shot, security armored vehicles passing in the fighting area
10. Wide shot, militants standing together outside a building
11. Various shots of the neighborhood and the gunfire marks and damages shown on buildings

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Cairo Conference Held in Solidarity w...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
15 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 14, 2012

Family members of Palestinian and Arab prisoners gathered in Cairo on Monday, May 14, for a conference dubbed the "Festival in Solidarity with Palestinian and Arab Prisoners in Israeli Jails." The event was organized by the Egyptian Journalists' Syndicate, the Arab Lawyers' Union, and the Arab Organization for Human Rights.

The conference discussed the conditions of Palestinian and Arab prisoners who are currently staging a hunger strike due to suffering isolation and humiliation at the Israeli jails for several years.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Fadwa Barghouti, wife of Palestinian prisoner Marwan Barghouti:
"We want the Arab human rights organizations to press the international institutions to push Israel to secure visits for the prisoners, and stop the policy of solitary confinement. For more than 13 years, some prisoners are still in the Israeli occupying jails in solitary confinement. Likewise, we demand an end to the policy of administrative arrest without charges or files. It is done by a secret file that even the prisoner's lawyer cannot know anything about."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Nashaat al-Wihaidi, Fatah member and representative at Prisoners' Committee for National and Islamic Forces in Gaza:
"There are more than 2,500 Palestinian prisoners. If they were in another country, they would make a small community. Today, there is a small Palestinian community in Israeli jails. I would like to say while we're in Egypt, the Arab League has to rise earnestly and responsibly to address the world to support the prisoners and rescue them from deadly Israeli policies."

The family members said that bans on family visits, solitary confinement, and shackling have recently increased in the Israeli jails, and called on all Arab and International human rights organizations to act responsibly to ensure the prisoners' rights.

The attendees demanded the Arab League raise the issue of living conditions of Arab and Palestinian prisoners in Israel to the United Nations, the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 14, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 14, 2012
Length: 0:02:37
Video Size: 130 MB
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SHOTLIST:
1. Close up, banner of the conference reading "Festival in Solidarity with Palestinian and Arab Prisoners in Israeli Jails"
2. Various shots of posters of Palestinian prisoners
3. Various shots of the attendees including Palestinian Ambassador to Egypt Barakat al-Farra
4. Various shots of the speakers and the attendees
5. Various shots of attendees holding posters of their detained family members
6. Pan right, the conference and the attendees
7. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Fadwa Barghouti, wife of Palestinian prisoner Marwan Barghouti:
"We want the Arab human rights organizations to press the international institutions to pressure Israel to secure visits for the prisoners and stop the policy of solitary confinement. For more than 13 years, some prisoners are still in the Israeli occupying jails in solitary confinement. Likewise, we demand an end to the policy of administrative arrest without charges or files. It is done by a secret file that even the prisoner's lawyer cannot know anything about."

  1. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Nashaat al-Wihaidi, Fatah member and representative for Prisoners' Committee for National and Islamic Forces in Gaza:
    "There are more than 2,500 Palestinian prisoners. If they were in another country, they would make a small community. Today, there is a small Palestinian community in the Israeli jails. I would like to say while we're in Egypt, the Arab League has to rise earnestly and responsibly to address the world to support the prisoners and rescue them from the deadly Israeli policies."
  2. Various shots of the conference and the attendees
  3. Various shots of a mother of one of the prisoners chanting statements demanding his release and the attendees repeating after her
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Africa’s Water Ministers Meet in Cair...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
15 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 14, 2012

Twenty-four African water ministers, in addition to various ambassadors and representatives of African states, met in Cairo on Monday, May 14, for the four-day "Water for Growth in Africa" conference held under the auspices of Egypt's Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri.

In his opening statement, Al-Ganzouri warned that rich western countries have looted Africa's resources in the past, and they were attempting to the same by sowing strife between African states by creating economic and political issues like Nile water shares, dam constructions, etc.

SOUNDBITE 1 (English) – Egyptian Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri:
"Rich countries used us, used our human resources, natural resources, and forgot about African countries for almost two or three decades; the 70s, 80s and 90s. And they tried to come back to use us again, our resources, by different ways, to try to find a conflict between different countries within Africa."

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia recently formed a 10-member committee that includes four international experts to study Ethiopia's current building of the controversial Grand Renaissance Dam project. The dam is expected to affect the water shares of Egypt and Sudan.

The commission will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, May 15, to discuss the consequences of dam construction, and its effects on other Nile Basin states, particularly Egypt and Sudan.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian Water Minister Hesham Kandil:
"Our brothers in the Nile Basin countries reaffirm time and again that they do not want to harm Egypt, and do not want to reduce Egypt's water share by a single water drop. However, there is a disagreement in the way of cooperation. Tomorrow, our experts in the sector of Nile water will meet their counterparts in Ethiopia and Sudan to discuss the issue of the Renaissance Dam in the attendance of four international experts."

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Sudanese Water Minister Saif-Eddin Hamad Abdulla:
"We formed a commission of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia; the 10-member commission consists of two members from each country besides four international experts specializing in dam safety, in the economic, social and environmental aspects of dam construction and in hydraulics. In the middle of this month (May), they will hold the first meeting gathering all the commission members in Addis Ababa."

For his part, Ethiopia's Ambassador to Egypt reaffirmed his country's eagerness not to harm Egypt's share of Nile water and that the bilateral relations between the two countries are improving after the ousting of the prior Egyptian regime.

SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – Ethiopian Ambassador to Egypt Mahmoud Dirir:
"There are no problems between Egypt and Ethiopia. We witness cooperation among Nile Basin countries in general and between Ethiopia and Egypt in particular in this stage, the stage following January 25 Revolution."

Egypt’s claim to Nile water is based on agreements made during the first half of the 20th century. The 1929 agreement between Egypt and Great Britain on behalf of Britain's colonies gave Egypt the right to most of the 84 billion cubic meters of water that reaches the downstream countries annually.

As part of the conference activities, which marks the 10th anniversary of the formation of the African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW), a group of children performed a short show on stage emphasizing the significance of each Nile water drop.

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Tripoli Cautiously Quiet After Army's...
Tripoli, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
15 May 2012

Tripoli, Lebanon | May 15, 2012

Order was partially restored as Lebanese army forces deployed to the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Tuesday, May 15, to bring to an end the violent clashes between the two rival neighborhoods of Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen that resulted in at least eight people, and wounded more than 70.

Armed forces with armored vehicles scrambled to the area, and began erecting checkpoints, particularly along a primarily Syrian Street which runs between Bab al-Tabbaneh a neighborhood of Sunni residents who oppose Syrian President Bashar Assad, and Jabal Mohsen whose Alawite residents are supporters of the Syrian regime.

The Lebanese Army said in a statement that its presence in Tripoli was only to protect the civilians not to clash with them.
However, the people of Bab al-Tabbaneh have accused the army of being biased toward Jabal Mohsen.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Sunni woman:
"The army comes here peacefully and safely. Why did they start shooting the people and the innocent civilians. Why do they not harm those of Jabal Mohsen in any way? Is it because they are backed by the party of evil (referring to Hezbollah)? We want to understand. We are humans like them. Why are they favored over us? What law or constitution requires humiliation of the Sunni people in particular?"

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Sunni man:
"The army is biased to one party, which we do not accept. We have three injuries here. The three were unarmed, uninvolved and had nothing to do the fighting. Why should we allow ourselves to be attacked by the Lebanese army? Why is the army biased to Jabal Mohsen? They are the ones who started it. The Alawites of Jabal Mohsen believe that whoever kills a Sunni will go to Heaven! In what religion or Shariah can this be accepted?"

Security Sources said that the army has orders to arrest any gunmen and transfer them to the Military Tribunal.

Clashes erupted early Sunday between two families, Sunni opponents and Alawite supporters of Assad, after the controversial arrest of a Muslim Sunni cleric over connection to "an armed terrorist group.”

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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
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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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Syrian Opposition Unity Conference De...
Arab League Headquarters, Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
16 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 16, 2012

The Syrian opposition forces, most notably the Syrian National Council (SNC) and the Syrian National Coordination Body for Democratic Change, requested that the Arab League delay the Syrian Opposition Unity Conference that is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo.

After meeting with Kofi Annan's deputy Nasser al-Qudwa, a number of Syrian opposition figures, and ambassadors of concerned countries, the Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby told reporters that the Syrian opposition parties did not reject the principle of the meeting, but felt that they needed a delay. However, the groups did not specify a reason for the delay.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - AL Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby:
"Some Syrian opposition parties, namely the Syrian National Council (SNC) and the Syrian National Coordination Body, requested postponement. They did not reject the principle of the meeting but they just asked for delay. Since there are many countries invited to participate in the meeting, we found it is an opportunity to meet with them for consultation."

For his part, Al-Qudwa spoke about the progress, and the initial positive results of the UN-Arab League monitoring mission in Syria being led by Annan.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Kofi Annan's Deputy Nasser al- Qudwa:
"As for the mission of Annan and the results achieved so far, there are undoubtedly some positive results, the most significant of which is consensus of the international community and the Security Council to support Annan's mission and also to send the UN monitoring mission, which is an important thing."

Al-Qudwa also expressed deep disappointment over serious violations of Annan’s mission with regard to the ceasefire, in some cases perpetrated by the Syrian government.

The Arab League Chief reaffirmed that the League is not biased to any party of the Syrian opposition and that it has a neutral position on all Syrian factions, stressing that the League is working hard to achieve opposition unity as soon as possible.

Al-Araby also highlighted the need to intensify international efforts for the implementation of Annan’s six-point peace plan to end the ongoing violence in Syria.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 16, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 16, 2012
Length: 0:02:12
Video Size: 109 MB
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SHOTLIST:
1. Tilt down shot of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
2. Various shots of AL Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby meeting with Deputy of UN-Arab League joint envy to Syria Nasser al- Qudwa and a number of ambassadors from the countries concerned by the Syrian crisis
3. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - AL Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby:
4. "Some Syrian opposition parties, namely the Syrian National Council (SNC) and the Syrian National Coordination Body, requested postponement. They did not reject the principle of meeting but they just asked for delay. Since there are many countries invited to participate in the meeting, we found it is an opportunity to meet with them for consultation."

  1. Various shots of the meeting
  2. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Kofi Annan's Deputy Nasser al- Qudwa:
  3. "As for the mission of Annan and the results achieved so far, there are undoubtedly some positive results, the most significant of which is consensus of the international community and the Security Council to support Annan's mission and also to send the UN monitoring mission, which is an important thing."
  4. Close up shot of the logo of the Arab League
  5. pan right shot of flags at the AL
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Cairo Criminal Court Acquits 14 Polic...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
18 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 17, 2012

On Thursday, May 17, Cairo’s criminal court acquitted fourteen policemen accused of killing two protesters outside of police stations on January, 28, 2011, a day referred to as “Friday of Anger,” which was one of the most violent days of the 18-day popular uprising that toppled Egypt's former regime.

Family members of the victims gathered at the court, screaming, weeping and shouting against the authorities after hearing the verdict. They accused the authorities of failing to uphold the rights of the dead, vowing to do it on their own.

Lawyers of the defendants based their arguments on the lack of evidence, and investigation on the part of the prosecution.

Some activists see the verdict as part of a series of acquittals of those who faced charges for the killing of hundreds of people during the revolution.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 17, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 17, 2012
Length: 0:01:06
Video Size: 55.1 MB
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various external shots outside the Cairo Criminal Court
2. Various shots of families of the victims screaming, shouting, and weeping after hearing the court verdict
3. Close up shot of a poster of a young man, one of the victims, carried by one of his family members
4. Various shots of father of one of the victims weeping and laying on the floor inside the court
5. Various shots of security men inside the court
6. Various shots of the intense presence of security outside the court
7. Pan right, mother of one of the victims weeping and screaming while leaving the court

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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
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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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Al-Azhar and Sunni Scholars Warn Agai...
Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
20 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 20, 2012

Egypt's Al-Azhar, widely regarded as the most respected authority for Sunni Muslims worldwide, warned against the practice of Shiite rituals like those referred to as "Hussainiat."

Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyib, held a meeting with Sunni clerics and scholars including from the Salafists, the Sufis, the Muslim Brotherhood, etc, and announced Al-Azhar's rejection of the practice of Shiite rituals in Sunni-majority Egypt.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Al-Azhar's Grand Imam, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyib:
"The honorable Azhar warns against the establishment of any sectarian mosques for a cretin sect or group secluded from the rest of the Muslim nation, causing division and threatening the spiritual and social unity of Egypt and its people, whether these mosques are called Hussainiat – which reveals a sectarian tendency strange to the Sunnis of Egypt - or any name other than 'the house of Allah' or 'the mosque'."

Sunnis make up the overwhelming majority of Egypt's Muslims. Estimates consistently place Sunnis at or above 90% of Egypt's 85-million people, and Shiites at less than 1% of the population.

Following Egypt's January 25 uprising there have been reports of attempts to spread Shiite beliefs in Egypt and an increase in the Shiite rituals called "Hussainiat," in which Shiites gather and beat their faces and bodies, lamenting the death of certain family members of Prophet Muhammad. Though Sunnis also revere family members of Prophet Muhammad, many consider these Shiite practices to be superstitious and deviant.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Sheikh Shiekh Hasan al-Shafi'e, Adviser of Al-Azhar's Grand Imam:
"We do not have suchlike sects or divisions. It is a very dangerous issue and it has grave consequences if it is allowed. So, besieging this leak was the concern of the clerics who attended today."

For his part, renowned Salafi Sheikh Muhammad stressed that the Sunnis of Egypt and worldwide love the family members of Prophet Muhammad yet they reject the Shiite rituals of mourning their deaths, which he said violates the right path in the Quran and the Sunnah (i.e. the Prophet's tradition).

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Salafi cleric Sheikh Muhammad Hassan:
"Al-Azhar was and is still and will still be a guardian of this path; the path of the Quran and the Sunnah (the Prophet's tradition) and the Sunni school. I would like to reaffirm that we all agreed that the people of Egypt love the family of the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad) peace and blessings be upon him, and they seek closeness to Allah through their love."

There are approximately 1.62 billion Muslims in the world according to a 2010 study by Pew Research Center. Most Muslims are Sunnis while the Shiites vary from 150 to 200 million worldwide, i.e. from 10% to 13% of the world Muslim population.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 20, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 20, 2012
Length: 0:02:57
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Tilt down, Al-Azhar administrative office in Cairo
Various shots of the meeting of Al-Azhar's Grand Imam, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyib with Sunni clerics and scholars including from the Salafists, the Sufis, the Muslim Brotherhood, etc
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Al-Azhar's Grand Imam, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyib:
"The honorable Azhar warns against the establishment of any sectarian mosques for a cretin sect or group secluded from the rest of the Muslim nation, causing division and threatening the spiritual and social unity of Egypt and its people, whether these mosques are called Hussainiat – which reveals a sectarian tendency strange to the Sunnis of Egypt - or any name other than 'the house of Allah' or 'the mosque'."
Various shots of the meeting of Al-Azhar's Grand Imam, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyib with Sunni clerics and scholars including from the Salafists, the Sufis, the Muslim Brotherhood, etc
Wide shot, a press conference after the meeting
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Sheikh Shiekh Hasan al-Shafi'e, Adviser of Al-Azhar's Grand Imam:
"We do not have suchlike sects or divisions. It is a very dangerous issue and it has grave consequences if it is allowed. So, besieging this leak was the concern of the clerics who attended today." Various shots of the press conference
SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Salafi cleric Sheikh Muhammad Hassan:
"Al-Azhar was and is still and will still be a guardian of this path; the path of the Quran and the Sunnah (the Prophet's tradition) and the Sunni school. I would like to reaffirm that we all agreed that the people of Egypt love the family of the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad) peace and blessings be upon him, and they seek closeness to Allah through their love." Various external shots of
Al-Azhar administrative office in Cairo

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

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

The meeting was attended by Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel.

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

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

Story: President Morsi and Iranian FM Discuss Bilateral Relations and Syrian Crisis
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: September 18, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: September 18, 2012
Length: 0:00:34
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of the meeting of President Mohamed Morsi with Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, attended by Egyptian FM Mohamed Kamel Amr
2. Wide shot, Egyptian Presidency headquarters in Cairo

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Hamas’ Mashaal in Cairo Urges Arab Le...
Saladin Citadel, Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
04 Oct 2012

Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mashaal attended the anniversary celebration of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) liberation on Wednesday evening, October 3, at Saladin Castle in Cairo.

In his statement during the celebration, which was attended by Egypt’s Cultural Minister Mohamed Saber Arab, urged Arab leaders to work on liberating Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Israelis.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mashaal:
“Today, after the Arab Spring uprisings, and after the January 25 Revolution in beloved Egypt, moral support is not accepted or enough. My message is to prepare for the project of liberating Al-Quds (Jerusalem) and Al-Aqsa Mosque, God willing.”

Mashaal added that the Palestinian Authority has to stop pinning hopes on negotiations with Israel, and should resort to pushing away from the negotiation table and turning to resistance as the only way to liberate the Palestinian territories.

He also stressed necessity for putting an end to inter-Palestinian division, mainly between Fatah and Hamas, and work hard to achieve reconciliation and unity.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mashaal:
“It is time for turning the table of negotiations, surrender and turn political processes upside down over those who wanted us to be slaves on its dwarf seats. Today, the Palestinian leadership is required, with all its names and factions, to take a large step towards putting an end to division and accomplishing reconciliation.”

The celebration, organized by Al-Quds International Foundation, was dubbed “In the Footsteps of Saladin.”

It included music performances of Palestinian folklore and national songs about Al-Quds.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: October 3, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: October 4, 2012
Length: 0:02:34
Video Size: 127 MB
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SHOTLIST:
1. Wide external shot, Saladin Citadel in Cairo
2. Wide shot, the stage where the celebration activities were performed
3. Pan left, Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal and other members entering
4. Various shots of Mashaal speech during the celebration
5. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mashaal:
“Today, after the Arab Spring uprisings, and after the January 25 Revolution in beloved Egypt, moral support is not accepted or enough. My message is to prepare for the project of liberating Al-Quds (Jerusalem) and Al-Aqsa Mosque, God willing.” 6. Various shots of Mashaal speech during the celebration and the audience cheering
7. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mashaal:
“It is time for turning the table of negotiations, surrender and absurd political process upside down over those who wanted us to be slaves on its dwarf seats. Today, the Palestinian leadership is required, with all its names and factions, to make a large step towards putting an end to division and accomplishing reconciliation.”
8. Various shots of the music performance on stage during the celebration
9. Various shots of Mashaal and others watching the performances
10. Pan right, Mashaal and his companions leaving after the celebration

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Suleiman: Israel Plants Cluster Bombs...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
15 Oct 2012

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman said on Monday, October 15, that Israel has never stopped damaging vast agricultural areas to displace citizens, adding that Israel should stop aggressions against people in agricultural zones of Southern Lebanon.
Suleiman gave a speech at a conference, marking the occasion of World Food Day, organized by the Lebanese Ministry of Agriculture in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
The conference was organized under the slogan “Agricultural Cooperatives Feed the World”.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Lebanese President Michel Suleiman:
“The courtiers resorting to aggression and occupation should be forced to retreat and submit to international will. This applies to Israel, which has not stopped since its establishment, resorting to aggression and various aggressive practices, including damaging vast agricultural areas, uprooting tens of thousands of trees and burning gardens in order to displace farmers and villagers of whole towns, and broaden its area and impose a new reality. Isn’t planting cluster bombs and mines in Southern Lebanon a type of masked occupation?”
Suleiman said that attention should be given to the agricultural sector through the necessary funding, adding that the act of addressing the issue of food safety remains the Lebanese government’s first duty.
He announced that the government had begun implementing the agriculture development strategy since 2010 and was able so far to develop the agricultural infrastructure. Lebanese President also called for adopting necessary measures to introduce Lebanese products into world markets.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Lebanese President Michel Suleiman:
“Therefore, the state started to apply the strategy of developing the agricultural sector since 2010 and managed to accomplish many basic stages of this strategy, including the development of agriculture infrastructure, providing studies and research, issuing and developing necessary legislation. All this effort focuses on the necessity of giving Lebanese farmers and all agricultural sectors the ability to be independent and to allow them to gradually go without all forms of government subsidies.”
World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on October 16, the day when the FAO was founded in 1945.
The day is celebrated widely by many other organizations concerned with food security.

Story: Suleiman: Israel Plants Cluster Bombs Southern Lebanon to Displace Villagers
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: October 15, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: October 15, 2012
Length: 0:01:46
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SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of Lebanese President Michel Suleiman amid crowds of cheering heading to the conference, marking the ceremony of the World Food Day
2- Wide shot of Suleiman heading to give a speech
3- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Lebanese President Michel Suleiman:
“The courtiers resorting to aggression and occupation should be forced to retreat and submit to international will. This applies to Israel, which never stopped since its establishment to resort to aggression and various aggressive practices, including damaging vast agricultural areas, uprooting tens of thousands of trees and burning gardens in order to displace farmers and villagers of whole towns to broaden its area and impose a new reality. Isn’t planting cluster bombs and mines Southern Lebanon a type of masked occupation.”
4- Medium shot of Suleiman during giving his speech at the conference
5- Medium shot of Lebanese Minister of Agriculture Hussein Hajj Hassan
6- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Lebanese President Michel Suleiman:
“Therefore, the state started to apply the strategy of developing the agricultural sector since 2010 and managed to accomplish many basic stages of this strategy, including the development of agriculture infrastructure, providing studies and researches, issuing and developing necessary legislations. All this effort focuses on the necessity of giving Lebanese farmers and all agricultural sectors the ability of self-independence and to allow them to gradually go without all forms of government subsidies.”
7- Wide shot of the attendees cheering after Suleiman finished his speech

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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
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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

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Egyptian Man's Trial For Posting Vide...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
17 Oct 2012

On Wednesday, October 17, Cairo courts adjourned the trial of Alvert Saber, an Egyptian Copt accused of blasphemy for posting clips of the anti-Islam video on the Internet, to the session of November 14.

Saber, who denied he posted such clips, is not only accused of insulting Islam, but Christianity too.

Saber’s mother said that the police broke into their apartment illegally while she wasn’t here.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Hamdy al-Asiouty, member of Saber’s defense staff
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Kariman, Alber Saber’s mother

The defense staff of the young man said that their client said he was persecuted in custody by one of the prisoners under orders of a police officer.

The prosecution investigations revealed that the defendant used Islam and Christianity to promote his extreme thoughts on the Internet, mocking God and his prophets and calling for atheism.

A number of human rights activists and supporters call for the release of Saber as he has been practicing his freedom of expression.

Story: Trial of Egyptian Copt for Posting Anti-Islam Video Adjourned to Nov 14
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: October 17, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: October 17, 2012
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Medium external shot of the court in Cairo
2. Various shots of Kariman, Alber Saber’s mother, outside the court
3. Pan left, Saber’s mother entering the court
4. Various shots of crowds of people and reporters at the corridor inside the court, waiting to see Saber while being taken out of the courtroom
5. Pan left, Saber being moved from the courtroom to another room amid tight security and throngs of people and reporters
6. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Hamdy al-Asiouty, member of Saber’s defense staff
7. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Kariman, Alber Saber’s mother
8. Medium shot, crowds of reporters and cameramen in a corridor at the court
9. Long shot, crowds of people, reporters and cameramen and Saber’s mother trying to enter the room he was taken to
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11. Various shots of Saber’s mother coming out of the court, speaking on the cell phone
12. Wide external shot of the court

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Lebanon Buries Murdered Intelligence ...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
21 Oct 2012

A grand ceremony was held on Sunday, October 21, in Beirut for the burial of Lebanese intelligence chief Wissam al-Hassan, who was killed in a car bomb explosion in Beirut’s Ashrafiyeh neighborhood along with seven others and upwards of a hundred of injured.

Angry civilians attended the funeral procession carrying banners and posters of Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah and Prime Minister Najib Mikati who many believe are responsible for the assassination.

Al-Hassan was buried next to late PM Rafik al-Hariri who was similarly assassinated in 2005.

The massive congregation turned into a protest calling for immediate government resignation.

Mikati showed readiness to resign after the bombing but President Michel Suleiman convinced him not to at such a critical time.

After the funeral, clashes erupted between security men and angry protestors who raised banners of the Syrian opposition group Future Movement, while others and tried to break into the Cabinet headquarters in Beirut.

Security forces tried to disperse the protestors by firing teargas canisters, and other means, which led to several injuries.

Analysts warn against a spark of civil war in Lebanon which is already undergoing political turmoil.

Story: Lebanon Buries Murdered Intelligence Chief amid Protests & Clashes
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: October 21, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: October 21, 2012
Length: 0:01:53
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SHOTLIST:
1. Wide, pan left shot of thousands of people who are attending the funeral of security chief Wissam al-Hassan, while Qur’an is being played
2. Medium shot of some people attending the funeral, holding a poster of Prime Minister Najib Mikati criticizing the government’s policy
3. Wide, tilt up, pan right shot of people attending the funeral waving Lebanon’s flags, holding banners and posters criticizing the government’s policy, while Qur’an is still being played
4. Medium shot of two protestorsholding a poster of Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah and Prime Minister Najib Mikati holding them responsible for the assassination
5. Wide, pan right shot of people holding a poster of Wissam al-hassan and late PM Rafik al-Hariri who was similarly assassinated in 2005
6. Wide, tilt down shot of the mosque where the funeral was held, and groups of people are gathered in front of it
7. Medium shot of soldiers carrying the coffin into the mosque
8. Medium shot of
9. Wide shot of clashes between security men and angry protestors
10. Medium shot of protestors shouting and holding the light blue flag of the Sunni-based opposition Future Party
11. Wide shot of protestors running to break into the Cabinet headquarters in Beirut
12. Wide shot of clashed between the security and the protestors
13. Wide shot of some security officers arresting one of the protestors
14. Wide, pan right shot of the protestors while the security officers are throwing tear gas at them
15. Medium shot of some protestors breaking the glass of a kiosk in the street
16. Medium shot of some protestors carrying a man who passed out in the street and fell to the ground
17. Wide shot of protestors throwing sticks and rocks at security

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Calmness around Lebanon Cabinet after...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
21 Oct 2012

Calmness prevailed around the Lebanese Cabinet headquarters on Sunday, October 21, after angry protestors attempted to break into the building demanding government resignation.

Security men dispersed the protestors using teargas shots.

The public rage was a reaction to the assassination of intelligence chief Wissam al-Hassan through a car bomb explosion, which killed seven others and injured over a hundred.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – A protesting man:
“There wasn’t a decision made to break into the Cabinet. On the contrary, the decision was to protect the Cabinet and its privacy. But we have a message for the Prime Minister Najib Mikati telling him that we do not want him as prime minister and that he protected the murderers and did not do anything to serve this country or to protect its people.”

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – A protesting woman:
“We’re participating in this sit-in because we want to oust the government of Hezbollah and Bashar al-Assad. We need to know what we are heading to in the future. We don’t feel secure because of Hezbollah’s weapons, which have become numerous enough to cause us to fear for our lives.”

The Cabinet building was surrounded by tight security cordon and barded wires.

Several were injured in the clashes but calmness eventually returned to the cabinet area, although protestors remained until the evening.

Security men and protestors were separated by security barriers in an atmosphere of cautious calmness.

Story: Calmness around Lebanon Cabinet after Clashes between Security and Angry Protestors
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: October 21, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: October 21, 2012
Length: 0:01:50
Video Size: 99.8 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Long shot of protestors in front of the Cabinet headquarters in Beirut, and the security is throwing them with tear gas
2. Medium, pan left shot of a protestor moving forward towards the security asking them to stop throwing tear gas
3. Medium shot of a burning tear gas
4. Long shot of some protestors in front of the Cabinet headquarters, shouting and waving flags
5. Various medium shots of barbed wire in front of the Cabinet headquarters and security officers are standing behind it
6. Wide shot of a lot of security officers in front of the Cabinet while protestors have backed off
7. Long shot of protestors and security officers after the clashes are done
8. Wide shot of protestors shouting and waving flags
9. Medium, pan right shot of shirtless protestors shouting statements against the government
10. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – A protesting man:
“There wasn’t a decision made to break into the Cabinet. On the contrary, the decision was to protect the Cabinet and its privacy. But we have a message for the Prime Minister Najib Mikati telling him that we do not want him as prime minister and that he protected the murderers and did not do anything to serve this country or to protect its people.” 11. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – A protesting woman:
“We’re participating in this sit-in because we want to oust the government of Hezbollah and Bashar al-Assad. We need to know what we are heading to in the future. We don’t feel secure because of Hezbollah’s weapons, which have become numerous enough to cause us to fear for our lives.” 12. Various shots of protestors in front of the cabinet while the situation is stable and quiet
13. Various, medium shots of security officers standing behind a railing barrier
14. Long shot of a protestor holding the light blue flag of the Sunni-based opposition Future Party

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Court Adjourns Trial of anti-Islam Fi...
Cairo Criminal Court, Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
21 Oct 2012

Cairo Criminal Court adjourned on Sunday, October 21, the trial of seven Egyptian Copts living in the United States, Canada and Australia for producing an anti-Islam film insulting Prophet Mohammed according to Muslims to the session of November 25.

The defendants also included US pastor Terry Jones who publicly burnt the Muslim Quran in a church in Florida.

The defendants face charges of defaming Islam and attempting to cause sectarian strife in Egypt.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Judge Saif al-Nasr Suleiman:
“The court has decided to adjourn the case to the session of November 25, 2012. The claimants have to inform the defendants of their civil claims and the prosecution has to inform the defendants of the criminal claim.”

The anti-Islam film produced by Egyptian Copts living abroad caused turmoil and protests against the United States in several Arab and Muslim countries for allowing the film.

Islam is the second-largest religion in the world, and Muslims comprise about one-sixth of the world’s population. In Egypt, Muslims represent about 90% of the country’s 91-million people.

Story: Court Adjourns Trial of anti-Islam Film Makers in Absentia to Nov 25
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: October 21, 2012 (and archive of Sep 11, 2012)
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: October 21, 2012
Length: 0:01:24
Video Size: 69.5 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1- Various external shots of Cairo Criminal Court
2- Various shots of the judges, prosecutor, the attendees and the lawyers during the trial session
3- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Judge Saif al-Nasr Suleiman:
“The court has decided to adjourn the case to the session of November 25, 2012. The claimants have to inform the defendants of their civil claims and the prosecution has to inform the defendants of the criminal claim.” 4- [Archive footage of Sep 11, 2012]
5- Various shots of several thousands of protestors outside the US Embassy in Cairo
6- Various shots of angry protestors tearing up the US flag that was at the Embassy
7- Various shots of protestors raising signs reading “Insult Anyone but Prophet Mohammed”, “We sacrifice our fathers and mothers for the Messenger of Allah”, “There is no God but Allah, Mohammed is the Messenger of Allah”, etc
8- Various shots of protestors shouting statements against Obama and the US administration for allowing broadcast of such movies
9- Various shots of protestors firing smoky fireworks to show their anger
10- Various overview shots of several thousands of protestors outside the US Embassy

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Hundreds Of Protesters In Tahrir Squa...
Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
03 Nov 2012

Hundreds of Islamist supporters gathered on Friday, November 2, at Iconic Tahrir Square, for a preliminary demonstration calling for the implementation of Sharia (Islamic law) in Egypt’s new constitution.
Protestors chanted statements calling for the implementation of the Islamic law like “No democracy, no liberalism, only Sharia.”
Protesters said "We are here to tell the Constituent Assembly which is tasked with drafting Egypt’s new constitution that Egypt is an Islamic country."
They are also calling for Sharia to become the only source of legislation.
A stage was set in the square with speakers calling for the application of Islamic Sharia in an attempt to mount the pressure on the Constituent Assembly.
A mass rally is scheduled for 9 November by a group of Islamist forces to reinforce their demand.
Several Islamist political groups, including Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya, the Freedom and Justice Party and Al-Dawa Al-Salafiya have announced that they will form a coalition of political parties and Islamic forces to ensure that Egypt's new constitution is shaped in accordance with Islamic Sharia law, as they said they will organize a protest on November 2 to press for their cause.
However, the Islamist coalition agreed to postpone Friday's planned protests, which had been planned under the slogan "Demanding the application of Sharia in the constitution," until they are able to rally more people for their cause.

Story: Hundreds of protesters in Tahrir demand implementation of Islamic Sharia Law
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: November 2, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: November 2, 2012
Length: 0:01:44
Video Size: 85.9 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:

  1. Various shots of hundreds of protestors at Tahrir Square standing around stage set on the square and listening to one of the speakers one of the protestors waving with a flag
  2. Medium shot of a speaker on the stage addressing the protestors
  3. Various shots of protestors raising flags and listening to the speaker at Tahrir Square
  4. Close up shot of one of Spokesman for the Salafi Group Dr. Hesham Kamal addressing the protestors at Tahrir square
  5. Medium shot of protestors at Tahrir Square
  6. SOUDNBITE 1
  7. SOUNDBITE 2
  8. Pan right shot of protestors at Tahrir square, Islamic songs heard in the background
  9. Medium shot of protestor raising a banner calling for the implementation of the Islamic sharia law
  10. Various shots of protestors raising banners and waving with flags, Islamic songs playing in the background
  11. Medium shot of a man raising a banner calling for the resignation of the general prosecutor
  12. Wide shot of protestors at Tahrir square
  13. Zoom in shot of protestors marching at Tahrior square and shouting for the implementation of the Islamic sharia law
  14. Various shots of protestors at Tahrir square
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Trial of defendants in NGO foreign fu...
Cairo Criminal Court, Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
04 Nov 2012

Cairo criminal court adjourned on Saturday, November 3, the trial of 43 foreign and Egyptian NGO workers to the session of December 2.

The defendants are accused of illegally receiving foreign funds and operating in Egypt without permission from the authorities.

Among the accused are 19 American citizens, 14 Egyptians and 10 other non-Egyptian nationals.

The delay is decided to allow the lawyers of the defendants to give their arguments before the court.

The court today heard the prosecution's representative who accused the defendants of defrauding the Egyptian people. He concluded his remarks by imploring the court to apply the harshest punishment on the accused.

Some Egyptian officials have linked the funding of civil society initiatives to a U.S. plot to undermine Egypt’s sovereignty while the United States and the civil society workers deny the accusations.

The defendants, including the son of the U.S. transportation secretary, are accused of receiving illegal funds from abroad and carrying out political activities unrelated to their civil society work.

The trial began earlier in February and resulted in an unusual confrontation between Cairo and Washington due to the involvement of a number of US organizations in the case.

Although the case is still going on, the American defendants departed Egypt on March 1, when the Supreme Council of the Armed Force (SCAF) was ruling the country.

Story: Trial of defendants in NGO foreign funding case adjourned to December 2

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: November 3, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: November 3, 2012
Length: 0:01:24
Video Size: 69.7 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST
1- Various external shot of Cairo Criminal Court headquarters in New Cairo
2- Zoom out shot of the judges at the court room
3- Zoom out shot of defendants inside the dock
4- Various shots of the court session
5- Pan right shot of the judges concluding the session and leaving
6- SOUNDBITE 1
7- SOUNDBITE 2
8- Wide shot of people leaving after the trial session
9- Various external shot of Cairo Criminal Court headquarters in New Cairo

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Egypt's FM Meets Lebanon President an...
Cabinet Headquarters, Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
07 Nov 2012

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati recieved on Wednesday, November 7, Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr at the Cabinet headquarters in Beirut, where they held talks over the bilateral relations between the two countries and other issues of common interest.

Mikati and Amr reaffirmed the depth of the relations between Lebanon and Egypt.

In a press conference following the meeting, Amr stressed Egypt’s keenness to cooperate with all Lebanese parties and its support for the resumption of the national dialogue among all Lebanese political forces.

Amr described his meeting with Mikati as "fruitful.”

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egypt’s FM Mohamed Kamel Amr:
“The meeting was fruitful. He (Mikati) asked me to convey his greeting to President Mohamed Morsi and the Egyptian people. We agreed upon maintaining regular contact in the upcoming period in order to have continuous consultation between the two countries regarding different issues of mutual concern whether on the bilateral or the regional level.”

On the other hand, Amr met with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman where they discussed bilateral relations and the recent regional developments.

Amr praised the exerted efforts by Suleiman to maintain national dialogue and stability in Lebanon.

Egypt’s FM arrived in Lebanon on Tuesday for a two-day visit to meet with senior Lebanese officials.

He also met with his Lebanese counterpart FM Adnan Mansour and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri.

Story: Egypt FM Meets Lebanese President and PM, Reaffirms Deep Bilateral Ties
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: October 23, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: October 23, 2012
Length: 0:01:34
Video Size: 77.4 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:

  1. Wide external shot of the Lebanese Cabinet headquarters in Beirut
  2. Various shots of the meeting of PM Najib Mikati with Egyptian FM Mohamed Kamel Amr
  3. Various shots of the meeting
  4. Pan right shot of Egyptian FM heading to give speech at a press conference after the meeting
  5. Wide shot of Amr starting his speech at the press conference
  6. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egypt’s FM Mohamed Kamel Amr:
    “The meeting was fruitful. He (Mikati) asked me to convey his greeting to President Mohamed Morsi and the Egyptian people. We agreed upon maintaining regular contact in the upcoming period in order to have continuous consultation between the two countries regarding different issues of mutual concern whether on the bilateral or the regional level.”
  7. Various shots of Egyptian FM Mohamed Kamel Amr meeting with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman at the Presidential Palace headquarters
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Egypt's Head Prosecutor Bans Internet...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
10 Nov 2012

STORYLINE:

Most Egyptians approved of the recent decision of Egypt’s General Prosecutor Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud to order government authorities to block any "corrupt or corrupting" pornographic images or scenes inconsistent with the values and traditions of the Egyptian people, and the higher interests of the state.

An official in the prosecutor's office said the order followed a protest by Salafists, who have launched a campaign called "Pure Net" with the goal of prohibiting pornographic websites.

The campaign is backed by several prominent Salafist preachers as it calls for the prohibition of adult websites in Egypt on grounds that such sites violate Egyptian customs and values.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Coordinator of “Pure Net Campaign, Cairo University”, Mohamed Hossam:
“The Campaign of pure Net is a youth plan to ban the porn sites. It seeks to ban all porn sites to preserve Egyptian behavior as east community which rejects the presence of this phenomenon inside the community.”

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Software Engineer for Web Applications, Ahmed Abu-Baker:
“The banning of porn sites is available for any country, and any government can do that as well by blocking the actual host of the websites or even by blocking the website itself within the IP.”

Mahmoud sent official letters to the Communications and Information Technology Minister, the Interior Minister and the head of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority on Wednesday, November 7, ordering them to block pornographic websites.

He wrote that such websites show images that are contrary to the values and traditions of Egyptian society and the national interest according to the statements of his spokesperson Adel al-Saeed.

Most Egyptians support the decision to ban porn sites, highlighting the fact that Egyptian society is conservative by nature and the decision will serve to preserve Egypt's social norms and values.

SOUDNBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen, Khaled:
“I think that the decision of the General-Prosecutor to block the porn sites is very good decision because a big category of the Egyptian society use the internet so it is illogical to let all the sites available for all the people particularly the porn sites.”

SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) - Egyptian citizen, Mohamed Ibrahim:
“Actually it is a very good decision because it is illogical that I have internet at my home and my young child enters on it and goes to such porn sites to see inconsistent scenes so I see it is a very good decision.”

Meanwhile on the part of liberal critics, the decision was met by uproar and concern about the possible impact such legislation might have on the freedom of expression.

They believe that the general ban may pave the way for more Internet regulations to come.

In May 2009, Egypt's High Administrative Court declared a ban on pornographic websites. The move was based on a lawsuit filed by Islamist lawyer Nezar Ghourab.

The court said such websites help spread vice, which destroys traditions, beliefs and morals, and therefore the country’s interests as well as social and national security.

Story: Most Egyptians Approve of Prosecutor’s Order to Ban Porn Websites
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: November 9, 2012 and Archive
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: November 10, 2012
Length: 0:02:07
Video Size: 104 MB
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SHOTLIST:
1- Various external shots of Egypt’s Supreme Courthouse
2- Medium shot of the Egyptian flag on the top of the headquarters of the Supreme Courthouse
3- Medium shot of Prosecutor-General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud speaking during a meeting (Archive October 14 )
4- Medium shot, the attendees during the meeting (Archive October 14 )
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Coordinator of “Pure Net Campaign, Cairo University”, Mohamed Hossam:
“The Campaign of pure Net is a youth plan to ban the porn sites. It seeks to ban all the porn sites to preserve the Egyptian behavior as east community which rejects the presence of this phenomenon inside the community” 6- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Software Engineer for Web Applications, Ahmed Abu-Baker:
“The banning of porn sites is available for any country and any government can do that as well by blocking the actual host of the websites or even by blocking the website itself within the IP.” Various shots of Egyptians searching the internet
7- Wide shot of Traffic movement at one of Cairo streets
8- SOUDNBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian citizen, Khaled:
“I think that the decision of the General-Prosecutor to block the porn sites is very good decision because a big category of the Egyptian society use the internet so it is illogical to let all the sites available for all the people particularly the porn sites.” 9- SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) - Egyptian citizen, Mohamed Ibrahim:
“Actually it is a very good decision because it is illogical that I have internet at my home and my young child enters on it and goes to such porn sites to see inconsistent scenes so I see it is a very good decision.” 10- Various shots of Egyptians searching on the internet
11- wide shot of traffic movement at one of Cairo streets
12- Wide shot of youth sitting on the internet at internet café
13- Wide overview shot of the Nile River in Cairo

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Morsi, Ashton Discuss Egypt-EU Relations
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
14 Nov 2012

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi met on Wednesday, November 14, with the European Union's high representative for foreign affairs and security policy Catherine Ashton at the Presidential Palace in Cairo. The officials discussed possible programs aimed at increasing the cooperation between the EU and Egypt. Their talks focused largely on investments, tourism, international politics, and regional issues of common interest.

The meeting was attended by Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr and President Assistant for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr Essam El Hadad.

Morsi then met with the EU delegation, headed by Ashton, where they discussed political and economic issues affecting the country after the Arab Spring. They also discussed possible ways of finding a resolution to the Syrian conflict without foreign intervention, in addition to the Palestinian Cause.

After the meeting, the Egyptian President announced that the European Union has approved a five billion euro ($6.3 billion) 'support package' to Egypt over a two year period to be disbursed through the EU's finance institutions.

Ashton participated yesterday in the second meeting of EU-Arab foreign ministers over Syria, held at the Arab League in Cairo where she affirmed that the EU is highly supportive of democracy in “Arab Spring” countries.

STORY: Morsi, Ashton Discuss Ways of Increasing Cooperation between Egypt and EU
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: November 14, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: November 14, 2012
Length: 0:0:1:21
Video Size: 67.3 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various external shot of the Presidency headquarters in Cairo
2. Various shots of the meeting of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and European Union's high representative for foreign affairs Catherine Ashton in the presence of Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr
3. Various shots of President Mohamed Morsi meeting with the EU delegation headed by Catherine Ashton
4. Various shots of the EU delegation during the meeting
5. Wide external shot of the Presidency headquarters in Cairo

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Egyptians Rally in Support of Gaza, P...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
15 Nov 2012

Hundreds of Egyptians marched on Thursday, November 15, from Omar Makram Mosque near Tahrir Square to the Arab League headquarters in Cairo to stage a demonstration against the recent Israeli attacks on Gaza Strip.

Protestors called on the Egyptian government to cut all diplomatic and economic ties with Israel, and to shut down the Israeli embassy in Cairo.

On Wednesday night, President Mohamed Morsi recalled Egypt’s ambassador to Israel following the Israeli attack on Gaza that killed at least 15 Palestinians, including Hamas leading figure Ahmed Al-Jaabari and two young children.

Protestors shouted statements against the attacks on Gaza, raising Egyptian, Palestinian flags and other flags bearing the words “There is no God but Allah, Mohamed is the messenger of Allah.”

They also chanted statements like “Gaza is Symbol of Dignity”, “O Arab Rulers, Open Door for Jihad”.

Protesters also demanded the opening of the Rafah border crossing to allow more Palestinians into Egypt, the provision of political and logistical support to Gaza, and the cancelation of Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel.

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood called on Egyptians to hold a million-man march in Cairo on Friday to denounce recent Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and to express solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza.

Hamas responded to the attacks by launching rockets into Israel, killing at least three Israelis.

STORY: Egyptians March to Arab League in Cairo against Israeli Attacks on Gaza
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: November 15, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: November 15, 2012
Length: 0:01:39
Video Size: 81.5 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot of protestors outside the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
2. Various shots of protestors raising large banners reading “Save Gaza” and raising Egyptian and Palestinian flags
3. Pan right shot of protestors outside the Arab league headquarters in Cairo
4. Various shots of protestors raising pictures showing injured Palestinians
5. Medium shot of one of the protestors raising the Egyptian flags with the words “ There is no God but Allah, Mohamed is the messenger of Allah”
6. Pan left shot of protestors outside the Arab League headquarters
7. Various shots of protestors
8. Various shots of protestors shouting statements announcing solidarity with Gaza and other statements like “Gaza is the symbol of dignity.
9. Medium shot of a banner reading “Gaza won’t die, the loss to Israel”
10. Various shots of protestors raising banners reading “Gaza won’t die”
11. Wide shot of protestors outside the Arab League headquarters

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Arab League Chief: Aggression on Gaza...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
22 Nov 2012

Story: Arab League Chief: Aggression on Gaza “Shame on Humanity”

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: November 7, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: November 7, 2012
Length: 0:02:07
Video Size: 105 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot of the Arab League (AL) headquarters in Cairo
2. Medium shot of the flag of the Arab League at the headquarters
3. Wide shot of Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby arriving at the press conference
4. Various shots of the attendees, al-Araby speaking during the press conference
5. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby;
6. “ In my opinion: What’s happening at Gaza particulary after this visist
7. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby;
“In my opinion and after my visit to Gaza, what’s happening in Gaza is certainly shame on humanity. I repeat that it is shame on humanity. Undoubtedly, the blockade and the aggression against civilians are up to the level of war crimes and crimes against humanity, according to the international humanitarian law and all international related covenants and agreements.” 8. Various shots of the attendees, al-Araby speaking during the press
9. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby;
“No peace or stability in the region as long as there are still occupation, settlement activities and denial of Israel to the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, the first of which is their legitimate right to have an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital city.”
10. Various shots of the attendees during the press conference
11. Zoom out shot of al-Araby concluding his speech and heading to leave after the press conference

STORYLINE:
Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby said that the Israeli aggression on the people of Gaza Strip is “shame on humanity”, he told reporters in a press conference on Wednesday, November 21, at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo.

Al-Araby said that his visit to the Gaza Strip aimed to show solidarity of all Arab states to Gaza and the Palestinian people.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby;
“In my opinion and after my visit to Gaza, what’s happening in Gaza is certainly shame on humanity. I repeat that it is shame on humanity. Undoubtedly, the blockade and the aggression against civilians are up to the level of war crimes and crimes against humanity, according to the international humanitarian law and all international related covenants and agreements.”

He said that the Arab League called on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to take an immediate action to end the Israeli attacks on the Palestinian strip.

He added that Iraq has called for holding a meeting of the Arab states' chiefs of staff over the ongoing violence in Gaza. Al-Araby said that the invitation to the meeting has been sent to all Arab countries and that the Arab League was waiting for their reply.

He also stressed that there would be neither peace nor stability in the Middle East unless the Palestinians got their legitimate right of an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital city.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby;
“No peace or stability in the region as long as there are still occupation, settlement activities and denial of Israel to the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, the first of which is their legitimate right to have an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital city.”

The Arab League Chief announced that three of Arab foreign ministers who accompanied him during his recent visit to Gaza told him that their countries supported the convening of emergency Arab summit as requested by the Palestinian Authority at a recent Arab League meeting. Al-Araby noted that three countries weren’t enough to hold an Arab summit as it requires approval of 11 other countries.

Earlier on Tuesday, a delegation of Arab ministers led by the Arab League Secretary-General paid a visit to Gaza to express solidarity with the Palestinians.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SHOTLIST:

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

The Arab League marked the annual anniversary of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on Thursday, November 29.

A number of foreign envoys participated in the event.

Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby said that it's time for the Palestinians to gain their freedom and independence to live like other peoples freely in their independent homeland.

He called on the international community to work to achieve this goal.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby:
“The world has to realize that the Palestinian cause is the real key for implementing peace and security in the region, not in the region only, but all over the world. And the continued failure of the international community in finding an equitable and comprehensive solution for this decades-long conflict leads to continued instability in this region.”

The Arab League stressed the need for intensive efforts by the international community for the realization of the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.

For his part, Richard Falk, the UN special Rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories warned that without implementation of the full agreement between Israel and Palestinians, ceasefire will evaporate in a cloud of smoke.

SOUNDBITE 2 (English) - Richard Falk, the UN special Reporter on human rights in the Palestinian territories:
“It is a tense historical moment of heavy consequences for the Palestinian people and for the peoples and governments of the region. I along with many others throughout the world share Nelson Mandela's view that the denial of Palestinian rights remains the greatest moral issue of our time"

The United Nations International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is observed on November 29 each year to give the widest support and publicity to Palestinian cause. Solidarity Day provides an opportunity for the international community to focus its attention on the fact that the Palestinian cause is still unresolved.

Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas has chosen this day to formally ask the United Nations General Assembly to recognize Palestine as a “non-member state.”

Story: Arab League Marks International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: November 29, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: November 29, 2012
Length: 0:02:17
Video Size: 112 MB
Language: Arabic –English
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SHOTLIST:

  1. Medium shot of the flags of the participant countries at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
  2. Close up shot of the logo of the Arab league headquarters
  3. Wide shot of the Arab League headquarters
  4. Medium shot of a banner of Palestine
  5. Various shots of the meeting at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
  6. Medium shot of Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby speaking during the meeting
  7. Medium shot of a representative from Al-Azhar speaking during the meeting
  8. Wide shot of the meeting
  9. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby:
    “The world has to realize that Palestinian cause is the real key for implementing peace and security in the region, not in the region only, but all over the world. And the continues failure of the international community in finding an equitable and comprehensive solution for this decades-long conflict leads to continued instability in this region”
  10. Various shots of the meeting, attendees and speakers
  11. SOUNDBITE 2 (English) - Richard Falk, the UN special Reporter on human rights in the Palestinian territories:
    “It is a tense historical moment of heavy consequences for the Palestinian people and for the peoples and governments of the region. I along with many others throughout the world share Nelson Mandela's view that the denial of Palestinian rights remain the the greatest moral issue of our time"
  12. Close up shot of the logo of the Arab League headquarters
  13. Various shots of the meeting, attendees and speakers
  14. Medium shot of the flags of the participant countries at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
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Egypt’s Independent Newspapers Go on ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
04 Dec 2012

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

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

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

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

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

Story: Egypt’s Independent Newspapers Go on Strike for Freedom of Expression
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: December 4, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: December 4, 2012
Length: 0:01:20
Video Size: 66.5 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various overview shots of Egypt’s Nile River
2. Various shots of standards of newspapers around the streets for sale
3. Various shots of newspapers shops and customers
4. Medium shot of Masrawy website
5. Wide shot of Al-Youm 7 website
6. Close up shot of the logo of the Al-Youm 7
7. Tilt down shot of Al-Youm 7 newspaper
8. Various shots of Al-Youm 7 newspaper
9. Various external shots of the Journalists Syndicate

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Egyptians Rally against Morsi in anni...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
12 Feb 2013

STORY: Egyptians Rally against Morsi in anniversary of Mubarak ouster
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: February 11, 2013
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: February 11, 2013
Length: 00:01:17
Video Size: 63.2 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:

  1. Various shots from demonstrations.
  2. Medium shot of a protestor holding papers with anti-Morsi words on them.
  3. Various shots from demonstrations by the Presidential Palace.
  4. Wide shot of demonstrators with water cannons being used on them.
  5. Wide shot of demonstrators escaping teargas from canisters fired by the police.

Storyline:

Hundreds of Egyptians marched on Monday, February 11, to the Presidential Palace in Heliopolis, protesting against President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, the group which he hails from.

The demonstrators chanted statements against Morsi and his group with calls for him to step down.

Protestors demand the downfall of the regime, justice for martyrs and social justice.

Protesters on Monday have been planning to voice their rejection of perceived repressive measures adopted by Egypt's Islamist-led government and what the opposition sees as persistent attempts to crush the revolution.

Thirteen Egyptian political parties and movements have announced plans to stage mass anti-government rallies on Monday to mark the second anniversary of former president Hosni Mubarak's ouster.

The opposition released on Monday a statement that says "two years after the first victory of the revolution (Mubarak's ouster), Egypt's first democratically elected president has set a record for lying and broken promises. Blood was shed yet again and martyrs fell under Brotherhood rule, which has perfected the arts of repression, brutality and abduction."

On the other hand, the masked Black Bloc of Egypt said on social networks that February 11 will witness the “storming of the palace,” asking Morsi to choose between departure or chaos.

Black Bloc also announced plans to block the Mogamma building in Tahrir Square on Monday, the country's largest administrative building, in the run-up to a civil disobedience campaign called for by some revolutionary groups on social networks.

Security forces beefed up their presence outside the presidential palace in anticipation of marches descending on the area on the second anniversary of Hosni Mubarak’s departure.

In the evening security forces used water cannons on protestors and also teargas canisters.

Violence erupted and demonstrators answered by throwing rocks at the palace.

Later in the evening a video was posted on the internet of security soldiers dragging a civilian on the ground by the palace, which angered all viewers. The unharmed soldiers retreated to their armored vehicle after a Molotov bottle was thrown at them and the civilian escaped with his leg on fire.

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Egypt’s Economy grew only 2.2% in 2nd...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
22 Feb 2013

Story: Egypt’s Economy grew only 2.2% in 2nd quarter of 2012/13

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: February 21, 2013
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: February 21, 2013
Length: 0:02:03
Video Size: 101 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of attendees during the press conference of Egypt’s Planning Minister and International Cooperation held at the headquarters of the ministry
2- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Egypt’s Planning and International Cooperation Minister Ashraf al-Araby:
“We are targeting at the end of the current fiscal year 2012/13 an economical growth of no less than 3 percent. We need to meet this target to achieve economic growth rate that exceeds 3 percent in the second half of the year.” 3- Various shots of attendees during the conference
4- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Egypt’s Planning and International Cooperation Minister Ashraf al-Araby:
“Actually, the current economic situation is much more difficult even than it was after the revolution hence, we need to put all our political disputes aside. We need to reach a political consensus to overcome this difficult phase that the Egyptian economy is facing and to move forward.” 5- Various shots of the press conference
6- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) - Egypt’s Planning and International Cooperation Minister Ashraf al-Araby:
“God willing, we expect to invite the IMF technical delegation within days and we will show you in details of the axes which the national program include that we will present to the IMF.” 7- Various shots of the press conference

STORYLINE:

Egypt’s Planning and International Cooperation Minister Ashraf al-Araby said on Thursday, February 21, in a press conference that the Egyptian economy grew only 2.2 percent in 2nd quarter of 2012/13, representing a 15.3 percent decrease on the previous quarter.

Al-Araby said that the first half of fiscal year 2012/13 (July-December) saw economic growth of 2.4 percent, which had been 0.1 percent lower than expected.

He said that the government is targeting economic growth of no less than 3 percent in the current fiscal year.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Egypt’s Planning and International Cooperation Minister Ashraf al-Araby:
“We are targeting at the end of the current fiscal year 2012/13 an economical growth of no less than 3 percent. We need to meet this target to achieve economic growth rate that exceeds 3 percent in the second half of the year.”

He said that foreign investment in Egypt was almost non-existent in the six months to the end of December, illustrating the depth of the economic crisis that Egypt is facing.

He added that the country needed strong investment to reach the 7 percent annual economic growth rate commonly cited by economists as the level needed to lower unemployment and soak up new entrants to the labour market.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Egypt’s Planning and International Cooperation Minister Ashraf al-Araby:
“Actually, the current economic situation is much more difficult even than it was after the revolution hence, we need to put all our political disputes aside. We need to reach a political consensus to overcome this difficult phase that the Egyptian economy is facing and to move forward.”

The Egyptian government plans within one week to invite an International Monetary Fund mission for talks, al-Araby said on Thursday.

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) - Egypt’s Planning and International Cooperation Minister Ashraf al-Araby:
“God willing, we expect to invite the IMF technical delegation within days and we will show you in details of the axes which the national program include that we will present to the IMF.”

Egypt reached an initial agreement with the IMF on the loan agreement in November but postponed final ratification in December because of political unrest at the time.

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Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
24 Feb 2013

Story: Saving the Egyptian economy conference in Cairo

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: February 23, 2013
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: February 23, 2013
Length: 0:01:45
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SHOTLIST:

  1. Pan left shot of the banner of the conference of saving the Egyptian economy
  2. Medium of the speakers heading to start the conference
  3. Wide shot of the conference
  4. Medium shot of head of Egypt’s Ghad Al-Thawra Party, Ayman Nour
  5. Medium shot of Hassan Rateb, Egyptian businessman speaking during the conference `
  6. Medium shot of attendees during the conference
  7. Medium shot of Ex-presidential Adviser Salafi Dr. Khaled Alam El-Din speaking during the conference
  8. Medium shot of attendees during the conference
  9. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Ex-presidential Adviser Salafi Dr. Khaled Alam El-Din:
    “All our people hold us a great responsibility that requires from us to unite, cooperate and leave all our political disputes in order to save the Egyptian economy which we all recognize its deteriorating state.”
  10. Various shots of the conference
  11. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - head of Egypt’s Ghad Al-Thawra Party, Ayman Nour:
    “We have to think in the interests of Egypt away from all political disputes. We have to think in how to save Egypt and its revolution which some people believe that it is the reason behind their deteriorating state. Egypt still has wise and honorable people who are able to direct their efforts to save the Egyptian economy.”
  12. Various shots of the conference

STORYLINE:

Egypt’s liberal opposition Ghad Al-Thawra Party in cooperation with Salafist Nour Party and Faculty of Commerce held a meeting on Saturday, February 23 dubbed “Saving the Egyptian economy”.

Ex-presidential Adviser Salafi Dr. Khaled Alam El-Din said during his opening speech that the Egyptian economy crisis affects every child, woman, family breadwinner and even unemployed youth, adding that the deteriorating state of the economy is obvious to everyone.

Alam El-Din added that Nour Party seeks to bring future economic vision based on the green economy and investment in the fields of waste recycling, the creation of biofuels, protectorates protection projects, and the use of wastewater in agriculture forest wood.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Ex-presidential Adviser Salafi Dr. Khaled Alam El-Din:
“All our people hold us a great responsibility that requires from us to unite, cooperate and leave all our political disputes in order to save the Egyptian economy which we all recognize its deteriorating state.”

They also aim to offer a forward looking strategy towards securing a better future for the Egyptian economy.

He stressed that all Egypt’s political forces should unite, collaborate and leave the political disputes in order to save the Egyptian economy, which is on a danger state.

For his part, head of Egypt’s Ghad Al-Thawra Party, Ayman Nour said that burning the party's headquarters yesterday evening is a clear message that there are people who do not want such a conference to be held, because it discusses the challenges and prospects for the future of the Egyptian economy.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - head of Egypt’s Ghad Al-Thawra Party, Ayman Nour:
“We have to think in the interests of Egypt away from all political disputes. We have to think in how to save Egypt and its revolution which some people believe that it is the reason behind their deteriorating state. Egypt still has wise and honorable people who are able to direct their efforts to save the Egyptian economy.”

Earlier on Friday, headquarters of Ghad Al-Thawra Party was torched by masked men, shortly after party founder Ayman Nour had said he wouldn't mind taking up a leadership position if invited by Egypt President Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt’s former PM Dr. Ali Lutfi, stressed the importance of solidarity among all people and government to save the Egyptian economy, proposing a voluntary initiative that rich people and businessmen in Egypt to donate 1600 LE, through a fund called "Recovery of support" to be established by the Ministry of Finance.
The conference was held at Ain Shames University in Cairo with the participation of at least 15 political parties.

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Egypt’s Salafist Nour Party to run in...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
26 Feb 2013

The Salafist Nour Party decided on Monday, February 25, to participate in the parliamentary elections of Egypt’s House of Representatives in April amid calls for boycott, but added that the government must ensure that the elections are free and fair.

The party calls on all Egypt’s political forces to participate in the elections.

In a press conference, Deputy Head of the Salafist Nour Party Bassam al-Zarqa said that there is a need for "clear and sufficient guarantees for the integrity and transparency of the election”, saying this requires certain ministries administrative bodies and crews assisting judges to be neutral.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Deputy Head of the Salafist Nour Party Bassam al-Zarqa:
“Nour Party will participate in the upcoming parliamentary elections in order to complete the building of all the country’s political institutions as well as to solve the entire disasters that we are facing now. The Nour Party calls on all other political forces and coalitions to participate in the elections.”

Zarqa added that Nour Party will only form alliances with parties that have the same Islamic frame of reference.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Deputy Head of the Salafist Nour Party Bassam al-Zarqa:
“Nour Party will form an electoral alliance only with parties with an Islamic reference. We all have to cooperate and unite to push our dear country Egypt to move forward. We all have to cooperate in the reconstruction of Egypt.”

On the other hand, several figures of the opposition have voiced their intention to boycott the parliamentary elections, including founder of the Constitution Party Mohamed ElBaradei who described the coming parliamentary poll as an act of "deception."

Egypt's parliamentary elections, previously scheduled to begin on 27 April, have been brought forward to start on 22 April, after Coptic Christians said that the original dates conflicted with Christian holidays, including Easter.

The first round of voting will be held on 22 and 23 April and will take place in Cairo, Beheira, El-Minya, Port Said and North Sinai. If runoffs are necessary, they will take place on 29 and 30 April. The house is expected to hold its first session on 2 July.

The Nour Party, established after the January 25 revolution, won the second most seats in parliamentary elections held at the end of 2011 after the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP).

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: February 25, 2013
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: February 25, 2013
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1. Close up shot of the banner of Egypt’s Salafist Nour Party
2. Wide shot of the press conference held by the party to announce participation in the upcoming parliamentary elections
3. Zoom in shot of Deputy Head of the Salafist Nour Party Bassam al-Zarqa speaking during the press conference while Galal El-Morra, secretary-general of Nour Party standing beside him
4. Various shots of the press conference
5. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Deputy Head of the Salafist Nour Party Bassam al-Zarqa:
“Nour Party will participate in the upcoming parliamentary elections in order to complete the building of all the country’s political institutions as well as to solve the entire disasters that we are facing now. The Nour Party calls on all other political forces and coalitions to participate in the elections.” 6. Various shots of speaker and attendees during the press conference
7. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Deputy Head of the Salafist Nour Party Bassam al-Zarqa:
“Nour Party will form an electoral alliance only with parties with an Islamic reference. We all have to cooperate and unite to push our dear country Egypt to move forward. We all have to cooperate in the reconstruction of Egypt.” 8. Various shots of speaker and attendees during the press conference
9. Medium shot of the banner of the Salafist Nour Party

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Thousands attend funeral of Egyptians...
Port Said, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
04 Mar 2013

Thousands of residents of the Suez Canal city of Port Said in eastern Egypt rallied Monday, March 4, in a funeral procession for two men killed during clashes with security forces the day before.
Mourners gathered outside a city mosque and performed prayers for the dead Monday. They then began processions carrying the coffins one after another to the cemetery, chanting, "The martyr is the beloved of God".
Mourners chanted against the interior ministry as well as the Muslim Brotherhood, the group from which President Mohamed Morsi hails.
Port Said was revisited by violence on Saturday but the clashes in the city between protesters and police turned deadly on Sunday after 39 defendants in the Port Said Trial were transferred out of Port Said on Sunday morning.
Police fired intense rounds of teargas throughout the day at demonstrators who opposed an interior ministry decision to transfer 39 prisoners from Port Said to Wadi Natroun prison in Beheira governorate, on the other side of the Nile Delta.
Keeping the defendants in Port Said is a popular demand among the city’s residents.
The prisoners are detained on charges related to the violence at Port Said stadium in February 2012, when over 70 Ahly football club fans were killed.
Sunday's clashes also led to the death of another civilian and two police conscripts, according to the health ministry. Over 400 were injured, according to ministry sources.
This comes ahead of the expected second phase of the Port Said trial scheduled for 9 March, where the 52 remaining defendants out of the total 73 will be issued verdicts. Twenty-one defendants were issued with death sentences in the first set of verdicts.
Thousands of Port Said residents have been conducting a campaign of civil disobedience during the past two weeks to protest marginalization policies at the hands of the central government and to demand justice for those killed in recent clashes.
Several media outlets gave conflicting reports of police and army soldiers exchanging fire at the end of the tense day. Egyptian armed forces official Spokesperson Colonel Ahmed Ali denied the reports on social networks.
Military police deployed to secure the gathering. Many people have responded to a popular campaign to collect signatures to delegate the army with managing the affairs of the state.

STORY: Thousands attend funeral of Egyptians killed in Port Said clashes

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 4, 2013
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 4, 2013
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SHOTLIST:

  1. Zoom out shot of mourners of Port Said victims shouting against the Interior Ministry
  2. Pan left shot of mourners carrying coffin of one of Egyptians killed in clashes with security forces at Port Said yesterday and shouting "the martyr is the beloved of God"
  3. Various shots of mourners chanting, "the martyr is the beloved of God" and other statements against Morsi
  4. Various shots of mourners during the funeral of civilians killed in clashes
  5. Close up shot of a woman wearing black clothes and standing in the funeral of the victims
  6. Various shots of women participating in the funeral of the victims and saying statements against President Morsi
  7. Medium shot of a veiled woman saying to President Morsi “If you know how to read, so you have to read the history of Port Said, the city of resistance.
  8. Various shots of mourners walking in the funeral of the victims including army officials with Quran is hearing in the background
  9. Various shots of mourners in the funeral along with army vehicles walking in the funeral
  10. Tilt down shot of the paper distributed to people in Port Said by a popular campaign to collect signatures to delegate the army with managing the affairs of Port Said
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Egypt’s National Association For Chan...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
06 Mar 2013

Story: Egypt’s National Association for Change will boycott elections

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 5, 2013
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 5, 2013
Length: 00:01:24
Video Size: 69.7 MB
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SHOTLIST:
1. Pan left shot of the banner of the National Association for Change
2. Medium shot of all attendees standing a minute of silence for the souls of the martyrs in the beginning of the press conference
3. Various shots of speakers and attendees during the press conference
4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mohamed Khamis, a coordinator of the National Association for Change:
“The National Association for Change announces that it will boycott the upcoming comic parliamentary elections. The blood of our sons is more precious than running behind acrobatic seats in the new parliament.” 5. Medium shot of attendees during the press conference along with cameramen filming during the conference
6. Medium shot of Hamada el-Kashef, spokesman of the Revolutionary Youth Union speaking during the conference
7. Close up shot of one of the attendees taking notes during the conference
8. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Hamada el-Kashef, spokesman of the Revolutionary Youth Union:
“The Revolutionary Youth Union officially announces that it will boycott the upcoming parliamentary elections with the consensus among all its members and its executive offices in Egypt’s different governorates. This decision is made to correct the track of the revolution. Actually, the regime of the Muslim Brotherhood lost its legitimacy after killing protestors and ignoring all the revolutionary demands in the political scene.” 9. Various shots of speakers and attendees during the conference

STORYLINE:

Egypt’s National Association for Change (NAC) announced on Tuesday, March 5, that it will boycott the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to be held on April 22.

The NAC calls for a widespread boycott of the upcoming parliamentary elections in order to fight for the rights of those killed and injured by government forces during recent clashes.

The NAC described the electoral process of being comic during which the competing will be for "acrobatics" seats, pointing out that participation in the elections will be continuation of the series of deception practiced by the Muslim Brotherhood under the banner of fake democracy.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mohamed Khamis, a coordinator of the National Association for Change:
“The National Association for Change announces that it will boycott the upcoming comic parliamentary elections. The blood of our sons is more precious than running behind acrobatic seats in the new parliament.”

The NAC accused the elections also of being a trap that would pave the way for the establishment of a religious fascist state.

Earlier on Friday, the NAC declared that Morsi lost legitimacy after he violated the independence of the judiciary with his 22 November Constitutional Declaration, and further lost his credibility after his administration was involved with the abduction, torture and killing of protesters.

Spokesman of the Revolutionary Youth Union, Hamada el-Kashef attended the conference and declared that the union won’t participate at the parliamentary elections. They hold President Mohamed Morsi and his group the responsibility of violence used by security forces against protestors.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Hamada el-Kashef, spokesman of the Revolutionary Youth Union:
“The Revolutionary Youth Union officially announces that it will boycott the upcoming parliamentary elections with the consensus among all its members and its executive offices in Egypt’s different governorates. This decision is made to correct the track of the revolution. Actually, the regime of the Muslim Brotherhood lost its legitimacy after killing protestors and ignoring all the revolutionary demands in the political scene.”

The NAC decision to boycott came after the president refused to respond to the Nour Party’s initiative to reconcile with opposition political forces, or the National Salvation Front’s demands to dismiss the Cabinet, form a neutral body to monitor the elections, dismiss the prosecutor general and dissolve the Muslim Brotherhood, the statement continued.

The upcoming parliamentary elections will take place over four phases, starting on April 22.

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One Killed, 13 injured in Clashes at ...
Ain el Hilweh, Sidon, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
13 Mar 2013

One person was killed and at least 13 people were wounded in renewed clashes between armed factions in Lebanon‘s largest Palestinian refugee camp Ain el-Hilweh on Tuesday, March 12, near the southern Lebanese city of Sidon, according to Lebanese security officials.
The clashes between Fatah members and rivals from the Fatah al-Islam radical group began earlier on Monday night after a member of the extremist Fatah al-Islam group was shot in what appeared to be a personal dispute. The shots killed a passer-by and injured five others.
The officials said heavy clashes with machine guns and rocket propelled grenades resumed Tuesday.
Although not involved in the clashes, a rocket-propelled grenade hit an office belonging to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
Two hours into the fighting, some of Ain al-Hilweh’s residents roamed the camp’s streets, calling on people through loudspeakers to take part in a demonstration to condemn the clashes.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Palestinian resident at Ain al-Helweh camp:
“I lost all my properties and my home as well. I call on the Popular Committees at Ain al-Helweh camp to bring for me my right. I wait for the committees to bring my right for me after the ending of these clashes. I hope they can help us because we are suffering a lot.” Ain al-Hilweh’s residents ask for an end to the infighting.
The Lebanese army deployed reinforcements to the edges of the camp following the clashes, but troops did not enter the premises under an agreement between the army and Palestinian groups that prevent them from entering Palestinian refugee camps across Lebanon.
Ain el-Hilweh is considered the largest and most populated Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon.

STORY: One Killed, 13 injured in Clashes at Palestinian Refugee Camp Southern Lebanon
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCSS
Shooting Dateline: March 12, 2013
Shooting Location: Palestinian refugee camp Ain el-Hilweh, near the southern Lebanese city of Sidon
Publishing Time: March 12, 2013
Length: 0:01:39
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of fighters are seen shooting in the Ain al-Helweh Palestinian refugee camp, south Lebanon.
2. Wide shot of fighter shooting and running
3. Various shots of militants shooting and then disappearing
4. Various shots of damages resulted from the clashes
5. Wide shot of one of the shops affected by the clashes in the Ain al-Helweh Palestinian refugee camp, south Lebanon
6. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Palestinian resident at Ain al-Helweh camp:
“I lost all my properties and my home as well. I call on the Popular Committees at Ain al-Helweh camp to bring for me my right. I wait for the committees to bring my right for me after the ending of these clashes. I hope they can help us because we are suffering a lot.” 7. Various shots of Ain al-Hilweh’s residents roamed the camp’s streets to denounce violence and to ask for an end to the infighting.

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Egyptian protesters support armed for...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
16 Mar 2013

Hundreds of protesters demonstrated Friday, March 15, in Nasr City in Cairo to support the armed forces against the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), to which President Mohamed Morsi is affiliated.

The protest was dubbed the “Last Chance” against President Morsi and his administration.

The protesters chanted slogans backing the army, and carried banners saying "Down, down with rule by the guide," which referred to the MB's leader Mohamed Badie.

Controversial TV presenter Tawfiq Okasha took part in the protest.

Traffic was blocked in lanes leading to Nasr City. Protesters set up a stage next to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and raised photographs of public figures including Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and late President Mohamed Anwar al-Sadat.

More than 30 political parties and groups had called for today’s protest, which demands military intervention against the “brotherhoodization” of the state and to stop what they allege are “Islamist militias” that intimidate the people.

Military veterans, members of the Independence Coalition, the Maspero Youth Union, the Silent Majority movement and the Egypt Above All coalition were in attendance.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 15, 2013
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 15, 2013
Length: 00:01:07
Video Size: 55.1 MB
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SHOTLIST:
1. Pan left shot of protestors waving with Egyptian flags
2. Medium shot of speakers on the stage addressing protestors
3. Various shots of protestors waving with Egyptian flags and shouting “Leave” “Leave” in reference to President Morsi
4. Pan left shot of protestors waving with Egyptian flags and shouting “The people and the army are one hand”
5. Various shots of protestors waving with Egyptian flags and shouting statements backing the army
6. Medium shot of a protestor raising a banner backing the Egyptian army
7. Various shots of protestors waving with Egypt flags and shouting against the Muslim Brotherhood
8. Medium shot of a veiled woman raising a banner against the Muslim Brotherhood
9. Wide shot of protestors raising a large Egyptian flag

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Ultras Ahlawy protest arrest of its m...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
16 Mar 2013

Hundreds of fans of Ahly football club, known as the Ultras Ahlawy, are staging a protest outside the office of general prosecutor Talaat Ibrahim at the High Court building in central Cairo on Saturday, March 16, calling for the release of members of the group who were detained in the Delta governorate of Menoufiya.

The large group chanted against the interior ministry and lit fire-works. In addition, Ultras members are staging a protest in front of the deportation prison in Menoufiya, calling for the same demands.

Thirty-eight members of the Ultras Ahlawy were arrested in Menoufiya, Wednesday for attempting to storm the Shibin al-Kom courthouse to free a colleague remanded into custody for 15 days.

The group had gathered at the court to protest against the detention of one of their members, who was arrested in front of the governorate's security directorate the previous week on charges of rioting and attempting to storm the directorate.

However, clashes broke out with the security forces as the Ultras threw rocks and fire-works at the court and the police responded by firing tear-gas to disperse the crowds.

The group announced on their official Facebook page on Friday that they would be marching to the prosecutor-general's office at the High Court building in Cairo to demand the releasing of the 38 Ultras.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 16, 2013
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 16, 2013
Length: 00:01:16
Video Size: 63.1 MB
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SHOTLIST:
1. Tilt down shot of protestors of Ultras Ahlawy outside the High Court building in central Cairo
2. Various shots of Ultras Ahlawy members shouting statements against the Interior Ministry and the public prosecutor Talaat Ibrahim
3. Pan left shot of people around the High Court building downtown Cairo
4. Medium shot of a banner raised by members of Ultras Ahlawy reading “We will Never forget 47” in reference to the members of Ultras Ahlawy killed in Port Said
5. Various shots of Ultras Ahlawy shouting statements and lit fire-works
6. Various shots of Ultras Ahlawy shouting statements against the Interior Ministry
7. Various shots of the protest downtown Cairo

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AL Chief Al-Araby meets with Lakhdar ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
19 Mar 2013

Story: AL Chief Al-Araby meets with Lakhdar Brahimi over Syrian crisis
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 18, 2013
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 18, 2013
Length: 0:01:58
Video Size: 97.5 MB
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SHOTLIST:

  1. Pan left shot of UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi heading to his meeting with Arab League Chief at the AL headquarters
  2. Various shorts of UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi meeting with AL Chief Nabil al-Araby
  3. Zoom in shot of Nabil al-Araby and Lakhdar Brahimi heading to a press conference after the meeting
  4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby:
    “Generally since 1945 when fighting is increasing in any country, the Security Council has to interfere to end the fighting then search for a political settlement and not vice versa. The Security Council is hesitant over the Syrian crisis and can’t be stabilized on opinion and this is the major problem.”
  5. Various shots of Lakhdar Brahimi speaking during the press conference
  6. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi:
    “We see that the only solution to the Syrian crisis is the political solution. The ongoing fighting will only lead to more fighting and won’t solve the crisis of the Syrian people.”
  7. Medium shot of Lakhdar Brahimi concluding his speech at the press conference and leaving

STORYLINE:
Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby met with UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi on Monday, March 18, where they held talks over the latest developments of the Syrian crisis and ways to put an end to the ongoing unrest in the country.
According to a press release issued by the League, the meeting tackled the latest developments in the Syrian crisis in light of the consultations conducted by Brahimi with a number of senior international officials during his recent trip, which included a number of countries.
In a press conference after the meeting, Arab League Chief held the UN Security Council responsibility for the ongoing bloodshed in Syria.
He added that the Arab League asked the Security Council last year in April formally to work to stop the fighting in Syria, and then search for a political settlement and not vice versa, stressing that these steps are followed in such matters of conflicts since 1945.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby:
“Generally since 1945 when fighting is increasing in any country, the Security Council has to interfere to end the fighting then search for a political settlement and not vice versa. The Security Council is hesitant over the Syrian crisis and can’t be stabilized on opinion and this is the major problem.” He added that "the current international system based on that when there is a threat to international peace and security, the Security Council has to do its responsibilities to maintain international peace and security but it does not do that.
For his part, Brahimi stressed that the only solution to the crisis in Syria is the political solution and that the bloodshed in Syria will lead only to more bloodshed and instability.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi:
“We see that the only solution to the Syrian crisis is the political solution. The ongoing fighting will only lead to more fighting and won’t solve the crisis of the Syrian people.” The Cairo meeting coincides with the meeting of the Syrian Opposition Coalition members and Syrian National Coalition members in Istanbul to form an interim government.
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Protest outside Egypt’s High Court
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
29 Mar 2013

Hundreds of protestors gathered on Friday, March 29, outside Egypt’s High Court headquarters downtown Cairo, to participate in a protest under the motto "We are not threatened."

Protestors shouted statements against President Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood group, the general prosecutor and the supreme guide of the Brotherhood.

Protestors chained the gates of the High Court in a symbolic move and held signs demanding the “arrest and summons of the prosecutor-general.”

Protestors denounce the ‘Brotherhoodization’ of the judiciary and the summons of five opposition activists earlier this week.

The call to protest follows a decision by general prosecutor Talaat Abdullah to issue arrest warrants against four prominent “activists,” including Alaa Abdel-Fattah and Hazem Abdel-Azim. Both men have been charged with inciting violence against the Muslim Brotherhood’s headquarters in Cairo’s Moqattam district.

The protest was called for by the country’s main opposition bloc National Salvation Front (NSF) to show solidarity with political activists charged by the prosecutor-general with inciting violence during last week's clashes near the Muslim Brotherhood’s Cairo headquarters.

Some political figures and groups accuse Abdullah of having sympathies with the Muslim Brotherhood and ignoring complaints against Brotherhood officials who were accused of inciting violence during last December’s clashes outside the presidential palace in Cairo.

They are demanding the immediate dismissal of prosecutor general Talaat Abdullah, Justice Minister Ahmed Mekky and Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim.

Earlier this week, Cairo's Appeal Court overturned the appointment of Abdullah by President Mohamed Morsi in a highly controversial decree last November. It remains unclear whether the presidency will comply with the court order. Protestors called for the implementation of the court rule.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 29, 2013
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 29, 2013
Length: 00:01:46
Video Size: 87.4 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:

  1. Various shots of protestors raising banners outside Egypt’s High Court building downtown Cairo
  2. Medium shot of a protestor raising a banner bearing words against President Morsi
  3. Medium shot of a protestor raising the holy Quran and the Cross in sign of unity
  4. Various shots of protestors shouting statements outside the High Court Building downtown Cairo
  5. Medium shot of a banner raised by the protestors bearing words against the extradition of former Libyan figure Ahmed Qaddaf Al-Damm to Libya
  6. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Arafa Khater, retired army officer:
  7. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Mahmoud al-Attar, worker:
  8. Medium shot of protestors shouting during the protest
  9. Medium shot of a banner reading “The people demand the “arrest and summons of the prosecutor-general”
  10. Various shots of protestors shouting against the Muslim Brotherhood outside the High Court building downtown Cairo
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Egypt's unemployment rate jumped to 1...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
03 May 2013

Egypt's unemployment rate increased to 12.7% in 2012, up from 12% in 2011, and 9% in 2010, according to a report released by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).

This brings the total number of unemployed to 3.4 million, up from 3.1 million in 2011, an increase of 242,000 people.

Particularly, the unemployment rate was 42.7 percent among young people between 20 and 24 years old and was 23 percent among those between 25 and 29 in that year.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Ahmed Bahaa El-Din Shaaban, member of both the ‎National Association for Change reform movement and ‎Egypt's Socialist Party:

The number of those employed in 2012 was 23.6 million workers; also there were only about 4.7 million working women in Egypt in 2012, according to the figures.

CAPMAS attributed the increase to the circumstances in Egypt following the 25 January Revolution and the ensuing events “that resulted in a slowdown in economic activities during this period.

These data show the need to embark on an economic reform program that prevents the government from relying on foreign aid, loans and deposits in order to provide the resources.

SOUNDBIDTE 2 (Arabic) – Haytham Mohamadeen, member of the political bureau of the revolutionary socialists:

On the other hand, hundreds of workers marked the Labour Day with marches and protests to voice their discontent with the unfulfilled longstanding demands of workers even after the revolution.

Among these demands are the implementation of minimum wage, independent and representative syndicates for workers, and putting an end to legislation that harms the labour movement.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: Archive except the soundbites
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 2, 2013
Length: 00:02:11
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Language: Arabic
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  1. Various shots of youth at the universities (Archive)
  2. Various shots of people seating in cafes downtown Cairo (Archive)
  3. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Ahmed Bahaa El-Din Shaaban, member of both the ‎National Association for Change reform
  4. Various shots of workers preparing materials and working women inside the factories (Archive)
  5. SOUNDBIDTE 2 (Arabic) – Haytham Mohamadeen, member of the political bureau of the revolutionary socialists:
  6. Various shots of protestors raising banners and poster of former president Gamal Abdel Nasser during a protest marking the Labour Day, downtown Cairo (Archive May: 1)
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Egyptian Rights Center: 1,462 Protest...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
03 May 2013

In a report titled “Democracy Indicator,” an Egyptian rights center stated Egypt had one of the highest rates of protest, having witnessed 1,462 protests in the month of April.

This sets the month of April at a record number compared to 1,354 protests in March and 864 in February.

Economic and social justice demands were the predominant drivers of 62.4 percent of the demonstrations.

Some of the demands of Egyptian protestors included releasing detainees, criticism to the government's regime, as well as demonstrations to support Coptic religious beliefs.

According to a report issued by the International Development Center, Egypt has never seen such a high rate of protest before, not even at the peak of the revolution.

In March, Egypt had 1.8 protests every hour, 7.2 protests every four hours, 44 protests a day, amounting to approximately 306 protests a week.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: Archive (protests during April)
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 3, 2013
Length: 00:01:59
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Language: Arabic
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  1. Various shots of the demonstration to support the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar
  2. Various shots of from the demonstration against the clashes happened north of Cairo between Muslim and Christians
  3. Various shots of the demonstration of the Muslim Brotherhood outside the High Court to demand purge of the judiciary
  4. Various shots of the demonstration of the Egyptian workers marking the Labour Day
  5. Various shots of April Six Youth Movement protest to demand the release of their detained colleagues
  6. Various shots of the protest of Ahrar movement outside the High Court downtown Cairo
  7. Various shots of the protest by the state Radio and Television Building against Egyptian Minister of Information
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Attack on Egyptian Prime Minister's C...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
07 May 2013

Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Qandil survived an attack on his convoy by a group of armed men late Sunday evening, in an incident that led to one death.

A vehicle intervened in the prime minister's convoy and when the security guards tried to push it away, one of its passengers opened fire on the security vehicle.

While running away, the vehicle hit a policeman and a citizen but the police managed to bust the vehicle and arrest the five attackers after a pursuit.

Taha Hassan, a street vendor who was passing near the site of the incident, was hit by the vehicle during the incident, and transferred to 6 October Hospital in Dokki where he died.

The interior ministry statement revealed that the armed men were on their way for a fight with some people in another area.

Meanwhile, the Egyptian cabinet said that the armed attack was not politically motivated but this was a criminal incident.

The prosecution decided to detain the defendants for four days pending investigations.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 5, 2013
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 6, 2013
Length: 00:03:25
Video Size: 169 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:

  1. Various shots of the defendants at the security office after being arrested
  2. Various shots of the armaments used in the incident
  3. Various shots of security official while investigating with the defendants
  4. Various shots of the vehicle which attacked the PM convoy
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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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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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Suez Canal Development Conference in ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
14 May 2013

Story: Suez Canal Development Conference in Cairo

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 13, 2013
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 13, 2013
Length: 00:02:23
Video Size: 117 MB
Language: Arabic
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  1. Pan left shot of the banner of the conference
  2. Various shots of the conference held at Cairo International Conference Centre
  3. Various shots of attendees at the inauguration of the conference
  4. Medium shot a display showing details about the project
  5. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egypt’s PM Dr. Hesham Qandil:
    “This project took into account all the criteria of the national security and all the demands and the remarks of the armed forces. I would like to affirm that the security of this country and the safety of its territories take precedence over any other issue and of course this position include the government, opposition and the Egyptian people as well. We all agree upon this issue (Egypt’s security) and there is no difference among us about that.”
  6. Various shots of attendees during the conference
  7. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – head of International Business & Investment Association (IBIA), Ahmad Galal El-Deen:
    “This conference is not an ordinary event. We are currently in the process of historic event and we hope it would be the development engine in Egypt. We are in the process of international project that will contribute in transferring Egypt to the ranks of the major countries and it will represent a focal point in the international trade.”
  8. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Housing Minister Tarek Wafiq:
    “The law of the project is now in the process of developing some amendments and then sending it from the office of the prime minister to the Shura Council to discuss it.”
  9. Various shots of attendees during the conference

STORYLINE:

International Business & Investment Association (IBIA) in cooperation with the technical secretariat of the Suez Canal axis development project organized on Monday, May 13, the first international conference on the development of the Suez Canal.

The conference held under the auspices of Egyptian Prime Minister Dr. Hisham Qandil. He said the draft law of the Suez Canal development took into account all the criteria of the national security and the armed forces.

The Premier also witnessed the signing of a number of contracts of new projects.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egypt’s PM Dr. Hesham Qandil:
“This project took into account all the criteria of the national security and all the demands and the remarks of the armed forces. I would like to affirm that the security of this country and the safety of its territories take precedence over any other issue and of course this position include the government, opposition and the Egyptian people as well. We all agree upon this issue (Egypt’s security) and there is no difference among us about that.”

The conference was attended by a number of army leaders, Chairman of Suez Canal authority, experts, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Minister of Housing and Urban Communities and a large number of Egyptian businessmen and Arab investors.

For his part, Housing Minister Tarek Wafiq confirmed that Suez Canal development authority had stressed in its establishment draft law that neither Egyptian nor foreign investors will have the right of possession in Suez Canal Development Corridor projects, noting that this will happen through usufruct right only.

He added that the Suez Canal axis project is the dreaming of Egypt and all Egyptians, it is the future project for new Egypt thus it won’t be accounted by other party or it won’t be monopolized by any opinion.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – head of International Business & Investment Association (IBIA), Ahmad Galal El-Deen:
“This conference is not an ordinary event. We are currently in the process of historic event and we hope it would be the development engine in Egypt. We are in the process of international project that will contribute in transferring Egypt to the ranks of the major countries and it will represent a focal point in the international trade.”

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Housing Minister Tarek Wafiq:
“The law of the project is now in the process of developing some amendments and then sending it from the office of the prime minister to the Shura Council to discuss it.”

The Minister added that Suez Canal region is a part of the sustainable development strategy that will make Egypt an international trade point.

Moreover, the Minster has asserted that the draft law which has finalized is currently exist by Cabinet, it will be sent to Shura Council, many various ministries and sovereign authorities and a number of experts law have participated in the project.

President Mohamed Morsi has called for expediting the implementation steps for the Suez Canal Corridor project in view of its positive effect in supporting the Egyptian economy, luring foreign investments, providing thousands of job opportunities for Egyptians in general and Sinai citizens and the Canal region in particular.

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US to provide Lebanon with more than ...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
15 May 2013

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman met on Tuesday, May 14, with Philip Gordon, a special assistant to United States President Barack Obama for Middle East issues.

Gordon announced that the US will be providing the Lebanese government with USD 10 million to be added to the USD 36 million offered as part of a financial assistance package to help the Syrian refugees.

Suleiman and Gordon discussed the relationship between Lebanon and the U.S., regional issues, developments in Syria and the increasing number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, according to the statement.

Gordon, a coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf Region, praised Suleiman’s role in preserving stability in Lebanon and stressed the importance of holding parliamentary elections scheduled for June, according to a statement issued by Suleiman’ office.

Gordon also condemned Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria, fighting on behalf of the Assad regime, which risks drawing Lebanon into the conflict and is counter to the Lebanese government’s policies,” the statement said.

According to a U.S. Embassy statement, Gordon expressed his country’s grave concern about the situation in Syria and condemned continued shelling of Lebanese territory from Syria.

He called on all parties in the region to avoid any actions that would exacerbate the crisis in Syria, increase the propensity for spillover violence, and negatively affect civilian populations,” the Embassy statement noted.

Gordon said his country urged all international donors to help Lebanon meet their obligations to the refugees.

The Embassy added that Gordon praised Beirut and the generosity of the Lebanese people for hosting and supporting thousands of refugees in Lebanon.

He reiterated Washington’s support for the so-called “Baabda Declaration” and Lebanon’s disassociation policy.

For his part, President Suleiman thanked the United States for its constant support to Lebanon in all the fields.

Gordon also held separate talks with House Speaker Nabih Berri in the presence of U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly.

Gordon said the U.S. would maintain its support for the Lebanese Army in order to enhance the military’s capabilities along the border and inside Lebanon.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 14, 2013
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: May 14, 2013
Length: 00:01:23
Video Size: 42.3 MB
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SHOTLIST:

  1. Various shots of the Presidential Palace where the meeting was held
  2. Various shots of meeting of Lebanese President Michel Suleiman with Philip Gordon, a special assistant to United States President Barack Obama for Middle East issues in the presence of US Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly
  3. Various shots of Philip Gordon meeting with House Speaker Nabih Berri
  4. Various shots of people downtown Beirut
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Anti-Morsi Demonstration in Egypt
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
17 May 2013

Hundreds of anti-Morsi protestors marched on Friday, May 17, from Mostafa Mahmoud Square to iconic Tahrir Square, in a million-man- march dubbed "Going Back to the Square" in solidarity with the recently-launched 'Rebel' campaign.

'Rebel' is a grassroots movement aimed at registering opposition to President Mohamed Morsi and forcing him to call early presidential elections by collecting as many as 15 million signatures by 30 June. The group says they have already collected 2 million names. The group officially launched on 1 May.

Major demands of the anti-government demonstration include early presidential elections, the release of detained political activists, and a new constitution.

Protestors voice their rejection to Morsi’s economic policies, including the new tax system and the government’s attempts to secure a $4.8bn loan from the International Monetary Fund.

A handful of political parties and movements announced plans to partake in the planned rallies. These include the Constitution Party, the Free Front for Peaceful Change the Free Egyptians Party, April Six Youth Movement and ‘Rebel' campaigners.

Egypt's opposition has grown increasingly discontent with President Mohamed Morsi's attempts to monopolize state institutions and smother dissent. The opposition accuses Morsi of governing only in the interests of his Muslim Brotherhood, while he insists he is the president of all Egyptians.

Since Morsi was elected last June, Egypt has continued to suffer from a serious political and economic crisis, and there have often been frequent clashes, sometimes deadly, between his opponents and supporters.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 17, 2013
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 17, 2013
Length: 00:02:18
Video Size: 113 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots for the demonstration
2. Shot for one of the demonstrators while cheering
3. Various shots for the demonstrators holding banners and flags
4. Shot for women cheering from balcony
5. Various shots for the demonstration
6. Various shots for people who distributes ‘Rebel’ applications
7. Shot for a demonstrator holding ‘Rebel’ banner
8. Various shots for citizens signing ‘Rebel’ application
9. Shot a fully-veiled woman cheering against Morsi
10. Various shots for demonstrators
11. Various shots for the demonstration
12. Shot for a banner condemns Morsi’s regime and the Ministry of Interior.
13. Various shots for the demonstration
14. Shot for a woman standing on a stage cheering against Morsi
15. Shot for a banner calling for the removal of Morsi’s regime

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Strike over kidnapped soldiers in Sinai
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
21 May 2013

Egyptian security forces continue to block the Rafah Crossing border, which leads to the Gaza Strip, for the fourth day in protest at the recent incident of kidnap.

Seven Egyptian soldiers were kidnapped in the Sinai Peninsula on Thursday, including a member of the armed forces, four port security officers and two state security officers.

The Egyptian police angered by the kidnapping of seven of their colleagues stressed that they won’t open the crossing until the kidnapped soldiers are freed. Security forces at El-Ouga crossing, bordering Israel, began a strike also on Sunday.

The scope of the protests expanded in northern Sinai on Monday after Central Security Forces conscripts at five police stations have gone on strike to demand the release of the Egyptian soldiers kidnapped in the region.

North Sinai Traffic Department workers join the strike against the kidnap.

Egypt's army sent dozens of armored vehicles and personnel carriers across the Suez Canal into North Sinai early on Monday.

Major-General Ahmed Wasfy, commander of Egypt's Second Army (a regional sub-division of the country's armed forces) later arrived in Al-Arish city in northern Sinai with a delegation of military leaders.

The move comes as speculation grows that force could be used to rescue seven Egyptian soldiers kidnapped last week.

President Mohamed Morsi's office released a statement late on Sunday vowing to secure the release of the soldiers swiftly and safely and in a manner that would maintain the state's prestige.

The statement was released after President Morsi met with the Minister of Defense, Minister of Interior, Head of the General Intelligence, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, Chief of Operations of the Armed Forces and other army officials.

A security source said the kidnappers have demanded the release of Islamist militants detained for almost two years.

The militants, who allegedly belong to Tawhid wal-Jihad, were convicted of killing five security officers and one civilian during attacks in June/July 2011 on an Al-Arish city police station and a North Sinai branch of the Bank of Alexandria.

Early on Monday, unidentified gunmen stormed an Egyptian security base in the Sinai Peninsula and exchanged gunfire with forces inside the base. The attack did not result in any casualties.

President Morsi said that "all options" remained open to secure the release of the kidnapped soldiers, stressing that Egypt would "not be blackmailed" by the captors.
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 20, 2013
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 20, 2013
Length: 00:02:17
Video Size: 113 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:

  1. Various shots of Arish's first police station, North Sinai
  2. Various shots of Central Security Forces conscripts join the strike as a sign of protest against the kidnap
  3. Various shots of Central Security Forces and police vehicles outside the Arish's first police station
  4. Various shots of the North Sinai Traffic Department workers who join the strike against the kidnap
  5. Various shots of President Mohamed Morsi meeting with Minister of Defense, Minister of Interior, Head of the General Intelligence, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, Chief of Operations of the Armed Forces and other army officials
  6. Various shots of North of Sinai
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Egyptian troops ready to free kidnapp...
Sinai, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
22 May 2013

Story: Egyptian troops ready to free kidnapped soldiers

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 21, 2013
Shooting Location: Sinai, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 21, 2013
Length: 00:01:44
Video Size: 85.4 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:

  1. Various shots of army vehicle movement in Sinai
  2. Various shots of army vehicles
  3. Wide shot of armored vehicle deployed in Sinai, Rafah Crossing border area
  4. Wide shot of the gate of the Rafah Crossing Border closed in protest against the kidnap of the soldiers
  5. Various shots of armored vehicles deployed outside the border
  6. Medium shot of the gate of the border while police closed it and hanging banners at the gate reading (the sit-in will continue until the release of the soldiers)
  7. Various shots of Rafah Crossing Border area
  8. Medium shot of a banner reading (This is a sit-in and not a protest or a vigil)
  9. Various shots of the Rafah Crossing Border while being closed with banners demanding the release of the kidnapped soldiers

STORYLINE:

Egypt’s Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said that the Egyptian security forces are fully ready to implement a plan to release the seven kidnapped soldiers in Sinai.

The minister said in a statement to the Independent Egyptian newspaper al-Watan that they already have sent 30 armored vehicles, 90 battle groups, special police units tasked with special duties (to free the hostages), noting that the armed forces won’t take part in the operation and its role is limited to the siege of the region.

The entrances to the governorate of Sinai also witnessed a heavy security presence.

Security forces managed to identify the area where the kidnapped have been detained, according to the statement.

On the other hand, the Egyptian army intensified its presence in Sinai by sending more troops, getting ready for a possible military operation to release the seven kidnapped soldiers.

A military source in Sinai said troops are ready for launching the military operation for freeing the seven abducted soldiers and that troops were waiting for the zero hour.

The source added that a military operation to free the soldiers is ready, but they are still waiting for the orders of the president.

The special operations troops which have arrived in Sinai earlier are characterized by a high level of training as they contain members of the contingent 777 which is specialized in combating terrorism and the implementation of these operations.

First Undersecretary of Health Ministry in North Sinai Dr. Tareq Khater said the state of emergency was announced in all the governorate hospitals.

The Egyptian presidency said earlier that all options were open in dealing with the kidnappers of the Sinai soldiers and securing their release.

Police stations in North Sinai have announced a strike in support of the Rafah and Ouga crossings and in protest against the continuation of the crisis of the abducted soldiers.

The Rafah crossing with Gaza still closed for a fifth consecutive day on Tuesday. The police said they would not reopen Rafah crossing until their kidnapped colleagues were released.

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John Kerry says aid to Egypt depends ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
27 May 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday again urged Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to make concrete progress on economic reforms and human rights, to secure a $4.8 billion International Monetary Fund loan, saying the measures are needed to receive further aid from the U.S. Congress, an American official said.

Kerry met Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi for about an hour on the sidelines of an African Union summit on Saturday, discussing Syria's civil war, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, human rights in Egypt and the country's faltering economy, U.S official said.

Egypt's Islamist-led government has been resistant to introduce the austerity measures needed to win the IMF funding, including raising taxes and cutting fuel subsidies, fearing such painful reforms could provoke social unrest.

However, an IMF deal could help shore up investor and donor concerns after two years of political instability since the overthrow of former president Hosni Mubarak in early 2011. The instability has depressed tourism, a crucial industry for Egypt.

Last year the IMF reached a deal in principle to provide a $4.8 billion loan to help finance the Egyptian government while it undertakes reforms.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that Kerry pointed out that the reforms were necessary to convince American lawmakers to move forward in providing more economic support for the country, which borders US ally Israel.

The official added that Kerry urged Egypt to work and to take actions in order to achieve the reforms now to move towards the requirements to get the IMF package.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: (Archive footage)
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 26, 2013
Length: 00:01:43
Video Size: 85.0 MB
Language: Arabic
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  1. Various shots of President Morsi meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Cairo (Archive)
  2. Various shots of the press conference of Egypt’s PM Hesham Kandil and IMF chief Christine Lagarde in Cairo (Archive)
  3. Various shots of protests in Cairo (Archive)
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Egyptian Court adjourns Al-Khosous tr...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
02 Jun 2013

On Saturday June 1st, Egyptian courts adjourned on the trial of 33 defendants for their involvement in the violence that took place in the town of Al-Khosous, north of Cairo, last April. The violence claimed the lives of seven people, and later sparked further sectarian violence. The trial will resume July 6, 2013.

The case was postponed to hear witnesses for the prosecution and the judge refused the defense’s request to release the defendants on bail.

The public prosecution has accused the defendants of murder, illegal possession of weapons, damage to public and private property, inciting panic and possessing Molotov cocktails.

Though the case is being tried by the Banha Criminal Court, the trial was moved to New Cairo Criminal Court in an attempt to ensure the safety of the accused.

The sectarian violence in Al-Khosous broke out between two families, who happen to be Muslim and Christian in Al-Khosous, north of Cairo after Christian children allegedly painted offensive drawings on the wall of an Islamic institute.

The defense lawyers and relatives of the defendants argue that they are innocent, demanding the formation of a new fact-finding committee.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mohamed Ghareeb, defense lawyer of number of the defendants:
“We would like to say that the state security apparatus still has the same policies like the former regime and they still arrested people from their homes. The defendants were arrested after four or five days of the incident. They do not have any relations with the clashes and they found nothing with them. We ask God to reveal the truth. God willing, they will be announced innocent soon.”

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Brother of one of the defendants:
“We hope that the authorities form a new fact-finding committee to discover the truth and I accept that my brother being tried if they proved that he is not innocent. There must be a transparency in the investigations.”

The clashes resulted in the killing of a Christian by a Muslim, prompting some Muslim residents to seek retribution. The violence resulted in the deaths of six Christians and one Muslim.

The funeral for four of the Christians was held at St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral two days after the violence in Al-Khosous broke out. Following the funeral, unidentified men attacked mourners outside the cathedral, which prompted rock throwing. Some eyewitnesses reported gunshots.

On the other hand, earlier on Thursday north Cairo court ordered the release of seven people who had been arrested for suspected involvement in clashes outside St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo.

The suspects have been released from police custody with bail set at LE 2000 each. Prosecutors, meanwhile, have appealed the release order.

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Egypt’s HCC rules against Shura Counc...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
03 Jun 2013

Egypt’s High Constitutional Court ruled on Sunday, June 2, that the upper house of parliament ‘Shura Council’ and a panel that drafted the new constitution are invalid.

The Court ruled that the law governing the election of independent members of the Islamist-dominated Shura Council, currently holding legislative powers, was illegal.

As a result of the ruling, the Shura Council will be dissolved but the ruling also said that it would not be dissolved until a new House of Representatives, lower house of parliament, is elected.

Both the upper and lower houses were elected under the same electoral law, which the HCC last year deemed invalid, prompting the dissolution of parliament.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Wael Hamdy Al-Saeed, lawyer, filed complaint against the Shura Council:
“The two articles 2 and 8 that governed the election of the Shura Council of law 120, for 1980 and its amendments were the same two articles regulated the elections of the lower house of the parliament which the Constitutional Court ruled on 2012 their unconstitutionality, hence, since this time the Shura Council also was illegal.”

The court also ruled the unconstitutionality of a Law, popularly known as the emergency law. While the law is currently not in effect, the two complaints against it claimed it could be used at any time by authorities to impose a state of emergency.

For his part, Essam El-Erian, vice-chairman of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), said that the Shura Council is currently the only legislative authority and it would continue its duty until the elections of a new parliament.

Muslim Brotherhood lawyer said that the decision to postpone the dissolution was based upon article 230 of the new constitution.

Other Freedom and Justice Party figure said that the Shura Council should approve a new law governs the election of independent MPs to Shura Council before holding a new House of Representatives.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Mahmoud Abou Elenin, Muslim Brotherhood lawyer:
“The fourth item of the verdict postponed the dissolution of the Shura Council until the elections of a new House of Representatives and it is based upon article 230 of the new constitution. The Constitutional Court didn’t base on its decision to postpone the implementation of the verdict on the law of the Constitutional Court but based on the constitution, hence it admits that this constitution is existed.”

The court also ruled the law governing the composition of the Constituent Assembly, the body tasked with drafting Egypt's new constitution, is unconstitutional.

It was not immediately clear whether the ruling on the 100-member constitutional panel would cancel the charter it drafted. The constitution was adopted in a nationwide vote in December. President Mohamed Morsi declared the Constituent Assembly immune from dissolution in a controversial constitutional declaration last November.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: June 2, 2013 + (Archive footage)
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: June 2, 2013
Length: 00:02:12
Video Size: 108 MB
Language: Arabic
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Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:

  1. Various shots of the Egypt’s High Constitutional Court
  2. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Wael Hamdy Al-Saeed, lawyer, filed complaint against the Shura Council:
    “The two articles 2 and 8 that governed the election of the Shura Council of law 120, for 1980 and its amendments were the same two articles regulated the elections of the lower house of the parliament which the Constitutional Court ruled on 2012 their unconstitutionality, hence, since this time the Shura Council also was illegal.”
  3. Various external shots of the Shura Council
  4. Various shots of one of the sessions of the Shura Council
  5. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Mahmoud Abou Elenin, Muslim Brotherhood lawyer:
    “The fourth item of the verdict postponed the dissolution of the Shura Council until the elections of a new House of Representatives and it is based upon article 230 of the new constitution. The Constitutional Court didn’t base on its decision to postpone the implementation of the verdict on the law of the Constitutional Court but based on the constitution, hence it admits that this constitution is existed.”
  6. Various shots of the ceremony where President Mohamed Morsi received the new constitution from head of the Constituent Assembly
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Arab Water Ministers Meeting in Cairo
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
07 Jun 2013

The fifth meeting of the Arab Water Ministers Council held on Thursday, June 6, at the headquarters of the Arab League in Cairo to discuss various issue mainly water security headed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The UAE Minister of Environment and Water Dr. Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahad who chaired the meeting, pointed out that the geographical, economical, social and political conditions to the Arab countries have contributed to the diversity of the pressures and challenges faced by the water resources in the Arab countries.

Bin Fahad stressed the importance to enhance joint Arab action in the field of water because of its strategic importance to the countries of the region.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - UAE Minister of Environment and Water Dr. Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahad:
“We are today in the process of putting the structure of the strategic plan of water security in the Arab region. The council further has played an active and effective role in highlighting the water issues in the Arab region in the 6th World Water Forum - Marseille in France. I hope the council would continue its effective role in calling for coordination and good preparation for the next World Water Forum that will be held in Korea, 2015.”

The Arab League Assistant Secretary General for Economic Affairs Dr. Mohammad bin Ibrahim Al Tuwaijri said that the Arab League’s Technical Committee would discuss a variety of topics, including the follow up of the implementation of the resolutions of the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit, pertaining the strategy of water security in the Arab region to address the challenges and the future requirements for sustainable development.

For his part, the Arab League Chief Nabil al-Arabi, in his speech, said that the major dangers on the Arab water security in particular and the Arab national security in general are the Israeli ambitions in the Arab waters.

He further added that the problem of water in the region has political, legal, and economic and security dimensions that cannot be separated from the nature of the Arab-Israeli conflict which is not over yet.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Arab League Chief Nabil al-Arabi:
“The challenges that the water sector is facing in the Arab countries are numerous and multifarious particularly in the light of the climate changes and the phenomenon of drought which gripping some areas in the world include the Arab region.”

They also discussed during the meeting the strategy of water security in the Arab region and the preparation for an international conference on Arab water in the Arab occupied territories.

The issue of water is now in the limelight at the regional level due to a decision by Ethiopia to build a dam on the River Nile, promoting Egypt to react alarmingly toward the plan due to concern over volume of water reaching Egypt.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: June 6, 2013
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: June 6, 2013
Length: 00:02:17
Video Size: 113 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Tilt down shot of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
2. Medium shot of the logo of the Arab League
3. Various shots of the meeting
4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - UAE Minister of Environment and Water Dr. Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahad:
“We are today in the process of putting the structure of the strategic plan of water security in the Arab region. The council further has played an active and effective role in highlighting the water issues in the Arab region in the 6th World Water Forum - Marseille in France. I hope the council would continue its effective role in calling for coordination and good preparation for the next World Water Forum that will be held in Korea, 2015.” 5. Various shots of the meeting
6. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Arab League Chief Nabil al-Arabi:
“The challenges that the water sector is facing in the Arab countries are numerous and multifarious particularly in the light of the climate changes and the phenomenon of drought which gripping some areas in the world include the Arab region.” 7. Various shots of the meeting
8. Medium shot of the logo of the Arab League
9. Wide shot of the Arab league headquarters with flags of the participant states

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Egypt Bread Riots in 1977
Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
19 Jan 1977

The mass popular uprising in 1977 following the lifting of the bread subsidies.