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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.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 9, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 9, 2012
Length: 0:02:27
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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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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
Length: 0:01:24
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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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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
Length: 0:01:04
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Language: Arabic
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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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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
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Language: Arabic
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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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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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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
Length: 0:02:10
Video Size: 107 MB
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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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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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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
Length: 0:02:13
Video Size: 100 MB
Language: Arabic
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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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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
Length: 0:01:37
Video Size: 80.2 MB
Language: Arabic
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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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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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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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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- 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 PM Mikati Says Lebanon Won’t...
Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
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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SHOTLIST:
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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Sudan Army Reaffirms Full Control of ...
Heglig, Sudan
By Video Cairo Sat
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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Shooting Location: Heglig, Sudan
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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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Kid with his grandfather at the Mosque of Nabi Musa in the desert between Jerusalem and Jericho, where bedouin communities use to bury their relatives.

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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.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 27, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 27, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
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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27 Mar 2012

Bedouins listening at the radio while grazing sheeps next to the Khan al Akhmar bedouin community

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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.

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Shooting Dateline: March 27, 2012
Shooting Location: Khartoum, Sudan
Publishing Time: March 27, 2012
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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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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.

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Shooting Dateline: March 26, 2012 [and archive]
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 26, 2012
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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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24 Mar 2012

Mosa Yehya Mosa (12), cousin of Aseel Ar'ara a 4 years old bedouin girl killed by a shotgun while she was playing next to a secutiry wall in the village of Anata

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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.

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Shooting Dateline: March 21, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 21, 2012
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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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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
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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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Cairo, Egypt
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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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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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susya, hebron, israel
By giulianocamarda
16 Mar 2012

Bedouin kid grazing sheeps in the Susya bedouin community in south Hebron hills

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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
Column:
Organized by:
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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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
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
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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First Sunni Fundamentalist Demonstrat...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Randa Mirza
04 Mar 2012

Hundreds of Sunni extremists from all over Lebanon responded to Sheikh Ahmad Al-Assir call for demonstration in Beirut’s downtown on March 4th, 2012.
Sheikh Al-Assir’s rally is the first gathering ever organized by a Sunni fundamentalist group in the Lebanese capital’s main square.

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Sergey Abgorian
Yereven
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
22 Feb 2012

Sergey Abgorian is an Armenian veteran who fought in the Red Army against the Germans on the Russian front during WWII.

"Chechen fighters placed two captured Russian soldiers into a small ravine as a trick and to ambush my rescue party," he said. "As we arrived to save them, the Chechens were waiting for us and started shooting. A bullet went right through my hair, and I felt it."

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Per Mortensen
Copenhagen
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
15 Feb 2012

Per Mortensen fought during WWII in Denmark against the German occupier as part of a partisan outfit.

"In June 1943 my cousin was captured by the Danish police, so a few hours later I decided to join BOPA," he said. "My cousin was put to jail for a while, but because he acted like a crazy person he was sent later to a hospital. In October, I arranged for his escape."

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Agim Karajozi
Flushing, NY
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
14 Feb 2012

Agim Karajozi is a Albanian WWII veteran who fought in his country as part of a partisan outfit against the Italian and German army.

"By the fall 1942, I joined Balli Kombetar brigade," he said. "Some of my family members made me realize what the Communists were really up to in my country, so I decided to fight against them."

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Otar Gogiashvili
Tiblisi
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
13 Feb 2012

Otar Gogiashvili is a WWII veteran from the Republic of Georgia who fought with the Red Army on the Russian front against the German invader.

"For over 12 hours the Germans bombed us with Stukas planes, while we were directing artillery fire at German positions," he said. "After my CO left, a Stuka bomb landed on my position, killing everyone except myself."

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Atsushi Hamato
Tokyo
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
13 Feb 2012

Atsushi Hamato fought in the Japanese Imperial army during WWII against American forces. Hamato fought in the battle of the Philippines as a company commander.

"We fought for honor and our country against the American invaders," he said.

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Hans von Vultejus
Ry
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
13 Feb 2012

Hans von Vultejus fought with the German army in Western Europe against the invading Anglo Saxon armies.

"I was given a Waffen SS uniform," he said. "However, I refused to get my blood type tattooed as was common practice in the SS. While waiting in line, I moved discretely to the already tattooed line so I was never tattooed."

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Sheikh Chaaban
Tripoli, Lebanon
By Randa Mirza
11 Jan 2012

Sheikh Bilal Chaaban is the General Secretary of the Islamic Unity movement (Al-Tawhid), a Lebanese Sunni Muslim fundamentalist party who endorses Hezbollah’s political views in favor of the actual regime in Syria. Sheikh Chaaban preaches every Friday in support of the “Resistance axis” (Tehran-Damascus-Hezbollah and the Sunni Palestinian armed movements) against Israel.

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Man Speaks Out To Mubarak Supporters ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Beirut Editor's Picks
10 Jan 2012

January 10, 2012 - Cairo

Outside Mubarak's trial, a family member of a martyr protests against Mubarak's supporters, calling them "thugs," and corrupt for taking money.

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Al-Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo, Egypt.
By Jeffrey Bright
19 Dec 2011

Protesters celebrate on top of destroyed car following three days of clashes with military next to Cabinate offices. Al-Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo, Egypt. 19/12/2011

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Al-Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo, Egypt.
By Jeffrey Bright
19 Dec 2011

Children sit on top of air conditioning of the Scientific Institute near cabinet offices. The historic institute, which housed a large selection of rare and ancient books and documents, was set on fire during clashes between protesters and security forces. Al-Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo, Egypt. 19/12/2011

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Al-Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo, Egypt.
By Jeffrey Bright
19 Dec 2011

After three days of clashes the military erected a concrete wall next to the Scientific Institute near cabinet offices blocking off the street. The historic institute, which housed a large selection of rare and ancient books and documents, was set on fire during clashes between protesters and security forces. Al-Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo, Egypt. 19/12/2011

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Al-Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo, Egypt.
By Jeffrey Bright
18 Dec 2011

A protesters amids the clashes with a military's riot shield and helmet. Pro-reform demonstrators are demanding that Egypt's military rulers hand over power to genuine civilian control more swiftly. Al-Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo, Egypt. 18/12/2011

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Al-Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo, Egypt.
By Jeffrey Bright
18 Dec 2011

A protester kneels with his arms raised towards the military amidst clashes. Hundreds of protesters threw stones at security forces that have sealed off the streets around parliament buildings.
The violence erupted after soldiers stormed an anti-military protest camp outside the Cabinet building near Tahrir Square. Al-Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo, Egypt. 18/12/2011