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FATA Lawyers Press for Reform ( 7 of 7)
Peshawar, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
27 Apr 2013

April 27, 2013 -Peshawar, Pakistan.
The Chief Justice of the Peshawar High Court, Justice Dost Muhammad Khan, and other guests attend a forum organized by FATA lawyers pressing for reforms in the troubled tribal areas of Pakistan

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FATA Lawyers Press for Reform ( 6 of...
Peshawar, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
27 Apr 2013

April 27, 2013 -Peshawar, Pakistan.
The Chief Justice of the Peshawar High Court, Justice Dost Muhammad Khan, and other guests attend a forum organized by FATA lawyers pressing for reforms in the troubled tribal areas of Pakistan

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Peshawar, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
27 Apr 2013

April 27, 2013 -Peshawar, Pakistan.
The Chief Justice of the Peshawar High Court, Justice Dost Muhammad Khan, and other guests attend a forum organized by FATA lawyers pressing for reforms in the troubled tribal areas of Pakistan. Chief Justice Khan and senior lawyer Mr. Latif Afridi rise for the national anthem.

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Peshawar, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
27 Apr 2013

April 27, 2013 -Peshawar, Pakistan.
The Chief Justice of the Peshawar High Court, Justice Dost Muhammad Khan, and other guests attend a forum organized by FATA lawyers pressing for reforms in the troubled tribal areas of Pakistan.

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Peshawar, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
27 Apr 2013

April 27, 2013 -Peshawar, Pakistan.
The Chief Justice of the Peshawar High Court, Justice Dost Muhammad Khan, and other guests attend a forum organized by FATA lawyers pressing for reforms in the troubled tribal areas of Pakistan.

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FATA Lawyers Press for Reform ( 2 of...
Peshawar, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
26 Apr 2013

April 27, 2013 - Peshawar, Pakistan. The Chief Justice of the Peshawar High Court, Justice Dost Muhammad Khan, and other guests attend a forum organized by FATA lawyers pressing for reforms in the troubled tribal areas of Pakistan.

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FATA Lawyers Press for Reform ( 1 of...
Peshawar, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
26 Apr 2013

April 27, 2013 - Peshawar, Pakistan. The Chief Justice of the Peshawar High Court, Justice Dost Muhammad Khan, and other guests attend a forum organized by FATA lawyers pressing for reforms in the troubled tribal areas of Pakistan.

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Commissioners Delay Reviewing Court D...
Egypt, Cairo
By Marta Bogdanska
03 Sep 2012

The Commissioners assigned to review the Supreme Constitutional Court decision of parliament dissolution adjourned on Sunday, September 2, reviewing the decision to October 12.
The Constitutional Court ruled mid June the unconstitutionality of Egypt’s first post-revolution parliament, and the ruling Military Council then carried out the court ruling.
Two lawyers filed lawsuits against the court order and demanded return of the dissolved parliament, arguing that the Constitutional Court does not have the right to dissolve the parliament and that it is only assigned with ruling the constitutionality of laws and referring any other cases to the concerned courts.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mohamed al-Omda, lawyer, member of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee of the dissolved parliament:
“The Constitutional Court bypassed its duties when it ruled the parliament dissolution, although the parliament wasn’t represented in the lawsuit. So, the court made many violations, which are all stated and the lawsuit was adjourned to be reviewed, as it is an urgent lawsuit and related to the country’s legislative authority.”

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Mahmoud Abdo Ammar, lawyer, representing claimant against Shura Council dissolution:
“The Constitutional Court overrode its authorities, because since it was established, it never issued a ruling and carried it out at the same time. It is only assigned to judge whether a law wording is constitutional or not, and refer relevant lawsuits to concerned courts.”

President Mohamed Morsi issued a decree on July 8 ordering reinstatement of the dissolved parliament, but two days later the Constitutional Court issued a ruling suspending Morsi’s decree.
The dissolved parliament was Egypt’s first post-revolution parliament and it was dominated by Islamists, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood group.
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: September 2, 2012 (and archive)
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: September 2, 2012
Length: 0:01:49
Video Size: 89.6 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS
SHOTLIST:
1- Wide overview of Cairo and the River Nile
2- Wide shot, traffic at a street in Cairo
3- Various external shots of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court headquarters in Cairo
4- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mohamed al-Omda, lawyer, member of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee of the dissolved parliament:
“The Constitutional Court bypassed its duties when it ruled the parliament dissolution, although the parliament wasn’t represented in the lawsuit. So, the court made many violations, which are all stated and the lawsuit was adjourned to be reviewed, as it is an urgent lawsuit and related to the country’s legislative authority.” 5- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Mahmoud Abdo Ammar, lawyer, representing claimant against Shura Council dissolution:
“The Constitutional Court overrode its authorities, because since it was established, it never issued a ruling and carried it out at the same time. It is only assigned to judge whether a law wording is constitutional or not, and refer relevant lawsuits to concerned courts.” 6- Wide external shot of the lower house of parliament (the People’s Assembly) headquarters in Cairo
7- Various shots of a parliament session (archive)
8- Various external shots of the upper house of parliament (the Shura Council) headquarters in Cairo
9- Various shots of a Shura Council session (archive)

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Egypt Court Postpones Trial of Newspa...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
22 Aug 2012

Giza Criminal Court adjourned on Thursday, August 23, postponing the trial of the editor-in-chief of Al-Dustour independent newspaper Islam Afifi to September 16. He faces charges of spreading false information and insulting President Mohamed Morsi.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mourad Mouawad, lawyer of Al-Dostour newspaper:
“The trial is strange as it comes at the beginning of a new era that is supposed to be democratic. We were surprised by groundless accusations presented by people who are not concerned, claiming that Islam Afifi and Al-Dustour Newspaper insulted the President and spread false news to cause chaos and disorder in the country.”

The Court postponed the trial of Afifi and put him on remand to give his defense lawyers time to prepare their defense, but President Morsi has just issued a legislation preventing temporary detentions in publishing cases.

Afifi earlier received a travel ban after several lawyers filed legal complaints claiming that Al-Dustour Newspaper had insulted the President.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Sayed Abu-Zeid, Lawyera and Advisor at the Journalists Syndicate:
“The Journalists’ Syndicate wasn’t formally informed that the defendant would be subjected to interrogation, which is a basic legal step that must be done. This leads to the invalidity of the order of referring the case and the invalidity of the trial itself.”

Al-Dustour Newspaper published an article in early August claiming that the Muslim Brotherhood was trying to establish an "Islamic state" in Egypt.

President Morsi publicly warned media against spreading rumors that would destabilize the country.

The action against Al-Dustour and other journalists raises fears about press freedom in Egypt as Morsi pledged that freedom of the press would not be affected, affirming during his presidential campaign that no opinion will be supressed.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: August 23, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: August 23, 2012
Length: 0:01:40
Video Size: 82.9 MB
Language:
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:

1- Tilt down external shot of Giza Criminal Court
2- Zoom in on editor-in-chief of Al-Dostour private newspaper Islam Afifi heading to the court
3- Zoom out shot of the signboard of the court
4- Zoom out shot of a signboard on inside the court of a verse from holy Quran , demanding people to achieve justice
5- Various shots of crowds of people inside the court
6- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mourad Mouawad, lawyer of Al-Dostour newspaper:
7- “The trial is strange as it comes at the beginning of a new era that is supposed to be democratic. We were surprised by groundless accusations presented by people who are not concerned, claiming that Islam Afifi and Al-Dustour Newspaper insulted the President and spread false news to cause chaos and disorder in the country.”
8- Medium shot of supporters of Afifi shouting statements inside the court to support him
9- Medium shot of Afifi speaking to one of the reporters inside the court
10- Medium shot of a man shouting inside the court
11- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Sayed Abu-Zeid, Lawyera and Advisor at the Journalists Syndicate:
“The Journalists’ Syndicate wasn’t formally informed that the defendant would be subjected to interrogation, which is a basic legal step that must have been done. This leads to the invalidity of the order of referring the case and the invalidity of the trial itself.” 12- Pan left shot of crowds of people and lawyers inside the court
13- Medium shot of Afifi speaking to a reporter inside the court
14- Close up shot of a reporter taking noted during the court
15- Wide external shot of the Giza Criminal Court headquarters