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Zucchini Protest (3 of 10)
Egypt
By elmasdr
17 Apr 2013

Members of the April 6th Youth Activist Movement sit in solidarity in front of the Egyptian high court protesting the incarceration of three other activist members earlier this April.

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Zucchini Protest (6 of 10)
Egypt
By elmasdr
16 Apr 2013

Members of the April 6th Youth Activist Movement protest the incarceration of three other activist members in front of the Egyptian high court .

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Zucchini Protest (1 of 10)
Egypt
By elmasdr
16 Apr 2013

Members of the April 6th Youth Activist Movement sit in solidarity as they protest the incarceration of three other activist members earlier this April.

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Zucchini Protest (7 of 10)
Egypt
By elmasdr
16 Apr 2013

Members of the April 6th Youth Activist Movement protest the incarceration of three other activist members in front of the Egyptian high court .

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Zucchini Protest (4 of 10)
Egypt
By elmasdr
16 Apr 2013

Members of the April 6th Youth Activist Movement sit in solidarity in front of the Egyptian high court protesting the incarceration of three other activist members earlier this April.

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Zucchini Protest (2 of 10)
Egypt
By elmasdr
16 Apr 2013

Members of the April 6th Youth Activist Movement sit in solidarity as they protest the incarceration of three other activist members earlier this April.

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Zucchini Protest
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
09 Apr 2013

Members of the April 6th Youth Activist Movement protest the incarceration of three other activist members in front of the Egyptian high court .

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Activists Struggle to Save Skouries 21
Lerissos, Greece
By Michele Lapini
26 Mar 2013

Activists outside the Court of Poligiros during a trial against the antigold movement.

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Activists Struggle to Save Skouries 22
Lerissos, Greece
By Michele Lapini
26 Mar 2013

View of Ammouliani island from Ouranopoli, 10 km far from Ierissos.

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Activists Struggle to Save Skouries 23
Lerissos, Greece
By Michele Lapini
26 Mar 2013

Asterix and Obelix banner in a road block in Ierissos surveilled by the antigold movement.

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Activists Struggle to Save Skouries 25
Lerissos, Greece
By Michele Lapini
26 Mar 2013

The beach of Stratoni and the mines infrastructure. In december 2012, more than half a mile of the bay, known for its large sandy beaches, clear waters, and abundant fishing, was streaked with pollution leaked from Stratoni.

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Activists Struggle to Save Skouries 26
Lerissos, Greece
By Michele Lapini
26 Mar 2013

Asterix and Obelix banner in a road block in Ierissos surveilled by the antigold movement.

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Activists Struggle to Save Skouries 29
Lerissos, Greece
By Michele Lapini
26 Mar 2013

Since April 2013 there are two road blocks in Ierissos, surveilled 24h by activists.

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Activists Struggle to Save Skouries 30
Lerissos, Greece
By Michele Lapini
26 Mar 2013

The police station in Ierissos burned in April 2013, after a police operation to arrest some activist in the village. Since April 2013 the police didn't come to Ierissos.

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Activists Struggle to Save Skouries 5
Lerissos, Greece
By Michele Lapini
26 Mar 2013

Skouries forest, where the El Dorado Gold company is building a new gold mine

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Activists Struggle to Save Skouries 6
Lerissos, Greece
By Michele Lapini
26 Mar 2013

An activist during a demonstration in Skouries forest, to protest against the installation of a new gold mine by El Dorado Gold, a canadian company.

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Activists Struggle to Save Skouries 7
Lerissos, Greece
By Michele Lapini
26 Mar 2013

Skouries forest, where the El Dorado Gold company is building a new gold mine

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Activists Struggle to Save Skouries 9
Lerissos, Greece
By Michele Lapini
26 Mar 2013

Activist preparing the traditional souvlaki during a solidarity event in Ierissos.

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Activists Struggle to Save Skouries 10
Lerissos, Greece
By Michele Lapini
26 Mar 2013

Child play during the solidarity music festival in Ierissos this summer.

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Activists Struggle to Save Skouries 11
Lerissos, Greece
By Michele Lapini
26 Mar 2013

Two elderly people stand in front an antigold banner in Ierissos.

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Activists Struggle to Save Skouries 12
Lerissos, Greece
By Michele Lapini
26 Mar 2013

The centre of Ierissos, a small village in Halkidiki with around 3,000 inhabitants.

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Activists Struggle to Save Skouries 13
Lerissos, Greece
By Michele Lapini
26 Mar 2013

Katerina Igglezi, a member of Greek Parliament with the Coalition of the Left (SYRIZA) in her office in Ierissos.

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Activists Struggle to Save Skouries 14
Lerissos, Greece
By Michele Lapini
26 Mar 2013

Graffiti against the gold mines in Ouranopoli, the last village before the Monte Athos territory.

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Activists Struggle to Save Skouries 15
Lerissos, Greece
By Michele Lapini
26 Mar 2013

Graffiti against the gold mines in Ouranopoli, the last village before the Monte Athos territory.

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Activists Struggle to Save Skouries 17
Lerissos, Greece
By Michele Lapini
26 Mar 2013

A road block situated in one of the main entrance of Ierissos, a small village without police station since it has burned in April 2013.

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Activists Struggle to Save Skouries 19
Lerissos, Greece
By Michele Lapini
26 Mar 2013

Activists are waiting for the trial in Poligiros where a couple of women are accused of violence and resistance against a police officer.

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Activists Struggle to Save Skouries 20
Lerissos, Greece
By Michele Lapini
23 Mar 2013

During the trial against antigold mines activists in Poligiros

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Activists Struggle to Save Skouries 1
Lerissos, Greece
By Michele Lapini
31 Dec 2012

A boa builer discussing the consequence of mines for his job. Tourism, fisheries and agriculture are affected by the mines' activities.

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Trial of defendants in NGO foreign fu...
Cairo Criminal Court, Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
04 Nov 2012

Cairo criminal court adjourned on Saturday, November 3, the trial of 43 foreign and Egyptian NGO workers to the session of December 2.

The defendants are accused of illegally receiving foreign funds and operating in Egypt without permission from the authorities.

Among the accused are 19 American citizens, 14 Egyptians and 10 other non-Egyptian nationals.

The delay is decided to allow the lawyers of the defendants to give their arguments before the court.

The court today heard the prosecution's representative who accused the defendants of defrauding the Egyptian people. He concluded his remarks by imploring the court to apply the harshest punishment on the accused.

Some Egyptian officials have linked the funding of civil society initiatives to a U.S. plot to undermine Egypt’s sovereignty while the United States and the civil society workers deny the accusations.

The defendants, including the son of the U.S. transportation secretary, are accused of receiving illegal funds from abroad and carrying out political activities unrelated to their civil society work.

The trial began earlier in February and resulted in an unusual confrontation between Cairo and Washington due to the involvement of a number of US organizations in the case.

Although the case is still going on, the American defendants departed Egypt on March 1, when the Supreme Council of the Armed Force (SCAF) was ruling the country.

Story: Trial of defendants in NGO foreign funding case adjourned to December 2

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: November 3, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: November 3, 2012
Length: 0:01:24
Video Size: 69.7 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST
1- Various external shot of Cairo Criminal Court headquarters in New Cairo
2- Zoom out shot of the judges at the court room
3- Zoom out shot of defendants inside the dock
4- Various shots of the court session
5- Pan right shot of the judges concluding the session and leaving
6- SOUNDBITE 1
7- SOUNDBITE 2
8- Wide shot of people leaving after the trial session
9- Various external shot of Cairo Criminal Court headquarters in New Cairo

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Court Adjourns Trial of anti-Islam Fi...
Cairo Criminal Court, Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
21 Oct 2012

Cairo Criminal Court adjourned on Sunday, October 21, the trial of seven Egyptian Copts living in the United States, Canada and Australia for producing an anti-Islam film insulting Prophet Mohammed according to Muslims to the session of November 25.

The defendants also included US pastor Terry Jones who publicly burnt the Muslim Quran in a church in Florida.

The defendants face charges of defaming Islam and attempting to cause sectarian strife in Egypt.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Judge Saif al-Nasr Suleiman:
“The court has decided to adjourn the case to the session of November 25, 2012. The claimants have to inform the defendants of their civil claims and the prosecution has to inform the defendants of the criminal claim.”

The anti-Islam film produced by Egyptian Copts living abroad caused turmoil and protests against the United States in several Arab and Muslim countries for allowing the film.

Islam is the second-largest religion in the world, and Muslims comprise about one-sixth of the world’s population. In Egypt, Muslims represent about 90% of the country’s 91-million people.

Story: Court Adjourns Trial of anti-Islam Film Makers in Absentia to Nov 25
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: October 21, 2012 (and archive of Sep 11, 2012)
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: October 21, 2012
Length: 0:01:24
Video Size: 69.5 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1- Various external shots of Cairo Criminal Court
2- Various shots of the judges, prosecutor, the attendees and the lawyers during the trial session
3- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Judge Saif al-Nasr Suleiman:
“The court has decided to adjourn the case to the session of November 25, 2012. The claimants have to inform the defendants of their civil claims and the prosecution has to inform the defendants of the criminal claim.” 4- [Archive footage of Sep 11, 2012]
5- Various shots of several thousands of protestors outside the US Embassy in Cairo
6- Various shots of angry protestors tearing up the US flag that was at the Embassy
7- Various shots of protestors raising signs reading “Insult Anyone but Prophet Mohammed”, “We sacrifice our fathers and mothers for the Messenger of Allah”, “There is no God but Allah, Mohammed is the Messenger of Allah”, etc
8- Various shots of protestors shouting statements against Obama and the US administration for allowing broadcast of such movies
9- Various shots of protestors firing smoky fireworks to show their anger
10- Various overview shots of several thousands of protestors outside the US Embassy

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TENSIONS RISE AS RELIGIOUS DEFAMATION...
Cairo, Egypt
By Editor's Picks
18 Oct 2012

Tensions Rise as Egyptian Courts to Rule on Defaming Christianity and Islam in Two Separate Cases

In the aftermath of massive protests and violent reactions to the anti-Islam video "The Innocence of Muslims," an undercurrent of tension boils just below the surface as issues of religious defamation rise to the forefront, as seen in two recent court cases in Egypt.

One case involves a young Egyptian Coptic Christian, Alvert Saber, who is being accused of blasphemy and advocating atheism for posting clips of the infamous video online. Saber, who denies posting the clips, is not only accused of insulting Islam, but Christianity as well. Human Rights activists call for his release and advocate for his right to freedom of expression. His trial is set for November 14th.

Abou Islam, head of Umma Islamic channel and chairman of Islamic Enlightenment Center, is accused of publicly and scornfully insulting Christianity after allegedly tearing-up and burning a Bible on Sep 11 outside the US Embassy in Cairo, which he did in response to the film. Islam stated that the book was not a Bible, but a book of Terry Jones, a controversial US evangelical preacher who oversaw the burning of a copy of the Quran in a small Florida church.

Included is video footage of the protests, where violent backlash broke out along with some peaceful demonstrations in several locations including Egypt, Lebanon, Malaysia and Tunisia.

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Egyptian Man's Trial For Posting Vide...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
17 Oct 2012

On Wednesday, October 17, Cairo courts adjourned the trial of Alvert Saber, an Egyptian Copt accused of blasphemy for posting clips of the anti-Islam video on the Internet, to the session of November 14.

Saber, who denied he posted such clips, is not only accused of insulting Islam, but Christianity too.

Saber’s mother said that the police broke into their apartment illegally while she wasn’t here.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Hamdy al-Asiouty, member of Saber’s defense staff
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Kariman, Alber Saber’s mother

The defense staff of the young man said that their client said he was persecuted in custody by one of the prisoners under orders of a police officer.

The prosecution investigations revealed that the defendant used Islam and Christianity to promote his extreme thoughts on the Internet, mocking God and his prophets and calling for atheism.

A number of human rights activists and supporters call for the release of Saber as he has been practicing his freedom of expression.

Story: Trial of Egyptian Copt for Posting Anti-Islam Video Adjourned to Nov 14
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: October 17, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: October 17, 2012
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Medium external shot of the court in Cairo
2. Various shots of Kariman, Alber Saber’s mother, outside the court
3. Pan left, Saber’s mother entering the court
4. Various shots of crowds of people and reporters at the corridor inside the court, waiting to see Saber while being taken out of the courtroom
5. Pan left, Saber being moved from the courtroom to another room amid tight security and throngs of people and reporters
6. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Hamdy al-Asiouty, member of Saber’s defense staff
7. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Kariman, Alber Saber’s mother
8. Medium shot, crowds of reporters and cameramen in a corridor at the court
9. Long shot, crowds of people, reporters and cameramen and Saber’s mother trying to enter the room he was taken to
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11. Various shots of Saber’s mother coming out of the court, speaking on the cell phone
12. Wide external shot of the court

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DISCUSSING SYRIA; DEATH OF CAMBODIAN ...
MENA & South East Asia
By Editor's Picks
17 Oct 2012

The UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi held meetings with top Lebanese officials on Wednesday, October 17, in Beirut over the Syrian issue.

Mourners gather to honor the late king Norodom Sihanouk who died of a heart attack Monday, at the age of 89. His body was returned from China, where he had been receiving medical treatment.

On Wednesday, October 17, Cairo courts postponed the trial of Alvert Saber, a young Egyptian accused of blasphemy for posting clips of the anti-Islam video, "Innocence of Muslims" on the Internet. The trial will be held November 14th.