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By Mark_Esplin
05 Jul 2012

The coral triangle is located in South East Asia and supports 120 million people, across 6 countries, over an area of 1.6 billion acres. Overfishing, pollution, overpopulation and climate change are putting this essential ecosystem in danger.

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By Mark_Esplin
05 Jul 2012

Tourist diving boats float above a reef in the North-East Philippines. Such tours can have a devastating impact on the health of reefs as participants inevitably kick or displace coral formations. The excess pollution caused by nearby hotels and resorts are an often unseen yet leading factor to the decline of a reefs health.

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By Mark_Esplin
05 Jul 2012

The coral triangle is located in South East Asia and supports 120 million people, across 6 countries, over an area of 1.6 billion acres. Overfishing, pollution, overpopulation and climate change are putting this essential ecosystem in danger.

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By Mark_Esplin
05 Jul 2012

The coral triangle is located in South East Asia and supports 120 million people, across 6 countries, over an area of 1.6 billion acres. Overfishing, pollution, overpopulation and climate change are putting this essential ecosystem in danger.

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By Mark_Esplin
04 Jul 2012

Government statistics suggest that in one year 1,370 tons of coral trout alone were exported, creating revenues of US$140 million. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) disputes this figure; suggesting high incidences of illegal and unreported trafficking, significantly expand the official records. They go on to state relaxed trade agreements are one of the leading factors creating additional demand on the Philippines reefs resources.

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By Mark_Esplin
04 Jul 2012

Government statistics suggest that in one year 1,370 tons of coral trout alone were exported, creating revenues of US$140 million. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) disputes this figure; suggesting high incidences of illegal and unreported trafficking, significantly expand the official records. They go on to state relaxed trade agreements are one of the leading factors creating additional demand on the Philippines reefs resources.

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By Mark_Esplin
04 Jul 2012

According to the Coral Triangle initiative, “The impacts of overfishing and to some extent destructive fishing practices on coral reefs are evident in the biomass of reef associated fish." It is reported that more than 50% of the reef sites in the Philippines assessed are overfished.

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By Mark_Esplin
23 Jun 2012

A fisherman farms abalone instead of heading out to sea to fish. Communities throughout the Philippines are being encouraged to seek alternative sources of income from fishing. According to the WWF, “The decreased productivity of coastal ecosystems will reduce the food resources and income available to coastal communities in the Coral Triangle. By 2050, coastal ecosystems will only be able to provide 50% of the fish protein that they do today, leading to increasing pressure on coastal agriculture and aquaculture.”

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By Mark_Esplin
22 Jun 2012

The cultivation of kelp and seaweed for pharmaceutical industries is being developed by some communities as an alternative source of income to prevent an over reliance of fishing for an income, thereby reducing the stress on local fish populations.

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By Mark_Esplin
20 Jun 2012

Children play in a harbour in the Southern Philippines. Scientists have predicted that by 2100, global temperature rise could result in the extinction of coral in the Coral Triangle. This would lead to an 80% reduction in regional food production.

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By Mark_Esplin
19 Jun 2012

A child helps sort the catch on a small fishing vessel in the Southern Philippines. With nine percent of the total global reef cover, its national waters provide significant annual fish yield. Increasingly, fish catch are being sold for export, with China and Hong Kong the primary destination.
There is a billion-dollar enterprise in the Asia-Pacific region for live reef food fish trade (LRRFFT). The Philippines is a significant contributor to this industry.

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Azerbaijan demonstrations during Euro...
Baku, Azerbaijan
By Andreas bro
20 May 2012

During the Eurovision Song contest there were protests, most of them organized by the opposition. One man was arrested by undercover agents/police during a protest in front of the national TV station.
The agents would go through the crowd and arrest anybody who was not press or police. This man turned up with a few others and started to give a speech, within seconds he was detained and taken away. One other protester that was arrested had heard the man saying that he was a member of the government party.

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Azerbaijan demonstrations during Euro...
Baku, Azerbaijan
By Andreas bro
20 May 2012

The Eurovision Song Contest 2012 was held in Azerbaijan. The land of fire, as it is called, put on a massive and spectacular show but the festivities were tainted by the country's poor human rights record and its harsh crack down on peaceful protests. The country’s own opposition tried to draw attention to the fact that the country is not a fair democracy even though the government tries to present such an image.
A protester is getting taken away at a peaceful rally at the lavish boulevard along Baku’s harbour front. The secret police would walk around the protesters and single them out. The minute they started shouting slogans they would be shut-up, dragged off into a police car that would speed off, or they would be put in a bus and taken to a police station. Often this would be done very quickly and violently.
The protest was held by critics of the current regime and was partly held to make the foreign media aware of the problems in the country.
According to Amnesty International it is not a rare sight to see protesters getting arrested, registered and then left somewhere. If you are a part of arranging the protest you could look at jail time. Normally the regime charges people with hooliganism if they need someone to disappear for a few years. That or send them to do military service.
Unfortunately there are reports of alleged torture of people that are incarcerated.
Independent journalists work under tough conditions with no protection from the government and are subject to targeting.

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Azerbaijan demonstrations during Euro...
Baku, Azerbaijan
By Andreas bro
20 May 2012

The Eurovision Song Contest 2012 was held in Azerbaijan. The land of fire, as it is called, put on a massive and spectacular show but the festivities were tainted by the country's poor human rights record and its harsh crack down on peaceful protests. The country’s own opposition tried to draw attention to the fact that the country is not a fair democracy even though the government tries to present such an image.
A protester is getting taken away at a peaceful rally at the lavish boulevard along Baku’s harbour front. The secret police would walk around the protesters and single them out. The minute they started shouting slogans they would be shut-up, dragged off into a police car that would speed off, or they would be put in a bus and taken to a police station. Often this would be done very quickly and violently.
The protest was held by critics of the current regime and was partly held to make the foreign media aware of the problems in the country.
According to Amnesty International it is not a rare sight to see protesters getting arrested, registered and then left somewhere. If you are a part of arranging the protest you could look at jail time. Normally the regime charges people with hooliganism if they need someone to disappear for a few years. That or send them to do military service.
Unfortunately there are reports of alleged torture of people that are incarcerated.
Independent journalists work under tough conditions with no protection from the government and are subject to targeting.

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Azerbaijan demonstrations during Euro...
Baku, Azerbaijan
By Andreas bro
20 May 2012

The Eurovision Song Contest 2012 was held in Azerbaijan. The land of fire, as it is called, put on a massive and spectacular show but the festivities were tainted by the country's poor human rights record and its harsh crack down on peaceful protests. The country’s own opposition tried to draw attention to the fact that the country is not a fair democracy even though the government tries to present such an image.
A protester is getting taken away at a peaceful rally at the lavish boulevard along Baku’s harbour front. The secret police would walk around the protesters and single them out. The minute they started shouting slogans they would be shut-up, dragged off into a police car that would speed off, or they would be put in a bus and taken to a police station. Often this would be done very quickly and violently.
The protest was held by critics of the current regime and was partly held to make the foreign media aware of the problems in the country.
According to Amnesty International it is not a rare sight to see protesters getting arrested, registered and then left somewhere. If you are a part of arranging the protest you could look at jail time. Normally the regime charges people with hooliganism if they need someone to disappear for a few years. That or send them to do military service.
Unfortunately there are reports of alleged torture of people that are incarcerated.
Independent journalists work under tough conditions with no protection from the government and are subject to targeting.

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Azerbaijan demonstrations during Euro...
Baku, Azerbaijan
By Andreas bro
20 May 2012

The Eurovision Song Contest 2012 was held in Azerbaijan. The land of fire, as it is called, put on a massive and spectacular show but the festivities were tainted by the country's poor human rights record and its harsh crack down on peaceful protests. The country’s own opposition tried to draw attention to the fact that the country is not a fair democracy even though the government tries to present such an image.
A protester is getting taken away at a peaceful rally at the lavish boulevard along Baku’s harbour front. The secret police would walk around the protesters and single them out. The minute they started shouting slogans they would be shut-up, dragged off into a police car that would speed off, or they would be put in a bus and taken to a police station. Often this would be done very quickly and violently.
The protest was held by critics of the current regime and was partly held to make the foreign media aware of the problems in the country.
According to Amnesty International it is not a rare sight to see protesters getting arrested, registered and then left somewhere. If you are a part of arranging the protest you could look at jail time. Normally the regime charges people with hooliganism if they need someone to disappear for a few years. That or send them to do military service.
Unfortunately there are reports of alleged torture of people that are incarcerated.
Independent journalists work under tough conditions with no protection from the government and are subject to targeting.

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Azerbaijan demonstrations during Euro...
Baku, Azerbaijan
By Andreas bro
20 May 2012

The Eurovision Song Contest 2012 was held in Azerbaijan. The land of fire, as it is called, put on a massive and spectacular show but the festivities were tainted by the country's poor human rights record and its harsh crack down on peaceful protests. The country’s own opposition tried to draw attention to the fact that the country is not a fair democracy even though the government tries to present such an image.
A protester is getting taken away at a peaceful rally at the lavish boulevard along Baku’s harbour front. The secret police would walk around the protesters and single them out. The minute they started shouting slogans they would be shut-up, dragged off into a police car that would speed off, or they would be put in a bus and taken to a police station. Often this would be done very quickly and violently.
The protest was held by critics of the current regime and was partly held to make the foreign media aware of the problems in the country.
According to Amnesty International it is not a rare sight to see protesters getting arrested, registered and then left somewhere. If you are a part of arranging the protest you could look at jail time. Normally the regime charges people with hooliganism if they need someone to disappear for a few years. That or send them to do military service.
Unfortunately there are reports of alleged torture of people that are incarcerated.
Independent journalists work under tough conditions with no protection from the government and are subject to targeting.

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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
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

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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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
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
Beirut
1- Wide external shot of New TV headquarters where the journalist worked
2- Various shots of the cameramen director taken by a trolley to an ambulance upon hearing the news of the killing of his cameraman
3- Various shots of the ambulance leaving
4- Various shots inside New TV headquarters, with the TV monitor displaying the news of the killed cameraman
5- Close up, from New TV Channel displayed on monitor showing live news about the death of the cameraman

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

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

Cairo, Egypt | April 3, 2012

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

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 3, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 3, 2012
Length: 0:01:12
Video Size: 59.7 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
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Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Tilt down, the Journalists Syndicate headquarters with protestors outside
2. Medium shot of number of journalists gathering outside the headquarters of the Syndicate, shouting, raising signs against the constitution panel and demanding freedom of expression of the press
3. Medium shot of a young man raising a banner and large Egyptian flag, demanding freedom of expression and the freedom of the press
4. Medium shot, cameramen filming the protest
5. Medium shot of women journalists shouting against the constitution panel and saying it is not legitimate
6. Various shots of protestors shouting against the constitution panel and demanding the withdrawal of the Syndicate from the panel
7. Various shots of protestors shouting against the Muslim brotherhood
8. Wide shot, dozens of protestors outside the Journalists Syndicate

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Shoes in front of Maspero
Cairo, Egypt
By z_zoom77
30 Jan 2012

Cairo, January 30, 2012

Protesters demonstrate against the official media in front of the National T.V.

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Shubra march to Maspero
Caioo, Egypt
By Peter Youssef
25 Jan 2012

The march from Shubra ended front of the State T.V. Building, while demonstrators protested against the state media.

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Outside Mubarak's Trial
Cairo, Egypt
By Beirut Editor's Picks
10 Jan 2012

January 10, 2012 - Cairo

Outside the court where Mubarak is being tried, the media, martyrs' families, soldiers and protesters gather.

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It's All in Lebanon (Arabic w/ Englis...
Beirut
By Charaf
01 Dec 2011

2011
Beirut, Lebanon

Since the end of the Lebanese civil war in 1990, Lebanon has become a hot bed of both entertainment and news media production in the Arab world. Amongst the melee of risque Arabic music videos and luxury television commercials, the Shia political movement Hezbollah has proved to be one of the most media savvy institutions in the country, using film, television, music, and masterful political stagecraft to further its image in the minds of Lebanese and the international community. From the flashy music videos of Haifa Wehbe to the resistance videos of Hezbollah, this film follows the tumultuous post-civil war history of Lebanon through its fertile media industry.

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Sneak Preview: Egyptian Hip Hop (TTM ...
Alexandria, Egypt
By Eli Eli Andrews
27 Apr 2011

Executive Producer Transterra Media and B Agence, Turkey. This is a sneak preview of an episode about Alexandria, Egypt, from a six-part series about Arabic language hip hop and youth culture in the Middle East. Directed by Essam Esmail, produced by Randa Aboeldahab.

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It's All in Lebanon (English)
Beirut, Lebanon
By Charaf
15 Mar 2011

2011
Beirut, Lebanon

Since the end of the Lebanese civil war in 1990, Lebanon has become a hot bed of both entertainment and news media production in the Arab world. Amongst the melee of risque Arabic music videos and luxury television commercials, the Shia political movement Hezbollah has proved to be one of the most media savvy institutions in the country, using film, television, music, and masterful political stagecraft to further its image in the minds of Lebanese and the international community. From the flashy music videos of Haifa Wehbe to the resistance videos of Hezbollah, this film follows the tumultuous post-civil war history of Lebanon through its fertile media industry.

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Media Activist Abu Ahmad covers the C...
Syria
By Al Raqqa Hurra
03 Mar 2011

Syria Forces open fire during a funeral tribute for martyr Ali El Babansi in El Wady Street. The act lead to the death of 100 civilians and 10 injured in Ar-Raqqah on 3/6/2011.

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Transition (Part 2 of 2)
Moscow, Russia
By Marina Fonda
03 Jan 2010

Wissam is a Journalism student in Moscow and former Syrian Army officer. After being forbidden by his advisor teacher of writing his final paper on the farce of Russian coverage of the conflicts on Syria, he decides to head back to his homeland to make a film and show Russians what's really going on in his country. But they seem to have already been persuaded by state TVs' official propaganda pro Bashar Al Assad.
This teaser refers to a full HD 50 min. documentary film.

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Democracy Party politic speech to the...
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
01 Jan 1970

Democracy Party politic speech to the Thai people
Last Day Thai Elections 2019. Democracy Party Meeting.

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Abhisit Vejjajiva. Democracy Party.
city hall bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
01 Jan 1970

Abhisit Vejjajiva speech to the camera.
Last Day Thai Elections 2019. Democracy Party Meeting.

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Electoral Pick Up
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
01 Jan 1970

Electoral Pick Up - Thai elections
Last Day Thai Elections 2019. Democracy Party Meeting.

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Abhisit Vejjajiva - Democracy Party T...
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
01 Jan 1970

Abhisit Vejjajiva speech to the camera.
Last Day Thai Elections 2019. Democracy Party Meeting.

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Abhisit Vejjajiva speech to the Thai ...
City Hall, Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
01 Jan 1970

Abhisit Vejjajiva speech to the Thai Press.
Last Day Thai Elections 2019. Democracy Party Meeting.

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Abhisit Vejjajiva speech to the Thai ...
City Hall, Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
01 Jan 1970

Abhisit Vejjajiva speech to the camera.
Last Day Thai Elections 2019. Democracy Party Meeting.

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Democracy Monument
City Hall, Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
01 Jan 1970

Tuk Tuk in front​ of Democracy Monument
Last Day Thai Elections 2019. Democracy Party Meeting.