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Morsi won
tahrir square
By Eleonora Gatto
24 Jun 2012

As soon as Morsi was announced the new Egyptian president, the square exulted. People were crying and embracing each other.

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Women celebrating Morsi's victory
Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt
By Eleonora Gatto
24 Jun 2012

There were a lot of women in Tahrir. They celebrated at Morsy's victory

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Celebrating Morsi's victory
Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt
By Eleonora Gatto
24 Jun 2012

As soon as Morsi was announced as the new president, people in Tahrir started celebrating and shouting down the SCAF

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Happiness of the people
Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt
By Eleonora Gatto
24 Jun 2012

Just after the announcement of Morsi's victory, people in Tahrir started crying and embracing each other

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People in Tahrir wait for election re...
Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt
By Eleonora Gatto
24 Jun 2012

Until Morsi was announced president, people in Tahrir were worried Shafiq might win. The announcement was supposed to happen at 3, but people waited in anticipation to find out who was the winner.

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Waiting under the sun for hours
Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt
By Eleonora Gatto
24 Jun 2012

The announcement of the new Egyptian president was expected to be at 3, but the announcement didn't come for another hour. Many started gathering in Tahrir hours earlier anticipating results

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Muslim Brotherhood supporters
Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt
By Eleonora Gatto
24 Jun 2012

Most of Tahrir Square was occupied by the supporters of Morsi

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Morsy is president
Tahrir SQ, Cairo , Egypt
By Transterra Egypt
24 Jun 2012

Cairo , Tahrir SQ , June 24, 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsy is Egypt’s next president, the Presidential Elections Commission (PEC) announced on Sunday.

Morsy will be Egypt's first civilian president since the foundation of the modern republic.

Morsy took 51.73 percent of the vote, compared to Ahmed Shafiq's 48.27 percent, Farouq Sultan, the head of the PEC, said. 26.4 million of Egypt's 50.95 million eligible voters cast ballots. Nearly 1 million votes were counted as invalid.

The confirmation of Morsy’s victory comes a week after the run-off vote between Morsy and Ahmed Shafiq, a former air force commander and the last prime minister under deposed President Hosni Mubarak.

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Egypt's Presidential Candidates Speak...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
18 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 17, 2012

Among the pressing issues on the agendas of Egypt's top presidential candidates is the military institution, and how they will deal with the currently ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces if elected.

Presidential candidate Amr Moussa, former Arab League Chief, believes that the authority of the SCAF will be limited to running the military affairs, yet he believes that the military rule of Egypt for six decades should be considered while dealing with the SCAF.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Presidential candidate Amr Moussa:
"The SCAF that you know now will not be the same after July 1st. It will be the SCAF that only runs the affairs of Armed Forces. As for the state, it will be run by its institutions. The military is one of the important institutions in Egypt and must be dealt with, especially because there was military rule in Egypt for over 60 years. This should be taken into consideration."

For his part, presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh said that if elected he will not allow any institution, including the military, to be treated favorably or fall outside the law of the constitution. Rather, he said, for him the military will be counted among "the tools" of the political leadership of the country.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh:
"We will not allow any institution, including the military, to be above the constitution. Rather, the military and the Egyptian army, which we endear and work toward making it the strongest in the region, will be among the tools of the political leadership of the nation. "

According to Hamdeen Sabbahi, the Nasserite presidential candidate, former parliamentarian and political activist, the Egyptian military must be dealt with "respectfully,” but stressing that the military's only role is to protect Egypt without interfering in the country's political affairs.

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi:
"I want to deal with the army respectfully, by enabling it to do its duty, providing it with the means of strength, affirming the variety of its weapon sources, verifying its fighting readiness for doing its duties, along with stressing that the only rule of the Egyptian military is preserving the security, independence and safety of the nation's territories without interfering in the internal affairs, politics or party arguments."

Presidential candidate Ahmed Shafik, Mubarak's last prime minister who held his appointment for less than a month, is accused by some revolutionary and Islamist voices of being "the SCAF presidential candidate.”

Shafik said that if he is elected, SCAF Chief, Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi, cannot remain as minister of defense and will not be his vice-president, stating that his cooperation with Tantawi "will be in a different form" that he cannot reveal at the moment.

The Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi, stated that the end of June is "a red line" for the SCAF to hand over power to the coming civilian president, and that the people will not wait one moment after that.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 17, 2012 [and recent archive]
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 17, 2012
Length: 0:02:39
Video Size: 131 MB
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of billboards in the streets for presidential candidate Amr Moussa
2. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Presidential candidate Amr Moussa:
"The SCAF that you know now will not be the same after July 1st. It will be the SCAF that only runs the affairs of the Armed Forces. As for the state, it will be run by its institutions. The military is one of the important institutions in Egypt and must be dealt with, especially since there has been military rule in Egypt over the past 60 years. This should be taken into consideration." 3. Zoom in, a large billboard of Presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh on top of a high building
4. Various shots of Aboul Foyouh speaking on stage during a public conference in Alexandria amid thousands of attendees (Archive)
5. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh:
"We will not allow any institution, including the military, to be above the constitution. Rather, the military and the Egyptian army, which we endear and work on making the strongest in the region, are among the tools of the political leadership of the nation. "

Medium shot, a large billboard of Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi on top of a high building
6. Various shots of Sabbahi in a previous conference (Archive)
7. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi:
"I want to deal with the army respectfully, by enabling it to do its duty, providing it with the means of strength, affirming the variety of its weapon sources, verifying its readiness for doing its duties, along with stressing that the only rule of the Egyptian military is preserving the security, independence and safety of the nation's territories without interfering in the internal affairs, politics or party arguments."
8. Various shots of billboards in the streets for presidential candidate Ahmed Shafik
9. Medium shot, Shafik speaking during a press conference (Archive)
10. Various shots of billboards in the streets for presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi
11. Medium shot, Morsi speaking during a public conference (Archive)
12. Wide shot, overview of Cairo and the River Nile

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 26, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 26, 2012
Length: 0:01:24
Video Size: 70.1 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS
SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot of large banners of reading “Egypt's Supreme Presidential Elections Commission (SPEC)”
2. Medium shot of the judges of the commission
3. Various shots of the press conference
4. Wide shot of a statement on a monitor in the conference room, reading "Final List of Presidential Candidates, Egypt’s Presidential Elections"
5. Various shots of the attendees during the press conference
6. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Judge Farouk Sultan, SPEC Chairman and head of the Constitutional Court:
"After hearing his (Shafik's) appeal and defense, and his argument of the non-constitutionality of the said law, the commission has decided to halt the decision of barring him from the presidential race and to include him in the final list of candidates, while the law is to be referred to the Supreme Constitutional Court to give the final say about its constitutionality." 7. Various shots of the press conference
8. Various shots of the attendees leaving

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

Behira, Egypt | April 21, 2012

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

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

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

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 21, 2012
Shooting Location: Behira, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 22, 2012
Length: 0:02:05
Video Size: 103 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
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Camera: VCS

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

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

Cairo, Egypt | April 18, 2012

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

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

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

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 18, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 18, 2012
Length: 0:01:47
Video Size: 88.4 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS
SHOTLIST:
1. 1- Wide shot, Al-Shater and reporters upon the beginning of the press conference
2. 2- Various shots of Al-Shater during the press conference
3. 3- Various shots of Al-Shater speaking during the press conference
4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Muslim Brotherhood's disqualified presidential candidate Khaiart al-Shater:
"The SCAF does not have the earnest and real intention to the process of real transfer of power. Maybe they want a president on their side who will later on, along with the SCAF, bring a government who belong to them. Hence, we're not going through the real change which the revolution desires and which the people revolted for." 5. Various shots of Al-Shater speaking during the press conference
6. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Muslim Brotherhood's disqualified presidential candidate Khairat al-Shater:
"We were careful about this and that's why we fielded more than one presidential candidate, because we know that the groups of interest seekers and a lot of parts of Mubarak's regime are still present and effective in running the affairs of the country and the people, trying day and night to reproduce Mubarak's regime even if in a modified form." 7. Various external shots of the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo
8. Various shots of Mohamed Morsi during a press conference
9. Wide external shot of the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo