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Syrian Kurds in Istanbul 07
Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
04 Apr 2014

A mother shows the only document that she possesses, the identification card from the refugee camp in Diyarbakir from which she and her seven children were able to escape. This alone is not enough to file a request for asylum.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
04 Apr 2014

Composed of 9 blocks and 278 pitches, the Tarlablasi area was declared a regeneration zone by the government. Down the narrow streets of the neighborhood, many refugee families live in unfinished buildings without a permit to stay.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
04 Apr 2014

This district in the Beyoğlu municipality is the lively heart of the Kurdish community in Istanbul. In 1990, a large number of immigrants from southeastern Turkey moved to Tarlablasi, and even today it is arrival point for many Kurdish refugees.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
04 Apr 2014

A Turkish landlord in Bastabya has not cleared the entire apartment before new tenants, paying per month, move in.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
04 Apr 2014

In the evening the women of some Kurdish families in the Bastabya neighborhood gather in one of their homes to drink tea together and discuss possibilities for the future.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
04 Apr 2014

A family of Syrian Kurdish refugees living in Bastabya crossed the Turkish border illegally, paying smugglers for their passage. Since they arrived, the family of six all live on the outskirts of Istanbul without a permit.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
04 Apr 2014

Many refugee families of Syrian and Iraqi minorities live on the outskirts of Istanbul. Europe is regarded by most refugees as a possible alternative to their situation.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
04 Apr 2014

Refugee families in the Bastabya district express a form of solidarity through the time they spend together. A friend Sobhi's family came to talk about his son who remained in Syria to fight against the army of Assad.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
04 Apr 2014

Rebuilding a life in a new city and being able to share moments of intimacy in an extended family can be complicated. Social networks help families to maintain contact with people who are still in Syria.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
04 Apr 2014

The bedrooms in refugee housing are shared by several people. Boys and girls tend to be in separate rooms.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
04 Apr 2014

Aldar shows photographs of his house in Aleppo after the bombing. The photographs have been printed and used to create an exhibition to educate people about the Syrian situation in his neighborhood in Istanbul.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
04 Apr 2014

The proportion of refugees between 8 and 24 years-old is constantly growing. At night they come together for dinner in temporary shelters.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
04 Apr 2014

Solidarity between Kurdish refugee families is very present. Many times other Kurds are hosted even if they are not from the same family.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
04 Apr 2014

Sobhi has lived with his family in Istanbul for three years. Arriving legally in Turkey, he has had to make his request for asylum before to the government, then before the UNHCR office. Sobhi and his wife can work regularly, and the children can go to Turkish public school, now that his application has been accepted.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
04 Apr 2014

A.C. fled from Damascus where he worked as a French teacher.
Refugees who entered illegally into Turkey from Syria face difficulties finding regular jobs.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
04 Apr 2014

Memories are drawn on the walls of Sobhi's room. He explains that it is a habit of some refugees to write phrases and make drawings reminding them of their homes on the walls.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
04 Apr 2014

Since 2012, there are about 1 million Syrian refugees and 70,000 refugees from minority groups from Syria living in Istanbul.

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Syrian Kurds in Istanbul 24
Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
04 Apr 2014

There are two ways to request political asylum in Turkey: "temporary protection" for Syrian refugees, and "temporary asylum" for Syrian Kurdish refugees. In the Turkish metropolis, a destination for millions of tourists every year, the reality of the war in Syria has become visible to many people from all over the world.

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SPLA: We did not attack on the humani...
Rubkona, South Sudan
By Samir Bol
16 Jan 2014

Peacekeeping force from Mongolia guarding Rubkona airport and soldiers from the SPLA.

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South Sudan in Crisis
South Sudan
By Transterra Editor
15 Jan 2014

Soldiers from the South Sudanese People's Liberation Army (SPLA) retook the capital Bentiu of Unity State in the north of South Sudan. Bentiu was recaptured from the hands of the rebels, who are led by former Vice Riis Riek Machar by the (SPLA). This unity State is one of the most valuable states in South Sudan and a major oil producer in the country. The rebels and government forces are at a stalemate as government forces press north toward the rebel-held strategical town of Bor. According to The UN, after one month of fighting in South Sudan, there has been thousands of people killed and over 400,000. Many religious groups and their leaders are peacefully condemning the fighting, but the conflict continues.

Photography By: Samir Bol
More Photos Here: http://transterramedia.com/users/2271

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SPLA: We did not attack on the humani...
Rubkona, South Sudan
By Samir Bol
15 Jan 2014

UN soldier talking on a Walkie Talkie near Rubkona Airport.

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SPLA: We did not attack the humanitar...
Rubkona, South Sudan
By Samir Bol
14 Jan 2014

The Spokesman of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) Col. Philip Auger said on Wednesday 15th of January in JUBA that government forces did not infringe on the United Nations. He demanded from the United Nations to give out the places where the government attacked the UN and pointed that those who attacked the United Nations and humanitarian organisations are the rebel forces. In this photo which is taken on the 12th January shows a group of peacekeeping forces from Mongolia guarding the Rubkona airport.

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SPLA: We did not attack on the humani...
Rubkona, South Sudan
By Samir Bol
14 Jan 2014

Soldiers from the SPLA and peacekeeping forces from Mongolia guarding the Rubkona Airport.

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Inconvenient to all, West Bank Bedouins
West Bank, Israel
By Transterra Editor
03 Oct 2013

The Arab al-Jahalin is the biggest bedouin community that lives in the West Bank Area called E-1, part of the Area C, where Israel retains control over security as well as planning and zoning, and holds strategic significance for further expansion of illegal Israeli settlements, approved by the last Israeli government even if they are considered illegal by International laws. Following the 1948 conflict, the majority of the Negev Bedouin were forcibly evicted from their ancestral lands in the Negev by the Israeli authorities. Clans from five of the Negev tribes subsequently moved to the West Bank and registered as refugees with UNRWA. Forced to abandon nomadism and become permanent, the Palestinian Bedouin living in the Jerusalem periphery are now in a very poor, dramatic and emergency situation. In the last 15 years the Bedouin communities have been subject to demolition, requisition of cattle, attacks by settlers, aimed to get away from the area.
But despite this, the communities have shown determination and unbelievable resilience, who led the Israeli military authorities to draw up a "plan of relocation" so-called Nuweimeh Plan, which seeks to solve the ‘Bedouin problem’ by relocating the approximately 2300 Bedouins of the E1-zone to a town named Nuweimeh near Jericho. The lands of Nuweimeh, however is unsuitable for the animals to graze, and in addition there is no job opportunities, which is why the Bedouins who already are settled there live almost solely on UN food parcels. By the other side, the Palestinian Authorities do not provide any significant support to these communities, which are considered as a second class population.

By: Giuliano Camarda

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Dadaab
Somalia, Africa
By Transterra Editor
30 Sep 2013

Can a shelter become a prison? "We cannot leave the camp neither go back to our country nor prosper". At the same time, can a shelter become homeland? "In this place I grow myself, I studied, worked and became father. I feel home". This is a contradiction faced by refugees of the largest camp worldwide, Dadaab, in north-eastern Kenya.

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Seminar on “Development and Democracy...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
10 May 2013

An international seminar on the development of democracy in the Arab world held on May 9, at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo.

The event titled “Development and Democracy and Developing the System of Arab Region”.

The seminar was attended by Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby, a number of prominent figures, headed by former Secretary-General of the United Nations Boutros-Ghali, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu and Arab parliament chairman Ahmed al-Garwan.

They discussed a number of issues including implementation of good governance in the Arab region and the transition to democracy.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief, Nabil al-Araby:
“The political and partisan pluralism became not only one of the most important features of societal change in recent years but it also has become political and social necessity. Due to the Arab League desire to be at the forefront of the democratic scene, it worked to take advantage of their expertise from its contribution on the monitoring of electoral processes in many countries. The Arab League is monitoring electoral processes not only in Arab countries but also at Europe and Latin America.”

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Arab parliament chairman Ahmed al-Garwan:
“There is no development without democracy and there is no democracy without the real activation of the real development. The main system of the Arab parliament which was adopted by the Arab summit in its 23th meeting in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on March 26, 2012, emphasized the importance of developing the common system of Arab action, strengthening its components and enhancing its mechanisms.”

The seminar organized by the Arabic Network for Human Rights Institutions (ANHRI) led by Qatar’s NHRC in collaboration with Arab League, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Arab Organization for Human Rights.

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – former Secretary-General of the United Nations Boutros-Ghali:
“The civil society is now playing a significant role which sometimes is considered more important that the role of the state, hence we have to enhance the role of the civil society whether scientific associations, universities and political parties.” Several Arab issues including, task of transferring into democracy and its connection with good governance, methods of development, and how to achieve social justice were discussed in the seminar.

Nationalism and development are basic factors for social justice, empowerment of women in Arab region and upgrading them in the Arab League was also in the list of discussion.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 9, 2013
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 9, 2013
Length: 00:02:47
Video Size: 137 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:

  1. Medium shot of the logo of the Arab League
  2. Medium shot of flags of participant states at the meeting
  3. Various shots of attendees during the seminar
  4. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief, Nabil al-Araby:
    “The political and partisan pluralism became not only one of the most important features of societal change in recent years but it also has become political and social necessity. Due to the Arab League desire to be at the forefront of the democratic scene, it worked to take advantage of their expertise from its contribution on the monitoring of electoral processes in many countries. The Arab League is monitoring electoral processes not only in Arab countries but also at Europe and Latin America.”
  5. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Arab parliament chairman Ahmed al-Garwan:
    “There is no development without democracy and there is no democracy without the real activation of the real development. The main system of the Arab parliament which was adopted by the Arab summit in its 23th meeting in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on March 26, 2012, emphasized the importance of developing the common system of Arab action, strengthening its components and enhancing its mechanisms.”
  6. Various shots of attendees during the seminar
  7. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – former Secretary-General of the United Nations Boutros-Ghali:
    “The civil society is now playing a significant role which sometimes is considered more important that the role of the state, hence we have to enhance the role of the civil society whether scientific associations, universities and political parties.”
  8. Various shots of attendees during the seminar
  9. Various shots of attendees leaving after the seminar
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Azaz, Syria
By Ben Taub
03 Apr 2013

Transit Camp, A’zaz, SYRIA

“My wife will die if she doesn’t have heart surgery in three or four days,” Asad Hoammed lamented as he prepared tea in his UN refugee tent. But getting the operation first requires getting her out of war-torn Syria and into a Turkish hospital that would somehow be willing to treat her for free.

It’s been more than a month since Mr. Hoammed and his wife left their hometown of Tall Rifat seeking Turkish medical care, but having no money to begin a new life outside Syria has made the crossing impossible. Instead, they ended up in a refugee transit camp on the northern border with roughly 13,000 other Syrians waiting either to get into Turkey or for the war to end so they can go home and rebuild.

Most fled intense violence and shelling in and around Aleppo.

The tea was still too hot to drink, so Mr. Hoammed lit a cigarette. He took a slow drag as Syrian regime fighter jets bombed rebels laying siege to a military airport a few miles away. The distant thundering rattled none and inspired a few prayers for those likely killed, but the proximity posed no risk. Those few miles make a serious difference, as the transit camp is situated at the edge of the Turkish border. Any approaching jet would risk obliteration by Turkish air defenses.

Still, the transit camp isn’t a safe place to live. “One person is sick in every tent,” insisted the men gathered on Mr. Hoammed’s tarp floor. They blamed it on dirty drinking water.

Dr. Al-Nasr, who works for a group called “Medical Relief for Syria,” acknowledged the spread of disease is a dire situation but disputed that refugees’ drinking water is tainted in any way. “It’s a problem with sanitation, how to dispose of the bathing water and used toilet water,” he said. “There are lakes of waste in some areas.”

Most of the camp’s water and insect-linked health issues, such as diarrhea and scabies, are treatable. But when addressing complex civilian health emergencies, there’s simply no good option in northern Syria.

According to Dr. Al-Nasr, Turkish authorities will grant access and free hospital care if failure to perform a major operation would have urgent and imminent consequences. But how imminent is imminent? Mr. Hoammed thinks his wife has just a few days left to live, and that any action now may be too little, too late.

He paused for a moment, then reached for a plastic bag hanging from the tent wall from which he produced a coin-purse full of pills and a small Chinese charm sent by a business contact in Beijing two years ago. That was when his wife first fell ill. “This charm is to protect her health,” wrote the Chinese businessman.

At that time, Mr. Hoammed worked in a weapons manufacturing facility for the Syrian government. Soon after the war began, he defected and returned home to Tall Rifat. His two sons picked up arms a few months later, Abdel with the Free Syrian Army and Hamoud with Jabhat al-Nusra, the well-trained Islamist faction that also hopes to take down the Syrian regime.

Mr. Hoammed hasn’t seen his sons since he and his ill wife arrived at the transit camp in late February. Tonight he intends to plead his case and seek free crossing and heart surgery for the woman he has lived with and loved through war and peace.

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Ali Abdullah Saleh returns to public ...
Sana'a, Yemen
By luke_somers
27 Feb 2013

On a large banner which also proclaimed that they were attending Wednesday’s gathering in Sana’a under the auspices of their sheikh, tribesmen from the town of Al-Qafra delivered the following message to United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Jamal Benomar: “We will overcome your harassment with harassment of our own.”

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Arab League Marks International Day o...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
29 Nov 2012

The Arab League marked the annual anniversary of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on Thursday, November 29.

A number of foreign envoys participated in the event.

Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby said that it's time for the Palestinians to gain their freedom and independence to live like other peoples freely in their independent homeland.

He called on the international community to work to achieve this goal.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby:
“The world has to realize that the Palestinian cause is the real key for implementing peace and security in the region, not in the region only, but all over the world. And the continued failure of the international community in finding an equitable and comprehensive solution for this decades-long conflict leads to continued instability in this region.”

The Arab League stressed the need for intensive efforts by the international community for the realization of the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.

For his part, Richard Falk, the UN special Rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories warned that without implementation of the full agreement between Israel and Palestinians, ceasefire will evaporate in a cloud of smoke.

SOUNDBITE 2 (English) - Richard Falk, the UN special Reporter on human rights in the Palestinian territories:
“It is a tense historical moment of heavy consequences for the Palestinian people and for the peoples and governments of the region. I along with many others throughout the world share Nelson Mandela's view that the denial of Palestinian rights remains the greatest moral issue of our time"

The United Nations International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is observed on November 29 each year to give the widest support and publicity to Palestinian cause. Solidarity Day provides an opportunity for the international community to focus its attention on the fact that the Palestinian cause is still unresolved.

Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas has chosen this day to formally ask the United Nations General Assembly to recognize Palestine as a “non-member state.”

Story: Arab League Marks International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: November 29, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: November 29, 2012
Length: 0:02:17
Video Size: 112 MB
Language: Arabic –English
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:

  1. Medium shot of the flags of the participant countries at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
  2. Close up shot of the logo of the Arab league headquarters
  3. Wide shot of the Arab League headquarters
  4. Medium shot of a banner of Palestine
  5. Various shots of the meeting at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
  6. Medium shot of Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby speaking during the meeting
  7. Medium shot of a representative from Al-Azhar speaking during the meeting
  8. Wide shot of the meeting
  9. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby:
    “The world has to realize that Palestinian cause is the real key for implementing peace and security in the region, not in the region only, but all over the world. And the continues failure of the international community in finding an equitable and comprehensive solution for this decades-long conflict leads to continued instability in this region”
  10. Various shots of the meeting, attendees and speakers
  11. SOUNDBITE 2 (English) - Richard Falk, the UN special Reporter on human rights in the Palestinian territories:
    “It is a tense historical moment of heavy consequences for the Palestinian people and for the peoples and governments of the region. I along with many others throughout the world share Nelson Mandela's view that the denial of Palestinian rights remain the the greatest moral issue of our time"
  12. Close up shot of the logo of the Arab League headquarters
  13. Various shots of the meeting, attendees and speakers
  14. Medium shot of the flags of the participant countries at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
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Hurricane Sandy lashes UN headquarters
New York, USA
By Derek Henry Flood
29 Oct 2012

Caution tape flutters at a closed Gantry State Park in Long Island CIty, Queens, New York opposite the East River from the United Nations headquarters, center, as Hurricane Sandy approaches high tide.

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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.

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BLOODSHED IN SYRIA MUST END ; SYRIAN ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Editor's Picks
26 Sep 2012

On Wednesday, September 26, 2012, for the first time in decades that a sitting Egyptian head of state spoke at a UN General Assembly meeting, President Morsi stressed that the bloodshed in Syria must stop, that foreign intervention is not the right solution and he would not rest until the war is ended. He also spoke in support of the Palestinian right to establish an independent state.

There are nearly 73,000 Syrian refugees registered or waiting to be registered by UNHCR in Lebanon, of which 18,000 are on a waiting list and 51% of those are children. Through Save the Children and other programs, funds are being raised to support the thousands of refugee children seeking an education.

Public school teachers in Barcelona protested increasing austerity measures in Spain on Wednesday, September 26, 2012.

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Bahrain-Opposition symposium inside U...
Geneva
By Media Made by Bahraini People
19 Sep 2012

A symposium was organized by the opposition delegation at U.N.’s European headquarters in Geneva named "Toward justice achievement in Bahrain". The attendees confirmed their insistence on the implementation of the UN and civil institutions recommendations and instructions.

Several papers were presented and one of them was by Hadi Al-Mosawi- a leader at Al-Wefaq society who talked about the continuous human rights violations on the period from the last Geneva session till now. He mentioned detailed statistics about the number of political detainees, number of injuries and detained children.

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Bahrain-Opposition symposium inside U...
Geneva
By Media Made by Bahraini People
19 Sep 2012

A symposium was organized by the opposition delegation at U.N.’s European headquarters in Geneva named "Toward justice achievement in Bahrain". The attendees confirmed their insistence on the implementation of the UN and civil institutions recommendations and instructions.

Several papers were presented and one of them was by Hadi Al-Mosawi- a leader at Al-Wefaq society who talked about the continuous human rights violations on the period from the last Geneva session till now. He mentioned detailed statistics about the number of political detainees, number of injuries and detained children.

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Bahrain-Opposition symposium inside U...
Geneva
By Media Made by Bahraini People
19 Sep 2012

A symposium was organized by the opposition delegation at U.N.’s European headquarters in Geneva named "Toward justice achievement in Bahrain". The attendees confirmed their insistence on the implementation of the UN and civil institutions recommendations and instructions.

Several papers were presented and one of them was by Hadi Al-Mosawi- a leader at Al-Wefaq society who talked about the continuous human rights violations on the period from the last Geneva session till now. He mentioned detailed statistics about the number of political detainees, number of injuries and detained children.

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Editor's Picks 17 September 2012
Middle East
By Editor's Picks
16 Sep 2012

Nasrallah appears in public to encourage protests against the controversial film insulting Islam that sparked protests throughout Muslim communities worldwide.

New UN Arab League Envoy returns from Syria and meets with the Arab League Chief in Cairo.

Busses and rails provided only the minimal services as employees went on strike in protest against wage cuts and budget reforms.

Lake Katwe salt mine is a source of livelihood to over three thousand people who earn about five dollars a day, laboring in the hyper-saline environment that leaches moisture from their bodies, exposing them to toxic chemicals and creating severe health complications.

Footage from in front of the US Embassay in Yemen where protesters rallied against the film by burning flags, breaking windows and setting fire in the embassy, until security forces pushed them back with gunfire and water trucks.

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Editor's Picks 10 September 2012
Middle East
By Editor's Picks
09 Sep 2012

New UN Arab League Envoy To Syria;
Spain Foreign Minister Discusses Economic Projects with Morsi;
Candid Shots of the Ambrosetti Forum;
Bikpela Bagarap: Big Damage: Logging Papua New Guinea
e-Wasteland: Documentary of unregulated electronic waste in Ghana

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New UN-Arab League Envoy to Syria Mee...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
09 Sep 2012

Newly appointed UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, met on Monday, September 10, with Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr Kamel in Cairo, where they discussed the deteriorating situation in Syria.
Brahimi and Amr then headed to the Egyptian Presidency where they met with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi; the meeting was closed to the media.
Brahimi also held talks with Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby on the Syrian crisis.
The UN-Arab League envoy is scheduled to visit the Syrian capital city of Damascus in three days to meet with Syrian officials and representatives of the opposition and then he will head to New York to discuss the results with representatives of the Security Council member states.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Spanish) - UN-Arab League Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi:
“I will meet with officials and also with people from civil society organizations, intellectuals and others in the capital city (of Damascus) and, Allah willing, in cities other than the capital.” Brahimi described his mission to Syria as “a very difficult mission” but he added that he didn’t have the right to refuse an attempt to provide assistance to the Syrian people and help put an end to their tragedy.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: September 10, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: September 10, 2012
Length: 0:01:22
Video Size: 67.3 MB
Language: Spanish
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1- Wide pan left/low angle, Egyptian Foreign Ministry headquarters in Cairo
2- Various shots of the meeting of UN-Arab League Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi with Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr in Cairo
3- Various shots of Brahimi and Amr leaving after the meeting
4- Tilt down, external shot of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
5- Medium shot, Arab League logo the headquarters
6- Long shots, flags of Arab states at the entrance of the the Arab League headquarters
7- Long shot, the meeting of UN-Arab League Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby
8- SOUNDBITE 1 (Spanish) - UN-Arab League Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi:
“I will meet with officials and also with people from the civil society organizations, intellectuals and others in the capital city (of Damascus) and, Allah willing, in cities other than the capital.” 9- Medium shot, flag of the Arab League
10- Pan right, the Arab League headquarters in Cairo

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Stateless (Part 2)
Geneva, Chicago, Kampala, New York
By DocuProf
01 Sep 2012

Refugees from Rwanda have been waiting for a change in their country since the Genocide of 1994.
Many more have arrived over the intervening years fleeing persecution and a progressively falling standard of living in the countryside.
The Rwandan government and the UNHCR have been pressuring governments in 12 countries to push the refugees back home.
In many instances, the Rwandan government uses spies and bribes are paid to disrupt and confuse the refugees, making it hard for them to organize.

Stateless gives the overview of the failure of the UNHCR and Rwanda to give a lasting and safe home for the refugees. It also points out failures of the UNHCR in the institution of it's own mandates regarding article 51 on refugees and the "Cessation Clause".
Because of a small group of refugees and dedicated Human Rights defenders, Rwanda and the UNHCR were thwarted in instituting the forced return of refugees in all but 3 of the 12 countries that have been pressured to accept the terms of the UN clause on refugees.
Featuring Paul Rusesabagina of Hotel Rwanda fame, Theogene Rudesingwa, former Rwandan Ambassador to the US (now in exile)
Much of the film was shot by the refugees themselves.