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AP-APTN-1330: Lebanon Politics 2 Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:Lebanon Politics 2- REPLAY Saad Hariri appointed PM of new unity government LENGTH: 00:42 FIRST RUN: 1230 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 611060 DATELINE: Beirut - 27 June 2009 LENGTH: 00:42 SHOTLIST: 1. Saad Hariri entering Baabda presidential palace 2. Mid shot of Lebanese President Michel Suleiman (on left) and newly appointed Prime Minister Saad Hariri (on right) 3. Close up of Hariri 4. Close up of Suleiman 5. Close up of Hariri 6. Mid shot of Suleiman and Hariri 7. Exterior of Baabda presidential palace 4. Close up of parliament speaker Nabih Berri 5. Close up of Suleiman 6. Mid shot of Berri and Suleiman STORYLINE: Lebanon's president on Saturday appointed parliamentary majority leader Saad Hariri to become prime minister after his pro-Western coalition defeated a Hezbollah-led alliance in this month's election. The 39-year-old politician replaces his ally Fuad Saniora, who held the post since 2005. President Michel Suleiman appointed Hariri after consultations with legislators, most of whom named the US-backed politician as their choice for premier. Rival leaders have been seeking to defuse tension after a bruising election campaign and there have been repeated calls for a unity government involving Hezbollah and its allies. The new 128-member legislature on Thursday re-elected Hezbollah ally Nabih Berri as parliament speaker for the fifth consecutive term, a move expected to smooth the way for a unity government. Hariri now faces the difficult task of negotiating with other political factions to form a government - a process which could take days or even weeks. The head of Hezbollah's 12-member parliamentary bloc, however, already said that if Hariri was named prime minister, his group would be "open and cooperative in order to help boost confidence and achieve a national unity government". Hariri's father, Rafik, held the post of prime minister for 10 years. He was killed by a truck bomb in 2005 after resigning. The assassination sparked massive protests against Syria, which many - including Saad Hariri - blamed for the attack. The demonstrations, coupled with intense international pressure, forced Syria to pull its tens of thousands of troops out of Lebanon, ending nearly three decades of Syrian control of its smaller neighbour. 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APTN APEX 06-27-09 0932EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1330: Japan Jackson Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:Japan Jackson- REPLAY Fans hold vigil to remember the King of Pop LENGTH: 01:27 FIRST RUN: 1230 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Japanese/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 611052 DATELINE: Tokyo - 27 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:27 SHOTLIST: 1. Pan left of pop star Michael Jackson's fans in Japan holding a candle vigil 2. Tilt up from candle to woman's face 3. Mid of candle and Michael Jackson photos, UPSOUND Michael Jackson's tune "You Are Not Alone" 4. Close up of woman crying, UPSOUND Michael Jackson's tune "You Are Not Alone" 5. Mid of fans holding candles, UPSOUND Michael Jackson's tune "You Are Not Alone" 6. Close up of handwritten love message to Michael, UPSOUND Michael Jackson's tune "You Are Not Alone" 7. Close up of woman holding handkerchief, UPSOUND Michael Jackson's tune "You Are Not Alone" 8. Tilt up of vigil, UPSOUND Michael Jackson's tune "You Are Not Alone" 9. SOUNDBITE (Japanese) Maki Izumi, 27 year-old Michael Jackson fan, Vox Pop: "I still cannot believe this at all." 10. Michael Jackson fan wearing mask imitating Michael's dance, then stumbling 11. SOUNDBITE (Japanese) Kuro (only one name given), 18-year-old Michael Jackson fan, Vox Pop: "I hope his art will be kept as his legacy." 12. Wide of vigil STORYLINE: About two-hundred Japanese fans of pop star Michael Jackson gathered in central Tokyo for a candle vigil on Saturday evening, after the death of the pop music icon shocked the world. Jackson's fans held candles and listened to the star's music at Yoyogi Park. A fan danced the moon walk in tribute to the King of Pop who died in Los Angeles, California, on Thursday. Another fan, 27 year-old Maki Izumi, said she still couldn't believe Jackson had died. Japan has one of Jackson's strongest fan bases. The star last visited Japan two years ago. The official cause of Jackson's death has not been determined and is not expected to be known for weeks. However Brian Oxman, a former Jackson attorney and a family friend, told NBC's "Today" show on Friday that he had been concerned about Jackson's use of painkillers and had warned the singer's family about possible abuse. In November 1993, Jackson cancelled the rest of his "Dangerous" world tour to seek treatment for addiction to painkillers prescribed after reconstructive scalp surgery. Whatever led to Jackson's death, his passing left a deep impression on fans and fellow singers worldwide. 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APTN APEX 06-27-09 0934EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1330: Mexico Drug War Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:Mexico Drug War- REPLAY Shootout between police, gunmen kill 12 LENGTH: 02:23 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: No Access Mexico TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: TV AZTECA STORY NUMBER: 611012 DATELINE: Guanajuato state - 26 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:23 SHOTLIST 1. Various of police at scene 2. Various of pick up truck involved in shooting 3. Helicopter flying over scene of shooting 4. Police vehicle involved in shooting 5. Close of bullet shell 6. Various of police officers driving off 7. Two bullet shells on ground 8. Man arrested in back of pick up truck 9. Forensic medicine truck driving by 10. Various of police at scene 11. Various of man arrested in back of pick up truck 12. Man being arrested and thrown in back of pick up truck as it drives away STORYLINE: A shootout between police and gunmen killed 12 people on Friday in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, the state's governor said. At least one police officer was wounded in the clash, Governor Juan Manuel Oliva said. Oliva said that soldiers and federal and state police were on patrol in the town of Apaseo el Alto when assailants opened fire. Oliva said arrests have been made, but he gave no other details. Local broadcaster TV Azteca showed two suspects being placed in the back of a pick up truck and being driven away. Mexico has been suffering a wave of gang violence that has left more than 10,800 people dead since President Felipe Calderon took office in December 2006, and launched a military-led crackdown on drug traffickers. 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APTN APEX 06-27-09 0939EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1330: Iraq al Maliki Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:Iraq al Maliki- REPLAY PM urges unity against militants in run up to US withdrawal LENGTH: 01:01 FIRST RUN: 1230 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Arabic/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 611056 DATELINE: Baghdad - 27 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:01 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of news conference 2. Mid of Iraqi Vice President Adel Abdul Mahdi (second from left on screen), Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (third from left on screen) and President Jalal Talabani (fourth from left on screen) 3. Mid of Mahdi, al-Maliki and Talabani 4. Mid of audience at the conference 5. SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Nouri al-Maliki, Iraqi Prime Minister: "Today, we are in need of unity, as they have shown their teeth against us. Their reality has became apparent as we are approaching this day. They want to sweep delight from the Iraqi people's hearts, they have undisclosed their real intentions. But this will not bend our determination and will for what we have agreed upon, that is to return security responsibilities to our military and police forces." 6. Wide of audience at the conference STORYLINE: Iraq's prime minister on Saturday appealed for national unity as the country's vice president said he was worried about deteriorating security after more than 250 people were killed in the week before a US withdrawal from cities. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, a Shiite, blamed a series of bombings on the remnants of al-Qaida in Iraq and said they were aimed at triggering violence between Shiites and Sunnis. "Today, we are in need of unity, as they have shown their teeth against us," al-Maliki said of the extremists responsible for the attacks. Nearly all the bombings and deaths in the past week have targeted Shiite areas, including the two deadliest attacks - a June 20 bombing that killed 82 people outside a mosque in northern Iraq and another in Baghdad's Shiite enclave of Sadr City that killed 78. Iraq nearly slipped into civil war two years ago and tens of thousands of people died in attacks between Sunni extremists such as al-Qaida and Shiite militias and death squads. It was brought back from the brink by a huge inflow of U.S. troops in 2007 in what became known as the "surge." As part of an apparent effort to deflate sectarian tensions, late on Friday the United States released its most important Shiite prisoner, a key aide to anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. Shiites have been complaining that hundreds of prisoners, many of them militiamen and followers of al-Sadr remain behind bars. U.S. and Iraqi officials have warned of a possible spike in violence over the next week. Police and army units have been beefed up around Baghdad, especially around Sadr City, and furloughs for all security services have been cancelled ahead of June 30. U.S. combat troops are set to pull out of Baghdad and all major urban areas by then, as part of an agreement for a phased withdrawal of all American forces by the end of 2011. Al-Maliki's government has declared June 30 a national holiday. But there have been concerns that Iraqi forces will not be able to provide adequate security after the pull out. Extra police were also deployed to predominantly Sunni districts of Baghdad. The date has been declared "Victory Day" by al-Maliki, and Iraq's ability to provide security for its people without American troops has evolved into the cornerstone of his administration as he prepares for next January's elections. 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APTN APEX 06-27-09 0941EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1330: ++Greece Summit 2 Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:++Greece Summit 2- NEW Arrivals, reax as NATO, OSCE begin talks with Russia LENGTH: 02:30 FIRST RUN: 1330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 611051 DATELINE: Corfu - 27 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:30 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide security with Greek and EU flags waving overhead 2. Mid of security officers 3. Wide of motorcade arriving 4. NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer getting out of car, shaking hands with official 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, NATO Secretary-General: "I expect that it will be the restart of our relationship that we can see where we can more intensively work together, not shying away from the difference of opinion we have, discussing them as well, but I have come here in an optimistic mood." 6. Wide of motorcade arriving 7. U.S. Ambassador to Greece Daniel V. Speckhard getting out of car as Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg approaches him 8. Close-up of Steinberg shaking hands and talking 9. Steinberg walks up stairs and entering meeting venue 10. Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Jandrokovic walks up stairs 11. Close up of police officer 12. Wide of police helicopter flying overhead 13. Wide of police STORYLINE: NATO and Russia are set to resume military ties on Saturday and agree to cooperate on Afghanistan, counter-terrorism and anti-piracy patrols at their first high-level meeting since last year's war between Russia and Georgia, western officials said. Relations between the alliance and the Russian military were frozen in the aftermath of the five-day war last August. Although political ties have thawed considerably over the past five months, there have been no formal military contacts since then. "I've come in an optimistic mood," NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said ahead of a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his counterparts from NATO's 28 member nations on the Greek island of Corfu. The talks are being held in the framework of the NATO-Russia Council, a panel set up in 2002 to improve ties between the former Cold War rivals. The meeting comes as President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev prepare to hold a summit next week, and is likely to reflect the trend toward improved relations. Despite last year's disruption of ties with NATO, Russia has continued cooperating with individual NATO nations such as the U.S., France or Germany by allowing them to use Russia's rail network to resupply international forces in Afghanistan, and its navy has worked with NATO warships on their joint anti-piracy patrols. Officials said participants are expected to give the go-ahead on Saturday for formal military ties to be restarted with meetings of defence ministers and military chiefs of staff. The NATO-Russia meeting will be followed Sunday by a meeting of foreign ministers from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), whose rotating chairmanship Greece currently holds. The OSCE talks, which start Saturday night with a dinner, will be followed Sunday afternoon by a meeting between EU ministers to discuss Iran, the Greek Foreign Ministry has said. 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APTN APEX 06-27-09 0949EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1330: US Obama Address Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:US Obama Address- REPLAY President hails 'historic' climate change bill in weekly address LENGTH: 03:18 FIRST RUN: 1030 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: WHITEHOUSE.GOV STORY NUMBER: 611044 DATELINE: Washington DC - 27June 2009 LENGTH: 03:18 SHOTLIST 1. SOUNDBITE (English) Barack Obama, US President: "Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a historic piece of legislation that will open the door to a clean energy economy and a better future for America. For more than three decades, we have talked about our dependence on foreign oil. And for more than three decades, we have seen that dependence grow. We have seen our reliance on fossil fuels jeopardise our national security. We have seen it pollute the air we breathe and endanger our planet. And most of all, we have seen other countries realise a critical truth: the nation that leads in the creation of a clean energy economy will be the nation that leads the 21st century global economy. Now is the time for the United States of America to realise this too. Now is the time for us to lead. The energy bill that passed the House will finally create a set of incentives that will spark a clean energy transformation in our economy. It will spur the development of low carbon sources of energy - everything from wind, solar, and geothermal power to safer nuclear energy and cleaner coal. It will spur new energy savings, like the efficient windows and other materials that reduce heating costs in the winter and cooling costs in the summer. And most importantly, it will make possible the creation of millions of new jobs. Make no mistake: this is a jobs' bill. We're already seeing why this is true in the clean energy investments we're making through the Recovery Act. In California, 3,000 people will be employed to build a new solar plant that will create 1,000 permanent jobs. In Michigan, investment in wind turbines and wind technology is expected to create over 2,600 jobs. In Florida, three new solar projects are expected to employ 1,400 people. This legislation has also been written carefully to address the concerns that many have expressed in the past. Instead of increasing the deficit, it is paid for by the polluters who currently emit dangerous carbon emissions. It provides assistance to businesses and families as they make the gradual transition to clean energy technologies. It gives rural communities and farmers the opportunity to participate in climate solutions and generate new income. And above all, it will protect consumers from the costs of this transition, so that in a decade, the price to the average American will be just about a postage stamp a day. We have been talking about energy for decades. But there is no longer a disagreement over whether our dependence on foreign oil is endangering our security. It is. There is no longer a debate about whether carbon pollution is placing our planet in jeopardy. It's happening. And there is no longer a question about whether the jobs and industries of the 21st century will be centered around clean, renewable energy. The question is, which country will create these jobs and these industries? I want that answer to be the United States of America. And I believe that the American people and the men and women they sent to Congress share that view. So I want to congratulate the House for passing this bill, and I want to urge the Senate to take this opportunity to come together and meet our obligations - to our constituents, to our children, to God's creation, and to future generations. Thanks for listening." 2. Whitehouse website graphic STORYLINE Hours after the US House of Representatives passed landmark legislation meant to curb greenhouse gas emissions and create an energy-efficient economy, President Barack Obama on Saturday urged senators to show courage and follow suit. The sharply debated bill's fate is unclear in the Senate, and Obama used his weekly radio and Internet address to ratchet up pressure on the 100-seat chamber. Obama said the bill would create jobs, make renewable energy profitable and decrease America's dependence on foreign oil. "It will spur the development of low-carbon sources of energy - everything from wind, solar and geothermal power to safer nuclear energy and cleaner coal," he said. House Democratic leaders said the bill helped accomplish one of Obama's campaign promises and would make the US a leader in international efforts to address climate change when negotiations take place in Copenhagen later this year. Following the 219-212 vote, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the bill "transformational". The vote marked the first time either house of Congress has passed legislation to curb global warming gases. The legislation, totalling about 1,200 pages, would require the US to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent from 2005 levels by 2020 and by 83 percent by mid-century. Success will be tougher in the Senate. Majority Leader Harry Reid says he wants to take up the legislation by the fall. Sixty votes will be needed to overcome any Republican filibuster. Supporters and opponents agreed that the legislation would lead to higher energy costs. But they disagreed on the impact on consumers. Democrats pointed to two reports - one from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office and the other from the Environmental Protection Agency - that suggested average increases would be limited after tax credits and rebates were taken into account. The CBO estimated the bill would cost an average household 175 US dollars a year, the EPA 80 US dollars to 110 US dollars a year. But Republicans and industry groups say the real figure would much higher. The White House and congressional Democrats argued the bill would create (m) millions of green jobs as the nation shifts to greater reliance on renewable energy sources such as wind and solar and development of more fuel-efficient vehicles - and away from use of fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal. Republicans saw it differently, with some saying it would drive up food, gas and electricity prices. But Obama said the measure would cost the average American about the price of a postage stamp per day. "It is paid for by the polluters who currently emit dangerous carbon emissions," the president said. "It provides assistance to businesses and families as they make the gradual transition to clean energy technologies." In California alone, Obama said, 3,000 people will be employed to build a new solar plant that will create 1,000 permanent jobs. "There is no longer a debate about whether carbon pollution is placing our planet in jeopardy. It's happening," he said. "And there is no longer a question about whether the jobs and industries of the 21st century will be centered around clean, renewable energy. The question is, which country will create these jobs and these industries? I want that answer to be the United States of America." 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APTN APEX 06-27-09 0950EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1330: MidEast Crossing 2 Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:MidEast Crossing 2- REPLAY Egypt opens Rafah crossing to Palestinians; Haniyeh reax LENGTH: 02:48 FIRST RUN: 1230 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Arabic/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 611054 DATELINE: Rafah Crossing - 27 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:48 SHOTLIST: (FIRST RUN 0930 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 27 JUNE 2009) 1. Mid of people getting off bus at Rafah Crossing, Gaza Strip 2. Wide of people entering crossing through metal detector 3. People sitting, more people entering crossing through metal detector 4. Close up of women 5. Various of people at crossing with officers working at counters 6. Mid of officer inspecting a man's documents 7. Mid of woman waiting at counter 8. Mid of officers working behind screens 9. Various of officer checking passport 10. Close up of passport being stamped 11. Mid of officer giving passport back to man 12. Mid of family sitting 13. Close up of child's face 14. Wide of ambulances outside crossing 15. Mid of women sitting in car with bags 16. Wide of Palestinian patient Dr. Suliman Hamdan Abu Seteh inside ambulance waiting to enter Egypt 17. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Dr. Suliman Hamdan Abu Seteh, Palestinian patient: "I ask the governments to treat us like human beings, to treat us within the law, to treat us like humans in other countries, where patients can get treatment, and to allow people to travel, not like our situation, it's like a prison, a prison that has a length of three kilometres. This is the Gaza Strip, it's like a pack of matches." 18. Wide of buses at crossing 19. Wide of truck at crossing 20. Mid of Egyptian soldiers 21. Wide of Rafah Crossing with Egyptian flag ++NEW (FIRST RUN 1230 NEWS UPDATE - 27 JUNE 2009) 22. Wide of Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas Prime Minister in Gaza, entering crossing while waving to people 23. Haniyeh shaking hands with officials 24. Officer talking to Haniyeh 25. Hanieh walking outside crossing 26. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas Prime Minister in Gaza: "We say the situation in the West Bank should stop to be able to facilitate an agreement, because what is happening in the West Bank is a major blockade to the Palestinian-Palestinian agreement." 27. Haniyeh leaving STORYLINE: Egypt briefly opened its border with the blockaded Gaza Strip on Saturday, and five-thousand Gazans have registered to to leave over three days. Among those permitted to cross at the Rafah border crossing are medical patients and Gazans with foreign residency. "I ask the governments to treat us like human beings, to treat us within the law," said one patient, Dr. Suliman Hamdan Abu Seteh, at the crossing. Egypt and Israel sealed Gaza's borders two years ago, after the Islamic militant Hamas seized control of the territory. Hamas was democratically elected in the Gaza Strip in a 2006 Palestinian parliament vote, but then broke off with the Fatah party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas following months of conflict over power-sharing with the new government. Hamas eventually took control of the Gaza Strip in June 2007, leaving Abbas' government in nominal control of the occupied West Bank only. The closure of the Gaza Strip has trapped some 1.4 (m) million people. Egypt opens the crossing periodically, like on Saturday. Gaza official Ghazi Hamad said the crossing would be open for three days and around 5,000 residents registered to leave, mostly those who work abroad and patients needing medical care outside Gaza. One visitor to the crossing point was Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas Prime Minister in Gaza. He talked to officials and was shown procedures allowing people to cross. Israel has allowed in food and humanitarian aid, but banned supplies needed to repair damage from Israel's winter war on Hamas, aimed, it said, at stopping rocket fire from Gaza on Israeli towns. On Friday, the international community called for lifting the Gaza blockade. The issue was one of the subjects discussed in Trieste, Northern Italy, by the Quartet of MidEast negotiators and foreign ministers of the Group of Eight industrialised nations. They have urged Israel to lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip and freeze all settlement activity in the West Bank, backing US President Barack Obama's Mideast policy. The closure is making it impossible to rebuild Gaza after Israel's devastating recent winter offensive, particularly as cement is not permitted to pass through the border blockade. Five months after Israel launched its offensive to halt Hamas rocket fire, most of the estimated 250-thousand people whose homes were damaged or destroyed have been unable to rebuild. Voices calling for new thinking are growing louder, with the administration of US President Barack Obama arguing that squeezing ordinary Gazans is a recipe for instability. But there's no clear path forward, since opening the borders would require engaging the militants whom much of the world has shunned. The ban on cement also means that United Nations plans to spend 371 (m) million US dollars to repair war-damaged homes are on hold. The Obama administration has urged easing the embargo. Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas leader in Gaza, visited the crossing on Saturday and thanked Egypt for opening it. He also commented on the ongoing Egyptian-mediated talks between Hamas and its rival Fatah. "We say the situation in the West Bank should stop to be able to facilitate an agreement, because what is happening in the West Bank is a major blockade to the Palestinian-Palestinian agreement," Haniyeh said referring to Fatah's treatment of Hamas members in the West Bank. Hamas overran Gaza two years ago, leaving Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas only in control of the West Bank. Abbas has been clamping down on Hamas in the West Bank since the Gaza takeover. Hamas, viewed as a "terror organisation" by some countries, is refusing to heed the international demands that would open Gaza's borders: recognising Israel and renouncing violence. 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APTN APEX 06-27-09 0951EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1330: Ppines Jackson Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:Ppines Jackson- REPLAY Prison inmates perform dance tribute to Michael Jackson LENGTH: 01:07 FIRST RUN: 1030 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 611038 DATELINE: Cebu - 27 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:07 SHOTLIST 1. Various of Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Centre inmates performing Michael Jackson's "Thriller" dance routine 2. People watching 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) No name given, tourist, vox pop: "I heard about it on YouTube and I'm so glad I came. It's been an amazing experience." 4. Various of inmates performing routine to sound of "We Are The World" STORYLINE The Filipino inmates who shot to global fame with a Youtube video recreating the "Thriller" dance swayed and stomped again on Saturday in a behind-bars tribute to their idol, Michael Jackson. After being told of Jackson's death on Thursday in Los Angeles, the 1,500 inmates at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Centre hit the exercise yard, practicing for nine hours on Friday night, and into the wee hours of Saturday morning, for the show. They took breaks only to eat or when it rained, said professional choreographer Gwendolyn Lador, hired by the prison to teach the inmates the dance. Some inmates said they felt sad because they had lost their idol and they felt pressure to perform well on Saturday. A crowd of 700 Cebuanos and foreign tourists watched the performance from a second-floor corridor, swaying to the music and applauding as the inmates, dressed in orange prison jumpsuits, stomped and clapped in unison in the hilltop prison, behind thick stone walls topped by electrified razor wire. Other numbers included "Ben," "I'll Be There" and "We Are the World." The inmates then held up a 5-by-10 foot (1.5-by-3 meter) tarpaulin showing Michael Jackson holding a sword and his name written below it. Others waved the flags of the Philippines and other nations. Before the show, the performers dedicated a prayer to Jackson's family. Byron Garcia, the Cebu provincial security consultant who came up with the idea of adding synchronised dancing to poorly attended exercise sessions, said he was surprised by the popularity of the 2007 video, one of more than a dozen inmate dance numbers he has posted on YouTube. "Thriller" has attracted 24.3 (m) million hits since it was posted two years ago, with nearly a (m) million of them in the 24 hours since news of Jackson's death spread. 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APTN APEX 06-27-09 0952EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1330: ++Italy G8 2 Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:++Italy G8 2- NEW G8 ministers comment on Afghanistan stabilisation summit LENGTH: 02:49 FIRST RUN: 1330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Italian/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/GOVERNMENT POOL STORY NUMBER: 611063 DATELINE: Trieste - 27 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:49 SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION 1. Wide exterior of Palazzo del Governo in Trieste 2. European Union and Italian flags outside building 3. Wide of foreign ministers and other dignitaries posing for group photo 4. Pan left family photo 5. Wide of delegates walking away 6. SOUNDBITE (English): Javier Solana, EU Foreign Policy Chief: "Well, I think a lot has been accomplished, in particular for the preparation of the elections and begin to prepare also the day after. If the elections are credible, and I hope they will be credible and everybody is going to make an effort in that direction, the day after will be very important and a new page has to again to be written in Afghanistan." 7. Cut-away delegates leaving 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Carl Bildt, Swedish Foreign Minister: "I think a new focus on the economic development of Afghanistan and the regional integration. This is one of the least integrated regions in the global economy and we know from other parts of the world - Europe - that integration brings huge economic and political benefits, so we are trying to do the same in that region as well." 9. Mid of delegates leaving the Palazzo della Regione, venue of talks 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Antonio Maria Costa, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime: (Commenting on US government shift on drug eradication) "I am very much in favour of this shift. Already a year ago and even more so, two years ago, we published a report in which we said the eradication, the way it was done in 2007 and 2008 was not adequate. Just a few thousand hectares were eradicated, a fraction of the cultivation. This year about 6500 hectares were eradicated that is definitely too little, at too high cost. We need to indeed shift and change the attitude regarding it." GOVERNMENT POOL 11. Wide shot Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini addressing final news conference 12. SOUNDBITE: (Italian) Franco Frattini, Italian Foreign Minister: "Certainly Afghanistan continues to be an area of concern. A country that merits our help and support, a country that needs to be helped and encouraged to multiply the efforts that it is already honestly making and are being noticed. Certainly the success of Pakistan will bring success to Afghanistan and vice versa." 13. Journalists 14. Wide of news conference STORYLINE: The United States on Saturday announced a new drug policy for opium-rich Afghanistan, saying it was phasing out funding for eradication efforts while significantly increasing its funding for alternate crop and drug interdiction efforts. The announcement came as foreign ministers of the Group of Eight industrialised nations prepared for a second day of talks in the Italian city of Trieste on the stabilisation of Afghanistan Speaking at the end of the talks the European Union's foreign policy chief Javier Solana said "a lot" had been accomplished, particularly with regard to preparations for Afghanistan's upcoming elections. "If the elections are credible, and I hope they will be credible and everybody is going to make an effort in that direction, the day after will be very important and a new page has to begin to be written in Afghanistan." President Hamid Karzai is the favourite in the August 20 vote in Afghanistan. On the fight against drugs the US envoy for Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke, said that eradication programmes weren't working and were only driving farmers into the hands of the Taliban. The G-8 ministers "strongly appreciated" the US shift, which also includes an increase in annual US funding for agricultural development from a few million dollars to a few hundred million dollars, said Foreign Minister Franco Frattini of Italy, the current G-8 president. The shift was also welcomed by Antonio Maria Costa, the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. "We published a report in which we said the eradication, the way it was done in 2007 and 2008 was not adequate," said Costa. "This year about 6500 hectares were eradicated that is definitely too little, at too high cost. We need to indeed shift and change the attitude regarding it. Afghanistan is the world's leading source of opium, cultivating 93 percent of the world's heroin-producing crop. The United Nations has estimated the Taliban and other Afghan militants made 50 (m) million US dollars to 70 (m) million US dollars of last year's opium and heroin trade. The UN drug office said in a report this week that opium cultivation dropped 19 percent last year, but was still concentrated in southern provinces where the Taliban insurgency is strongest. Agriculture was among the issues taken up at the G-8 meeting on Afghanistan on Saturday, with participants saying in their final statement that agricultural development was "key to the future of Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as other countries in the region." It called for expanded international cooperation in agriculture to boost employment and incomes and provide farmers with alternatives to poppy production. Ministers also urged greater cooperation among countries in the region to promote stability. "This is one of the least integrated regions in the global economy and we know from other parts of the world - Europe - that integration brings huge economic and political benefits, so we are trying to do the same in that region as well," said Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt. Frattini, in a final news briefing, noted that Afghanistan was a country that need to be "helped and encouraged to multiply the efforts that it is already honestly making and are being noticed." He added that successful efforts in tackling security threats in neighbouring Pakistan would in turn benefit Afghanistan. Foreign Ministers from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and members of the Arab league took part in the discussions in Trieste. The shift in US policy follows a steady decrease in the number of hectares (acres) destroyed by eradication programmes. According to the UN report, opium poppy eradication reached a high in 2003, after the Taliban were ousted from power, with over 21,000 hectares (51,900 acres) eradicated. In 2008, only 5,480 hectares (13,500 acres) were cut down compared with 19,047 hectares (47,000 acres) in 2007. Costa said Afghan opium would kill 100-thousand people this year in the parts of world where demand for heroin is highest: Europe, Russia and West Asia. To fight it, he said major powers had to expand their counter-drug efforts to Pakistan as well as Iran, where half the 7,000 tons of exported Afghan opium transits, "causing the highest addiction rate in the world." Iran had been invited to attend the G-8 meeting on Afghanistan, because anti-drug efforts in Afghanistan have been identified as a key area where the United States and Iran can work together - part of President Barack Obama's outreach effort. But Italy withdrew the invitation after Iran failed to respond and after its bloody post-election crackdown on protesters, which has sparked international condemnation. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 06-27-09 1001EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1330: ++Germany Jackson Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:++Germany Jackson- NEW Tributes to King of Pop at annual Gay Pride parade LENGTH: 02:01 FIRST RUN: 1330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: German/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 611065 DATELINE: Berlin - 27 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:01 SHOTLIST 1. Wide of Kurfuerstendamm (main street) in Berlin, Christopher Street Day (CSD) parade on the move 2. Close of party bus with sign reading (English) "Berlin, CSD Parade '09" 3. Close of the costumed CSD parade participant, tilt up 4. Wide of crowd 5. Revellers dressed in alien costumes 6. Reveller in "mourning" costume, holding Michael Jackson photo 7. Costumed reveller 8. Wide of party truck passing by 9. Close of the top of the truck with people dancing 10. Costumed revellers 11. SOUNDBITE (German) Vox pops, Revellers, no names given: "Of course we mourn, that is why we're in black or white today, that is our memorial outfit for Michael." "I've done my nose, she did her lips, normally we're all in black?but this is a completely different event here." "Michael we love you." 12. Wide of truck carrying the Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, passing by 13. SOUNDBITE (German) Holger Look, Parade participant: "He excited millions of people and whatever is said about his private life, it is all a bit foggy, but he was simply a genius" 14. Wide of the parade STORYLINE Thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender revellers gathered in Berlin on Saturday for the annual Christopher Street Day parade. Although the event was not dominated by the death of Michael Jackson, many participants paid tribute to the singer whose death led to a global outpouring of grief. "He excited millions and whatever is said about his private life...he was simply a genius," said one fan. Revellers wore a variety of costumes, including one reveller who chose to dress in a black "mourning" costume, carrying a photograph of the King of Pop. Almost 50 party trucks joined the parade route through the heart of the German capital. They were expected to end at the landmark Column of Victory later in the day. The gay pride parade is held each year in honour of the first uprising of homosexuals and other minorities against police assaults that took place in New York's Christopher Street, in Greenwich Village, on 27 June 1969. This protest eventually led to further demonstrations, calling for the rights of homosexuals and transsexuals. The first Christopher Street Day parade in Germany took place in 1979 in Berlin. 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APTN APEX 06-27-09 1002EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1330: +France Camp 2 Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:+France Camp 2- WRAP Protest in support of illegal immigrants ADDS more LENGTH: 02:09 FIRST RUN: 1330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: French/English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 611067 DATELINE: Calais - 27 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:09 SHOTLIST: (FIRST RUN 0930 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 27 JUNE 2009) 1. Demonstrators marching 2. Various of demonstrators marching, banging drums 3. Police helicopter flying overhead 4. Demonstrators standing in street, pan to riot police line 5. Various of riot police and demonstrators ++NEW (FIRST RUN 1330 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 27 JUNE 2009) 6. Various of demonstrators marching and holding banners 7. SOUNDBITE: (French) Catherine Lebrun, Protester: "Free movement of foreigners, closing of detention centres, and all the immigrants to get papers. Those are the three main reasons that mobilised us today, for the rights of the immigrants." 8. Demonstration marching, holding banner, reading (English) "Free all migration prisoners" 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Stefan, Protester: "Our message is obviously no borders, we want a world without states, a world where people can move freely, where your place of birth shouldn't determine where you go and what upbringing you get." 10. Wide of demonstrators chanting 11. Mid of riot police 12. Demonstrators walking in front of riot police STORYLINE: Hundreds of protesters marched in the French port of Calais on Saturday to demonstrate against the treatment of migrants by the authorities. Since the closure of the Sangatte camp in Calais, many migrants looking to reach the UK have been forced to take shelter in the forests and streets surrounding Calais. Sangatte was closed in 2002 in a bid to stem the flow of illegal immigrants crossing the Channel into the UK. The protesters from both the UK and France argue that the migrants should be allowed to enter the UK and that restrictions on their movements should be lifted. "Free movement of foreigners, closing of detention centres, and all the immigrants to get papers. Those are the three main reasons that mobilised us today," protester Catherine Lebrun said. Riot police were out in force and police vehicles blocked the street. The protest was organised by an umbrella organisation calling itself No Borders. According to its web site, No Borders is a network of groups demanding freedom of movement for all and an end to all migration controls. 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