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The Rundown -- January 24

RFE/RL in the Media

# Khadija Ismayilova, of RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service, featured in OZY magazine
# Al Jazeera mentions David Satter visa ban in story about Russia intimidating journalists
# RIA Novosti cites RFE/RL on death of Azerbaijani gay rights activist
# RFE/RL coverage of Euromaidan cited by BBC, NBC, Vice and Gulf News
# Truce reached by opposition leaders and Yanukovych, but protesters react angrily
# Protesters storm offices in regional cities
Middle East
# Could Assad use Geneva II to bolster regime?
# Why is Twitter so big in Saudi Arabia?
# "Erdogan for the Win" - Steven Cook, CFR
# State TV shows musical instruments, breaking three decade taboo
# Rohani says his "friends" tweet for him
# New push to free American marine imprisoned in Iran
# U.S. Treasury Secretary warns firms against engagement with Iran
# Afghanistan can use a "strong dose of moral optimism"
# Brookings Podcast: How bin Laden escaped Afghanistan
# Who is killing Afghan Taliban in Pakistan?
# Pakistan bans gold imports to curb smuggling
# "This is Danny Pearl's Final Story" - Asra Nomani, "Washingtonian"
# Russia Supreme Court frees Lebedev
# Putin does not deliberately pose with his shirt off
# Russia to start fingerprinting foreign visitors
# Fifty-four percent of Russians say the U.S. is the world's greatest threat; McFaul reacts
Central Asia
# Kazakhstan lawmakers debate bride-napping
# Lawmakers in Kazakhstan also discuss ending the death penalty
# Online petition to stop torture spreads in Tajikistan
# Eleven gunmen dead in shootout on Kyrgyz-Chinese border
# Amid increasing tensions Armenia and Azerbaijan ministers agree to meet
# Armenia approves Customs Union roadmap
Of Interest
# AP fires Pulitzer-prize winning photographer for photoshopping