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The Rundown -- February 12


RFE/RL in the Media

# Eurasianet reports RFE/RL Kazakh service social media editor detained in Kazakhstan
# Eurasianet picks up story by Uzbek Service's Mekhribon Bekieva on a girl growing up with HIV
# ohmidog! cites RFE/RL coverage of Sochi dog culling
Russia
# Rodnina says she doesn't understand why people were offended by the banana picture
# Russian oligarch funds shelter for stray dogs of Sochi; a night of dog-rescue smuggling
# Do Americans "hate on Russia" too much?
# Russia attacks Britain's Channel 4 over airing of gay rights film
# Gorbachev stands up to "Daily Show"
Eastern Europe
Iran
# The poet Iran executed and what it says about the regime
# Leaflets criticizing nuclear deal handed out at 35th anniversary celebration
# "Iran Must Embrace Religious Pluralism" - Camelia Entekhabifard, "New York Times"
# Reformist resigns as head of cultural heritage organization
# Iran becoming destination for medical tourists
Iraq
# Iraq to randomly inspect Syria-bound planes from Iran
# An instructor teaching Iraqi militants accidentally sets off car-bomb, killing 21 trainees
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Kabul has first polio case in 13 years
# "Pakistan: Where Conspiracy Theories Cost a Child's Life" - Mariya Karimjee, Global Post
# Pakistani Taliban talks conclude
Balkans
# Bosnia unrest puts spotlight on peace accords
# Social media users capture protests
# Nine Serbs convicted for Kosovo massacre
Central Asia
# Kazakhstan devalues currency amid outflows
# Turkmenistan president orders his predecessor off of some state awards
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