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The Rundown -- May 21


RFE/RL in the Media
# Golnaz Esfandiari named as "Guardian" "ten people to follow" on Iran and quoted in the "New York Times" on Iranians detained for making "Happy" video
# NPR affiliate quotes Liz Fuller on rumors of Chechen fighters in Ukraine
# "New York Times" says international broadcasting bill "drawing intense debate"
Ukraine
# In the east, Ukraine minorities worry
# Poll shows Poroshenko winning in first round
# Julia Ioffe and Franklin Foer interview the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine
# Buzzfeed profiles Graham Phillips
# Ukraine is now detaining journalists too
Russia
# No gas deal with China yet
# U.S. adds names to Magnitsky List
# Medvedev says U.S. and Russia are "slowly but surely" approaching a new Cold War
# An op-ed and a news feature in "New York Times" on Europe's far-right working with Russia
Eastern Europe
Iran
# Iran arrests eight for "Happy" video
# Khamenei says Iran needs more marriages and babies
# Baha'i leaders mark six years in jail
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Abdullah promises to heal rift with west
# "Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan: An Enduring Threat " - Thomas Joscelyn, Long War Journal
# Pakistan invites Modi to Islamabad
# Twitter restricts content in Pakistan for the first time
# Pakistan Taliban kidnap Chinese tourist
Balkans
# Land-mine risk in Balkans from flooding
# "Bosnia's Other Calamity" - Edward Joseph and Srecko Latal, "New York Times"
# Eighteen detained after riots in Skopje
Central Asia
# Turkmenistan activist's family barred from travel abroad
# Where are Bishkek's liberal credentials going?
Of Interest
# Seventy-five percent of French Jews mull emigration
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