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The Rundown -- June 4


RFE/RL in the Media

# Greta Van Susteren picks up Golnaz Esfandiari's story on Iranian smear campaign against woman activist
# "Moscow Times" cites RFE/RL Ukrainian Service in quoting Ukrainian official denying aircraft use in Luhansk administration explosion
# IWPR cites RFE/RL Balkans Services reporting on flooding
Ukraine
# Ukraine rejects calls for ethnic-Hungarian autonomy
# OSCE says rockets from aircraft hit Luhansk state administration building
# LGBT community suffers under separatist rule
# Cyber-criminals on the run in Ukraine and Russia
# Foreign Policy polls scholars on next moves in Ukraine
Russia
# Russia intercepted U.S. jet in April
# "How Russia is Misreading Asia" - Alexander Gabuev, Carnegie
# "Should Putin be Invited to Normandy?" - David Frum, "The Atlantic"
# Three ways the Russian government plans to police the web
Eastern Europe
# Moldova's Jews torn between revival and emigration
# Romania, wary of Russia, seeks embrace of west
# Is Belarus really seeking to bring back serfdom?
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Jesuit director kidnapped in Afghanistan
# An office cleaner on ending the war in Afghanistan
# Altaf Hussain arrest in London sparks riots in Karachi
# "Life as a Slave in Pakistan" - Global Post
Iran
# Iran's reactor fuel demand emerging as sticking point in talks
# Zarif says he won't be visiting Saudi Arabia despite reported invite
# Iran's students to have access to U.S. online courses
# Spectacular photos of life in Iran
Central Asia
# Uzbekistan's Karakalpak separatists urge World Bank to reconsider aid
# Manas air base formally closes
# Turkey and Turkmenistan expand energy cooperation
Balkans
# Floods unearth mass grave in Bosnia
Of Interest
# Bill Clinton was not happy when Qatar won the World Cup
# Adding a WhatsApp share button to your mobile site
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