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The Rundown -- September 2

RFE/RL in the Media
# Luke Johnson appears on the Bill Press Show (1:40)
# Read Tom Balmforth in the "Guardian" on the pain of living after surviving the Beslan school siege
# YahooNews uses RFE/RL video from protest outside Pakistan state television
# British oil industrialist accuses of BP of spurning its role in North Sea in favor of championing Russia
# "Putin's Bait and Switch" - Ian Bateson, Russia
# U.S P.R. Firm's "fine line" in representing Russia
# Russia confirms all five geckos died on space mission
# Ukraine military shifts to defense to prevent further gains
# In first Minsk meeting, Ukraine separatists ask for autonomy, not independence
# The foreign fighters in Ukraine's war
# "Ukraine—The Way Out" - Anatol Lieven, "New York Review of Books"
# Ukrainian Facebook users being attacked by Kremlin bots
Eastern Europe
# Appeal by Polish intellectuals to the citizens and governments of Europe
# "In Search of a Strategy" - Steve Coll, "New Yorker"
# UN says acts of inhumanity on "unimaginable scale"
# Iran-Iraq conflict remembered through the lives of widows
# Rohani urges clerics to tolerate Internet
# Afghanistan’s election stalemate "casts shadow" on NATO summit
# Taliban near control of Kunduz
# "Decaying Guantanamo Defies Closing Plans" - Charlie Savage, "New York Times"
# First China industrial park to be built in Pakistan
# Pakistan state tv stormed
Central Asia
# "How Sanctions Will Strengthen Putin's Regional Clout" - Nate Schenkkan, "Foreign Affairs"
# Azerbaijan reportedly buying Israeli coast guard vessels
Of Interest
# Say hello to men who hate NSA spying but love invading the privacy of women
# Protecting your photos from hackers