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The Rundown -- September 3

RFE/RL in the Media
# YahooNews uses RFE/RL video of protests in Islamabad
# "The Dying Russians" - Masha Gessen, "New York Review of Books"
# "Call Putin’s Bluff – He Will Not Cut Off Europe’s Gas" - Matthew Bryza, "Financial Times"
# "Finland's Lesson for Ukraine" - Rene Nyberg, "New York Times"
# Ukrainian TV producer accuses RT of being responsible for thousands of deaths live on RT
# In abandoned SE Ukraine, a "journey through no-man's land"
# NATO to conduct military exercises in western Ukraine
# The unlikely success of the "Kyiv Post"
# "It's a War, Stupid!" - Gary Kasparov, "Time"
Eastern Europe
# Belarusian man sues three news agencies for use of the term Belorussia
# Dexter Filkins on the death of Steven Sotloff
# IS militants apparently released video accidentally
# An American in IS's "retweet army"
# "What ISIS's Leader Really Wants" - Graeme Wood, "New Republic"
# Meet the IS truthers
# A Christian prisoner in Iran
# Iran says it has disrupted foreign plots to recruit people associated with its nuclear program
# 3g and 4g now working in Iran
# Taliban addresses NATO, saying ready to play "central role" in Afghanistan
# Afghan militant group fighters may join IS militants
# How fighting in Pakistan affects the war against Polio
# Khan colleague says he's plotting with military to oust the government
Central Asia
# Uzbekistan celebrates independence day with most of its borders closed
# Putin approves Armenia joining customs union
Of Interest
# Facebook "report" button increasingly being used to repress