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The Rundown -- March 12


RFE/RL in the Media

# BBC publishes RFE/RL Belarusian Service report on a man investigated for a "blog" written on a fence outside his home
# Natalia Churikova of RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service interviewed on Czech Aktualne TV
# Global Voices cites Golnaz Esfandiari's participation in the Iran Cyber Dialogue conference
# Guardian publishes Bruce Pannier's rundown of Nazarbayev's snap elections
# Washington Post editorial quotes Brian Whitmore on possible Kadyrov connection to Nemtsov killing
Ukraine
# U.S. to send Ukraine drones and more aid
# Azov Battalion fighter says "no more than half" his comrades are Nazis; another says just 10 to 20 percent
# Spy games "sabotaging" Ukraine's intelligence agency
# "Russia and Ukraine: Pressure Points Loom" - Catherine Boyle, CNBC
Russia
# Rumors that Putin is ill
# Suspicions that Nemtsov confession made under duress
# Ketchum quits Russia
# "Russia Is Hacking Your News Feed" - Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg
Iraq/Syria
# Iraq's newest conflict rescues rusting tanks from scrapheap
# U.S.-trained forces investigated for war crimes (graphic images in ABC report)
# How IS uses Twitter to recruit women
Iran
# Saudi foreign minister says "Iran is taking over" Iraq
# Saudi nuclear deal raises stakes for talks
# People still pretty upset over Iran letter
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Probe into rare Kabul mosque shooting
# Pakistan paramilitary force raids headquarters of MQM
Caucasus
# Armenia confirms participation in Euro Games in Azerbaijan
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