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The Rundown - May 2


RFE/RL In The Media
# The "LA Times" quotes RFE/RL's interview with Gary Samore on Iran
# "The New York Times" cites RFE/RL reporting in a feature on women's poetry in Afghanistan
# CPJ reports on the sentencing of Montenegrin journalist Petar Komnenic
# "The Huffington Post" links to RFE/RL's report on gay asylum seekers in Russia
# "Mediabistro"notes the passing of Armenian journalist Armen Dilanyan
# "Press TV" cites RFE/RL reporting on the destruction of mass graves in Afghanistan

International Press Review

Afghanistan
# Full text of President Obama's speech in Afghanistan
# The "BBC" reports on rogue elements in the Afghan security forces
# FIles seized at the bin Laden compound show cooperation between the Taliban and al-Qaeda

Pakistan
# "North Waziristan: a First-hand Account" - Khalid Munir, "Express Tribune"
# Saeed Shah on the Pakistan-U.S. relationship a year after the bin Laden raid
# Al-Qaeda has reportedly named Farman Ali Shinwari its head in Pakistan

Iran
# "Are the Mullahs Losing Their Grip?" - Jamsheed Choksy, "World Affairs Journal"
# An IRGC commander says Turkish children are at risk from a planned NATO missile shield

Of Interest
# "Bin Laden's Last Stand" - Toby Warrick, "The Washington Post"
# SSL sites may not be as secure as advertised
# Skyoe is investigating a tool that shows users' IP addresses

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The "AP" reports the U.S. is under-reporting attacks in Afghanistan
# "Frontline" reports on the causes and reactions to the financial crisis
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