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The Rundown - May 4

RFE/RL In The Media
# Congressman Howard Berman, the BBC, Human Rights Watch, and, report on media freedom in Azerbaijan ahead of the Eurovision song contest
# Former Radio Liberty journalist Mark Deutsch has died

International Press Review

# Explosions in Dagestan killed at least 12
# Russian Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov says Russia may attack planned missile shield installations

RFE/RL Broadcast Region
# "Marshal Tito in Queens" - Kenan Trebincevic, "The New York Times"
# The ICG reports on India-Pakistan relations
# "Spiegel" reports on the EURO 2012 football championships
# RFE/RL investigates rights to a gold mining operation in Azerbaijan
# An interview with Iraqi-born novelist Sinan Antoon

Of Interest
# All of the bin Laden letters in one file (NYT overview)
# Japan is set to shut down its last nuclear reactor
# "The Spy Who Came in From the Code" - Matthieu Aikins, "CJR"
# Is ours just one universe among many?

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Chen Guangcheng called into a Congressional hearing
# "Politicizing the Drone Debate" - David Ignatius, "The Washington Post"
# Steve Coll on how ExxonMobil became a global power