Monday, September 22, 2014


Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown -- August 6

RFE/RL in the Media
# Golnaz Esfandiari's reporting on an anti-Ahmadinejad chant cited in "The Washington Post
# Read Abubakar Siddique in "The Atlantic" on Pakistani activists attempting to get rid of toy guns 
# Eurasianet reports on the continuing harassment of RFE/RL Azerbaijani correspondent Khadija Ismayilova 
 
Middle East
# Egypt ends jail terms for insulting the president 
# "In a West Bank Culture of Conflict, Boys Wield the Weapon at Hand" - Jodi Rudoren, "The New York Times" 
# "The Feminists of Zion" - Allison Kaplan Sommer and Dahlia Lithwick, "The New Republic" 
# At least 10, including journalists, sentenced to life in prison in Turkish coup plot 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Taliban willing to acknowledge mistake in denying girls' education, according to "The Washington Post" 
# "Second Guantanamo" in Afghanistan presents challenge for U.S. pullout 
# Pakistan's "Burka Avenger" set to be broadcast in 60 countries 
 
Russia
# Lady Gaga slams Russia on Twitter over antigay laws 
# Husband of opposition municipal deputy beaten up for "looking gay
# Kremlin booster Sergei Markov says Navalny "chosen by members of the anti-Putin elite who are linked to global oligarchy
# Four activists sentenced to 8-13 years in prison after "investigation" into Putin's summer dachas 
# Steven Pifer on Putin's shrinking importance in U.S. foreign policy 
 
Iran 
# Rohani pledges support to Assad 
# Iran arrests man on charges of spying for Israel 
 
Iraq
 
Eastern Europe
# Kyiv court agrees to extradite alleged extreme-right killer to Russia 
# Lukashenko "in his own words
 
Balkans
# "Tycoon's Trials Rivet Serbia, Land of Graft" - Dan Bilefsky, "The New York Times" 
 
Central Asia
# Appeal denied for jailed opposition leader, Vladimir Kozlov  
# "Complacency May Be Kazakhstan’s Biggest Nonproliferation Risk" - Rachel Oswald, Global Security Newswire 
 
Of Interest
# "Snowden and the Paranoid State" - Sarah Kendzior, Al-Jazeera 
Interview with Orhan Pamuk 
 

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