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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Jan. 14i
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January 14, 2014
A chess grandmaster is laid to rest in Azerbaijan, Pakistan celebrates the Prophet Muhammad's birthday, Moldovans rally for media freedom, plus stories from Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan in this roundup of news from the countries covered by RFE/RL.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Jan. 14

RFE/RL in the Media

# David Satter visa rejection covered across international media: Interview on CNNWashington PostThe GuardianForbes opinion
# Satter op-ed in "Wall Street Journal
 
Middle East
# Palestinians starving to death in Syria 
# Egypt and Tunisia vote on constitutions 
# Egypt sets sights on Hamas 
 
Iran
# U.S. Defense contractor caught allegedly trying to smuggle F-35 blueprints to Iran 
# Rohani tweets that world "surrendered to Iranian nation's will
# "An Iran Hawk's Case Against New Iran Sanctions" - Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg 
# "New York Times" and "Washington Post" run editorials against new Iran sanctions 
# What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Making a Deal With Iran 
How far will Iran go to work with "the great Satan?" 
 
Iraq
# Gates says Al-Qaeda in Iraq has seized on anti-Sunni Maliki 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Afghanistan picks woman for senior police role 
# Life as "the most honest man in Afghanistan" is not well paid 
# "Pakistani Cinema’s New Wave" - Binah Shah, "New York Times" 
# Pakistani school to be renamed for teen who died in attack 
# Infanticide on the rise in Pakistan 
 
Russia
# Russia's troubled torch relay 
# Facebook to share user data with Yandex 
# Fifty-seven percent of Russians regret Soviet breakup, according to poll 
 
Eastern Europe
# Ukrainian protesters hire PR company to boost image in Russia 
 
Caucasus
# Azerbaijan honors chess grandmaster after untimely death 
 
Central Asia
# Kazakhstan parliament considers sanctions against "lesbianism" 
 
Of Interest
# "Sun Times" to test bitcoin paywall 
# Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has a manifesto 
# Anna Chapman's new clothing line 
 

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