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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Jan. 22i
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January 22, 2014
Clashes in Ukraine turn deadly, Pakistanis mourn victims of a suicide bombing, and Kyrgyz protesters object to joining the Russian-led Customs Union. Plus stories from Russia and Afghanistan in this roundup of news from RFE/RL's broadcast countries.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Jan. 22

RFE/RL in the Media
 
Poynter  and L'Express (French) cover beatings of RFE/RL Ukrainian Service journalists 
# "New York Times" uses RFE/RL tweet to cover text message mystery 
UPI cites RFE/RL coverage of protests 
RIA Novosti cites RFE/RL in story on a detained lawyer 
 
Ukraine
# At least three are dead in Kyiv as opposition issues ultimatum 
# Events in Ukraine have been live-streamed for two months 
# Reddit- Explain it To Me Like I'm Five -- "Why are People Protesting in Ukraine
# "Financial Times" profiles those who have been radicalized in Maidan 
 
Eastern Europe
# Europe accused of "whitewash" of Belarus rights violations 
 
Russia
# U.S. offers Russia security assistance  
# "The West Must Break Ukraine Free From Mr. Putin's Grasp" - "Washington Post" editorial 
# Elton John, back from Russia, condemns its anti-gay laws 
 
Iran
# Zarif: We did not agree to dismantle anything (video) 
# "Iran Resorts to Hanging in Public to Cut Crime" - Thomas Erdbrink, "New York Times" 
# Iran oil sales rise amid easing sanctions pressure 
# Rohani says Iran and the U.S. can be friends 
# "Iran: A Good Deal Now in Danger" - Jessica Mathews, "New York Review of Books" 
# What happens when the Zionist entity parks next to the existential threat? 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Bill Gates worried about polio violence 
# Pentagon and White House at odds over Afghanistan 
# A defense of Obama's Afghanistan ambivalence 
# Man whose father died in drone strike fails in case against British government  
 
Central Asia
33 Uzbek jihadists said to be killed in Afghan strike 
# Uzbekistan criminalizes terrorist training 
New report on Uzbekistan cotton harvest 
 
Of Interest
# Trove is a treasure for news junkies 

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