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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Jan. 23i
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January 23, 2014
Burning barricades in Kyiv, a funeral for an Azerbaijani gay-rights activist, and the early release of a Russian oligarch. Plus stories from Pakistan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Afghanistan in this roundup of news from RFE/RL broadcast countries.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Jan. 23

RFE/RL in the Media

# Khadija Ismayilova, of RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service, featured in OZY magazine 
Al Jazeera mentions David Satter visa ban in story about Russia intimidating journalists 
RIA Novosti cites RFE/RL on death of Azerbaijani gay rights activist 
# RFE/RL coverage of Euromaidan cited by BBCNBCVice and Gulf News 
 
Ukraine
Truce reached by opposition leaders and Yanukovych, but protesters react angrily 
# Protesters storm offices in regional cities 
 
Middle East
# Could Assad use Geneva II to bolster regime
# Why is Twitter so big in Saudi Arabia?
# "Erdogan for the Win" - Steven Cook, CFR 
 
Iran
# State TV shows musical instruments, breaking three decade taboo 
# Rohani says his "friends" tweet for him 
# New push to free American marine imprisoned in Iran 
# U.S. Treasury Secretary warns firms against engagement with Iran 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Afghanistan can use a "strong dose of moral optimism
# Brookings Podcast: How bin Laden escaped Afghanistan 
# Who is killing Afghan Taliban in Pakistan? 
# Pakistan bans gold imports to curb smuggling 
# "This is Danny Pearl's Final Story" - Asra Nomani, "Washingtonian" 
 
Russia 
# Russia Supreme Court frees Lebedev 
# Putin does not deliberately pose with his shirt off 
# Russia to start fingerprinting foreign visitors 
# Fifty-four percent of Russians say the U.S. is the world's greatest threat; McFaul reacts
 
Central Asia
# Kazakhstan lawmakers debate bride-napping 
# Lawmakers in Kazakhstan also discuss ending the death penalty  
# Online petition to stop torture spreads in Tajikistan  
# Eleven gunmen dead in shootout on Kyrgyz-Chinese border 
 
Caucasus
# Amid increasing tensions Armenia and Azerbaijan ministers agree to meet 
# Armenia approves Customs Union roadmap 
 
Of Interest
# AP fires Pulitzer-prize winning photographer for photoshopping 

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