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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Jan. 27i
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January 27, 2014
Protesters occupy the Justice Ministry in Ukraine, Russians commemorate the Siege of Leningrad, Georgia marks Holocaust Remembrance Day, plus stories from Kazakhstan and Pakistan in this roundup of news from the countries covered by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Jan. 27

RFE/RL in the Media

# Part 2 of Radio Prague interview with RFE/RL President and CEO Kevin Klose 
Yahoo News uses RFE/RL Ukrainian Service video of protesters reinforcing barricades 
# RFE/RL Ukrainian Service coverage of protester who was abused by police cited by Foreign Policy 
# RFE/RL cited by "Toronto Star" in story about Lech Walesa 
CPJ cites RFE/RL Russian Service as one of a small number of outlets reporting about people evicted from their homes in Sochi 
 
Ukraine
# Yanukovych offers to scrap anti-protest law 
# "Ukraine's Public Enemy Number One: The Police" - Erica Marat, Foreign Policy 
# Can Ukraine escape Putin
 
Russia
# Aleksei Navalny unveils Sochi corruption report 
# Sochi mayor: There are no gays here 
# Torch arrives in Dagestan 
# In Russia, bitcoins could be a crime 
# Envious of Ukraine, Russians have their own satirical map 
 
Iran
# "How to Solve Obama's Iran Dilemma" - Dennis Ross, Politico 
# Iran releases Basij-backed "rights report" critical of the U.S. 
# Next round of Iran talks to be held in New York 
# "Don't Undermine the Iran Deal" - Carl Levin and Angus King, "New York Times" 
 
Iraq 
# Executions by the hundreds 
# U.S. plans to sell 24 apache helicopters to Iraq 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Afghanistan frees 37 prisoners, despite U.S. objections 
# Afghanistan exit puts U.S. drone program in peril 
# Afghanistan's most controversial actress 
# Pakistan warns Taliban may be planning attacks in the country's north 
# The doctor at the heart of U.S-Pakistan rift
# Minorities complain of discrimination in Pakistan 
 
Caucasus
# South Korean news outlet claims Armenian president had $187,000 facial in Gangnam district 
# Woman's "exorcism" becomes a sensation in Azerbaijan 
 
Balkans
# EU arrests "moderate" Kosovo Serb leader in wartime probe 
 
Of Interest 
# There is no Sochi double-toilet; there is not a ship full of cannibal rats 
# Facebook is seeking editors for its news app 

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