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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Jan. 28i
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January 28, 2014
Crimean Tatars rally in support of Kyiv demonstrators, Kosovo students speak up against university corruption, Georgian environmentalists protest construction in a Tbilisi park, and stories from Iraq, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Pakistan in this roundup of news from the countries covered by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Jan. 28

RFE/RL in the Media

# "The Atlantic" cites Daisy Sindelar's year-ender on "the year LGBT rights went global" 
# Design and Trend cites Tom Balmforth report on Steven Seagal's praise for Putin and the FSB 
Dawn uses photo of Afghanistan protest against Pakistan 
Belfast Telegraph uses RFE/RL Ukrainian Service video of protesters blocking Justice Ministry 
 
Ukraine
# Will Russia cut off financial aidNot yet
# "In Ukraine, Death and Protest Come With a History" - Will Englund, "Washington Post" 
# "The Failing Ukrainian State" - Vladimir Rzyhkov, "Moscow Times" 
# "To Understand the Ukrainian Protests Look to Russia" - Leonid Ragozin, "New Republic"  
 
Russia
# In curtailed EU-Russia Summit, Putin is not offered dinner 
# Russian journalists can't stop dreaming about Putin
# Russia's massive Olympic surveillance effort 
# Coco-Cola Sochi promo bans "gay
# "Putin's Imperial Project Threatens European Values" - James Sherr, "Financial Times" 
# Dozhd TV may lose access to cable TV 
 
Eastern Europe
# Finnish media companies reject Belarus visa restrictions against covering non hockey-related stories 
# Can Moldova stay on the road to Europe? 
 
Middle East
# Syria talks are not going very well 
# "Turkey: The Fakir vs. the Pharaoh" - Christopher de Bellaigue, "New York Review of Books" 
# Obama's State of the Union leaves many Middle East questions "unanswered
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# More than half of Afghan army is illiterate, according to an Inspector General report 
# Afghanistan withdrawal will be the most complicated logistics operation since WWII  
# Karzai believes U.S. is behind some insurgent attacks, including the attack on a Lebanese restaurant 
# Pakistan Taliban "back on the offensive
# Country "on war footing
 
Iran
# Iranian lawmakers to visit UK 
# "Iran, OPEC and the Future Price of Oil" - Bill Schaller, Brandeis 
# Erdogan leading Turkey-Iran trade mission in Tehran 
# Would Iran sacrifice Assad for detente with the West? 
# Iran and Iraq's "oil revolution" to challenge Saudi Arabia 
# Iranian teacher -- and then class -- shaves head to stop bullying 
 
Central Asia
# In Tajikistan, manuscripts that "offend the Tajik people
# Population of endangered antelope in Kazakhstan has doubled over the last two years, according to environment minister 
# Uzbekistan bans private security agencies 
 
Balkans
# Mladic refuses to testify for Karadzic at Hague; calls court Satanic; forgets dentures 
# Kosovo Roma family refused return to France 
 
Of Interest
# Google autocomplete map of EuropeMiddle East  

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