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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Feb. 11i
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February 11, 2014
A Pakistani cinema is bombed, and Kazakhstan devalues its currency in this roundup of news from countries covered by RFE/RL.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Feb. 11

RFE/RL in the Media

Eurasianet reports RFE/RL Kazakh service social media editor detained in Kazakhstan 
Eurasianet picks up story by Uzbek Service's  Mekhribon Bekieva on a girl growing up with HIV 
ohmidog! cites RFE/RL coverage of Sochi dog culling 
 
Russia
# Rodnina says she doesn't understand why people were offended by the banana picture 
# Russian oligarch funds shelter for stray dogs of Sochi; a night of dog-rescue smuggling 
# Do Americans "hate on Russia" too much? 
# Russia attacks Britain's Channel 4 over airing of gay rights film 
# Gorbachev stands up to "Daily Show" 
 
Eastern Europe
 
Iran
# The poet Iran executed and what it says about the regime 
Leaflets criticizing nuclear deal handed out at 35th anniversary celebration 
# "Iran Must Embrace Religious Pluralism" - Camelia Entekhabifard, "New York Times" 
# Reformist resigns as head of cultural heritage organization 
# Iran becoming destination for medical tourists 
 
Iraq
# Iraq to randomly inspect Syria-bound planes from Iran 
# An instructor teaching Iraqi militants accidentally sets off car-bomb, killing 21 trainees 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Kabul has first polio case in 13 years
# "Pakistan: Where Conspiracy Theories Cost a Child's Life" - Mariya Karimjee, Global Post 
# Pakistani Taliban talks conclude 
 
Balkans
# Bosnia unrest puts spotlight on peace accords 
# Social media users capture protests 
# Nine Serbs convicted for Kosovo massacre 
 
Central Asia
# Kazakhstan devalues currency amid outflows  
# Turkmenistan president orders his predecessor off of some state awards 

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