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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Feb. 12i
February 12, 2014
Pakistanis take to the streets after members of an anti-Taliban militia are killed, Kazakhs protest their currency devaluation, and a UN official says millions of Afghans need urgent humanitarian aid in this roundup of news from countries covered by RFE/RL.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Feb. 12

RFE/RL in the Media
OnIslam cites RFE/RL's coverage of Fatwa in Kyrgyzstan against homosexuality 
# "Wall Street Journal" cites RFE/RL's reporting on Ukraine NGO's condemnation of corruption allegation against it 
# Sochi critic handed three year prison sentence 
# Russia bans alcohol near Sochi events 
# Stephen Cohen says western media has Russia wrong 
# "In Sochi, Don't Mention the Word 'Caucasus' - Thomas de Waal, Carnegie  
# Sisi in Moscow to discuss defense deals 
# Ukraine acting PM wants streets cleared by next week 
# Judge who sentenced activists shot and killed 
# Infographic: Yanukovych's son tops government contract winners 
Eastern Europe
# Israeli ambassador to Belarus calls "political prisoners" "criminals"  
# Moldova leads CIS countries in press freedom index
Middle East
# "Amid the Debris of Holms, A Guerilla is Born" - Rick Gladstone, "New York Times" 
# How Obama's Iran goals influence Syria policy  
# "‘Democracy or Peace’ Formula is a False Choice for Arab States" - Michael Young, "The National" 
# Deal with Iran possible with "political will" - "The Guardian" 
Abortion on the rise in Iran 
# Iran's economy improving amid nuclear talks 
# American POW shown by Taliban as negotiation volley
# Afghanistan to release 65 more prisoners against U.S. wishes 
# Afghanistan halts suspected reconstruction of ancient Buddhas 
# Pakistani judge reopens 2012 "honor killing" case 
Central Asia
# Major Kazakhstan oil project expected to resume 
# Kazakhstan's Central Bank governor says Kazakhs should appreciate their standard of living 
Russian "tourist" part of Tajik opening ceremony contingent 
# Emin Milli profiled in Foreign Policy 
# "Azerbaijan and the West´s Rapprochement with Iran" - Richard Kauzlarich, Eurasianet 
# Bosnia mines still kill, 20 years later 
# Macedonia sends professional soldier-skier to Sochi 
Of Interest
# GoPro camera falls into a pigpen 
# Social networks are the homepage for news 
# Twitter testing profile redesign that looks like Facebook 

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