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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Feb. 19i
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February 19, 2014
Unrest continues in Kyiv after a day of deadly clashes, Kyrgyz rally against the bloody crackdown in Ukraine, a new political party is launched in Pakistan's Peshawar, plus stories from Armenia, Russia, and Belarus in this roundup of news from the countries covered by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Feb. 19

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RFE/RL in the Media

# "New York Times" credits RFE/RL several times  for Ukraine coverage 
# "USA Today" and "Washington Post" cite RFE/RL Ukrainian Service interview with Yanukovych adviser 
# Video of "burning" Kyiv used by "Belfast Telegraph
# Brian Whitmore's "Power Vertical" podcast and blog cited by "Newsweek" and The Spectator for Ukraine and Russia analysis 
 
Ukraine
# Yanukovych and opposition agree on truce 
# "Guardian" op-ed says "fascists, oligarchs and western expansion" at heart of crisis 
# "Among the Conspiracy Theorists" - Peter Pomerantsev, "London Review of Books" 
# Ukraine "dependent" on Russia for debt obligations 
# Ukraine athletes in Sochi dealing with crisis at home 
 
Russia
# Western diplomat calls Russian money in Ukraine a "crack pipe
# Pussy Riot whipped by Cossacks 
# American-born athlete wins gold for Russia 
# Russia's dream of Olympic hockey ends; coach says he should be eaten alive 
 
Iran
# Diplomats agree to agenda and timetable for final Iran deal 
# U.S. portrayal of nuclear talks "rankles" Iran 
# Saving Iran's largest lake a priority for Rohani 
# "The Iran I saw — in 781 days in Evin Prison" - Josh Fattal, "LA Times" h
 
Iraq
# Al-Sadr, "out of politics," calls al-Maliki a tyrant 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Why are so many military translators still stuck in Afghanistan?
# A plurality of Americans now consider the Afghanistan war a mistake 
# Uncertain future for Afghanistan's Sikhs 
# On the relationship between Obama and Karzai 
# Hamid Karzai has a lot on his mind (photo)
# Over 100 Pakistani soldiers killed in last five months of Taliban fighting 
 
Caucasus
# For Azerbaijan government, Sochi is all about "being there
# Azerbaijan sees decrease in tobacco smuggling 
# Turkish FM says border with Armenia won't be reopened until Karabakh retreat 
 
Central Asia
# Kazakhstan central bank urges calm 
# Uzbekistan rejects allegations of religious persecution 
 
Of Interest
# Buzzfeed has quizzes and now everyone likes quizzes 
# What to do when your video is winning social media, but it’s a copy that’s getting the clicks
# Facebook to acquire WhatsApp for $16 billion 
# Map of journalists imprisoned by country 
 

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