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The Rundown -- April 25

RFE/RL Video Roundup - April 24i
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April 24, 2014
A shooting at a Kabul hospital leaves three U.S. citizens dead, Armenia marks the anniversary of the massacre of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey, and female school teachers in Pakistan protest harassment by officials, plus stories from Russia, the Czech Republic, and Kyrgyzstan.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - April 24

RFE/RL in the Media

Buzzfeed uses report by Golnaz Esfandiari on Iranians shaving their heads in support of prisoners
# Read Robert Coalson in Defense One on Moldova's east-west crisis
# In call to reform international broadcasting, Heritage criticizes RFE/RL corporate board structure 
 
Russia
# More war of words between Kerry and Lavrov
# Russia creates Edward Snowden Internet Media Award
# Chief editor of RT tweets "Ukraine R.I.P."
# Russia warns foreign firms that if they go they won't soon come back 
# "Is Russia Suffering From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?" - Sean Guillory, "The New Republic" 
# "Why Russia's Soft Internet Censorship Will Fail" - Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg
 
Ukraine
# "Moscow's War in Ukraine Relies on Local Assets" - Mark Galeotti, "Moscow Times"
# "New York Times" public editor criticizes story on Ukraine photos linked to Russia
# Who are the "brains" behind the separatist movement
# Pro-Russian protesters control biggest weapons cache in eastern Europe
 
Europe
# Does Moscow view Transdniester as a tool "for achieving other priorities" rather than as its next expansionary prize?
# "Eastern Europe Frets About NATO’s Ability to Curb Russia" - Steve Erlanger, "New York Times" 
 
Iraq
# Sistani appears to tacitly endorse al-Maliki's rival 
# U.S. may charge Blackwater guard for 2007 massacre
 
Iran
# U.S. protests Iran's election to UN NGO committee
# Iran to increase gasoline prices
# Rohani seeks to limit Revolutionary Guard's role in politics
# Students protest during conservative politician's speech
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Security guard kills three Americans at hospital in Kabul 
# Video: Militants increasingly attacking western civilian targets
# Can Afghanistan's democratic press survive?
# Pakistan "encouraged" by Indian frontrunner Modi
# Pakistan targets militant hideouts by Afghan border
 
Caucasus
Right of return for Armenians to Turkey?
# Sarkisian speaks on genocide denial at Eastern Partnership summit
 
Central Asia
# Kazakhstan approves agreement on air defense system 
 
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