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RFE/RL Video Roundup - May 1i
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May 01, 2014
Unions and political parties mark International Workers' Day across the region, activists scuffle with police in Azerbaijan, and Pakistan tribal elders discuss peace talks with the Taliban, plus stories from Moldova, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - May 1

RFE/RL in the Media

# Khadija Ismayilova named one of CPJ's "100 Information Heroes"
# Read Daud Khattak in Foreign Policy on the battle for Pakistani Taliban's "soul"
# RFE/RL cited by Express Tribune for reporting on brother of Afghan Taliban leader reportedly held in Pakistan
Al Jazeera cites RFE/RL Azerbaijani Service on arrest of Leyla Yunus
 
Russia
# Julia Ioffe takes on Stephen Cohen's pro-Putin bent (his most recent work)
100,000 join May Day parade in Moscow
# Russia is now an adversary, says NATO official
# Ukraine crisis showcases revamped Russian military
# Exxon pushes ahead with Rosneft Arctic partnership despite sanctions
 
Ukraine
# Ukrainian security forces reportedly beginning Slovyansk operation this morning
# More buildings seized; Putin demands Ukrainian military leave the east
# Ukraine reinstates military conscription
 
Eastern Europe
Sex-trafficking snarls Moldova
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Did Afghan media underplay the negatives on election day?
# High profile attacks in Afghanistan "skyrocket"
# Pakistan seminaries reportedly assisting Pakistan Taliban with extortion
# Pakistani Taliban says it will accept constitution 
# "Pakistan: Who’s Afraid of the ISI?" - Ali Sethi, "New York Review of Books"
 
Iraq
# Election a "slap in the face" to terrorism, says al-Maliki
# "Iraq needs a future without Maliki" - "Financial Times"
 
Iran
# Iran accused of desecrating Baha'i cemetery
# Approaching "tipping point" in Iran talks
# Iran bans access to WhatsApp
# Former US officials detect shift in Israel on Iran nuclear deal
 
Central Asia
# Samarkand historic sites on verge of collapse
# Remembering May Day in Uzbekistan
 
Caucasus
# Creators of movie about Armenian genocide launch IndieGogo fundraising campaign
 
Of Interest
# Almost 50 percent of Americans think U.S. should be less active in world affairs

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