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RFE/RL Video Roundup - May 15i
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May 15, 2014
Fierce fighting in Iraq, election date set in Afghanistan, flooding in the Balkans, plus stories from Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Georgia, and Daghestan in this roundup of news from RFE/RL's broadcast area.
RFE/RL Video Roundup - May 15
RFE/RL in the Media

# Golnaz Esfandiari quoted in "Guardian" on Canada inviting MEK member to speak
Freedom House on separatists disrupting broadcasts of RFE/RL and VOA Ukrainian
# Read Brian Whitmore in "The Atlantic" and Defense One on Russia's counterrevolution 
# U.S. senator says bill that would provide $10 million for Ukraine coverage is an "unfunded mandate"
Reporters Without Borders criticizes international broadcasting proposal
 
Ukraine
# Miners take over streets in Mariupol in support of Ukraine unity
# Ukraine protester who tweeted "I'm dying" is worried change isn't happening
# Kyiv's volunteer units add to civil war fears 
# "The Case for Ground Forces in Ukraine" - Andrew Langer, "National Review"
# RT: Odesa fire "orchestrated by 'oligarchy' and U.S." (around 8:24)
 
Russia
# "How Europe Enables Putin" - Bloomberg
# Riding with Russia's Night Wolves
# Russian rocket carrying advanced satellite crashes shortly after takeoff
# Russian foreign trade down ten percent
# Blocking Twitter in Russia "practically inevitable"says Russian media regulator 
 
# Eastern Europe
# Belarus urges Kyiv to negotiate with separatists
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Iran reportedly paying Afghanistan refugees $500 a month to fight in Syria
# Journalist held on charge of collaborating with Taliban
# Pakistani released from U.S. custody in Afghanistan after being held for ten years without trial
# Election final results timeline "trumps transparency"
# The first person to practice law in Swat valley
 
Iran
# Looking to increase birthrate, Iran ends free vasectomies
# Iran okay with "front-loaded" final nuclear deal
# Iran pursuing ballistic missile, according to UN report
 
Central Asia
# Kazakhstan lesbian marriage ends in murder
# Kazakhstan atheist faces seven years in prison for "stoking religious tension"
# Karimov says he's sticking around for the foreseeable future
 
Caucasus
# Azerbaijan opposition journalist sentenced to eight years in prison
# Mehriban Aliyeva named "first lady of the year"
 
Of Interest
# Aid to Erdogan seen kicking protester
# Who and what can Google "forget?"

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