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RFE/RL Video Roundup - May 20i
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May 20, 2014
Rioting in Macedonia, protests in Russia and Kyrgyzstan, plus stories from Belarus and Moldova.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - May 20

RFE/RL in the Media
# Golnaz Esfandiari named as "Guardian" "ten people to follow" on Iran and quoted in the "New York Times" on Iranians detained for making "Happy" video 
NPR affiliate quotes Liz Fuller on rumors of Chechen fighters in Ukraine
# "New York Times" says international broadcasting bill "drawing intense debate"
 
Ukraine
# In the east, Ukraine minorities worry
# Poll shows Poroshenko winning in first round
# Julia Ioffe and Franklin Foer interview the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine
# Buzzfeed profiles Graham Phillips
# Ukraine is now detaining journalists too
 
Russia
# No gas deal with China yet
# U.S. adds names to Magnitsky List
# Medvedev says U.S. and Russia are "slowly but surely" approaching a new Cold War
# An op-ed and a news feature in "New York Times" on Europe's far-right working with Russia
 
Eastern Europe
 
Iran
# Iran arrests eight for "Happy" video
# Khamenei says Iran needs more marriages and babies
# Baha'i leaders mark six years in jail
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Abdullah promises to heal rift with west
# "Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan: An Enduring Threat " - Thomas Joscelyn, Long War Journal
# Pakistan invites Modi to Islamabad 
# Twitter restricts content in Pakistan for the first time
# Pakistan Taliban kidnap Chinese tourist
 
Balkans
Land-mine risk in Balkans from flooding
# "Bosnia's Other Calamity" - Edward Joseph and Srecko Latal, "New York Times" 
Eighteen detained after riots in Skopje
 
Central Asia
# Turkmenistan activist's family barred from travel abroad
# Where are Bishkek's liberal credentials going?
 
Of Interest
# Seventy-five percent of French Jews mull emigration

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