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RFE/RL Video Roundup - June 30i
June 30, 2014
Daghestan's seaside hotels accommodate refugees fleeing fighting in Ukraine, Moldova's government sponsors Romanian language courses for civil servants, Belarusian Catholics take part in an annual pilgrimage, plus stories from Iraq.
RFE/RL Video Roundup - June 30
RFE/RL in the Media
# "New York Post" cites RFE/RL on new Kazakh sport legislation
The Blaze writes about John Steinbeck speech delivered over RFE/RL in 1954
# Poroshenko declares end to cease-fire
# Hundreds of people have dissappeared in eastern Ukraine
# In Ukraine, frustration was growing with Kyiv's peace efforts 
# Russian journalist dies as witness alleges "devious plot"
# A like or a retweet can now be punished by five years in jail 
# HRW on the one-year anniversary of Russia anti-LGBT law
# A rundown of Kremlin far-right outreach
# Mortar shells hit gates of revered Shi'ite shrine in Sammara 
# ISIL's newest recruits are ten-year-olds
# "Before Shooting in Iraq, a Warning on Blackwater" - James Risen, "New York Times"
# The Iraqi Christians who refuse to flee as ISIL attacks
# Officials calling ISIL a U.S. plot to tarnish Muslims
# Bill Burns expected to attend Vienna talks
# ViceNews video: Afghanistan election dispute pushing country toward political crisis
# Pakistan launches ground operation against militants
# Analyst says 1,000 Chinese jihadists training in Pakistan
# Shi'a are being killed by extremists in Pakistan
# Azerbaijanis win in Syrian art contest
# Azerbaijan satellite begins broadcasting Russian TV channels 
Central Asia
# Yahoo News calls Turkmenistan a "new shopping Mecca"
# Kazakhstan continues Moscow criticism on Baikonur facility 
# Viniculture revival in Kazakhstan 
# Kosovo arrests three with alleged ties to ISIL 
Of Interest
# NYT World Cup "set piece"
# AP will use robots for some business stories

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