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RFE/RL Video Roundup - July 31i
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July 31, 2014
Rescue teams search for drowning victims in Pakistan, foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization meet in Tajikistan, Russian opposition members raise funds to help jailed protesters, and Turkmenistan renovates a city.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - July 31

RFE/RL in the Media
 
# Brian Whitmore interviewed on Czech 24
 
Ukraine
# "For Eastern Ukrainians, a Growing Doubt: Is Russia Manipulating Us?" - Scott Peterson, Christian Science Monitor 
# Ukraine economy accelerates decline
# Vice dispatch: uncovering the mass graves
# "The Ukraine Crisis Explained In GIFs And In-Depth Policy Papers From Esteemed Political Institutions"
 
Russia
# Russia's blogger law goes into effect today
# Putin has unleashed forces he can't control
# Is Moscow using Ukrainian refugees to shift balance in Muslim-majority regions?
# The cats that guard the Hermitage
# A rundown of Russian memes
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Afghanistan vote audit will restart over the weekend
# Rare sectarian attack in Afghanistan, where 14 Shi'ite Muslims are killed
# U.S. says Pakistan Waziristan offensive is disrupting militant attacks
# At least 32 people drown at Karachi beach
 
Iran
# Quds forces scoff at calls to disarm Hamas
# Is Gaza making a nuclear deal less likely?
# Iran reportedly considering banning Samsung over Israeli commercial
 
Iraq
# Iraq conflict has benefited Assad
# Pro-government militias' "trail of death"
 
Central Asia
# Tajikistan opposition feels heat ahead of elections
 
Caucasus
# Amnesty sharply criticizes arrests in Azerbaijan 
 
Of Interest
# Turkey's "Twitter spies"

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