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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Aug. 5i
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August 05, 2014
Islamic State militants force thousands of Yazidi Iraqis to flee into Kurdish areas, Armenian workers at a Russian-owned factory go on strike, Tajikistan hosts a Turkmen culture festival, plus stories from Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, and Russia.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Aug. 5

RFE/RL in the Media
ViceNews cites RFE/RL Ukrainian Service on the struggles of heroin addicts in Crimea
# "Atlantic" cites RFE/RL Uzbek Service on Internet being shut down before standardized test
 
Russia
# Putin says Russia will answer with its own sanctions
# Russia moves to deport wife of activist
# Bloggers registering asked to share passwords with Russian Internet monitoring agency
# Russian gang amasses over 1 million Internet passwords
 
Ukraine
# Ukraine's revolution stalled due to war in the east
# Ukraine pop star a casualty in culture war with Russia 
# Has Western media coverage of the Ukraine crisis been fair?
# Video: Numbers of refugees and IDPs soaring
 
Eastern Europe
 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
U.S. general killed in apparent insider attack
# Is the White House responsible for Pakistan's polio epidemic?
# Pakistan opposition leader plans mass rally for new elections
 
Iran
# Russia says it signs oil-for-goods accord with Iran, then says it hasn't
# Iranian official says Tehran seeking successor to al-Maliki
# Israel and Saudi Arabia reportedly coordinating potential Iran attack
 
Iraq
# Will the U.S. help the Kurds fight ISIL?
# ISIL releases pictures of alleged beheadings of soldiers in Abar
# Iraqi Yazidis stranded on isolated mountaintop begin to die of thirst
 
Central Asia
# Uzbekistan denies reports of coming U.S. military base
# Kazakhstan reportedly becoming new hub for sex tourism
 
Caucasus
# Azerbaijan human rights plummet to new low
 
Of Interest
# Pro Publica's recipe for collaboration
# Looking for the enduring photo in Gaza

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