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The Rundown - May 4

RFE/RL Marks World Press Freedom Dayi
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May 03, 2012
In honor of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, RFE/RL journalists talk about threats to the media in their home countries, and how they are fighting back against repression of free speech.
In case you missed it...check out our World Press Freedom Day video.
RFE/RL In The Media
# Congressman Howard Berman, the BBCHuman Rights Watch, and, report on media freedom in Azerbaijan ahead of the Eurovision song contest
# Former Radio Liberty journalist Mark Deutsch has died

International Press Review

# Explosions in Dagestan killed at least 12
# Russian Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov says Russia may attack planned missile shield installations

RFE/RL Broadcast Region
# "Marshal Tito in Queens" - Kenan Trebincevic, "The New York Times"
# The ICG reports on India-Pakistan relations
# "Spiegel" reports on the EURO 2012 football championships
# RFE/RL investigates rights to a gold mining operation in Azerbaijan
# An interview with Iraqi-born novelist Sinan Antoon

Of Interest
# All of the bin Laden letters in one file (NYT overview)
# Japan is set to shut down its last nuclear reactor
# "The Spy Who Came in From the Code" - Matthieu Aikins, "CJR"
# Is ours just one universe among many?

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Chen Guangcheng called into a Congressional hearing
# "Politicizing the Drone Debate" - David Ignatius, "The Washington Post"
# Steve Coll on how ExxonMobil became a global power
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