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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - June 2

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RFE/RL In The Media
# Luke Allnutt reviews Digital Vertigo for the "Christian Science Monitor"
# "Nextgov" cites RFE/RL reporting on a 2011 cyber attack against VOA Persian

International Press Review

Russia
# The Orthodox Church is a driving force against outside intervention in Syria (to much criticism from Europe and the U.S.)
# "Putin's Propaganda Man" - Amy Knight, "NY Review of Books"
# "The Russians are Coming (With Apps)" - Gary Silverman, "Financial Times"
# Pictures from yesterday's anti-Kremlin rally in Moscow
# Russia will re-open Arctic bases

Iran
# "Inside Iran" interviews Seyed Hossein Mousavian
# An overview of Iran's nuclear sites
# Iran is seeking increased trade with India
# Owen Bennett-Jones on the MEK

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Meet Zarifa Qazizadah, Afghanistan's only female village chief
# Imtiaz Gul on U.S.-Pakistan relations

Tech
# "Is the UN the Next Big Threat to Internet Freedom?" - Mathew Ingram, "GigaOm"
# How China's censorship rules parallel America's
# Facebook's biggest challenge is maintaining its cool
# Uzbekistan's YouFace is all the rage

Of Interest
# Kyrgyz women have come forward after being brutally abused in Russia
# "The National" on Iraqi PM Maliki's consolidation of power
# An investigation shows close ties between Montegrin politicans and the country's main bank
# 40 powerful photos

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Matt Armstrong wants an honest debate over Smith-Mundt
# "Beyond the Kill List" - William Saletan, "Slate"
# "Politico" says the media is biased. The media says it isn't
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