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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - November 14

RFE/RL In The Media
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on Russia's new human rights council and a new film on Anonymous
# "Dawn" on a journalism award for RFE/RL's Khadija Ismayilova
# "Stars & Stripes" interviews RFE/RL's Kabul Bureau Chief on YouTube in Afghanistan

International Press Review 

Iran
# The Iranian government is weighing potential talks with the U.S.
# The other Neda Soltani

Russia
# "New Hard Times for Russian Journalism" - Kevin Rothrock, "Global Voices"
# Russia's Internet blacklist is tough to maintain
# "Serdyukov Leaves Big Shoes to Fill" - Ruslan Pukhov, "Moscow Times"
# A change in tone in U.S.-Russia relations?

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Pakistan will release several Taliban prisoners
# A U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians may get the death penalty
# The Haqqani Network in Afghanistan says it would negotiate with the U.S.
# Helmand police are going to be without fuel for a while

Of Interest
# Saraj Kendzior on IGF 2012 in Baku
# "Der Spiegel" on Roma from the Balkans in Germany

Tech
# The online privacy issues of the Petraeus affair [listen to a podcast on the topic]
# Should live-tweeting be protected like broadcast rights?

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Does It Matter Who the Next Secretary of State Is?" - Aaron David Miller, "Foreign Policy"
# "The Onion" notes the Afghan War on the margins of the Petraeus affair
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