Friday, November 28, 2014


Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - November 30

RFE/RL In The Media
# "Courrier International (Fr)" reprints Golnaz Esfandiari's reporting on Iran
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on the Femen effect on feminism and the Pussy Riot trial
# "UPI" cites RFE/RL reporting on the beheading of a young girl in Afghanistan

International Press Review

Iran
# Iran is delaying the opening of the Arak reactor until 2014
# The U.S. gives a March 2013 deadline for Iran to cooperate with the IAEA and considers new sanctions
# About that nifty Iranian vertical-takeoff drone...

Russia
# Syria has had a tough time getting repaired helicopters back from Russia
# "Kremlin Retains Influence on Business" - Neil Buckley, "Financial Times"
# "Russia High-Tech Offensive Stalls" - Benjamin Bidder, "Der Spiegel"
# "Twilight on the Tundra" - Julia Phillips, "The Morning News"

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# The UK is delaying handing over of detainees to Afghan authorities
# Some Afghan politicians say Hamid Karzai may try to select his successor 

RFE/RL Broadcast Region
# "Georgian Dream Shows its Dark Side" - James Kirchick, "Foreign Policy"
# Muammar Gaddafi offered Kazakhstan a lot of money to keep its nuclear weapons
Gerard Depardieu, star of Gulnara Karimova's "The Theft of the White Cocoon"

Of Interest
# Should reporters' social media posts be edited?
# The Internet is off in Syria but some official sites are still up (some netizens are trying to help)
# Secession is the new black

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Bradley Manning testified in court
# "Gawker" interviews Julian Assange
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