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The Rundown - July 14

RFE In The Media
# The "Asia Times" reprints RFE's report on Ahmed Wali Karzai
# CPJ cites RFE reporting on a BBC journalist held in Tajikistan

International Press Review

# Jean MacKenzie on the death of Ahmed Wali Karzai
# Hamid Karzai appointed his half brother to replace Ahmed Wali

# Pakistani officials are barred from leaking info to the media
# Violence continues in Karachi

# Karim Sadjadpour on the prospects for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
# Iran continues to tighten internet controls

# Vladimir Putin will be awarded a German prize for democracy
# "Russia's Tragedies" - Editorial, "Financial Times"
# Lebedev: "Putin is not Mugabe -- yet"

Of Interest
# How the Stuxnet virus was discovered
# Elkhan Nuriyev on Nagorno-Karabakh negotiations
# "The Huffington Post Challenge" - Jack Shafer, "Slate"
# Japan wants to completely abandon nuclear power

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Some worry that 9/11 vicitims' phones may have been hacked
# Andrew Kohut on opinions toward the rise of China
# Talks on the debt are fraying nerves
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"