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The Rundown -- December 2

RFE/RL in the Media

# "Wall Street Journal" AP, "The Guardain," UPI, "Los Angeles Times" and others run stories on RFE/RL interview with Hamid Karzai; PBS includes it in its Daily Rundown
# Golnaz Esfandiari's story on Rohani's "Yes We Can" video picked up by Yahoo News, "Washington Times," The Blaze andMiddle East Institute; and her "Persian Letters" blog is featured on Rachel Maddow on MSNBC
# "Financial Times" and CNBC cite RFE/RL Ukrainian Service coverage of the Kyiv encampment breakup on Saturday
# In obituary for Natalya Gorbanevskaya, "New York Times" mentions tenure as correspondent for RFE/RL
# Hundreds of thousands take to streets
# What happens next?
# Twitter hashtags lose relevance as protests escalate
# Russian LGBT activists meet with IOC chair in Paris
# Russia's economic forecast is bad
# "Heckling Russia's J. Edgar Hoover" - Masha Lipman, "New Yorker"
# "Tide of discontent" in Russia's rust belt
Middle East
# New rights in Egypt charter, but little change
# Bedouin protests across Israel
# Iran's nuclear chief says Iran needs more nuclear power plants
# Iran FM reaches out to Gulf states
# Iran says HIV cases have risen 9-fold over last decade
# How Obama can win over Congress on Iran deal
# "Big Fuss Over a Small Iran Deal" - Fareed Zakaria, "Time"
# Uncertainties remain for Iranian journalists
# Funeral bomb kills 12, bringing November death toll to 950
# Iraq cafes train on stopping suicide bombers
# Afghanistan and Pakistan leaders meet on Taliban peace talks
# Thousands rally against drones
# Drone victim relatives talk about impact
Central Asia
# In Tajikistan, "quacks" making a comeback
# Nazarbayev calls on Kazakhstan to learn English
# Fifteen signs you're an Azerbaijani dissident
# Azerbaijan wins European chess championship
# "Georgia Signs on to Europe" - Paul Rimple, "Moscow Times"
# Prejudice and fear contributing to spread of AIDS in Serbia
Of Interest
# Americans place European countries on a map