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The Rundown - December 10

News & views on RFE's broadcast region

RFE In The Media
# "The New York Times" cites RFE Russian Service reporting on Gazprom's tower in St. Petersburg
# The "LA Times" cites Radio farda reporting on the arrests of journalists in Iran
# "Test For Gayness Raises Alarms" - Courtney Roise Brooks, "Global Post"

International Press Review

# "The Lede (NYT)" has the latest on cyber attacks by Wikileaks supporters
# "Parsing The Impact Of Anonymous" - Evgeny Morozov, "Foreign Policy"
# On the "Room For Debate" blog: "What Has Wikileaks Started?"
# Dutch authorities have arrested a 16 year-old boy in connection with cyber attacks

# "The National" reports on HIV/AIDS in Afghanistan
# Jean MacKenzie parses recent public opinion polling in Afghanistan
# 18 de-miners in Afghanistan have been abducted near the Pakistan border

# A report says there were more civilian casualities in Pakistan than in Afghanistan last year
# Pakistani media outlets reprinted fake Wikileaks cables yesterday (more from "Foreign Policy")
# "Time" reports on remaining damage from flooding in Pakistan

# Vladimir Putin is none too pleased with what U.S. diplomats said about Russia
# Jacob heilbrunn discusses supporting human rights in Russia
# The Kremlin has approved plans for the Khimki Forest highway

# "Iran And The Bomb" - Hendrick Hertzberg, "The New Yorker"
# Iranian state tv denies rumors that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has been released

Of Interest
# "Foreign Policy" lists "The World's Most Important Imprisoned Dissidents"
# Wikileaks cables show U.S. concern that Kosovo is "sliding towards partition"
# "The Arab World's Silent Feminist Revolution" - Gema Martin Munoz, "Project Syndicate"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The Senate failed to pass a bill that would reapeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"