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The Rundown - September 1

RFE In The Media
# Golnaz Esfandiari's "Persian Letters" blog is a finalist for an ONA Award
# Camilla Hawthorne discusses online security for "Partisans"
# James Kirchick disscusses Libya on "WMAL"

International Press Review

# Sunni Muslims were banned from holding Eid prayers in Tehran
# "Notes From The Underground" - Roland Elliott Brown, "Foreign Policy"

# "Reuters" on the Exxon-Rosneft deal's impact on Russian politics
# BP's Russia offices were raided

# "The Washington Post" reports on casualties in the Afghan police force

# The "LA Times" reports on power outages in Pakistan
# "Bad, Bad Islamabad" - Ronald Neumann, "The American Interest"

Of Interest
# Ayad Allawi on how the U.S. and the world can help Iraq
# Arch Puddington on democracy in the Former Soviet Union
# "Assad, Going Down" - Rami G. Khouri, "International Herald Tribune"
# John Gapper thinks it's ok to curb web anonymity

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# A billing dipute reveals flight plans from past CIA rendition missions
# No U.S. troops were killed in Iraq in August