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The Rundown - September 29

RFE/RL In The Media
# "FP Passport" quotes a RFE/RL blog post on fatwas in Pakistan
# "The Atlantic" quotes Hossein Aryan's report on the Iranian navy
# "UPI" cites RFE/RL reporting on the Tymoshenko trial in Ukraine
# "ToL" publishes a photo gallery from RFE/RL's Abbas Atilay

International Press Review

# "Out of the Shadows" - Charles Clover, "Financial Times"
# A senior Orthodox Church official says Nobokov and Marquez "justify paedophilia"
# Gazprom is under investigation by EU anti-trust authorities

# The "Express Tribune" interviews Marc Grossman
# Save the Children left Pakistan after the CIA's fake vaccination drive
# Kristin Deasy profiles Pakistani actress Veena Malik

# "Spiegel" on negotiations with the Taliban after the Rabbani killing
# "The Washington Post" reports on security around Mazar-i-Sharif

# Meir Javedanfar and Matthew Duss on negotiations with Iran
# "Reuters" reports on Iran's progress towards a nuclear weapon

International Affairs
# Philip Seib on the Arab Spring's effect on "Al Jazeera"
# Mark Palmer and Patrick Glen have a plan to "eradicate dictatorship"
# "How To Learn the Language of Evil" - Michael Ignatieff, "Slate"
# Muhammad Tahir on the Russian language's decline in Central Asia

Of Interest
# John Lenczowski on VoA broadcasts to China
# Steven Pinker on the decline in violence over time
# The benefits of the four-day work week
# "The new York Times" reports on mobile phone security

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# U.S. officials are stepping back from Adm. Mullen's Pakistan remarks
# A man was arrested for planning a remote-control airplane attack on Washington
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"