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The Rundown - October 5

RFE/RL In The Media
# "The New York Times" and "Sydney Morning Herald" cite RFE/RL reporting on rockers not rocking for Vladimir Putin

International Press Review

# The U.S. met with the Haqqani network earlier this year
# "Afghanistan's Dirty War" - Julius Cavendish, "Time"
# "The New York Times" reports on how the Taliban tries to control commnications
# "Double Trouble in Afghanistan" - Editorial, "The Washington Post"

# The judge in the Qadri case may need to be transferred
# "The Atlantic" profiles Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai
# "Pakistan's Power Woes" - Huma Imtiaz, "Foreign Policy"

# "Wired" reports on SW radio in Russia
# "Medvedev's Betrayal of Russian Democracy" - Neef & Schepp, "Spiegel"
# "Vladimir Putin and the South Caucasus" - Thomas de Waal, "National Interest"

# A rare interview with Khamenei's wife has surfaced
# Heather Horn on "This Is Not A Film" about Jafar Panahi

Broadcast Region
# VIDEO: "Staging A Revolution - Belarus"
# "Corruption in Kiev and an EU Trade Pact" - Alan Riley, "International Herald Tribune"
# Iraq has rejected immunity for U.S. soldiers
# The trial of 7 Kosovars charged with organ trafficking has opened

Of Interest
# "Tweet Science" - Joe Hagan, "New York"
# Meet Kim Jong-Il's grandson

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Congressional approval ratings are pretty low
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"