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The Rundown - October 6

RFE/RL In The Media
# Freedom House, Reporters Without Borders, and CPJ comdemn the sentencing of RFE/RL Turkmen correspondent Dovletmyrat Yazkuliyev

International Press Review

First Read
# Steve Jobs has died at age 56

# "Why The Pessimism Over Putin's Return?" - vanden Heuval & Cohen, "The Washington Post"
# "No Country for Young Oligarchs" - Alexander Etkind, "Project Syndicate"
# "In Defense of Vladimir Putin" - Jacob Heilbrunn, "National Interest"
# Vladimir Putin's urn dive was staged

# "The Not-so-Great Game" - Bernard & Sugarman, "Foreign Policy"
# A plot to kill Hamid Karzai was foiled

# Daud Khattak on the Pakistani press and the Haqqani Network
# "Karachi In The Dock" - Iqbal Haider, "Newsline"

# Cinema owners are threating to close their doors becasue of costs
# Authorities are harrassing relatives of BBC Persian employees
# Barbara Slavin on pressure on Iran at the IAEA

Of Interest
# The Brookings Institute on shutting down digital networks
# Iraq's militants brag about their robotic weapons

# Activists and scholars are working on building "alternate" internets
# Eric Schmidt on tech competition and regulation
# Facebook launched its translation services

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The New York Times" on Herman Cain
# Sarah Palin says she will not run for the GOP nomination