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The Rundown - October 17

RFE/RL In The Media
# "FoxNews" cites RFE/RL reporting on the sentence of lashes for Iranian actress Marzieh Vafamehr
# CPJ cites RFE/RL reporting on the sentencing of a BBC journalist in Tajikistan

International Press Review

# A former assassin says the Iran plot "makes no sense"
# "The Washington Post" has more details on the plot
# "Foreign Policy" on the difficulties of taking pictures in Iran

# "The New York Times" reports on turban searches in Afghanistan
# The governor of Paktia Province survived a Taliban attack
# U.S. and Afghan troops are increasingly taking fire from inside Pakistan

# "A Reluctant Putin Critic" - Vladimir Sobell, "Moscow Times"
# "Can Russia Ever Change?" - Ashot Egiazaryan, "The Wall St. Journal"
# Michael Posner says human rights have been sidelined in the "Reset"

# "Strong Man" - Yochi Dreazen, "National Journal"
# Ranj Alaadin says Kurds intend to divide Iraq

# Evgeny Morozov reviews "Public Parts" by Jeff Jarvis
# "Communications Tools, Agency, and Anxiety" - Clay Shirky, "Crooked Timber"
# A conversation with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak

Of Interest
# "The Perils of Karachi" - Steve Inskeep, "The Daily Beast"
# Al Qaeda reportedly distributed food aid in Somalia
# UK MP's will be allowed to use Twitter in the House of Commons

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The "PBS Newshour" analysis of Shields and Brooks
# "The New York Times" on Mitt Romney's faith
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"