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The Rundown - December 9

RFE/RL In The Media
# "In the Spotlight" - Anna Malpas, "Moscow Times"
# "The Huffington Post" cites RFE/RL reporting on Sesame Street in Afghanistan
# "The Huffington Post" reprints Charlie Dameron's report on the Karimova daughters

International Press Review

# "Two Worlds Clash in Russia" - Maxim Trudolyubov, "International Herald Tribune"
# "What I Saw at the Vote" - Andrea Rigoni, "Moscow Times"
# "A United Russia? Far From It" - Valery Panyushkin, "The New York Times"

# Iran displayed what it says is a U.S. drone
# "Broadcasting Tehran's Repression" - Ebadi & Ghaemi, "The Wall St. Journal"
# Marc Thiessen says Iran is responsible for the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa

# Does the U.S. military actually wnat the Taliban to get nastier?
# Afghan women are wary of talks with the Taliban

# "The Sick Man of Pakistan" - Shamila Chaudhary, "Foreign Policy"
# Stranded truckers on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border are partying

# Tom Stites on the state of web journalism
# Dorian Benkoil on separation of business and editorial functions
# Poynter on Twitter's new design

Of Interest
# IREX releases its Iraq media survey
# "Ukraine on the Edge" - Tatiana Zhurzhenko, "Project Syndicate"
# U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen on violence in the Balkans
# "Spiegel" reports on western surveillance technology in the hands of dictators
# Amanda Erickson on Eurovision in Azerbaijan ($)

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# This should just about do it for John Corzine