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The Rundown - December 21

RFE/RL In The Media
# Sarah Kendzior cites RFE/RL Uzbek Service reporting on the Gulsumoy Abdujalilova saga
# CPJ cites RFE/RL Kazakh Service reporting on clashes in Zhanaozen

International Press Review

# Brian Whitmore on the Nemtsov wire taps
# "How to Rebuild Russia" - Anders Aslund, "Moscow Times"
# "The New York Times" on Russian communists

# General John Allen sayas U.S. troops may remain in Afghanistan past 2014
# "Questioning the Army’s Loyalties" - Imtiaz Gul, "Newsline"
# "Karachi Chatter" - Huma Yusuf, "The New York Times"

Broadcast Region
# Thomas Vinciguerra on being the King of Albania
# Sunni leaders in Iraq are warning of sectarian strife
# Femen activists who had disappeared were found in Belarus
# Iran says sanctions are having a negative effect on the country

# CPJ says 43 journalists were killed in situations directly related to their work in 2011
# "The Hard Truth About Fact Checking" - Alec MacGillis, "The New Republic"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The U.S. rested its case against Bradley Manning
# 2012 may be the year of the third party candidate