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The Rundown - January 5

RFE/RL In The Media
# "Hurriyet" embeds RFE/RL video of a tongue-lashing from the leader of Turkmenistan
# "Business Insider" cites RFE/RL reporting on a Russian satellite crashing to Earth

International Press Review

# Frontline looks at the secret war against Al Qaeda in NW Pakistan
# Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin confirms that it is negotiating with the Afghan government
# The AAN on the Taliban and state education
# "Newsline" aggregates reactions to the killing of Salman Taseer

# "Iran is Baiting, but America Won’t Bite" - Bremmer & Kupchan, "Financial Times"
# Iran is stepping up efforts to influence policy in Afghanistan
# The EU has an agreement for an embargo on Iranian oil

# "Christmas Blues in Russia" - Masha Gessen, "The New York Times"

Of Interest
# "The New York Times" on the many faces of Stephen Colbert
# People want to follow individuals on Twitter, not organizations
# "Internet Access Is Not a Human Right" - Vinton Cerf, "International Herald Tribune"

Broadcast Region
# "Spiegel" on Azerbaijan and the Eurovision contest
# "Macedonia’s Man of Peace" - Christopher Hill, "Project Syndicate"