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The Rundown - January 19

RFE/RL In The Media
# "The Time For Coups Has Passed" - Daud Khattak, "Foreign Policy"
# "The New York Times" reports on dangers to journalists in NW Pakistan
# A former U.S. ambassador to Hungary wants RFE to resume broadcasting there

International Press Review

First Read
# Working for American companies is dangerous for Pakistani journalists

# EU foreign ministers may agree on an embargo on Iranian oil
# The government says more than 1,000 students have changed their majors to nuclear science

# "Why Russia Needs Competitive Elections" - Konstantin Sonin, "Moscow Times"
# "Envisioning Russia After Putin" - Walter Laqueur, "National Interest"

# Taliban commanders in Afghanistan have endorsed talks with the U.S.
# Live updates of the Gilani hearing in Pakistan
# Saudi Arabia is trying to heal political rifts in Pakistan

Broadcast Region
# "National Subjects" - Aleksandar Hemon, "Guernica"
# Would the Arab Spring have toppled Saddam Hussein?
# Inside the Kyrgyzstan rap scene
# "Is the Time Right for a Kazakh Spring?" - Joshua Kucera, "The Diplomat"

Of Interest
# Social media metrics are far from perfect
# The web isn't as polarized as previously thought
# "Rolling Stone" interviews Julian Assange