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The Rundown - January 25

RFE/RL In The Media
# The "Telegraph" cites RFE/RL reporting on Kyrgyz prisoners sewing their mouths shut
# CPJ cites RFE/RL reporting on police raids in Kazakhstan
# The "International Business Times" cites RFE/RL reporting on the world's biggest Koran

International Press Review

# "Sanctions Benefit Iran's Revolutionary Guards" - Christoph Sydow, "Spiegel"
# "The Washington Post" reports on the Amir Hekmati case
# "Inside Iran" talks to people in Tehran about sanctions
# "How Iran May Trigger Accidental Armageddon" - Jeffrey Goldberg, "Bloomberg"

# Steve LeVine on European gas and oil supplies
# "The Wall St. Journal" on vote fraud cases in Russia
# "Watch Out for the Oil Curse" - Dieter Wermuth, "Moscow Times"
# Vladimir Putin is being accused of plagiarism

# "Afghanistan’s Terrorized Women" - Mohammed Musa Mahmodi, "Project Syndicate"

Of Interest
# "The Folly of Internet Freedom" - Eric R. Sterner, "The New Antlantis"
# Belarus: the land of apolitical Internet users
# Paul Wilson remembers Vaclav Havel
# Is Julian Assange getting a TV talk show?

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Video of the State of the Union address
# Apple's factories in China will be audited