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The Rundown - March 2

RFE/RL In The Media
# "Bloomberg", "AFP", and "Reuters" cite RFE/RL reporting from protests in Azerbaijan (photos)
# RSF cites Radio Farda in a report on media and elections in Iran
# "The Telegraph" cites RFE/RL reporting on Turkmenistan's new "era of happiness"

International Press Review

# "Putin's Hollow Victory-to-Be" - Masha Lipman, "The Washington Post"
# "Carnival Spirit is not Enough to Change Russia" - Konstantin von Eggert, "Financial Times"
# Cameras have been deployed to monitor polling stations
# William Browder on the prosecution of Sergei Magnitsky

# "Why Iran’s Election is a Farce" - Ardeshir Amir-Arjomand, "International Herald Tribune"
# Golnaz Esfandiari on today's elections in Iran
# "Two Worlds Meet, Over Tea" - Parisa Hafezi & Zahra Hosseinian, "Reuters"

# "Newsweek" reports on "turmoil" in the upper ranks of the Afghan Taliban
# Erica Gaston and Christopher Rogers on the U.S. drone program
# Colin Cookman and Caroline Wadhams on negotiating in Afghanistan
# The "Financial Times" goes inside Pakistan's textile industry

# "The New York Times" reports on mental health care for women in Baghdad
# Some people have taken up residence at an unused military base outside Baghdad

Broadcast Region
# "A Useful Clash With Belarus" - Joerg Forbrig, "International Herald Tribune"
# Serbia is a step closer to EU membership

Of Interest
# Some tips for Facebook's timeline layout
# Andrew Breitbart has died