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The Rundown - March 12

RFE/RL In The Media
# "The Telegraph" cites RFE/RL reporting on the release of Kazakh lawyer Natalya Sokolova
# "RIA Novosti" cites Radio Svoboda reporting on Russia's protest movement

International Press Review

# David Sanger on the what's next for U.S. forces in Afghanistan
# "Green on Blue" - Ann Jones, "Guernica"

# "Tribe and Prejudice" - Huma Yusuf, "International Herald Tribune"
# Pakistan is soliciting bids for companies to filter the Internet
# "How an Oscar can Change the World" - An Phung, "Big Think"

# "Russia's Activists Regroup" - Joshua Yaffa, "Foreign Affairs"
# "Why Putin Let Prokhorov Enter Politics" - Vladimir Frolov, "Moscow Times"
# "Why I Sympathize With Vladimir Putin" - Fyodor Lukyanov, "Russia in Global Affairs"
# The Jamestown Foundation on kidnappings by Russian security forces in The Caucasus

# "Ahmadinejad's Fall, Khamenei's Rise" - Osama Al Sharif, "Gulf News"
# Don Cooke on lessons from the 1979 Iran hostage crisis

Broadcast Region
# "Nobody's Bigger Than Bidzina" - Julia Ioffe, "Forbes"
# "The New York Times" reports on threats/violence against young people in Iraq
# James Kirchick on Israel and Andrei Sannikov

Of Interest
# Faster mobile Internet in Austin @SXSW...via "homeless hotspots"
# How "Al Jazeera" is teaching people how to use social sites
# James Renovitch on the digital news echo chamber

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The "PBS Newshour" analysis of Shields and Brooks
# "Democracy No!" - David Rieff, "Democracy Journal"
# Jack Shafer on the future of "The New Republic"