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The Rundown - April 27

RFE/RL In The Media
# "EU Observer" cites RFE/RL reporting on EU ambassadors returning to Minsk
# "International Business Times" cites RFE/RL reporting on Yulia Tymoshenko

International Press Review

# Ellen Barry on Dmitry Medvedev's farewell TV interview
# Novosibirsk's regional legislature passed a new law banning "homosexual propaganda"

# The Afghan Taliban has closed dozens of schools
# Pakistan has deported Osama bin Laden's family
# "Insurmountable Obstacles in Afghanistan" - James Joyner, "National Interest"
# Conditions in Afghan IDP camps can be very dire

RFE/RL Broadcast Region
# Yulia Tymoshenko is alleging abuse at the hands of her prison guards
# "A Velvet Fist" - Emma Williams, "Intelligent Life"
# Macedonia's bid for NATO membership is stalled

Of Interest
# CTC-International will start broadcasting in Kyrgyzstan
# "The Curse of the Diaeresis" - Mary Norris, "The New Yorker"
# Will an algorithm win a Pulitzer within five years?
# Is Traffic Making us Lonely?

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Richard Morningstar will reportedly be named U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan
# A judge has blocked the release of photos of Osama bin Laden
# The general election season has begun