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The Rundown - June 7

RFE/RL In The Media
# "The Iran We Don't See" - Christopher Thornton, "The Atlantic"
# "The International Business Times" cites RFE/RL reporting on Iran
# The Index on Censorship cites RFE/RL reporting on Belarusian activist Siarhei Kavalenka
# "International Song Contest Shines Light on Changing Azerbaijan" - Guy Taylor, "Washington Times"

International Press Review

# Irancell says it has "secured U.S. technology" despite sanctions
# Iran says IAEA inspectors are "spies"

# Vladimir Putin is set to meet Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today in China
# "Governor Elections Require a Smart Filter" - Konstantin Sonin, "Moscow Times"
# Brian Whitmore on Russia's new protest law

# "The War on Journalism" - Mustafa Qadri, "Dawn"
# "Getting Them Dead" - Francine Prose, "NY Review of Books"
# Yesterday was the deadliest for civilians in Afghanistan this year

RFE/RL Broadcast Region
# "Maliki's Manuevering in Iraq" - Judith S. Yaphe, "Foreign Policy"
# Who is the 15th Kazakh border guard?

Of Interest
# The "BBC" is taking some heat over its Panorama program on racism in Ukraine and Poland
# "We Will Rue Stuxnet’s Cavalier Deployment" - Misha Glenny, "Financial Times"
# "The Paris Review" interviews Ray Bradbury (2010)
# The Internet now has 340 trillion trillion trillion addresses

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Robert Kagan and David Kramer on the Magnitsky Bill
# Defense Secretary Leon Panetta defends drone strikes in Pakistan
# Michael Cohen on why Americans like President Obama's "kill list"
# Senator John Kerry questions "The New York Times" for running reports on secret U.S. programs (the NYT responds)