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The Rundown - July 23

RFE/RL In The Media
# Tajikistan Monitor cites RFE/RL reporting on Abdullo Sa’dulloevich Nazarov
# "Tolo" cites RFE/RL reporting on mineral mapping in Afghanistan

International Press Review

# State TV says authorities have broken up "assassination cells"
# Jeffrey Schott on the effectiveness of sanctions on Iran
# U.S. sanctions on Iran are affecting the Afghan economy
# Women's clothes are becoming more controversial in Iran

# "Russia Rights Progress" - Editorial, "The Wall St. Journal"
# A Russian man was arrested in Cyprus for a DDoS attack on Amazon and other companies
# "Spiegel" reports on Bill Browder's fight for justice for Sergei Magnitsky
# Religious activists want to ban same sex Facebook icons
# The "LA Times" reports from Russia's Bible museum

# A new report is out on the Afghan civil war
# "The Express Tribune" reports on infighting among Taliban factions
Afghan pols are pushing social media

Of Interest
# Haley Sweetland Edwards on contraception in Georgia
# Meta: curating an article about how to curate articles

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "American Pie in the Sky" - Nouriel Roubini, "Project Syndicate"
# Twitter is continuing its fight over OWS user details
# The "PBS Newshour" analysis of Shields and Dionne