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The Rundown - September 19

RFE/RL In The Media
# Golnaz Esfandiari authors a report on Iran for Freedom House
# "The Huffington Post" cites RFE/RL reporting on Iran and again on the FEMEN group

International Press Review

# USAID and other groups have been ordered to stop their work in Russia
# Wealthy Russians say the business climate there is deteriorating
# Russia may censor YouTube over The Innocence of Muslims
# "Russia's 'Big Bang' in Central Asia" - M.K. Bhadrakumar, "Asia Times"

# "Convincing the Taliban" - Editorial, "Dawn"
# The Taliban is focusig more on high-profile attacks
# A profile of Kabul's school for the blind

# Frontline" goes inside the Syrian civil war
# "Time" on who is supporting who in Syria

# "Free Speech in the Age of YouTube" - Robert C. Post, "Foreign Policy"
# Bianca Bosker on the questions Google won't answer

Of Interest
# "Europe Takes On Gazprom at Last, Now Must Hang Tough" - Matthew Bryza, "Bloomberg"
# The Dark Energy Camera is up and running

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The full version of the Mitt Romney fundraiser video
# "The Seven Deadly Sins of John Brennan" - Micah Zenko, "Foreign Policy"
# "Will Obama Stand Up Against Putin's Abuses?" - David Kramer, "The Washington Post"