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The Rundown - October 1

Russia -- A passenger reads a newspaper in train, Moscow, 18Dec2009
Russia -- A passenger reads a newspaper in train, Moscow, 18Dec2009
RFE/RL In The Media
# "The Washington Post" and "World Affairs Journal" report on RFE/RL's Radio Svoboda in Russia
# "The Express Tribune" and "Daily Times" (PK) cite RFE/RL's interviews with Husain Haqqani
# "GlobalPost" cites RFE/RL reporting on Yulia Tymoshenko
# "UPI" cites RFE/RL reporting on the Georgia prisoner abuse scandal
# David Ignatius cites RFE/RL reporting from Armenia
# The "NYDN" cites RFE/RL reporting on an Iranian cleric getting beat up

International Press Review

# Rachel Denber on Russia's new law on treason
# Jailed Pussy Riot members are set to appeal their sentences
# Catherine Belton on infighting in the Kremlin
# Germany has indicted two Russian spies

# "Iran Talk: What's in a War" - Fallon, Hagel, et al, "The Washington Post"
# A court in Iran has found a "Reuters" journalist guilty of "spreading lies"
# "The Great Persian Firewall" - Art Keller, "Foreign Policy"
# RAND: "Containing Iran"
# For a laugh: poor, poor Fars news does not adhere to the first rule of holes

# U.S. and Afghan troops fought each other over the weekend
# Exxon has yet to inspect Afghanistan's largest oil deposit
# Intermedia's report from earlier this year on reporting in northwest Pakistan

Georgia Elections
# In-house coverage by Daisy Sindelar and RFE/RL's Georgian Service
# Ellen Barry says Georgians hit the polls fearing fraud
# "A Battle Between Dictators and Dreamers" - Walter Mayr, "Der Spiegel"

RFE/RL Broadcast Region
# "The Opacity of Central Asia" - Ilan Greenberg, "National Interest"
# How Nuri al-Maliki is juggling Tehran, Washington, and Syria
# "EurasiaNet" on hockey in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan

Of Interest
# When is the best time to do everything?
# "The Highs and Hazards of Hacktivism" - Padraig Reidy, "Irish Times"
# Tunisia's president on the state of the Arab Spring

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Not Even the White House Knows the Drones’ Body Count" - Noah Shachtman, "Wired"
# The "PBS Newshour" analysis of Shields and Brooks
# U.S. Congressman Howard Berman wants to suspend Azerbaijan from NATO's Partnership for Peace Program
# "Bloomberg" tests the FOIA program (spoiler alert: FOIA fails)