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The Rundown - October 8

RFE/RL In The Media
# "Bloomberg" and "AFP" cite RFE/RL reporting on clashes in Baku
# Golnaz Esfandiaris report on potential casualties in a war with Iran is reprinted by "The Atlantic" and cited by "The Daily Beast"
# "CNN" cites RFE/RL reporting on Heydar Aliyev statues the world over (transcript only, scroll to bottom)
# "The Jerusalem Post" on Iran's jamming of Radio Farda
# David Bosco on governments jamming the airwaves
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on humor in currency crisis Iran

International Press Review

# Iran says it has arrested 30 people involved in the currency crisis
# Some lawmakers blame Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
# "A Red Line Iran Would Take Seriously" - Michael Singh, "The Washington Post"
# Beautiful pictures from Iran in the mid-60s

# "In the New World of Spies" - Anne Applebaum, "NY Review of Books"
# A sampling of what Muscovites would give Vladimir Putin for his birthday
# "Putin's Miscalculation" - Kenneth Roth, "Foreign Policy"
# "For Russia, Obama's Reset Not Such a Sweet Deal" - Nikolas Gvosdev, "World Politics Review"

# The Pakistani Army stopped Imran Khan's anti-drone walk
# "Inside the Pakistan Protests" - Hussain Nadim, "National Interest"
# Hospitals confirm the existence of a brain-eating amoeba in Pakistan

Social Media
# "The Innocence of YouTube" - Rebecca MacKinnon & Susan Benesch, "Foreign Policy"
# "The New York Times" profiles Dick Costolo

Of Interest
# "Channel 4" on how Alexander Lukashenka remains in power
# Hugo Chavez won a thrid term as leader of Venezuela
# The manufacturing chain of Lego

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# 30 days out, here's the election map
# The "PBS Newshour" analysis of Shields and Brooks