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The Rundown - March 28

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RFE In The Media

# Courtney Brooks on women's rights in Africa for "Free African Media"
# "Bloomberg" mentions how Radio Liberty reported on the Chernobyl incident
# "UPI" cites RFE reporting on former militants in Iraq
# "Libya And The Anti-Interventionist Left" - James Kirchick, "World Affairs Journal"

International Press Review

Sunday Talk Shows
# Robert Gates and Hillary Clinton appeared on "This Week"

Middle East
# Libyan rebels made significant advances; as Turkey offers to negotiate a cease-fire
# The Syrian government says it will end emergency rule
# "The Hard Part" - James Traub, "Foreign Policy"
# "Every Revolution Is Revolutionary" - Simon Montefiore, "The New York Times"

# "Newsline" on women's rights in Pakistan
# New Wikileaks documents describe terrorism cooperation between Pakistan and India

# Afghanistan will dissolve the Kabul Bank

# Andrew Kramer on Russian blogger Alexei Navalny
# "Medvedev Needs Putin" - Vladimir Frolov, "Moscow Times"
# A United Russia think tank encourages the promotion of pluralism

# The "LA Times" reports on a new wave of Iranian art
# "Iran: Shipwrecked In Asia" - Luke Hunt, "The Diplomat"

# Police in Belarus beat back protesters at a demonstration on Friday
# "The New York Times" reports on the wide net cast in Belarus's crackdown
# "Kuchma Charged" - Editorial, "Financial Times"

Of Interest
# "Internet Alone Cannot Free The Middle East" - Evgeny Morozov, "Financial Times"
# "Ethical Quandry For Social Sites" - Jennifer Preston, "The New York Times"
# "The Dissident's Wife" - Geng He, "International Herald Tribune"
# "The Lies That Dictators Tell" - William Dobson, "The Washington Post"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy

# Helle Dale on U.S. broadcasting in China