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The Rundown - April 6

RFE In The Media
# "The New York Times" cites RFE Kazakh Service reporting on elections in Kazakhstan
# CPJ cites RFE reporting on the continuing crackdown on the opposition in Azerbaijan
# RFE host Khadija Ismayilova on protests and arrests in Azerbaijan for "EurasiaNet"

International Press Review

Middle East
# "The New York Times" on the long, post-revolution slog in Egypt
# "Time's Up, Gadhafi" - Curt Weldon, "The New York Times"
# "What The Saudi King Learned From Libya" - Steve LeVine, "Foreign Policy"

# A new report by the White House is critical of Pakistan's anti-terror efforts
# David Cameron pledged almost one billion pounds to Pakistani schools
# The Tour de Pakistan is a little different from the Tour de France

# Al-Qaeda is reportedly making a comeback in Afghanistan
# Security firms may leave Afghanistan instead of paying back taxes
# Security seems to be lacking in southern Afghanistan

# LiveJournal is back up and the Kremlin is being blamed for the shutdown
# "Putin's Shadow And Shoelaces" - Yulia Latynina, "Moscow Times"

Of Interest
"The Father Of Kazakhstan" - William Courtney, "International Herald Tribune"
# "No One Rigs An Election Quite Like Kazakhstan" - Josha Kucera, "The Atlantic"
# Paul Rimple on the TV market in Georgia
# "Did Trotsky Tweet" - Leon Hadar, "American Conservative"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Budget negotiations continue in Washington
# Lindsay Graham says the White House could have closed Guantanamo Bay
# The announcement for the State Department's event for World Press Freedom Day
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"