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The Rundown - December 13

RFE/RL In The Media
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on media freedom in Turkey and the new comic book life of Mikhail Prokhorov

International Press Review

# The IRI is pulling out of Russia
#The Anna Politkovskaya case gets muddled further
# "The U.S.-Russian Antarctic Thaw" - Frank Klotz, "National Interest"
# Soviet and Russian opera legend Galina Vishnevskaya has died

# "Imran Khan's Game Plan" - Aryn Baker, "Time"
# U.S. commanders are praising their Afghan counterparts
# A UN report says 75% of girls in Pakistan are not in school
# A healthy majority of Pakistani politicians didn't file tax returns in 2011

# The U.S. and Iran may hold direct nuclear talks
# Iran has indicted 18 current and former U.S. officials
# Harsh Pant and Julie Super on India, Iran, and the U.S.

RFE/RL Broadcast Region
# Ukrainian parliamentarians mix it up on their first day together
# Swedish TV reports TeliaSonera paid bribes to secure licenses in Uzbekistan
# Zdravko Tolimir was sentenced to life in prison for his role in Srebrenica
# The Yulia Tymoshenko trial may not have been the most sound legal undertaking

Of Interest
# "Invasion of the Cyber Hustlers" - Steven Poole, "New Statesman"
# The best/worst corrections of 2012
# Property rights in space