RFE/RL's Weekly Rundown
, a concise look at our top stories this week:
# Moldovan Fractures
--RFE/RL's Robert Coalson
reports from Moldova, where fault lines are visible
everywhere in a country torn between East and West. Also, Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti
calls on Moscow to remove its forces from Moldovan territory during an interview in Prague with RFE/RL's Oana Serafim
# Uncertainty in Ukraine
-- Watch as RFE/RL goes along for a ride with a local taxi driver
in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk, where armed separatists continue to man barricades and occupy key government buildings.
# Georgia's Message For Putin
-- Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili
tells RFE/RL's Salome Asatiani
in Prague that he hopes Russia will understand that an independent and sovereign Georgia "does not pose any threat to Russia's vital interests."
# Russia's Restrictive Internet --
Pavel Durov, founder of the popular Russian social networking site VKontakte, has left Russia following the introduction of comprehensive restrictions on Internet activity in the country. RFE/RL's Daisy Sindelar
takes a look at how Durov and activists are adapting
to the new limits on Internet freedom.
# Iraq on the Edge?
-- Ahead of Iraq’s April 30 parliamentary elections, government troops have been battling to retake parts of the western province of Anbar from a coalition of anti-government tribal forces and global jihadists, adding to fears the country could be heading towards civil war
# This Uzbek Transmitter Will Self-Destruct
-- Meanwhile in Uzbekistan, the cabinet of ministers has instructed all the country's television and radio stations to rig their facilities to be blown up.
# Victimized at Evin
-- Families of Iranian political prisoners protest alleged prison raid
# Maidan Memorial
-- Watch an emotional ceremony attended by former Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, at a memorial honoring those who died
during the Euromaidan protests.
# Turkmen Talking
-- In a country where people normally avoid speaking -- even anonymously -- to foreign media outlets, some Turkmen are now speaking out
, and they are talking to RFE/RL.
# Lady Liberty
-- In the latest edition of Lady Liberty
, learn how harassment makes the blogosphere an intimidating place
for women, Radio Farda
reports from the Iran nuclear talks, a Tatar journalist provides objective reporting in her native tongue
, and much more.
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-- Emily Thompson