Welcome to this year’s first Frontline Update, with a spotlight on Kazakstan.
By Anthony Borden
IWPR FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
IWPR has been working in Kazakstan since the late 1990s and continues to train new generations of journalists and analysts across Central Asia. Our long-term commitment and investment in local voices and civil society allows us to bring first-hand reporting on the worst unrest to hit Kazakstan for decades, despite ever-tighter restrictions on media and free expression.
We look forward to bringing you more local voices driving change in 2022.
Kazakstan in Crisis
Country sees a clampdown on independent media and civil society as CSTO troops arrive and a weakened president scrambles to entrench his grip on power.
By Abakhon Sultonnazarov
IWPR CENTRAL ASIA PROGRAMME DIRECTOR
“Kazakstan’s instability has led to massive censorship and limits on freedom of speech.”
What Next for Kazakstan?
Leadership promises economic reforms – but does not stint on criticism of elite.
"Many innocent people could suffer.”
Anger Over Kyrgyz Detained in Kazakstan
Arrests seen as a way for Kazak authorities to justify their claim that the clashes were sparked by external forces.