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IWPR-supported round table on preventing suicide in the Kazak capital Astana. (Photo: Institute for Equal Rights and Equal Opportunities)
28 Jun 11
IWPR round table spurs officials to consider development of a national plan to address the problem.
Media rights Tamara Kaleeva believes the government’s human rights programme does not address key freedom-of-expression concerns. (Photo: Serik Kovlanbaev)
20 May 11
Government action plan criticised as flawed, incomplete.
17 May 11
Interview with Andrei Chebotarev, director of the Alternativa Centre for Political Studies in Kazakstan.
The press in Kazakstan is vulnerable to crippling libel actions. (Photo: Irina Mednikova)
11 May 11
Restrictions on libel actions are step in right direction, but defamation needs to be struck off criminal lawbooks, media activists say.
http://kazakhstanvote2011.crowdmap.com/
10 May 11
IWPR event leads to development of internet map of abuses of electoral procedure reported by members of the public.
http://kazakhstanvote2011.crowdmap.com/
10 May 11
IWPR event leads to development of internet map of abuses of electoral procedure reported by members of the public.
These youngsters in an Almaty school playground may just be engaged in a bit of rough-and-tumble, but bullying among adolescents is seen as a major cause of teenage suicide in Kazakstan.  (Photo: Serik Kovlanbaev)
13 Apr 11
Calls for more help for troubled teenagers come after suicide issue hits national headlines.
Election officials say under five per cent of voters did not go for President Nazarbaev. (Photo: Serik Kovlanbaev)
8 Apr 11
Despite more promises of democracy and pluralism, President Nazarbaev’s landslide victory gives him complete control about how the country is to be run.

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