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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.
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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.
Campaigning for Kazakstan’s April election is supposed to start on March 3, but billboards praising President Nursultan Nazarbaev began appearing as soon as the ballot was announced last month. (Photo: Serik Kovlanbaev)
27 Feb 11
Presidential election serves little purpose apart from claiming democratic credentials.
Defendants accused of torture are driven away from the Zarechny prison after the trial court spent a day cross-examining inmates brought as prosecution witnesses. (Photo: Alexei Smirnov)
15 Feb 11
Prison warders prosecuted in watershed case.

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