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President Nazarbaev has caught everyone on the hop by calling a snap election in April. (Photo: Serik Kovlanbaev)
Editorial Comment
4 Feb 11
President Nazarbaev offers “lesson in democracy” by dropping plans to extend current term, but slips in an early election instead.
Police in Uralsk detain journalist Sanat Urnaliev (centre) and other demonstrators. (Photo: R. Uporov)
Comment
21 Jan 11
Journalist who led demo against referendum allowing president to avoid elections says even small-scale protest has symbolic value.
Police in Almaty confiscate copies of the Golos Respubliki newspaper overnight on January 13-14. (Photo: Serik Kovlanbaev)
19 Jan 11
Newspaper’s plan to campaign against prolonging president’s rule lands it in trouble.
Opponents of extending the Kazak president’s term prepare to hand in a protest petition to Nur Otan, the governing party. (Photo: Serik Kovlanbaev)
13 Jan 11
Referendum allowing President Nazarbaev to stay on without election would be bad for democracy, critics say.
4 Jan 11
IWPR partner radio stations say service helps develop their journalists and lift their output.
4 Jan 11
IWPR partner radio stations say service helps develop their journalists and lift their output.
Kazak Newsstand (Photo: Irina Mednikova)
21 Dec 10
Local and international watchdogs report backsliding in a year when major improvements were promised.
Prison rights activist Vadim Kuramshin outside a penal institution near Granitny in Akmola region, scene of a riot in August.  (Photo: Vadim Kuramshin)
Special Report
3 Dec 10
Central government’s commitment to penal reform has yet to feed through to prison management, activists say.

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