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A newspaper kiosk in Kazakstan. (Photo: Irina Mednikova)
10 Jan 14
Worn down by penalties for minor infringements, the independent press is being quietly stifled.
Gulmira Birjanova. (Photo courtesy of G Birjanova)
11 Dec 13
Comment: Draconian laws made for the press now being turned on web users.
Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan at the signing ceremony with Viktor Khristenko, head of the Eurasian Economic Commission, on November 6. (Photo: Photolure agency)
14 Nov 13
Joining a former Soviet trading bloc could mean higher prices for most imported goods.
30 Oct 13
New group wants end to “toxic” Baikonur launches, but its agenda may be more political than environmental.
Natalya Yantsen, director of the Foundation for Building a Culture of Taxation, an NGO in Kazakstan. (Photo courtesy of N. Yantsen)
24 Oct 13
Long-awaited legislation on state funding fails to address issues of concern.
11 Oct 13
Practice of forcing people to subscribe to newspapers they don’t want has to stop.
1 Oct 13
Legislation from 2010 has improved police action on domestic violence, but victims find it hard to claim a fair legal settlement afterwards.
Fire truck outside the Almaty market devastated by fire on September 13. (Photo: Alexandra Kazakova)
25 Sep 13
Uninsured stallholders say they lost everything in devastating blaze.
A coalition of youth groups met in Almaty on July 29-30 to press for a greater say in government policy-making. (Photo: Kazakstan Youth Information Service)
12 Jul 13
NGOs say government decisions affecting young people must be designed hand in hand with them, not imposed on them.
8 Jul 13
Local government heads to be chosen by councils dominated by ruling party.