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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.
2 Jul 13
After demolishing political opposition, authorities turn on other critical voices.
Labour and welfare minister Serik Abdenov, before his removal over the pensions fiasco. (Photo: Kazakstan prime minister's website)
17 Jun 13
Government backs down on controversial bill after pressure from women’s groups.
Alga party leader Vladimir Kozlov (right), in court in Kazakstan, 2012. (Photo: Facebook group in support of Kozlov and others)
16 May 13
Economics count for more than rights, and western governments have little leverage anyway.
Alexander Kharlamov. (Photo: A. Kharlamov's page on Moy Mir)
3 May 13
Concerns that hate speech laws are being used to silence anti-corruption campaigner and other government critics.