Kazakstan | Institute for War and Peace Reporting


Journalists trained by IWPR produce news, analysis, and comment pieces on the issues that affect their countries and communities.

Global Voices

Protest against changes to maternity benefits in Kazakstan. Astana, March 9, 2013. (Photo: Aliya Delmasheva)
20 Mar 13
Activists hope campaign will prompt wider action on women's rights.
Murat Mashkenov, head of the independent Kazakstan Labour Confederation. (Photo: Ludmila Ekzarkhova)
7 Mar 13
Opponents say measures being proposed would favour main trade union federation.
28 Feb 13
London event highlights use of criminal law to punish dissent.
Gulmira Birjanova. (Photo courtesy of G Birjanova)
8 Feb 13
Continuing persecution backed by raft of retrograde laws.
Working conditions in Janaozen's oil industry have improved since protests in 2011 ended in bloodshed. (Photo: Asylkhan Abdraim)
30 Jan 13
Struggling to support families, they believe their husbands were made scapegoats for 2011 bloodshed.
Editorial Comment
14 Dec 12
Authorities repressive and responsive by turn, but the old social contract has been torn up.
The building of Ozenmunaigaz, the oil company at the centre of the industrial dispute that ended in violence last December. (Photo: Serik Kovlanbaev)
14 Dec 12
Repression has worsened as authorities fail to learn the real lessons of December 2011 bloodshed.
11 Dec 12
Legislation is seen as much-needed step forward, but it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.
Respublika-kz.info website.
27 Nov 12
Prosecutors seek to wipe out opposition TV and press at a stroke.
Vladimir Kozlov (right), in court with Serik Sapargali and Akjanat Aminov. (Photo: Facebook group in support of Kozlov and others)
10 Oct 12
Harsh verdict for government opponent intended as message to others.