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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.
8 Oct 12
Moscow is again embarking on an attempt to subdue Chechnya by force. Although many of the stated aims are different and so far the military tactics are marginally less brutal, the experience for the local population is exactly the same.
The wooden Cathedral of the Ascension in Almaty was completed in 1907 and is one of the very few older buildings to have survived earthquakes and urban planning. (Photo: Ken and Nyetta/Flickr)
IWPR Postcard
14 Mar 12
Kazakstan’s former capital has become a magnet for ambitious young Central Asians, attracted not just by opportunities but also by welcoming environment.
Police encircle journalists in Shetpe, where one man died after police used live fire on protestors on December 17. (Photo courtesy of Respublika news site http://www.respublika-kz.info/)
20 Dec 11
First they imposed news blackout, then they devised alternative narrative for bloodshed.
18 Oct 11
Authorities say sensitive topic being stirred up for political ends.
18 Oct 11
Calls for greater use of national language are really conduit for broader sense of dissatisfaction.
Oil-sector workers in Janaozen continue their sit-in. (Photo: Artur Nigmetov)
IWPR Postcard
29 Sep 11
Four months after industrial action began, tensions still run high in Janaozen.