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Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty Board plans to hear directly from fired Radio Liberty journalists

BBG Watch Commentary Members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Board of Directors are planning to consult former Radio Liberty journalists in Russia fired on orders of RFE/RL President Steven Korn. Sources told BBG Watch …

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Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - Read in Russian / читать по-русски Казахстан 2012 Kazakhstan, which considers itself a regional model after holding the rotating presidency of

CPJ urges Kazakhstan to stop repressing media

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) - Dear President Nazarbayev: The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply disturbed by the ongoing crackdown by Kazakhstan's security service, the KNB,

Kazakhstan – Make rights key to good relations, says Human Rights Watch

International Freedom of Expression eXchange: The rights organisation is concerned about the violent crackdown on protesters and online censorship that occurred following a strike in the oil-rich

Kazakhstan – Twenty-nine IFEX members call for release of independent newspaper editor

International Freedom of Expression eXchange: Twenty-nine IFEX members have signed a letter to the Prosecutor General about the detention of editor Igor Vinyavsky, whose detention is believed

Kazakhstan – Authorities harass independent online TV station, close studio — IFEX

International Freedom of Expression eXchange: Harassment of Stan TV and the independent news agency Namystan intensified after they covered an unprecedented strike by oil workers in the

Upheld Sentence for Kazakhstani Lawyer a Miscarriage of Justice — Freedom House

Freedom House: Freedom House condemns the decision today by a Kazakhstani appellate court to uphold the guilty verdict against Natalya Sokolova, the lawyer for the trade union

Freedom House Releases Report: "Promise and Reversal: The Post-Soviet Landscape Twenty Years On"

Freedom House: Freedom House today launched a web feature presenting its latest special report, 'Promise and Reversal: The Post-Soviet Landscape Twenty Years On,' to mark the 20th

Attacks on the Press 2010: Kazakhstan

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) -

Top Developments
• New laws restrict online news media, shield government officials from scrutiny.
• OSCE chairman Kazakhstan undermines organization

Kazakhstan – Legislative amendments fall short of decriminalising defamation, says Adil Soz

International Freedom of Expression eXchange: Adil Soz believes recent Criminal Code amendments serve to diminish some penalties but do not sufficiently address the issue of criminalisation of

Kazakhstan – Copies of opposition weekly seized, journalists arrested

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - Reporters Without Borders condemns a wave of harassment of news media and journalists critical of a proposed referendum that would allow


Fresh appeal for Zhovtis | National Endowment for Democracy – NED

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): A group of leading democracy advocates today signed an open letter asking Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to

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