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Kazakhstan: Stabbing of journalist must be immediately investigated

15 May 2017

On 14 May, Ramazan Yesergepov, chairman of Journalists…


Kazakhstan: Editor-in-chief in pre-trial detention must be immediately released

15 Feb 2017

On 11 February, Zhanbolat Mamay, editor-in chief of…


Kazakhstan: Land Reform Protesters Must Be Released

30 Nov 2016

ARTICLE 19 condemns yesterday’s sentencing…

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Kazakhstan: Release Head of investigative journalism website,

24 May 2016

ARTICLE 19 condemns yesterday’s sentencing of…

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Kazakhstan: Crackdown on Peaceful Protest Continues

23 May 2016

ARTICLE 19 strongly condemns the Kazakh authorities’…

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Kazakhstan: Persecution of Peaceful Protesters must cease

19 May 2016

ARTICLE 19 calls on the government of Kazakhstan to…

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Kazakhstan: Detention of head of National Press Club raises concerns about press freedom

24 Feb 2016

ARTICLE 19 is concerned that the detention and harassment…

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Kazakhstan: Raid on aims to silence critical reporting

18 Dec 2015

ARTICLE 19 is deeply concerned by today’s raids…

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Central Asia: Legalised harassment of journalists must stop

08 Sep 2015

On International Day of Journalists’ Solidarity,…

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Kazakhstan: Forced closure of newspaper constitutes unacceptable censorship

25 Jun 2015

In May 2015, ARTICLE 19 and the Media Law Centre…

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Kazakhstan: The Law on Television and Radio Braodcasting

26 May 2015

In May 2015, ARTICLE 19 analysed the Law No 545-IV…

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Central Asia: World Press Freedom Day

01 May 2015

On World Press Freedom Day, Article 19 and its regional…

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Kazakhstan: UPR recommendations now must be implemented

19 Mar 2015

ARTICLE 19 delivered an oral statement at the UN Human…

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Kazakhstan: States must make strong recommendations during UPR

06 Oct 2014

ARTICLE 19 presented an oral statement on behalf of…

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Kazakhstan: Comment selected provisions of the Draft Code of Civil Procedure

02 Oct 2014

In October 2014, ARTICLE 19 examined the compliance…


Central Asian governments must stop violating freedom of expression

02 May 2014

On World Press Freedom day, ARTICLE 19 and regional…


Kazakhstan UPR: ARTICLE 19 & PEN International Joint Submission

15 Mar 2014

For consideration at the 20th session of the UN working…

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Artist Alert: October 2013

14 Nov 2013

Art, in any form, constitutes a key medium through…

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Artist Alert: August - September 2013

21 Oct 2013

Art, in any form, constitutes a key medium through…

Legal analysis

Kazakhstan: Draft Criminal Code

01 Mar 2013

In this brief, ARTICLE 19 analyses the provisions of…

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Kazakhstan: Missing journalist found safe

02 Jan 2013

**Update 8.1.13** ARTICLE 19 is pleased to hear the…

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Kazakhstan: Ongoing crackdown on criticism and the muzzling of independent media

17 Dec 2012

ARTICLE 19 is deeply concerned about the ongoing crackdown…


Kazakhstan: Banning and suspension of media outlets is politically motivated censorship

12 Dec 2012

ARTICLE 19 is concerned by the Court decision on 4…

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Act now to end impunity in Kazakhstan: Luqpan Akhmedyarov

06 Nov 2012

In April 2012, Luqpan Akhmedyarov, a journalist for…

Legal analysis

Kazakhstan: Draft Law on Access to Information

24 Aug 2012

In this analysis, ARTICLE 19 reviews the April 2012…


Kazakhstan: Yet another attempt to kill an opposition journalist, Ularbek Baytalak

14 Aug 2012

On the night of August 8, a group of four men attacked…

Press release

Kazakhstan: Yet another attempt to kill an opposition journalist, Ularbek Baytalak

14 Aug 2012

On the night of August 8, a group of four men attacked…

Legal analysis

Kazakhstan: Civil Code Restrictions on Freedom of Expression

22 Jul 2012

In July 2012, ARTICLE 19 reviewed the civil law regime…


Kazakhstan: Public activist Zhanbolat Mamai released

16 Jul 2012

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the release of public activist…

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Kazakhstan: Activists arrested on charges of inciting hatred

15 Jun 2012

Theatre Director Bolat Atabayev and public activist…

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Kazakhstan: National Security Law

31 May 2012

In May 2012, ARTICLE 19 analysed the National Security…

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Kazakhstan: Prominent journalist stabbed and shot in suspicious circumstances

23 Apr 2012

Uralskaya nedelya journalist, Lukpan Akhmedyarov…


Kazakhstan: New year, new attacks on free expression

02 Feb 2012

ARTICLE 19 is concerned that the politically-motivated…


Kazakhstan: Two decades of independence have not benefited free speech

19 Dec 2011

The absence of information following several violent…

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Kazakhstan: Broadcasting draft law threatens free expression

30 Nov 2011

Dear Mr President, I am writing to you on behalf of…

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Kazakhstan: Draft law on broadcasting

14 Sep 2011

On 13 September 2011, ARTICLE 19 presented its analysis…


UN HRC: ARTICLE 19 Opposes Kazakhstan’s Candidacy for Membership

11 Mar 2011

ARTICLE 19 is extremely concerned about the possibility…

Press release

Kazakhstan: Unfulfilled Pledges for Free Speech Protection

25 Feb 2011

London, 25.2.11: In a statement released today, ARTICLE…


Kazakhstan: OSCE Commitments Remain Unfulfilled

26 Nov 2010

The government of Kazakhstan has failed to fulfil their…

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Memorandum on the draft Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Access to Public Information

01 Oct 2010

IntroductionThis is a Memorandum on the draft ‘Law…

Press release

Kazakhstan: Adopt Freedom of Information Law

01 Oct 2010

Today, ARTICLE 19 releases its analysis of the draft…

Press release

Kazakhstan: Draft Administrative Code Props Up Harsh Penalties Against Media

20 May 2010

ARTICLE 19’s analysis of the Draft Code on Administrative…