Stories about Kazakhstan

12 December 2014

Fear of ISIS Threatens Media Freedom in Kyrgyzstan

A Kyrgyz media outlet refused government requests to delete a reposted video of Kazakh children training in ISIS camps. Now it is partly blocked in both countries.

26 November 2014

Kazakh Authorities Censor Videos of Children in ISIS Training Camps

Videos of Kazakh children in ISIS training camps have gone viral. Now the government is engaged in a futile damage limitation exercise.

8 February 2014

Some Kazakh Bloggers Dine With Mayor, Some Get Jail Terms

Three Kazakh bloggers have been sentenced to 10 days in jail for protesting outside a restaurant where a mayor was meeting with other local bloggers.

19 March 2009

Kazakhstan: Filtering of the blogs expands

Blogs on - popular Russian information, entertainment and mail portal - have become the second victim of blockage campaign in Kazakhstan after LiveJournal. Access via national telecom operator is...

14 October 2008

Livejournal inaccessible in Kazakhstan

Kazakh Internet users seem to be unable to access the popular blogging platform and social network Livejournal through Kazakh major ISPs. According to Reuters Canada, only a small number of...

25 October 2007

Kazakhstan blocks opposition websites

On October 18, 2007, Kazakhstan has blocked access to a number of independent websites switching off main opposition outlets including,, and “All those websites published links...

28 July 2007

European study on legal frameworks for censorship released

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe has issued a lengthy report looking at the legal and constitutional frameworks on which state governments are basing practices of internet censorship....

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