Stories about Kazakhstan
Netizen Report: Kyrgyz News Site Censored in Central Asia for ISIS Coverage
This week, Japan cracks down on whistleblowers, Sweden pounces on the Pirate Bay and Spain's "Google tax" shows its teeth.
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.
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.
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.
Kazakhstan: Filtering of the blogs expands
Blogs on mail.ru - 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 denied only to blogs, all other services of the portal work fine. Access to the blogs section is possible via anonymizers.
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 Kazakh Livejournal bloggers still can access the website through smaller ISPs or through the use of proxies. Livejournal.ru, however, seems to be accessible.
Kazakhstan blocks opposition websites
On October 18, 2007, Kazakhstan has blocked access to a number of independent websites switching off main opposition outlets including kub.kz, geo.kz, zonakz.net and inkar.info. “All those websites published links to audiofiles of telephone conversations of high-ranking officials in Kazakhstan, freely available on the Net” Rachid Nougmanov, from the International...
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. For Kazakhstan, the report finds, domestic threats to information security are defined as widely as “unlawful activities of political and...