Kazakhstan

11 June 2018
Kazakhstan Presses China for ‘Urgent’ Answers on Detained Muslims Premium

More details and tales of harsh treatment in Xinjiang’s internment camps leak out, as Beijing keeps silence.

 
24 May 2018
Kazakhstan Seeks Return of Frozen Fortune Premium

UK court ruling saw $22 billion worth of state assets being frozen in a highly unusual case.

 
21 May 2018
Films from Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia Clean Up at Cannes

A Kazakh actress and a Polish director win prestigious awards at the film festival; other films from region explore sensitive social issues.

 
21 May 2018
International Organizations Question Kazakhstan’s Commitment to Free Press

Authorities’ crackdown on two news sites that reported on prominent former politician raises concerns about media’s ability to investigate country’s bigwigs.

 
18 April 2018
Kazakhstan Adopts Hollywood Glamor to Energize Cinema Industry

The impetus to keep hammering away at the international film market has come from President Nursultan Nazarbayev. From Eurasianet.

By Almaz Kumenov
 
20 February 2018
Kazakhstan’s New Alphabet: Out, Damned Apostrophe! Premium

President Nazarbaev decrees switch to new Latin script, abolishing the Latin script he approved just months ago.

 
15 February 2018
Kazakhstan, China Dip Toes Into Transborder Water Issues Premium

Negotiations underline the quandary of distributing Central Asia’s vast water resources fairly.

 
6 February 2018
Kazakhstan Moves to Crack Down on Islamic Dress Premium

In Tajikistan as well, religious institutions and their followers wrestle with new restrictions.

 
9 January 2018
Grand Visions Meet Grim Reality on Kazakh-Chinese Border Premium

No visas are needed, but logistical and psychological issues are hampering development of a major trading zone.

 
4 January 2018
Kazakhstan Tightens Squeeze on Media Premium

Astana reinforces its status as a no-go area for independent media, while ostensibly more open Kyrgyzstan cracks down on opposition TV station.

 

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