3 February 2016
Nazarbaev Opponent Freed After Recanting His Crime

Free speech case brings out Astana’s uneasiness over rising nationalism in both the Kazakh and Russian communities.

26 January 2016
Sword-and-Sovereignty Epic Coming to Kazakh TV

With the president’s blessing, his biopic director, Rustem Abdrashev, is shooting a series reimaging the birth of the first Kazakh state.

25 January 2016
Kazakh Activists Jailed Over Facebook Posts

Serikzhan Mambetalin and Yermek Narymbaev jailed for ‘inciting national discord,’ barred from engaging in civic activities for five years.

21 January 2016
Kazakhstan to Hold Snap Parliamentary Elections

Vote is seen as a bid by veteran leader Nursultan Nazarbayev to tighten his grip on power amid mounting economic woes.

Yermek Narymbayev

7 January 2016
Uproar at Kazakhstan Activists’ Trial

Reporters are now barred from attending hearings of the two men charged with ‘inciting ethnic strife.’

15 December 2015
Kazakh Mayor Propels Politics Into New Era

Mayor’s Instagram page highlights Almaty’s rapid response to municipal issues such as potholes, unlit streets.

14 December 2015
Kazakh Ex-Premier Jailed for Corruption
Analysts say the case reflects infighting among the ruling class, not a wider crackdown on graft.
20 November 2015
Kazakh President-for-Life Urges Civil Servants to Retire at 63
Longtime leader tells his cabinet that for some officials, “it’s time to go.”
3 November 2015
Kerry Urges Central Asia Regimes to Respect Rights

Washington tries to strike uneasy balance between human rights and pragmatism in the region.

3 November 2015
Ancient Monuments Mapped on Kazakh Steppe

Giant designs traced out by earth mounds could be thousands of years old.





Moldovan diaries

The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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