Kazakhstan: Experts See Political Motives in Media Trial

Kazakhstan: Campaigners Appeal to Nazarbayev Over Journalist’s Case

The corruption trial involving one of Kazakhstan’s most prominent journalist ended on October 3 with a guilty verdict and widespread suspicions of political machinations. A court in Astana ruled that…

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Kazakhstan: State Subsidies To Be a Deadly Drug to Media Market

Kazakhstan: State Subsidies To Be a Deadly Drug to Media MarketMedia sector observers contend that when the government pays websites and television station to publicize its own policies and achievements, it acts as a disincentive for media to improve under its own steam and compete for advertising revenue.

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Almaty Hosts Fourth Annual National Media Kuryltay 2011

Almaty Hosts Fourth Annual National Media Kuryltay 2011The IV annual National MEDIA-Kuryltay 2011 (kuryltai means congress in Kazakh) took place on October 31 in Almaty. The event discussed the role of the media in society, the media market in Kazakhstan on the eve of its 20th anniversary, new media and its future growth prospects, Assel Karaulova, president of the Kazakhstan Press Club, opened the event thanking the media partners and sponsors of the conference.

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