Multimedia / Kazakhstan

Online Petitions in Central Asia: How Do They Work?

CABAR.asia 07.08.20

In 2019 and early 2020, about 90 petitions from Central Asian countries were published on the popular platform Change.org. (more…)

What Prevents the Domestic Violence Criminalization in Kazakhstan and Why Is It Necessary?

Assem Zhapisheva 06.08.20

In 2017, domestic violence was removed from the Criminal Code of Kazakhstan. At the same time, according to the public fund “NeMolchi.kz” (“Do Not Be Silent” – tr.), an average of 120 rapes, 5232 beatings, 72 injuries, 14 murders and 48 suicides of women is registered per month in the country. (more…)

5-Stan Podcast: Myths and Realities of Regional Cooperation in Central Asia During a Pandemic

CABAR.asia 03.08.20

What has the coronavirus pandemic revealed about regional cooperation in Central Asia? Will the format of the consultative meetings continue? Will there be regional responses to the pandemic and economic crisis?

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Kazakhstan: Only 39% of Criminal Cases on Violence Against Minors Result in Sentences

The number of crimes against sexual integrity of minors is growing every year in Kazakhstan.

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“They Want to Hack and Compromise You”: What Do You Know about Internet Safety?

Daniil Lyapichev 29.07.20

Take a CABAR.asia quiz and learn how well you know how to protect yourself on the internet and what to do if you were hacked.

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Rural Community Centres in Kazakhstan: No One Wants to be Responsible for Culture

CABAR.asia 17.07.20

Kazakhstan has almost 2.5 thousand rural districts. A half of all villages in the country have community centres that have not been repaired for decades: some are privatised, others are abandoned. 500 villages have no community centres at all. (more…)

Kazakhstan: 88 Convictions for Slander Against Journalists in 10 Years

Zulfiya Raissova 09.07.20

The Penal Code of Kazakhstan no longer punishes defamation – Article 130 was transferred to the Code of Administrative Offenses. Yet, according to the experts, it should have been transferred to the Civil Code, and the Law “On Mass Media” should be completely reformed. (more…)

Changes in The Wage Levels in Central Asia Against the US Dollar

How much the average monthly wage in Central Asia had changed against the US dollar over the past decade?

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True or False: Why Are Journalists Sued in Kazakhstan?

Take a test “True or False” prepared by CABAR.asia to understand why journalists are sued and how they should protect their rights.

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Why Does Kazakhstan Have Parliamentary Opposition?

Zulfiya Raissova 02.07.20

The parliament of Kazakhstan legalised the parliamentary opposition. It means that the oppositionists would be entitled to speak in the lower house, introduce issues to the agenda and to promote draft laws alternative to the initiatives of the ruling majority. (more…)