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Posted inCentral Asia, Regions

Kazakhstan: A Disturbing Trend

15 March 1999 Almaty–Kazakhstan’s recent presidential elections highlighted a disturbing trend: over the last few years, media freedoms have been gradually dismantled in this Central Asian country–once considered one of the region’s leaders in democratic reform. Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has ruled Kazakhstan since 1989–when he was appointed first secretary of the Communist Party–received a new […]