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Kazakh media publications and public associations risk suspension under state of emergency decree

Kazakh media publications and public associations risk suspension under state of emergency decree

If the government declares a state of emergency, officials can issue orders to suspend or terminate media publications, suspend the activities of political parties and public associations, or have administrative sanctions brought against individuals for using audio or video recording devices when they have been ordered not to.

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Kazakh court shuts down another critical newspaper

The shutdown order issued by a district court in Almaty against the independent weekly newspaper Pravdivaya Gazeta is yet another example of Kazakhstan's determination to gag independent voices in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on 25 February 2014, adding that the verdict should be overturned on appeal.

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Journalist badly beaten in Kazakhstan

A journalist in Kazakhstan who has criticized local government officials and written on other sensitive issues was seriously beaten by unidentified assailants on August 20, 2013 in western Kazakhstan.

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