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HRW: Kazakhstan

  • Arvind Ganesan
    Arvind Ganesan is the director of Human Rights Watch’s Business and Human Rights Division. He leads the organization’s work to expose human rights abuses linked to business and other economic activity, hold institutions accountable, and develop s…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Hugh Williamson
    Hugh Williamson, director of the Europe & Central Asia division, oversees the organisation’s work in western and eastern Europe, the Balkans, Turkey, Central Asia, the south Caucasus, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. He oversees issues including migrat…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kazakhstan: Children in Institutions Isolated, Abused

    Kazakhstan: Children in Institutions Isolated, Abused

    Expand Sixteen beds fill a room with barred windows in a closed institution for children with disabilities. © 2018 Human Rights Watch (Berlin) –…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • The EU must press for an end to repression in Central Asia at its Kyrgyzstan summit

    The EU must press for an end to repression in Central Asia at its Kyrgyzstan summit

    On 7 July, the European Union’s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini and Development Commissioner, Neven Mimica will meet Mogherini’s five regional counterparts from Central Asian countries in Kyrgyzstan’s capital, Bishkek.The highlight of what w…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Trade Union Leader Faces Prison Time in Kazakhstan

    Trade Union Leader Faces Prison Time in Kazakhstan

    Expand Erlan Baltabay, leader of the independent trade union “Decent Labor,” at his trial in Shymkent, Kazakhstan, April 16, 2019. © 2019 Dilara Isa/RFE/RL…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kazakhstan’s Workers’ Rights Crackdown Under Fresh Scrutiny

    Kazakhstan’s Workers’ Rights Crackdown Under Fresh Scrutiny

    Expand A worker walks past oil tanks in southern Kazakhstan.  © 2016 Reuters As the International Labour Organisation (ILO) celebrates its Centen…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Crackdown on Presidential Election Protests in Kazakhstan

    Crackdown on Presidential Election Protests in Kazakhstan

    Expand Law enforcement officers detain a protester in Almaty, Kazakhstan on June 9, 2019, during presidential elections. © 2019 Paul Bartlett Today…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • The Kazakhstan elections and the transition that wasn’t

    The Kazakhstan elections and the transition that wasn’t

    Expand Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev speaks during a televised address to the oil-rich nation in Astana, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, March 19, 2019.  © 2019…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Activists Run Afoul of Kazakhstan’s Zero Tolerance for Protest

    Activists Run Afoul of Kazakhstan’s Zero Tolerance for Protest

    Every time authorities in Kazakhstan crack down on peaceful protests, I find myself coming back to the words of Maina Kiai, former United Nations special rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association. The “[g]overnment’…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kazakhstan’s Soviet-Era Leader Resigns After 30 Years

    Kazakhstan’s Soviet-Era Leader Resigns After 30 Years

    Expand Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev speaks during a televised address to the oil-rich nation in Astana, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, March 19, 2019.  © 2019…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

IRIN: Kazakhstan

  • Killing us softly
    A recent public outcry in China, sparked by a damning documentary about air pollution, was based on well-founded fear:Of the 100 million people who viewed the film on the first day of its online release, 172,000 are likely to die each year from air…
    - 26 Mar 15, 8:00pm -
  • Scale of Vanuatu cyclone disaster complicates aid response
    The scale of Vanuatu’s cyclone disaster is matched only by the complexity of the required humanitarian response, according to both the government and aid workers arriving on the battered Pacific islands.“The problem is absolutely massive,” Ali…
    - 15 Mar 15, 8:00pm -
  • Vanuatu reeling from impact of cyclone Pam

    Vanuatu reeling from impact of cyclone Pam

    The closure of the main airport in Vanuatu is hampering the humanitarian response to cyclone Pam, which tore through the Pacific island archipelago yesterday, causing colossal damage.The airport in the capital, Port Vila, is still flooded and trees…
    - 13 Mar 15, 8:00pm -
  • Cyclone Pam batters Vanuatu
    As cyclone Pam, a category 5 storm, makes landfall today on the pacific islandsof Vanuatu, humanitarian workers there say the urban poor are especially at risk.High winds and rains are lashing the islands, and news agencies reported that even solid…
    - 12 Mar 15, 8:00pm -
  • Who celebrity advocates are really targeting. And it’s not you.

    Who celebrity advocates are really targeting. And it’s not you.

    This week was a fanfare for celebrity humanitarians: Forest Whitaker appealed for peace in South Sudan alongside UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos; Angelina Jolie opened an academic centre on sexual violence in conflic…
    - 12 Feb 15, 7:00pm -
  • An ambitious plan to end statelessness

    An ambitious plan to end statelessness

    It is now 60 years since stateless people received recognition in international law, and the UN has two conventions (1954 and 1961) dedicated to their protection and the regularization of their situation. Yet an estimated 10 million people worldwide…
    - 6 Nov 14, 7:00pm -
  • Asia's first IDP policy - from theory to practice

    Asia's first IDP policy - from theory to practice

    "Why does it allow them to stay?" the man asked incredulously. "They should be going back to their homes."Afghanistan's internally displaced persons (IDP) policy - finally passed earlier this year after a long delay, but not yet implemented - is a l…
    - 19 Oct 14, 7:00pm -
  • Guide sommaire du droit de la guerre islamique
    Il y a un regain d’intérêt des traductions de textes classiques sur le droit de la guerre islamique qui viennent s’ajouter aux nombreux travaux sur les liens avec le droit international humanitaire (DIH) et la protection des civils. IRIN vous p…
    - 5 May 14, 7:00pm -
  • Rough guide to Islamic rules of war
    There is a renewed interest in translating classical texts about Islamic rules of war into English, adding to the increasing body of work on the intersections between Islam, international humanitarian law (IHL) and the protection of civilians. IRIN p…
    - 23 Apr 14, 7:00pm -
  • Life-saving hepatitis C drug approved, but cost is high
    Following approvals in the US and Europe this month of a new drug to treat hepatitis C, activists are pushing for the medication to be made available in poor countries, a development reminiscent of the activism that forced down HIV/AIDS drug prices a…
    - 22 Dec 13, 7:00pm -

The Economist: Kazakhstan

The Guardian: Kazakhstan News

  • Should we build cities from scratch?
    With another 2.5 billion urban dwellers predicted within the next 30 years, should we expand existing cities? Or is there a case for starting afresh?Do you live in a city planned from scratch? Share your storyPeople have been building new cities from…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Jul 19, 1:00am -
  • Nazarbayev ally wins big in Kazakhstan election after hundreds arrested
    Little change expected despite Nursultan Nazarbayev stepping down after 30 years in power Kazakhstan elected the hand-picked successor of former president Nursultan Nazarbayev with more than 70%t of the vote, electoral authorities said on Monday, aft…
    - 39 days ago, 10 Jun 19, 2:46am -
  • Kazakhstan renames capital Nur-Sultan
    Interim president orders name change from Astana to honour resigned leader NazarbayevKazakhstan has renamed its capital Nur-Sultan, in honour of the country’s longtime leader who resigned this week.The order to change the city’s name from Astana…
    - 23 Mar 19, 11:08am -
  • Kazakhstan president Nazarbayev steps down after 30 years in power
    Nursultan Nazarbayev has led oil-rich country since fall of the Soviet UnionKazakhstan’s president has announced his retirement after nearly 30 years as leader of the central Asian nation – but he will likely remain a power behind the throne, ana…
    - 19 Mar 19, 9:54am -
  • Kazakh police arrest activist who campaigned for human rights in Xinjiang
    Serikzhan Bilash, who has fought for victims of China’s Muslim internment camps, detained in AlmatyKazakh police have arrested an activist who has campaigned for victims of China’s internment camps in Xinjiang, sealing his group’s office and ta…
    - 11 Mar 19, 12:18am -
  • Almaty spills its secrets: lost Soviet art discovered behind wall
    Thanks to the Kazakhstan city’s loss of capital status in the 90s, rare mosaics, sgraffiti and other artworks escaped destructionWhen Jama Nurkalieva and a small group of colleagues conducted a site survey of a disused Soviet-era panoramic cinema i…
    - 6 Feb 19, 6:00am -
  • The new green superpower? Oil giant Kazakhstan tries to wean itself off the black stuff – video
    Kazakhstan is rich with oil, gas and coal but Nursultan Nazarbayev, its president for life, has committed the country to a dramatic shift from fossil fuels to green energy. Is this huge nation, which is beset by rural poverty, major infrastructure ch…
    - 14 Nov 18, 5:56am -
  • Ex-Chinese internment camp detainee denied US visa despite Congress invitation
    Kazakh national was asked to speak at Congress about his ordeal, but his application was rejected by the US consulate in Istanbul An outspoken former detainee in China’s internment camps for Muslims has said that his application for a visa to visit…
    - 18 Oct 18, 11:57am -
  • Rocket launches to be grounded while mid-air failure is investigated
    Problem with Soyuz’s thrusters must be identified before space flights can resume, say expertsThe Russian Soyuz rocket that launches astronauts to the International Space Station will be grounded for months after two crew members were forced to mak…
    - 11 Oct 18, 2:04pm -
  • Footage from inside Soyuz spacecraft shows crew at moment of failure – video
    A Russian-American space crew have been forced to make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan after their Soyuz rocket suffered a failure shortly after launching from Russia’s Baikonur cosmodrome in one of the most serious space incidents in recent y…
    - 11 Oct 18, 9:43am -
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Huffington Post: Kazakhstan

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  • newChinese researchers design smart energy harvester on human knee
    WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM - Chinese researchers have developed a device that can harvest energy from its wearer's knee and generate 1.6 microwatts of power while the wearer walks at a normal speed without any increase in effort, Xinhua reports.
    - 4 hours ago, 18 Jul 19, 12:31pm -
  • newKyrgyz university launches degree program for Korean language
    BISHKEK. KAZINFORM - A prominent state university in Kyrgyzstan has launched a Korean language degree program to meet growing demand for learning the language among students in the country, Yonhap reports.
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Jul 19, 11:32am -
  • newIntense heat to grip several regions of Kazakhstan
    NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Kazhydromet, Kazakhstan’s National Weather service, has put several regions of Kazakhstan on storm alert, Kazinform reports.
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Jul 19, 10:36am -
  • newKazakh Ambassador presents credentials to Head of State of Malaysia
    KUALA-LUMPUR. KAZINFORM - The solemn ceremony of presenting the Credential Letters by Ambassador of Kazakhstan Bolat Imanbaev to the Head of State of Malaysia His Majesty Al-Sultan Adullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah ibni Sultan Haji Ahmad Sh…
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Jul 19, 10:08am -
  • newDocumentary about Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to air this weekend
    NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – A documentary «President 2.0» based on the interview given by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to well-known Russian journalist Alexey Pivovarov will air on July 21 on one of the Kazakhstani TV channels.
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Jul 19, 9:48am -
  • newDocumentary about Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to air this weekend
    NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – A documentary «President 2.0» based on the interview given by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to well-known Russian journalist Alexey Pivovarov will air on July 21 on one of the Kazakhstani TV channels.
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Jul 19, 9:48am -
  • newKazakhstan names news Children’s Rights Commissioner
    NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Aruzhan Sain has been appointed as the Children’s Rights Commissioner in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of Akorda.
    - 7 hours ago, 18 Jul 19, 9:07am -
  • newKazakhstan names news Children’s Rights Commissioner
    NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Aruzhan Sain has been appointed as the Children’s Rights Commissioner in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of Akorda.
    - 7 hours ago, 18 Jul 19, 9:07am -
  • newKostanay airport of Kazakhstan to see territory expansion
    NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Reconstruction of a passenger terminal of the Kostanay airport of Kazakhstan is planned within the realization of Kazakhstan’s State program for infrastructural development 'Nurly Zhol' for 2015-2019, the Ministry of Industr…
    - 7 hours ago, 18 Jul 19, 8:58am -
  • newKazakhstan establishes embassies in 6 European countries
    NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Six embassies of the Republic of Kazakhstan have been established in line with the decrees of the President of Kazakhstan in European countries, Kazinform has learnt from the Akorda’s press service.
    - 8 hours ago, 18 Jul 19, 8:19am -
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