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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 -
  • Calling Out Kazakhstan on Domestic Violence

    Calling Out Kazakhstan on Domestic Violence

    The United Nation’s top women rights body has criticized Kazakhstan’s government over its poor record on domestic violence and protecting women with disabilities.The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) has voiced…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kazakhstan: UN Review Should Press for Reforms

    Kazakhstan: UN Review Should Press for Reforms

    Expand Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokaev takes the oath during his inauguration ceremony in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. © 2019 Vladislav Vodnev / Sputnik via A…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kazakhstan: Little Help for Domestic Violence Survivors

    Kazakhstan: Little Help for Domestic Violence Survivors

    Expand Participants protest against discrimination and gender-based violence during a rally held by members of feminist organizations and social activists in Almaty, Kazakhstan Sept…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • HRW Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Kazakhstan
    Kazakhstan’s poor human rights record has regretably deterioriated since its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in October 2014. Authorities cracked down on peaceful protests critical of government policies, and in mid-2016 jailed activists Maks Bokae…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kazakhstan Supreme Court Upholds Privacy Rights

    Kazakhstan Supreme Court Upholds Privacy Rights

    Expand Map of Kazakhstan. © 2015 Human Rights Watch Kazakhstan’s Supreme Court has ruled that two women will receive compensation from a Facebook…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Mass Arrests Cast Doubt on Rights Reform in Kazakhstan

    Mass Arrests Cast Doubt on Rights Reform in Kazakhstan

    Expand Kazakhstan police officers detain a protester during an opposition rally in Almaty, September 21, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Vladimir Tretyakov Si…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kazakhstan: Feminist Group Denied Registration

    Kazakhstan: Feminist Group Denied Registration

    Expand Zhanar Sekerbaeva co-founder of Feminita, a feminist initiative in Almaty, gives a talk on the demographics of lesbian, bisexual, and queer women in Kazakhstan. …
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Silencing of Activist Shows Kazakhstan’s Contempt for Rights

    Silencing of Activist Shows Kazakhstan’s Contempt for Rights

    Expand Serikzhan Bilash, a prominent activist who has campaigned for the release of ethnic Kazakhs in China, poses for a photograph, in Almaty, Kazakhstan, August 17, 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

  • Astana Ballet; Akram Khan’s Giselle review – Steppe to it
    Royal Opera House; Sadler’s Wells, LondonAstana’s springy young Kazakhs make their UK debut, while Tamara Rojo weaves her magic with Akram Khan’s insightful GiselleAstana Ballet, a young Kazakhstani troupe with a wide-ranging repertoire and nea…
    - 59 days ago, 22 Sep 19, 3:00am -
  • Xinjiang activist freed in Kazakh court after agreeing to stop campaigning
    Serikzhan Bilash, who fought for victims of China’s internment camps, pleaded guilty in return for freedom A rights activist in Kazakhstan who faced seven years imprisonment over his outspoken opposition to neighbouring China was unexpectedly freed…
    - 95 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 9:15pm -
  • ZVUK: the Kazakhstan club night that dances for truth
    In conservative, authoritarian Almaty, a small techno event aims to create a safe space for activists and the LGBT communityIt is a rainy spring night in Almaty, and in a small back-alley club a young DJ is playing dark British techno while wearing a…
    - 23 Jul 19, 5:10am -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 -
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Huffington Post: Kazakhstan

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  • newIndian Fest to host 3 Iranian films
    TEHRAN. KAZINFORM – Three Iranian cinematic works are to be screened at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in the coming days, IRNA reports.
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Nov 19, 11:29am -
  • newChina to lead world in 5G tech by 2025
    BEIJING. KAZINFORM - China will have the most 5G connections of any nation by 2025, according to a new study, while Europe will lag behind the South Korea, the United States, Japan, and China in terms of 5G penetration by that year, China Daily repor…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Nov 19, 11:03am -
  • newRoman-era sarcophagus with skeleton found in Turkey
    CORUM. KAZINFORM - A 2,000-year-old sarcophagus including skeleton of a woman was found during road construction work in central Turkey, according to a provincial official on Tuesday, Anadolu reports.
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Nov 19, 10:42am -
  • newResearch offers insight into how human brains process music
    BEIJING. KAZINFORM - Have you ever experienced a situation where a special song or tune keeps repeating itself over and over in your head? Chinese researchers might be able to shed light on how that happens, Xinhua reports.
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Nov 19, 10:14am -
  • newUzbekistan expected to be efficient CIS chair in 2020
    MINSK. KAZINFORM – Uzbekistan will be an efficient chair of the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2020, Sergei Lebedev, Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee told reporters, BelTA has learned.
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Nov 19, 9:45am -
  • newAlina Adilkhanova wins Kazakhstan Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship
    SHYMKENT. KAZINFORM – Alina Adilkhanova from Shymkent won the Kazakhstan Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship, Kazinform has learnt from the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Nov 19, 8:57am -
  • newKazakhstan leads 1-0 in Davis Cup Madrid Finals
    MADRID. KAZINFORM – Kazakhstan leads 1-0 in the Davis Cup by Rakuten Madrid Finals Group E clash against the Netherlands, Kazinform has learnt from the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Nov 19, 8:44am -
  • newDubai Islamic Bank closes landmark $750 million Sukuk
    DUBAI. KAZINFORM - Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC, DIB, successfully closed a US$%750 million 5-year Sukuk with a profit rate of 2.950 percent per annum, which is equivalent to 140bps over the 5-year Mid Swap Rate, WAM reports.
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Nov 19, 8:27am -
  • newKazakh Ambassador discusses development of Kazakh-Indian relations in West Bengal
    NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - On November 18-19, 2019, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to India Yerlan Alimbayev paid a working visit to one of the largest economic and financial centers of India – Kolkata (former Calcutta).
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Nov 19, 7:59am -
  • newKassym-Jomart Tokayev extends heartfelt condolences to UAE President
    NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has mourned the death of H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Kazinform has learnt from the president’s press service.
    - 9 hours ago, 19 Nov 19, 7:43am -
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