Activist, blogger and journalist currently based in Kazakhstan.
Co-founder of NGO “Liberty” that works to strengthen civil society through the promotion of New Technology.
Former Social Media Editor at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Kazakh Service.
Holds MA in Human Rights and Multi-Level Governance from the University of Padova, Italy
Latest posts by Dina Baidildayeva
"Unfortunately, it has become a habit for us to speak in Russian because of a few folks who don't speak Kazakh. If we speak Kazakh those who don't should learn."
The banning of independent candidates at presidential elections is yet another blow to hopes of a democratic future.
Kazakhstan's veteran leader suddenly seems to think the country's long-planned transition to a Latin alphabet is very pressing indeed. The country's social media users want to know why.
"Can we designate people that leave their rubbish bags lying around outside their apartment doors enemies of state interests and remove their citizenships?"
In a recent discussion with a hand-picked selection of journalists, Nazarbayev took pains to explain why Asian societies aren't always suited to democracy.