Leila Tanayeva

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Kazakhstan against -bashization

Yesterday Sergey Duvanov, a journalist and a human rights activist was arrested for organising the protests on the square in Almaty against the constitutional amendments that exempt Nazarbayev from a limit on the number of the presidential terms. Casio Cisar writes: Duvanov was holding an unsanctioned protest against what he...

Kazakhstan: A President for Life

On 18 May the Parliament of Kazakhstan adopted the changes into the Constitution in the second reading. According to one of the amendments, the first president of Kazakhstan will no more have limits on how many times he can run for the president's office. Let us see how the Livejournal...

Interview with the Blogger, adam_kesher

  22 April 2007

Adil Nurmakov is a 28-year old political scientist and a journalist from Almaty, who started as a blogger in 2004. He writes his own Livejournal adam_kesher (ru) and is a regular author on neweurasia. Recently, Adil wrote an open letter to the mayor of Almaty about the situation with the...

Interview with Kazis Toguzbayev, Journalist/Blogger from Kazakhstan

  15 April 2007

Kazis Toguzbayev is a Kazakhstani journalist/blogger, who was sued for insulting the honor and the dignity of the president in January 2007 when he uploaded two articles on a group blog KUB.kz. Kazis is 59, married and has grandchildren. He is a colonel of the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan in reserve and a pensioner for 10 years now. We spoke about the lessons that he learned after the trial and about the citizen journalism in Kazakhstan.

Global Voices in Moscow

  28 March 2007

On March 21, Moscow hosted its First International Conference on Blogs, Media and Citizen Journalism. I was happy to represent both Global Voices and neweurasia at the meeting. The conference was organized by the Centre for Internet Policy of Moscow State University for International Relations (MGIMO), Realno.info, a web site...

Kazakhstan and its Women

International Women's Day is a public holiday in Kazakhstan, and while happy bloggers-office workers get a break from their offices and blogs, congratulate their mothers, wives and daughters, we are presenting the latest roundup of blog entries by women and about them. On Beauty Slavoyara, a blogger and photographer from...

Kazakhstan: Money, Kidnapping, Money, Power, Money…

  9 February 2007

“The headline is not a text from James Bond film trailer. It is how they do business in Kazakhstan”, wrote Jana Zhukova is Livejournal community of Almaty residents (RUS). She referred to mysterious set of events that surrounded “Nurbank”, the seventh largest bank in Kazakhstan connected with the President's son-in-law...

Crime and Punishment in Kazakhstan

  29 January 2007

Blogger's Trial Kazis Toguzbayev, a journalist who uploaded his articles on KUB, a group blog, was tried in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on 22 January. In his article, Toguzbayev implied that the President was covering the murders of the opposition figures. He got a two-year suspended sentence for violating the Criminal Code...

Kazakhstan: Discussing the New Government

  15 January 2007

“The Government resigned… It was expected for so long that I am not even surprised…”, wrote Slavasay in Livejournal community on Kazakhstan politics. On 8 January Kazakhstan Prime-Minister Danial Akhmetov resigned, as did the whole Government. Not much change was expected though: “In Kazakhstan's autocratic presidential system, changes of prime...

Kazakhstan: Modern Art

  9 January 2007

Daniel Gulegos is an American artist who is temporary in Almaty, Kazakhstan and he blogs at Travelpod. While in Kazakhstan, Daniel explores the Kazakh contemporary art, meeting and collaborating with the local artists. I thought everyone would like to see what goes on at art openings here in Almaty. So,...

Kazakhstan: where are we going to be in 15 years?

  29 December 2006

15 years ago we came into existence. I mean – we existed before, but no one knew. 15 years ago after the 1991 August putsch in Moscow, and followed collapse of the Soviet Union, new Central Asian countries, including Kazakhstan, came into existence for the rest of the world (ok,...

Voices from Kazakhstan

  1 December 2006

Police and protesters in Almaty, at svoboda.kz “I phoned Sanzhar [Bokaev, a shortly detained leader of the movement against the ban of the right-hand-drive cars], he is in Almaty district police, which is next to Nikolski bazaar. Help him if you are a lawyer! He can answer the phone though,...

Voices from Kazakhstan

  17 November 2006

Kazakh President in Aralsk by lambro “Kazakhstan invented a national chess game. Introduced a new chess piece “President”. It can go as it wishes and take whatever it wishes to take”, jokes LJ user kubekov (RUS). President's New Initiatives It is usually a case in Kazakhstan that the President starts...

Voices from Kazakhstan

  3 November 2006

Welcome to our latest roundup of blog posts and online discussions from Kazakhstan Russian-language blogosphere. The Oil Business Kazakhstan boasts having unique oil and gas deposit, Karachaganak, 150 km east from the city of Uralsk in the northeast of Kazakhstan. Having an area of over 280 square kilometres, it holds...

Voices from Kazakhstan

  20 October 2006

Walking around the streets of Almaty, we picked up and brought for your attention the conversations from the Kazakh blogosphere. The recent visit of Kazakh President Nazarbayev to the White House was discussed by LJ user adam_kesher (RU): Roughly speaking, the United States have two reasons not to annoy Kazakhstan...

Voices from Kazakhstan

  5 October 2006

After a break in voicing the Kazakh bloggers, caused by neweurasia team doing outreach in Central Asia, we present you the newest roundup of online conversations in Kazakhstan. Several major news attracted media attention to Kazakhstan recently: the President of the country Nazarbayev visited the White House, Sasha Baron Cohen...

Voices from Kazakhstan

  17 August 2006

Almaty Opera House Welcome to our latest round-up of blog posts and online discussions that took place in Kazakh blogosphere. neweurasia's Basil B. Akimov, a Karaganda journalist and editor of www.mediaprovinces.kz and www.medialaw.kz sites, writes about change of rules in the Supreme Court in Astana (RU). You have to show...

Voices from Kazakhstan

  4 August 2006

Welcome to our latest round-up of blog posts and online discussions that took place in the Kazakhstani blogosphere in the last two weeks. We start off with Russian-language neweurasia Kazakhstan blog. A new contributor from Karaganda Basil B. Akimov sheds light on another scandal in Kazakh healthcare. Karaganda prosecutor initiated...

Voices from Kazakhstan

Welcome to our latest round-up of blog posts and online discussions that took place in the Kazakh blogosphere in the last two weeks. The “Zhumbaktas” (“Enigma”) rock in Borovoe, a mountainous place with lakes between Astana and Kokshetau, is surrounded with legends. One of them is that a girl ended...

Voices from Kazakhstan

Welcome to our first roundup of blog posts and online discussions that took place in the Kazakh blogosphere recently. On a World Refugee Day, 20 June, I overviewed the situation with the refugees in Kazakhstan on Neweurasia. Using the data of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Kazakhstan and...

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