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of violations of media outlets and journalists of Kazakhstan

in January May 2010

(Monitoring materials of International Foundation for Protection of Freedom of Speech Adil Soz)

Attacks on editorial offices and media outlets 6

Abzal Agaliev (TV Company Tan, Almaty), Zhuldyz Toleu, Baurzhan Smagulov (TV Radio Company 31 Channel, Astana), Igor Larra (Svoboda Slova, Aktobe oblast), Zhas Alash, Almaty, Arman Zhaniev (Bukpa!, Kokshetau) and Yuri Geyst (Diapason, Aktobe).

Threats to journalists - 3

Golos Respubliki (Almaty), Vzglyad (Almaty) and Madina Mukhamedzhanova (Kokshetau).

Forced suspension and termination of media issue 3

Gorod 326 (Taraz), Zemlya I Ludi (Uralsk) and Alma-Ata Info (Almaty).

Blocking and restriction of access to websites 12

Website LiveJournal, (blog platform of company Google), website of distance education of Moscow State University of Lomonosov and Wordpress (free of charge platform, computer software for website OpenSource),,,,,,,, and

Journalists prevented from carrying out their professional activity 18

Criminal prosecution 10


Charges of libel 5

Gani Sultanov (Former Director of Zoo, Shymkent), Asel Taubayeva (TV Company ART, Karaganda), Victor Miroshnichenko (Vremya, North Kazakhstan region), Galiya Sarsenbayeva and Malik Sarsenbayev (Altynsarin district, Kostanay region).

Civil charges against media outlets and journalists 38


Civil suit or protection of honor and dignity 37

Damages sought in the lawsuit are 391 million 346 thousands 660 tenge.

The plaintiffs are:

State officials 17, legal entities 6, citizens 14.

Refusals and restrictions in providing of public important information 134.

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