The conference “Kazakhstan: Freedom of the Media and Freedom of Civil Society” organised by the Open Dialogue Foundation under the auspices of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI).
Kazakhstan follows Tunisia and Egypt scenario by mind of the President Civic Activity Foundation Muratbek Ketebaeyv.
Like Egypt, Kazakhstan is a major regional economy led by a long-serving strongman president. But Nazarbayev remains popular among his nation’s 16 million people after presiding over annual economic growth that has averaged 8 percent in the last decade.
Kazakhstan, Central Asia’s largest economy, boasts per capita gross domestic product of more than $9,000 — a twelvefold increase since 1994 and four times that of Egypt.