Open Dialog Foundation supports Turkmen journalist Mr Uhmyth Hallyyev’s request for political asylum in the Netherlands

Open Dialog Foundation supports Turkmen journalist Mr Uhmyth Hallyyev’s request for political asylum in the Netherlands

14.03.2016

The Open Dialog Foundation, an international NGO active in promotion, support and protection of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in the post-Soviet area supports a political asylum request filed to the Dutch authorities by a Turkmen citizen, Mr Uhmyt Hallyyev and his family.

Discussions on persecution of independent media and political opposition in Central Asia, and hostages of the Kremlin at the OSCE PA in Vienna

Discussions on persecution of independent media and political opposition in Central Asia, and hostages of the Kremlin at the OSCE PA in Vienna

02.03.2016

On Thursday, 25 February 2016, the Open Dialog Foundation and the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty organised a working lunch dedicated to the topic of persecution of independent media and political opposition in Central Asia.

Discussions on media freedom in Kazakhstan at the European Parliament in Brussels

Discussions on media freedom in Kazakhstan at the European Parliament in Brussels

28.01.2016

On Tuesday, 26 January 2016, the Open Dialog Foundation and the Estonian Member of the European Parliament Mrs Marju Lauristin (Socialists and Democrats) organised a high-level working breakfast at the European Parliament in Brussels dedicated to the topic of media freedom in Kazakhstan.

Discussions on media freedom in Kazakhstan at the European Parliament in Brussels

Discussions on media freedom in Kazakhstan at the European Parliament in Brussels

28.01.2016

On Tuesday, 26 January 2016, the Open Dialog Foundation and the Estonian Member of the European Parliament Mrs Marju Lauristin (Socialists and Democrats) organised a high-level working breakfast at the European Parliament in Brussels dedicated to the topic of media freedom in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan: The oppression of journalists and bloggers

Kazakhstan: The oppression of journalists and bloggers

22.01.2016

Kazakhstan demands that administrations of social networks disclose personal data of independent journalists, bloggers and political opponents. In retaliation for criticism, the authorities bring criminal charges of ‘spreading false information’ against inconvenient journalists.

Kazakhstan: journalists suspected of ‘spreading false information’ arrested

Kazakhstan: journalists suspected of ‘spreading false information’ arrested

31.12.2015

Journalists of the online portal ‘Nakanune.kz’ Guzal Baidalinova and Rafael Balgin have been taken into custody and placed under arrest for 2 months. Their colleague, Yulia Kozlova is also facing arrest. The journalists are being prosecuted under Art. 274 of the Criminal Code of the Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan: searches of independent journalists’ premises and criminal prosecutions for ‘spreading false information’

Kazakhstan: searches of independent journalists’ premises and criminal prosecutions for ‘spreading false information’

18.12.2015

On 18 December 2015, police raided the editorial office of the online portal ‘Nakanune.kz’ as well as apartments of the journalists: Gyuzyal Baidalinova, Yulia Kozlova and Rafael Balgin. The journalists may face charges of ‘spreading false information’.

Kazakhstan rejects statements of the UN, EU and OSCE on violations of human rights

Kazakhstan rejects statements of the UN, EU and OSCE on violations of human rights

30.11.2015

While rejecting criticism from the international community, Kazakhstan is tightening its grip on civil society. However, a desire to preserve its image forces authorities to resort to making some concessions in the cases of political prisoners.

Report: The harassment of civil society in Kazakhstan

Report: The harassment of civil society in Kazakhstan

26.06.2015

The Open Dialog Foundation welcomes the initiative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on consultations regarding the creation of a favourable space for civil society activities and the development of a report with practical recommendations on this matter.

Crimean Separatists Assault Journalists, Seizing their Professional Equipment

Crimean Separatists Assault Journalists, Seizing their Professional Equipment

12.03.2014

On 11.03.2014, at the Crimean border, an aggravated robbery was committed against the film crew of the “ТК SKY TG 24” Italian television channel. Similar cases have become common on the Crimean peninsula in parallel with the start of the occupation by Russian armed forces.

Invitation to the meeting with representatives of the press: Kazakhstan shuts down the media critical of the authorities

Invitation to the meeting with representatives of the press: Kazakhstan shuts down the media critical of the authorities

09.04.2013

On 16 April, 2013, from 11.00 a.m. to 12.30 a.m. in the office of the organisation ‘Reporters without Borders’ (Reporter ohne Grenzen), Bryukkenshtr. 4, 10179 Berlin, a meeting with the press representatives from Kazakhstan will be held

Kazakhstan journalism ban enacted

Kazakhstan journalism ban enacted

09.03.2013

The Appellate Court deemed the newspapers: ‘Vzglyad’ and “one media outlet ‘Respublika’” extremist. In violation of international treaties and domestic law, the Kazakh authorities have imposed censorship and prohibition of professional activities on individual journalists.

Askar Moldashev sentenced to suspended prison term

Askar Moldashev sentenced to suspended prison term

28.02.2013

The prosecution did not have sufficient evidence to prove Askar Moldashev’s guilt; he had previously faced charges of drug possession. During the trial, gross procedural irregularities and inconsistencies in the evidence were revealed.

Kazakhstan: the Prosecutor’s Office confirms the existence of a ban on the professional activities of journalists

Kazakhstan: the Prosecutor’s Office confirms the existence of a ban on the professional activities of journalists

06.02.2013

On 5 February, 2013, the prosecutor of the Medeu District of Almaty was trying to present a warning of criminal responsibility for the issuing of the “one media ‘Respublika’”, addressed to the Editor-in-Chief, Tatiana Trubacheva

Kazakhstan: the courts banned the activity of the media outlets on the eve of the anniversary of the tragic events in Zhanaozen

Kazakhstan: the courts banned the activity of the media outlets on the eve of the anniversary of the tragic events in Zhanaozen

09.12.2012

A number of independent media outlets have been banned in Kazakhstan. The prohibition of the activity does not concern just editorial offices of these media, but also the journalists who have worked for the outlets.