Kazakh media fights against new restrictions

News organisations battling to find ways around latest crackdown on independent media.

    The Kazakh government has launched a fresh crackdown on independent news media, shutting down newspapers and raiding offices.

    The government is branding media outlets that are sympathetic to opposition activists as "extremists", and hitting them with legal injunctions and cases.

    The country's news organisations have often been hit by such restrictions, however, and are finding ways around the new restrictions.

    Al Jazeera Robin Forestier-Walker reports from Almaty, the commercial capital.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    How the art world's hunger for ancient artefacts is destroying a centuries-old culture. A journey across the Himalayas.