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Last updated: May 28, 2021

May 3, 2021

On May 3, world over, we celebrate World Press Freedom Day. To learn about the freedom of speech and journalists’ rights in Central Asia, USAID’s partner, Internews, interviewed three media advocacy organizations in Kazakhstan to understand the challenges journalists face and what work is being done in the region to improve the situation.

April 26, 2021

Leila is 45 years old. She lives with her four children in Pavlodar, a small industrial city in the North-East of Kazakhstan.  She greets everyone with a warm smile. It is the kind of smile that lights up her entire face. Even her eyes are smiling. Leila is very energetic; in a self-help group, she shares her story openly with no hesitance, believing that it can help someone else. She is strong, bubbly, and intelligent. 

March 29, 2021

Alisa Massaleva, 41, is a seasoned journalist from Shymkent, South Kazakhstan. She’s been a reporter for over two decades and has worked for a regional newspaper, Yuzhnyi Kazakhstan, for 15 years.

March 26, 2021

Dr. Adenov Malik Moldabekovich is the Director of Kazakhstan’s National TB Program. Since graduating from the Almaty Medical University in 1994, he has dedicated his career to Kazakhstan’s fight against TB.

March 1, 2021

Jamila Asanova was 21 years old when Kazakhstan became an independent country. “Kazakhstan was one of the first countries in the Soviet Union where students came together in the central square in Alma-Ata, the then capital of the country, to demand independence. This was in 1986, five years before independence,” said Jamila.