Kazakhstan: Do State Subsidies Help or Hurt Media Market?

Prominent Kazakh journalist Seitkazy Matayev, head of the National Press Club in Almaty, was arrested in February and charged with various counts of fraud and embezzlement. Government investigators claim the fraud involves the KazTAG news agency, which is run by Matayev’s son. (Photo: Aktan Rysaliev)

A government program in Kazakhstan intended to generate good news has produced only negative headlines of late.
 

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Aktan Rysaliev is a pseudonym for a journalist working in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan: Do State Subsidies Help or Hurt Media Market?

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