Kazakhstan: Mud-Slinging at Protesters Highlights Apparent Media Double Standards

Aimira Shaunkentayeva, a newsreader on First Channel Eurasia, reads a news bulletin on the Kazakh General Prosecutor’s office allegedly revealing “the truth about who and why provoked Kazakhstanis to participate in illegal assemblies.” (Photo: Video Frame Grab)

Aimira Shaukentayeva reads her news bulletins with a stony and ferocious demeanor. But on the turn of a dime, her voice softens as she warns with matronly concern of the threats besieging Kazakhstan.
 

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Joanna Lillis is a freelance writer who specializes in Central Asia.

Kazakhstan: Mud-Slinging at Protesters Highlights Apparent Media Double Standards

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