25 journalists detained in line of duty in Kazakhstan in first half 2019 - Adil Soz
Almaty. June 28. KazTAG - 25 journalists have been detained in the line of duty in the first half 2019, reports Adil Soz, international fund for freedom of speech.
"In the first half of the year 25 journalists have been detained in the line of duty, other 18 have been charged under criminal articles (mainly for swindle), 35 "characters" of publications applied to the court in order to protect their honor, dignity and business reputation. 11 protocols have been issued under minor administrative violations," reads the report.
According to Adil Soz, in the foreseeable future, the regime for freedom of speech is unlikely to soften, at least, according to the fund, they see no real prerequisites for that.
"However, none of the journalists have been killed, imprisoned, busted, no mass media sources have been shut down. Moreover, journalists have been growing their muscles and new talents have been arriving," resumed the message.
Journalists mark their professional holiday on June 28 - the Day of workers of communication and information which was established by the order of the First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev on October 20 2011.
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