restricted access The Persistence of Media Control Under Consolidated Authoritarianism: Containing Kazakhstan’s Digital Media
Abstract

Citizens of Kazakhstan have greater access to the Internet now than at any time in the past. However, the Nazarbaev regime has systematically cut off the supply of political analysis on the country’s web sites while simultaneously shifting popular on-line consumption habits in non-political directions. The result is that the presence of the Internet in Kazakhstan is helping the authoritarian regime remain in power.


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