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About Joanna Lillis

Joanna Lillis is a freelance journalist based in Kazakhstan. She previously worked for nearly four years for BBC Monitoring in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Articles by Joanna Lillis

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Tajikistan's ghost democracy

Behind another clear run for Tajikistan's leader Imomali Rakhmonov is the story of a society still coping with the wounds of post-Soviet upheaval and civil war, reports Joanna Lillis in Dushanbe.

Death in Kazakhstan

The second mysterious death of a Kazakh opposition politician within three months highlights the shadowy nature of power in central Asia's largest republic, says Joanna Lillis.

Kazakhstan's political landslide

Nursultan Nazarbayev won Kazakhstan’s presidential election by an even larger margin than expected. But was it a fair vote? Joanna Lillis reports from Almaty.

Kazakhstan's pre-election media war

The Kazakh election campaign is witnessing intense efforts by the Astana regime to exorcise any threat of a “colour revolution” in the country. In the wake of the killing of opposition politician Zamanbek Nurkadilov, Joanna Lillis reports on the media contest for Kazakhs’ hearts and minds.
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