Paolo Sorbello is a journalist and researcher covering Kazakhstan and Central Asia. Follow him on Twitter @PaoloBottleneck.
Published in: oDR: OpinionToo little has changed in Kazakhstan in the year since ‘Bloody January’
A ‘New Kazakhstan’ was promised after last January’s deadly protests. It looks a lot like the old oligarchic order
Published in: oDR: FeatureAnti-union laws have punished Kazakhstan’s workers. But the fight isn’t over
Workers in Kazakhstan have faced pressure for years but continue to fight for their rights and social justice, new...
Published in: oDR: FeatureHow Kazakhstan society is divided over the Russia-Ukraine war
In Kazakhstan, where a Soviet past still lingers, there are clear generational divides in opinion towards Putin’s invasion
Published in: oDR: NewsReporting on Kazakhstan’s chaos amid internet shutdowns and violence
Journalists have been subject to detentions or attacks, while internet blackouts left them unable to communicate for days
Published in: oDR: InterviewAnger, injustice and politics brought people to the streets in Kazakhstan
Exclusive: veteran human rights defender Yevgeniy Zhovtis tells openDemocracy about how the tumultuous protests...
Published in: oDRA new tale of migrant struggles in Moscow puts poverty, motherhood and hope on screen
This Russian-Kazakh film explores how people who migrate to Russia are often subject to forces far greater than themselves.