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Kazakhstan

As of January 2018, the population of Kazakhstan, a county in Central Asia, stood at 18,472,000. Representatives of 125 ethnic groups live in the country, with Kazakhs constituting the majority with 67.47%; other major ethnic groups include Russians (19.76%) and Uzbeks (3.18%).

Since gaining independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Kazakhstan has managed to create the material and technical resources necessary for the development of an information society. This entry reviews the state of journalism before and after independence and discusses the development of Internet resources in Kazakhstan.

Journalism in Kazakhstan Before Independence

Journalism in sovereign Kazakhstan has a long history and a distinctive tradition of succession. The ancestors of Kazakh journalism are great Kazakh public figures, including writer and educator Abai Kunanbayev, ethnographic researcher and writer ...

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