VIENNA, 27 October 2015 – OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today condemned the shutdown of yet another media outlet in Kazakhstan, a move that can further limit free expression and free media in the country.
On 22 October, the district court in Almaty, upon the request of the Prosecutor’s Office, ruled to annul ADAM magazine’s registration certificate following a minor administrative offence. Reportedly, the court also ruled to close down the Facebook page of the magazine. The Representative raised the issue with the Kazakh authorities in September this year (www.osce.org/fom/185401).
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