Kazakhstan Policies Affecting Disinformation

From ADTAC Disinformation Inventory


Under Kazakh law, “disseminating knowingly false information”, carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison. [1]Kazakhstan does not have press freedom and has opened criminal investigations against media outlets for publishing disinformation.[2]

Arrests Based on Legislation

Allegations of disinformation have led to an arrest of a journalist critical of the government's handling of COVID-19.[3]

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National Policies Affecting Disinformation