In Kazakhstan, parliamentary and presidential elections are neither free nor fair. The dominant media outlets are either in state hands or owned by government-friendly businessmen. Freedoms of speech and assembly remain restricted and punished, and corruption is endemic.
Nations in Transit — Kazakhstan Country Report
Kazakhstan is categorized as a Consolidated Authoritarian regime in the Nations in Transit 2023, Freedom House's annual study on the state of democracy in the region stretching from Central Europe to Central Asia.
Freedom in the World — Kazakhstan Country Report
Kazakhstan is rated Not Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
Freedom on the Net— Kazakhstan Country Report
Kazakhstan is rated Not Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.
News & Perspectives on Kazakhstan
In Europe and Eurasia, the Democracy-Autocracy Gap is Widening
May 25, 2023
Interventions for the 2022 OSCE Warsaw Human Dimension Conference
Testimony and remarks
September 26, 2022
NEW REPORT: Regional Autocrats Exploiting Instability, Expanding Power from Central Europe to Central Asia
April 20, 2022
Kazakhstan: Freedom House Urges De-escalation of Violence, Movement Toward Rule of Law
January 6, 2022
Kazakhstan: Release Human Rights Activist and Recognize Rights of Ethnic Minorities
July 2, 2021