Adil Soz

From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia

Adil Soz, also known as the Adil Soz Foundation (Template:Lang-ru) is a Kazakh non-governmental organization which deals with addressing corruption in Kazakhstani law and politics. Cited as a "media watchdog organization",[1][2] it is the only NGO in Central Asia which belongs to the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX). The foundation is supported by USAID.[3] Its main goal is "the establishment of an open civil society in Kazakhstan and free, objective and progressive journalism."[4] The foundation attempts to protect journalists from government interference based on civil rights and freedom of speech which is an issue in Kazakhstan; in 2008 it reported 122 incidents of harassment and violence against journalists from January to November 2008.[5]



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