Reporters Without Borders, Reporters Without Borders Annual Report 2006 - Internet: Kazakhstan, 3 May 2006, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/46e690c6a.html [accessed 19 June 2013]
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The media here, including the Internet, are under official pressure and control of online publications has become a key issue because many government scandals have been exposed on websites. President Nursultan Nazarbayev's regime added new sites to its blacklist in January 2005, including that of a democratic opposition party. In October, an opposition site was forced to give up its national domain name (. kz) after officially-inspired legal action.