Kazakh TV: Kazakhstan Launches New Website with Necessary Information on Coronavirus. “The website provides all the useful information on the prevention of the disease and the recommendations for people, who start noticing the suspicious symptoms. All data is presented as infographics and pictures, which are allowed for downloading and sharing.”
Neowin: Mozilla and Google stop Kazakh government from intercepting traffic. “Mozilla has announced that it, and Google, have deployed technical solutions within Firefox and Chrome to stop the Kazakh government from intercepting internet traffic inside the country. According to Censored Planet, the government in Kazakhstan began using a fake root CA certificate to intercept HTTPS connections.”
The Next Web: Kazakhstan begins intercepting citizens’ web traffic to ‘protect them from cyber threats’. “The Kazakhstan government has started to intercept all HTTPS traffic from all devices within its borders effective July 17, reports ZDNet.”
Astana Times: New website makes volunteering easier in Kazakhstan. “The Kazakh Ministry of Information and Social Development and National Volunteer Network presented April 29 in the capital the… website for the development of the Kazakh volunteer movement. The website seeks to coordinate communications among more than 200 volunteer organisations and 50,000 volunteers simplifying their communication.”
United Nations Development Programme: UNDP Kazakhstan launches a Telegram “GenderBot”. “Telegram bot offers access to the gender dictionary and displays gender statistics of Kazakhstan. It also includes a calendar of international and local events related to gender issues. One of the key features of the bot is the possibility to search for contact numbers of crisis centers all over Kazakhstan. Currently the bot is available in Russian and English.”
New-to-me, from Kaz Inform: Kitap.kz generates global interest in Kazakh literature. “Currently, the website contains 64 books in 18 foreign languages. The online library has generated increasing interest in Kazakh culture, as evidenced by the many thousands of daily visits to the website by foreign users. There is ongoing work on new content for the website.” The front page of the site is not in English but translates without issue. Looks like you need to have an account to access content.
The Astana Times: First virtual museum of Kazakh women’s history educates and empowers. “Kazakh women’s history museums educate and empower women, providing an awareness-raising platform and tools for overcoming discrimination, said Women of Kazakhstan founder Dinara Assanova in an interview with The Astana Times. Assanova’s family provided her with a keen awareness of women’s contributions to society from a young age. ‘Motivation to study Kazakh women’s history was given to me by my grandfather,’ she said. ‘He was the one to initiate his private collection of outstanding women in Kazakhstan that I inherited.'”