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Kazakh crackdown on internet

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A law has been passed in Kazakhstan tightening control over the internet in a way which opponents say could restrict free speech.

Under the ruling, chat rooms, blogs and public forums count as mass media, meaning a blogger could break the law for expressing an honestly-held view.

Rayhan Demytrie reports from Almaty.

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