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Paolo Sorbello

Paolo Sorbello

Paolo Sorbello is a journalist and researcher from Italy. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow, studying state-business relations in Kazakhstan. He is also the Business News Editor of the weekly newspaper The Conway Bulletin.

Paolo Sorbello is a journalist and researcher from Italy. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow, studying state-business relations in Kazakhstan.

Paolo’s work has also been published by The Conway Bulletin, Newsbase’s FSUOGM and Energo, openDemocracyEurasianetMilano Finanza, and L’Indro. While his main focus is energy, his writings span across political and business matters. You can follow Paolo on Twitter or connect via LinkedIn

Posts by Paolo Sorbello
July 06, 2020

Kazakhstan Decriminalizes Defamation, Keeps Hindering Free Media

By Paolo Sorbello
Hailed as a step in the right direction, the decriminalization of defamation is still not enough to relieve pressure from the press. 

June 30, 2020

Courts in Kazakhstan Return Assets to Criminal Group

By Paolo Sorbello
In a surprising move, the Prosecutor obtained the restitution of assets to a criminal group facing corruption charges.
May 30, 2020

Hotel Uzbekistan Privatized to Holding in Singapore

By Paolo Sorbello
Bashan Investment Group owns film production companies in Asia and, now, Tashkent's most recognizable building. 

May 11, 2020

Kazakhstan’s Richest Sell Almaty Airport

By Paolo Sorbello
TAV, a Turkish holding, completed the purchase of Almaty International Airport, Kazakhstan's most active airport.

April 27, 2020

Kazakhstan Wins One Small Legal Battle in the Long War With Stati

By Paolo Sorbello
A landmark High Court decision in London agreed with Kazakhstan's Central Bank, dealing a blow to a Moldovan investor in a long-lasting legal war. 

April 22, 2020

Jobs at Stake in Kazakhstan’s Energy Sector

By Paolo Sorbello
A drop in Brent oil prices and the emergence of cases of COVID-19 at the Tengiz field are poised to slash investment and hammer employment.
March 09, 2020

Kazakhstan Court Set To Free Prominent Political Prisoner

By Paolo Sorbello
Mukhtar Dzhakishev, former head of Kazakhstan's uranium company, obtained an early release decision due to his declining health.

March 02, 2020

Kazakhstan’s Authorities Backtrack on Freedom of Assembly

By Paolo Sorbello
Around 80 activists were arrested on March 1 in Almaty in connection to an unsanctioned rally in memory of an activist who died in jail. 

February 11, 2020

Violence in Kazakhstan Turns Deadly for Dungans 

By Paolo Sorbello
Ten were killed in clashes that followed ethnic lines, but betrayed long-standing socioeconomic dissatisfaction.

January 27, 2020

Kazakhstan Halts Sale of Contaminated Oil to China 

By Paolo Sorbello
Tests revealed the presence of dangerous chemicals in oil pumped from the Aktobe region and destined for to China. 

December 24, 2019

Kazakhstan’s Authorities Draw a Line During Independence Day Protests 

By Paolo Sorbello
The goalposts keep moving as President Tokayev promised reforms that would make it easier for political and civic activists to plan rallies.
August 27, 2019

Web Giants Counter Kazakhstan's Spying Tool

By Paolo Sorbello
US firms are taking measures to ensure that traffic through their browsers is not intercepted by Kazakhstan's authorities.

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