Visiting scholar discusses mass media in Kazakhstan

Sayagul Alimbekova

Sayagul Alimbekova

Sayagul Alimbekova, a visiting scholar from Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty, Kazakhstan, recently gave a public presentation on “Mass Media in Kazakhstan: Development and Problems,” sponsored by the School of Journalism and MSU’s Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies.

Alimbekova arrived at MSU in mid-October on a research internship to explore internet dependency among university students for her doctoral dissertation. She has been working closely with Knight Center director Eric Freedman and Professor Serena Carpenter and will be surveying journalism students from MSU and her home university in early 2018.  She also interviewed Freedman about changes in the press in Kazakhstan for an article in the national newspaper Egemen Kazakhstan (“Independent Kazakhstan”), which has a circulation of more than 200,000.

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