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Kazakh newspapers (file photo) (RFE/RL) March 6, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Miklos Haraszti has called on Kazakhstan's authorities to abandon plans to require licenses for all printing presses.


Haraszti said on March 5 that "license-free printing presses are the prerequisite for a free media landscape" and requiring licenses is "contrary to international standards."


Kazakhstan is trying to get the OSCE rotating Presidency in 2009.

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