Lukpan Akhmedyarov and his employer, the "Uralskaya nedelya" weekly, were ordered to pay 1.5 million tenges ($7,700) to a local finance police officer for allegedly insulting him in an article.
In July, Akhmedyarov was found guilty of insulting a local official and ordered to pay him 5 million tenges ($33,000).
The international media group Reporters Without Borders condemned the court's decision then.
The group called it a move "to strangle the journalist financially."
In April, Akhmedyarov survived a vicious attack in which he was stabbed and shot with an air pistol.
Last month, Akhmedyarov received the prestigious Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism at a ceremony in the United States.