Internews has worked to increase the independence and improve the quality of the media sphere in Kazakhstan for almost 30 years. Since 1996, Internews has supported thousands of journalists and hundreds of television, radio, newspaper, and online media outlets to build their skills, produce quality, objective content about important topics in Russian and Kazakh, and become competitive, sustainable businesses. Other areas of focus in Kazakhstan include: capacity building for media support organizations and associations; media literacy curricula, trainings, and campaigns to improve critical thinking and resilience to disinformation; youth engagement initiatives to promote diverse local voices; building a network of citizen reporters across all regions; raising the profile of media criticism and professional media standards; capacity building in conflict-sensitive reporting and communications with the public; countering misinformation, disinformation, xenophobia and stigma towards vulnerable groups affected by COVID-19; and working with local media support organizations to improve the conditions for freedom of the press and expression in the country.