The Fight to Publish - Witness - Al Jazeera English
Zhanara, Oksana and Irina are colleagues at the Kazakh opposition newspaper Respublika - but they live 3,000 miles apart because editor Irina is forced to live in exile in London.
"At Respublika," says deputy editor Oksana, "we fight a daily battle just to get the paper published."
The paper is one of the few dissenting voices in a country that has remained in the iron grip of President Nazarbayev since independence in 1991.
Its offices have been firebombed, its staff beaten, kidnapped, imprisoned and exiled.
This film follows journalist Zhanara as she covers stories from her base in Almaty - and when breaking news of the riots in Zhanaozen takes her to the aftermath of the bloodiest day in Kazakhstan's modern history.