The Italian Federation for Human Rights (FIDU) and the Freedom Kazakhstan Human Rights Foundation (FKF) launch a joint project, Voices of Kazakhstan

Project objective: to provide the international community with information on the progress of the election campaign and the outcomes of the observation of the parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan; and to hold a parallel vote tabulation using Telegram chatbots for voters and observers.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the international community's observers and journalists are unable to travel to Kazakhstan for the parliamentary elections on 10 January 2021. Therefore, FIDU, together with FKF, drawing on the election observation experience of Belarusian civil society, has developed a secure toolkit based on Telegram messenger to collect evidence of election violations and to count the votes on election day: