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Mataev Seitkazy

Chairman of the Union of Journalists of Kazakhstan.

Chairman of the Public Council on Mass Media under the President with the rank of the Presidential Adviser.


Founder KazTAG.


 He graduated from the journalist department of the Kazakh national university n.a. S.M. Kirov (1980), journalist, academy of the Academy of journalism of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2001).  


Professional experience:

  • In 1980-1986 he is the personal correspondent of the Kazakh New Agency in Turgai, Karaganda oblasts.
  • In 1986-1989 deputy chief editor of the oblast newspaper “Industrial Karaganda”.
  • In 1989-1991 and 1994-1996 he is the personal correspondent of the newspaper “Izvestia” in Kazakhstan.
  • In 1991- 1993 he is the press-secretary of the President of the republic of Kazakhstan.
  • In 1993-1994 he is the press-secretary of the Prime-minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
  • From May 1996 – president of the National press-club.
  • From February 2001 – president of the board of Journalists union of Kazakhstan.
  • From December 2002 – chairman of the Public council on mass-media under the president of Kazakhstan, counsellor to the President.


He is also the founder of KazTAG.