Freedom of press in Mongolia: Room for improvement

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development has released a report on freedom of the press in Mongolia. The report recommends that laws be strengthened to better protect journalists and news organizations. 

The report notes that Mongolia has made much progress in the areas of democracy and human rights since 1990. But it also notes that, while Mongolia is a democratic country, the media do not have complete freedom. For example, if a journalist uncovers a government official’s misdeeds, the government will sometimes pressure the journalist’s employer to suppress the information. 

The report was compiled by a working group of the Asian Forum. Members met with employees of the President’s Office, the Ministry of Justice and Internal Affairs, media officials, and journalists. The results were announced on September 2.

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