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‘Media are strangling their own freedom’

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By B.KHASH-ERDENE The UB Post spoke to Deputy Director of News.mn D.Narantuya about online journalism, press freedom and its challenges. News.mn is Mongolia’s largest news website that pioneered online journalism in the country. (Editor’s note: This interview has been lightly edited for clarity.) How does online journalism differ from other media outlets in Mongolia? I [...]

October 9th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

‘Investigative journalism is a courageous journalism’, a discussion with TV9 Director T.Baasansuren

By Ch.KHALIUN Investigative journalism is a courageous journalism. It requires braveness, allegiance and strength from journalists and news agencies in order to hold the powerful to account. “Investigative journalism today is an order of Mongolia’s current society. Mongolian society has become dirtied by corruption. Oligarch’s arrogance has exceeded its limits; corruption and abuse is out [...]

October 9th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

‘Mongolian journalism is in crisis’, say advocates

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By M.ZOLJARGAL In discussion with leading press freedom advocate, Khashkhuu Naranjargal Leading Mongolian press freedom advocate Naranjargal Khashkhuu has described today’s current media situation as one in “crisis”, that will require a complete reform to be resolved. Ms. Khashkhuu, executive director of local press freedom group Globe International, explained that the situation facing media in [...]

October 9th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Mongolia’s flourish to social media

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By B.DULGUUN Social media and digital journalism is advancing rapidly and progressively in Mongolia, leading some experts to evaluate this sector more in depth. Many Mongolians, including prominent figures, have started to engage in social media, particularly Facebook and Twitter, interacting with others on common interests. Print publishing began in Mongolia over 100 years ago. [...]

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Press Freedom Law: Debate continues

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By D.SERGELEN Concerns continue to emerge that suggest Mongolia’s current law on press freedom does not go far enough to protect the rights of journalists to report freely, local journalists have suggested. The Law on Press Freedom, composed in 1998, has long since been a sticking point for many in Mongolia’s media industry. “Some of [...]

October 9th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

UB Air quality is degrading, says expert

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Trans. by D.SERGELEN  Undesnii Shuudan spoke to Air Quality Department expert of the National Agency for Meteorology and Environment Monitoring of Mongolia, J.Bayarmagnai. How does air pollution compare to the corresponding period of last year? The city air quality is being studied at 14 posts including 10 of the National Agency for Meteorology and Environment [...]

October 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Students in the U.S. cap Mongolia’s ‘brain-drain’

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By B.DULGUUN The first-ever Mongolian American Career Fair, organized for Mongolian students studying abroad who are interested in pursuing careers in Mongolia, will be held for two days in Chicago, Illinois, from October 11 to 12. The Mongolian American Career Fair is the first networking opportunity for both Mongolian companies and students, organized by a [...]

October 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Mongolia’s first heavy-duty highway launches

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Gateway to exporting 40 million tons of coal opens  Trans. by B.DULGUUN A 43.2 km heavy-duty paved road from Nariin Sukhait to Shivee Khuren launched last Saturday. This highway is Mongolia’s first heavy-duty road, enabling passage for 150-ton trucks, established under the Build-Operate-Transfer concession agreement. During the opening ceremony, Mining Minister D.Gankhuyag commented, “I’d like [...]

October 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Ulaanbaatar public transportation restructure starts

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Trans. by D.SERGELEN Ulaanbaatar City Authority ran a 10 day trial in late August to boost service quality and sufficiency of public transportation in Mongolia. During these 10 days, buses in Ulaanbaatar operated on a shortened route which was followed by widespread criticism from the public. Deputy Ulaanbaatar Governor N.Gantumur spoke to Undernii Shuudan about [...]

October 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Tales on Horseback takes reading on the road

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By Michelle Borok A donated city bus from Belgium is finding a second life in Mongolia Thanks to Go Help UK, a 1981 Jonckheere Eagle diesel city bus has been refurbished as Tales on Horseback, a traveling library and educational resource center hitting the road on September 20, National Book Day. While Mongolia claims one [...]

September 18th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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