This first-ever comprehensive assessment of the media landscape in Mongolia was undertaken in 2013-2014 to determine the level of media development in the country and the wider North-East Asia region.
The assessment was done by UNESCO, in partnership with a network of organizations, including the Globe International Center, the Press Institute, the Confederation of Mongolian Journalists, and the Transparency Fund NGO. The UNESCO/IPDC Media Development Indicators (MDIs), which were used in the assessment, are an internationally recognized analytical tool that make possible a detailed overview of national media landscapes and related media development priorities.
This assessment places special emphasis on issues affecting freedom of expression and press freedom; how current state legislation impacts onthe media and how it can be amended to provide more space for self-regulation within the media; legislation regarding defamation; restrictions on the daily activities of media outlets; transparency in media ownership; standards of journalism, professional training and research; and labour relations and working rights affecting journalists in their daily activities. It provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges facing Mongolia’s media as the sector grows substantially.http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002453/245364e.pdf