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UNESCO publishes Mongolia's Media Sector Analysis

15-11-2007 (Beijing)
UNESCO publishes Mongolia's Media Sector Analysis
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"The Mongolian Media Landscape: Sector Analysis" is a comprehensive overview of the national TV, radio, print and digital media which could be of interest to domestic media practitioners and planners as well as diplomatic and donor communities active in Mongolia.
The 115-page publication was commissioned by UNESCO Beijing to the team of experts from the China Media Monitor Intelligence and the National Research School of Media, Communication and Journalism, Denmark. During the one-month data collection trip to Mongolia, organized by the Press Institute of Mongolia, the team conducted semi-structured interviews with media owners, journalists, regulatory institutions, professional media associations, NGOs and civil society groups, as well as random interviews of citizens about their media use and communication needs.

The first part analyses cross-industry trends in the areas of freedom of expression, law-making, media ownership, etc. The second part provides the most up-to-date factual account of media in every aimag (province) of Mongolia. From transformation of the Mongolian State TV into public service broadcaster to the impact of the growing financial, social and cultural divide between the capital and rural areas on media provision in aimags, the study leaves no stone unturned in its search for a complete picture of media realities in Mongolia.

It uncovers details about harmful practices such as paid-for news and manipulation of audience data, as well as points out legal loopholes which allow major political groups to continue owning the numerous media outlets. By prioritizing the challenges and major constraints which hinder media development at aimag and national levels, the publication allows the determination of a coherent strategy for the future development of the media sector. The publication is the first of its kind in Mongolia.

"The Mongolian Media Landscape: Sector Analysis" has been translated into Mongolian and is being distributed by the Globe International NGO to domestic media free of charge. The hard-copy (English version) of the publication is available from the UNESCO Beijing Office. The online version in PDF can be consulted here.
UNESCO publishes Mongolia's Media Sector Analysis
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Related themes/countries

      · China
      · Denmark
      · Mongolia
      · Media Development
      · Freedom of Expression: News Archives 2007
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