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Mongolian journalists face numerous pressures, says Globe International 2009 Media Freedom Report

Mongolian journalists are struggling to practice their profession as they battle a lack of transparency and limited access to information, as well as physical assault, editorial censorship and fear of loss of employment for reporting the truth, says Globe International in its Media Freedom Report 2009.

Most journalists have been threatened or attacked, with 81 percent targeted by authorities or public officials. They are often unable to obtain information from government agencies, officials or employees. Politicians often target journalists with libel, and courts generally support the authorities. In addition, journalists routinely self-censor due to threats, fear of prosecution or imprisonment, and have been interrogated to reveal sources.

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Globe International Media Freedom Report 2009

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