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Globe issues report on defamation and censorship in Mongolia

Public figures in Mongolia routinely use defamation legislation against the media and journalists, says a new report by Globe International. Journalists often self-censor in order to survive.

The report, "Defamation and Censorship" reveals the findings of a study based on the experience of 215 journalists. The report examined 45 court cases of civil and criminal defamation. More than 60 percent of defamation cases are initiated by politicians, authorities and public officials. Detailed statistics on censorship show that close to 50 percent of journalists self-censor. Journalists face the risk of losing their jobs, having their salaries reduced, assault, having family members threatened with death, and imprisonment for exposing corruption or abuses of power. For this study, at least 60 percent of journalists said they have faced attacks and been affected by defamation cases.

To see the full report:

Defamation and Censorship

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