‘In recent years, a total of four Mongolian journalists have died, furthermore, their deaths are suspicious’ said Kh.Naranjargal, head of the Globe International NGO at a press conference. The Press Council of Mongolia has been conducting a survey on regulations for ensuring journalists’ safety and implementing these regulations in cooperation with the Mongolian Bar Association and Globe International.
Journalists said that their safety is not ‘fully ensured’ in the survey which is currently 30 percent completed. In addition, one in every three journalists said they had felt pressured or threatened because of their articles. Nearly 300 journalists are participating in the survey, the conclusions of which will be announced on World Press Freedom Day (3 May).