Democracy gives Mongolians the right to have and express opinions. However, many consider that the Law on Offence, approved by Mongolian Parliament in 2018 is threatening, that very right. According to police statistics, nearly 370 complaints have been claimed by individuals since 2018: 30 percent of them made by politicians who consider that their reputations has been defamed. Furthermore, 182 journalists have been convicted on those charges; 25 of them have been fined MNT 2 million each.
According to prosecution statistics, in addition to these individual journalists, three enterprises have each been fined MNT 20 million.
Many are asking, for how much longer can a free press exist in Mongolia?