Mongolia rank in World Freedom Index is the 68th

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In the 2021 World Press Freedom Index released by Reporters Without Borders, Mongolia ranks 68th out of 180 countries.

According to the report, Mongolia’s overall media environment has improved, especially as a result of the transformation of existing media from government mouthpieces to public services. However, media ownership is very concentrated, and most media are affiliated with political parties, which limits the emergence of independent media. Regardless of whether it is a state-owned enterprise or a private enterprise, the media is under pressure from politicians, and its ability as a supervisor is limited by the lack of government and sensitivity to criticism, as well as the still incomplete media legislation.

Norway has been ranked first in the index even for the fifth consecutive year, but its media has been underweighted continuously to obtain national information about the pandemic. Finland maintained its second place, while Sweden (the third place rose by 1) regained its third place. Last year the country’s ranking dropped to Denmark (the fourth place dropped by 1).

This year’s index assesses the freedom of the press in 180 countries and regions, showing that journalism is arguably the best vaccine against the false information virus, but it has been completely blocked or severely blocked in 73 countries, and in 59 other countries. These countries are classified as having a “very bad”, “bad” or “problematic” environment for press freedom.

The index data reflects the rapid deterioration of people’s access to information and the increase in barriers to news reporting. Report sensitive news, especially in Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

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