Mongolia: RSF calls for media reform to tackle corruption

first_img Organisation UN human rights review on Mongolia: RSF urges members to join its call for press freedom reforms June 2, 2020 – Updated on June 4, 2020 Mongolia: RSF calls for media reform to tackle corruption Who owns the Media in Mongolia? Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Related documents Read the Op-Ed in EnglishPDF – 94.01 KBRead the Op-Ed in MongolianPDF – 187.09 KB News MongoliaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources WhistleblowersFreedom of expressionEconomic pressureJudicial harassment News Help by sharing this information Campaigns Follow the news on Mongolia to go further Receive email alerts PHOTO: AFP With legislative elections in Mongolia approaching on June 24th, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has asked candidates and political parties to commit to improving media freedom in the country as a way to combat endemic corruption. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urged Mongolia’s parliamentary candidates and political parties to strengthen transparency and independence of the newsroom from the boardroom; protect journalists and sources against judicial, physical and online harassment; scale-up public media resources and strengthen guarantees of independence; establish an independent process against disinformation; and to make media literacy an integral part of the education system.“When journalists don’t have to risk compromising their sources or fear retributive lawsuits and when editorial departments have the ability to publish stories independent of political or commercial pressure, the media will be able to more easily bring corruption cases to the attention of the public, therefore triggering a strong dissuasive effect,” said Cédric Alviani, RSF East Asia bureau head. Although Mongolia globally respects the principles of liberty and media pluralism, its regulation still lacks basic legal protections for confidential sources and current defamation laws lead to journalistic self-censorship or harsh fines.Mongolia ranked 73rd out of 180 in the 2020 World Press Freedom Index.The letter was published in the following media:Unuudur (in Mongolian)UB Post (in English) June 7, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Mongolian political parties and the candidates to the coming legislative election to voice their commitment to support newsroom independence as the best way to tackle corruption. MongoliaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources WhistleblowersFreedom of expressionEconomic pressureJudicial harassment December 8, 2016 Find out more News RSF_en October 28, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Sinn Fein TD Carol Nolan criticises plans to extract water from…

first_imgTwitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDepartment must ‘unblock’ routes to social housing in county LimerickNext articleLimerick protest over Irish Cement plan Staff Reporter Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NewsSinn Fein TD Carol Nolan criticises plans to extract water from the Shannon to meet Dublin’s needsBy Staff Reporter – May 10, 2018 2067 center_img WhatsApp Print River Shannon PLANS to extract water from the Shannon to meet Dublin’s needs have been criticised by Sinn Fein TD Carol Nolan who described Irish Water’s Shannon pipeline proposal as “a project based on holes and leaks”. Responding to Irish Water’s announcement that it would proceed with an application to An Bord Pleanála, Deputy Nolan stated that “the submission is premature as there are too many gaps in the research and the issue of existing water leaks has not been adequately addressed”. The €1.3 billion scheme proposes to take water from the Parteen basin and use a 170km pipeline to pump it to Dublin and major Midland towns. TAGSClareDublinlimerickSinn Feinwater extraction Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedinlast_img read more

New Mastersounds & Turkuaz Take Over In Philadelphia [Gallery/Video]

first_imgThough their tour is winding down, the energy at a Turkuaz and New Mastersounds party is anything but! The two funk ensembles have been touring the country for the past month, displaying their energetic performance styles and collaborating regularly. The two bands joined forces once more at the Theater of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA last Saturday, December 10th, bringing the house down for an unforgettable party.Check out a clip of some fresh NMS funk below, as captured by 215music.A full gallery of images can be seen below, courtesy of photographer Stephen Olker.Turkuaz is ringing in the New Year in style for two nights at Providence’s Fete Ballroom on 12/30 & 12/31 with support from Moon Hooch, and Kung Fu and West End Blend. Tickets to both nights of “The Ball Drop” can be found here. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Manchester United holds final training before Champions League clash vs Juventus

first_imgManchester: Manchester United held its final training session on Tuesday, gearing up for the second leg of its UEFA Champions League group stage duel with Juventus.Juve won the first leg 1-0 at Old Trafford on October 23 with a goal from forward Paulo Dybala, and a victory in Wednesday’s home game would allow the Italian club to win Group H, reports Efe news.Absent from Manchester’s last practice was striker Romelu Lukaku and defender Diogo Dalot due to injury, but midfielder Marouane Fellaini and defender Antonio Valencia rejoined the group, according to the club’s website.Paul Pogba and forwards Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez trained under the watchful eye of coach Jose Mourinho.Manchester is second in the Champions League Group H with four points, five points behind group leader Juventus. IANSlast_img read more