Mongolyn Unen

Mongoliin Unen is a daily newspaper with a circulation of 4000 copies per issue in 2015. (http://www.pressinst.org.mn/ ) The newspaper is owned by the Mongolian People’s Party (MPP). Consequently, the current Cabinet Secretary (Хэрэг эрхлэх газрын дарга) and General Secretary of the governing MPP, J. Munkhbat, was Editor-in-Chief of “Mongolyn Unen” in 2011-2013 (http://blogs.ubc.ca/mongolia/2016/mpp-majority-cabinet/) As the first Mongolian periodical newspaper, Mongoliin Unen was launched in 1920 with support of the Soviet Union. In 1925 the newspaper officially became the mouthpiece of Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party’s, directly managed by the Central Committee of the then MPRP (now MPP). (L. Norovsuren, “Historical review of Mongolian journalism”, Ulaanbaatar 2000) In 1925 the newspaper was renamed “Unen”, (“Truth”) but in 2010 its original title Mongoliin Unen (“Truth of Mongolia”) was restored. As a party publication the newspaper promotes the MPP’s policy along with providing current affairs news on political, economic, social and other issues. Editor-in-chief of the newspaper is B. Ganbold, who is also the owner and Chairman of the Board of the daily newspaper Undesnii Shuudan. The newspaper has the motto “Truth you can only find in our newspaper”. It is published 5 times a week with 8-12 pages in a broadsheet format and also has an online subscription. The newspaper has its own printing house. The website is www.unen.mn.

Key facts

Audience Share

7.9 % (3.500 daily)

Ownership Type

Political Party Publication

Geographic Coverage

National & abroad

Content Type

paid

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ownership data is not publicly available, company/channel denies the release of information or does not respond, no public record exists

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Media Companies / Groups

Mongolian People's Party 

Ownership

Ownership Structure

100

Individual Owner

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Facts

General Information

Founding Year

1920

Founder

Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party

Affiliated Interests Founder

As the first Mongolian periodical newspaper, Mongoliin Unen was launched in 1920 with support of the Soviet Union. In 1925 the newspaper officially became the mouthpiece of Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party’s, directly managed by the Central Committee of the then MPRP (now MPP).

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Editor-In-Chief

B. Ganbold

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Editor-in-chief of the newspaper is B. Ganbold, who is also the owner and Chairman of the Board of the daily newspaper Undesnii Shuudan.

Other Important People

The current Cabinet Secretary (Хэрэг эрхлэх газрын дарга) and General Secretary of the governing MPP, J. Munkhbat, was Editor-in-Chief of “Mongolyn Unen” in 2011-2013.

Financial Information

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Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

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Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Market Share

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Further Information

Meta Data

The Chief Editor of the newspaper expressed that it will not participate in the MOM survey in an inquiry phone call made a week after handing out the questionnaire. Apart from the fact that the ownership of the newspaper is well-known, no public information was available regarding its financial operation and other information related to potential conflicts of interest.

Sources Media Profile

Mongolian Media Today 2016, Press Institute of Mongolia (Document ID 1); Mongolyn Unen issues for August, September, October 2016;
L. Norovsuren, “Review of Mongolian journalism history“, Ulaanbaatar, 2000;

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    Press Institute of Mongolia
  •  
    Reporters without borders
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    BMZ