Udriin Sonin

Udriin sonin is the most widely read newspaper with [a daily circulation of 10000 copies per issue (as of 2015)](http://www.pressinst.org.mn/) The Media freedom law adopted in August 1998 prohibited state ownership of media. Consequently, the then state run daily newspaper “Ardyn Erkh” was dismantled and its editorial staff launched an independent newspaper “Ardyn Undesnii Erkh”. The newspaper changed its title several times due to conflicts with the Parliament’s resolution that prohibited using the title of formerly state run newspapers for 5 years after dismantling. The newspaper, apart from its initial title, also appeared with titles such as “Undesnii erkh” and “Udriin toli”, until on March 10, 1999 it renamed itself Udriin sonin. The editor-in-chef and founder of the newspaper, J.Myagmarsuren is a writer. Officially he does not hold any political positions but is commonly considered to be a close supporter of the Democratic Party. In 2000 the Democratic Party nominated him to compete in the Parliamentary elections in the Tuv province constituency. The content of the newspaper and its editorial policy may be closely aligned with the Democratic Party. (T.Baasansuren, The Mongolian democratic revolution in 1990 and the development of free press in Mongolia. Ulaanbaatar, 2009).The newspaper executives claim that the paper does not have any poitical orientations and provides independent news. Udriin sonin has the motto “In Mongolia only Udriin sonin can tell the truth”. The newspaper has an own printing house. It is published 6 times a week, with 16-24 pages in broadsheet format. It also has an online version that can be subscribed to. The newspapers website is www.dnn.mn. Udriin sonin is owned by Udriin medee LLC. The founder of the company is the editor-in-chef J. Myagmarsuren. The company did not provide information on advertisement revenues.

Key facts

Audience Share

24.9 % (11.000 daily)

Ownership Type

Private

Geographic Coverage

National & abroad

Content Type

paid

Data Unavailable

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

Udriin Medee LLC

Ownership

Ownership Structure

100

Individual Owner

Media Companies / Groups
Facts

General Information

Founding Year

1999

Founder

J. Myagmarsuren, he is still the editor-in-chief.

Affiliated Interests Founder

The current president of Mongolia Ts. Elbegdorj is considered to have affiliated interests with the newspaper. MOM was not able to find proof for this.

Ceo

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Editor-In-Chief

J. Myagmarsuren. Also founder of the newspaper.

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

The editor-in-chef and founder of the newspaper, J.Myagmarsuren is a writer. Officially he does not hold any political positions but is commonly considered to be a close supporter of the Democratic Party. In 2000 the Democratic Party nominated him to compete in the Parliamentary elections in the Tuv province constituency

Other Important People

The current president of Mongolia Ts. Elbegdorj is considered to have affiliated interests with the newspaper. MOM was not able to find proof for this.

Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

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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 company expressed that it will not participate in the survey on an inquiry phone call made after a week of handing out the survey questionnaire. Afterwards, the company submitted a letter stating that it will not participate. The newspaper also published an article criticizing the MOM project.
It was not easy to find information sources on the company, and no public information is available.

Sources Media Profile

Mongolian Media Today 2016, Press Institute of Mongolia http://en.pressinst.org.mn/page/167.htm?sel=666. “Udriin sonin” issues for August, September, October 2016. https://mn.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D3%A8%D0%B4%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%B9%D0%BD_%D1%81%D0%BE%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%BD. T. Baasansuren, “The Mongolian democratic revolution in 1990 and the development of free press in Mongolia”. Ulaanbaatar, 2009. MOM interviews with experts.

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