Undesnii Medee (Үндэсний мэдээ) is a daily newspaper with а circulation of 4000 copies per issue. (Document ID-1) The newspaper was launched in 2011. Initially, the paper was published 6 times a week in addition a bi-weekly review supplement was published twice a week. Currently the newspaper is published without the supplement. The newspaper launch ceremony in 2011 was held at the main square of Ulaanbaatar with a huge Gala concert of the most popular Mongolian artists. The ceremony also included a subscriber’s lottery with 25 cars for winners, demonstrating the huge amount of funds invested in the newspaper launch. (http://hiimori.mn/2jq) The newspaper’s motto is “Writing for Mongolia.” It is published 6 times a week with 8 pages in a broadsheet format. Undesnii Medee is owned by Undesnii Medeelliin Suljee LLC. The company belongs to the Ajnai Group owned by former Parliament member D. Bat-Erdene who is a member of the Democratic Party (DP). The editor-in-chief of the newspaper is Sh. Davaadorj, who previously worked for one of the biggest daily newspapers Unoodor. The newspaper refused to provide information on financial data including advertising revenues.
5.7 (2015: 2.500 daily)
Media Companies / Groups
Tavan Tolgoi Trans Co Ltd
Affiliated Interests Founder
D. Bar-Erdene, former member of Parliament and member of the Democratic Party (DP).
Editor-in-chief: Sh. Davaadorj
Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief
He is a journalist and worked before for Unuudur newspaper. There is no information available about political and business affiliations.
Revenue (in Mill. $)
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
Advertising (in % of total funding)
A week after handing out the MOM questionnaire, the company expressed in a phone call made to them that they will not be taking part in the survey. The above information was collected from information provided by observers. Public information is not available.
Mongolian Media Today 2016, Press Institute of Mongolia (Document ID-1); “Undesnii Medee” issues August, September and October 2016; Interview with T. Orgil, head of marketing and advertisement department; Article about D. Bat-Erdene (http://news.gogo.mn/r/137663);
Interview with deputy-editor-in-chief L Ninjsemjid.