Zuuny Medee

Zuunii medee is a daily newspaper with a circulation of 5000 copies per issue in 2015, thus ranked among top 10 Mongolian newspapers. (Document ID 1)When in 1998 the Media freedom law prohibited state ownership of media, the editorial staff of the biggest and influential state run newspaper “Zasgiin gazriin medee” (“Government news”) established the company “Medee LLC” and launched the newspaper “Zuunii medee” in January 1999. Сurrently the newspaper is owned bz ZGMS LLC. Its board of governors consists of members of the Media holding LLC which owns the TV9 (O-3065), FM radio 103.6 and the online news site www.polit.mn (both not MOM top media). The owner of these companies is N. Ekntuya, the sister of the former President of Mongolia N. Enkhbayar, who was a member of the Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party. When in 2010 the MPRP changed its name to MPP (Mongolian People’s Party) N.Enkhbayar established his ‘own’ party with the old name “Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party” (MPRP). The newspaper Zuunii medee aligns with MPRP policy. The definition of its editorial policy is “to publish news and information on cultural, political, economic, social and sports events and issues” (O. Sonompil, S. Odkhuu, “The new wave of Mongolian newspapers”, Ulaanbaatar, 2013) The motto of the newspaper is “We advocate for citizens”. It is published 6 times a week with 8-16 pages in broadcasheet format. The newspaper is also available online for subscription.

Key facts

Audience Share

12.0% (5.300 daily)

Ownership Type

Private

Geographic Coverage

National & abroad

Content Type

paid

Passive Transparency

upon request, ownership data is easily available from the company/channel

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Media Companies / Groups

ZGSM LLC 

Ownership

Ownership Structure

100

Individual Owner

Media Companies / Groups
Facts

General Information

Founding Year

1999

Founder

N.Enkbayar, leader of the party MPRP leader and former President of Mongolia.

Affiliated Interests Founder

When in 1998 the Media freedom law prohibited state ownership of media, the editorial staff of the biggest and influential state run newspaper “Zasgiin gazriin medee” (“Government news”) established the company “Medee LLC” and launched the newspaper “Zuunii medee” in January 1999.
Сurrently the newspaper is owned bz ZGMS LLC. Its board of governors consists of members of the Media holding LLC which owns the TV9 (O-3065), FM radio 103.6 and the online news site www.polit.mn (both not MOM top media). The owner of these companies is N. Ekntuya, the sister of the former President of Mongolia N. Enkhbayar, who was a member of the Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party. When in 2010 the MPRP changed its name to MPP (Mongolian People’s Party) N.Enkhbayar established his ‘own’ party with the old name “Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party” (MPRP).

Editor-In-Chief

Editor-in-chief: D. Otgonbayar

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Affiliated Interests Editor-in-Chief

She has been working in the media more than 10 years. She does not have any political affiliations.

Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

141,722,000 tugriks

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

Missing Data

Advertising (in % of total funding)

Private advertising revenue: 72,300,000 tugriks Public advertising revenue: 15,003,000 tugriks

Market Share

Missing Data

Further Information

Meta Data

The company was contacted by phone 6 times after the MOM questionnaire was sent. The survey was only partially filled out after visiting the company office in person. Survey completion – 80 percent.

Sources Media Profile

Mongolian Media Today 2016, Press Institute of Mongolia (Document ID 1); O. Sonompil, S. Odkhuu, “The new wave of Mongolian newspapers”, Ulaanbaatar, 2013;
“Зууны мэдээ” сонины 2016 оны 8, 9, 10 сарын; дугаарууд
“Монголын сонины шинэ давалгаан”, О.Сономпил, С.Одхүү, 2013 он
Асуулга

  • Project by
    Press Institute of Mongolia
  •  
    Reporters without borders
  • Funded by
    BMZ