MEDIA ETHICS WEEK WAS HELD
The last weeks of September is celebrated as International Media Ethics Week. In line with Media Ethics Week, MCM has launched an advocacy campaign on its social media pages, urging people to adhere to ethical principles.
Video contents within a theme of why ethics is important
- It is important to focus on the content and importance of information, not on journalists’ presence. Ms.Unurtsetseg Naran, Editor-in-Chief at Zarig.mn online newssite
- Ethical issues affect whether the journalism sector will exist or not. Ms.Urantugs E, Editor-in-Chief of News Department, C1 TV
- Journalism content should be separate and independent from state control. Ms.Gunjidmaa Gongor, Executive Director at MCM
- Journalists should memorize Media Ethics Codes like their identification numbers. Ms.Bolortuya Uuganbayar, Editor-in-Chief at Urug.mn online news site
Posters outlining the editors' views on how journalists can respond to a pandemic emergency
- It’s been pushing a situation to where the Government information is taking dominance. Ms.Nasanjargal Sambuu, Head of Newsroom, 25th Channel TV
- It’s necessary to make journalists understand about changes in laws. Mr.Iderkhangai Gongor, Editor at "Mongolian Mining Journal"
- Journalism must fulfill its primary role, even in emergency situations. Mr.Tsogzayabaatar Banzragch, Member of Print and Online Media Ethics Committee, MCM
- We need to pay attention to the legal environment of the journalism sector. Ms.Otgonjargal Ishdord, Editor at "Shine usult” (means New Growth) magazine
Ms.Gunjidmaa Gongor, Executive Director of MCM, pointed followings in the interview published at "Udriin sonin" (daily newspaper) newspaper on October 12, 2020:
- We, Mongolians, can fully combat false information in a way that is favorable to democracy and does not harm media freedom.
- Asking ethical responsibilities from journalists within the media self-regulatory system rather than legal actions on journalists is the best way to keep journalists accountable without suppressing critical journalism.