Duties and responsibilities to the Media

Duties and responsibilities to the Media

Law on the Protection Of The Rights Of the Child

Article 6 Right to develop

6.5 The child has right to freedom of thought, to seek information, It is prohibited to disseminate any material advertising crimes, pornography , violence to the child and to involve them in advertising against their own and their parents legal guardians and care givers will

Article 13 Duties and responsibilities of individuals economic entities and organizations

13.6 to prevent the operation of production , sale and service harmful for children’s development and the dissemination of materials of negative moral impact on children and activities advocating violence, prostitution ets;

The Law on Anti-Alcoholism

January 28, 2000

Article 9. Promotion against alcoholism.

9.1. Central and local government administrative organisations, health institutions, media, culture and educational institutions shall have an obligation to promote anti-alcoholism and educate the public on consequences of alcoholism.

9.2. It shall be prohibited to advertise sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages through media.

Article 10. Disseminating information to the public on alcoholic beverages not meeting standards.

10.1. It shall be required to promptly disseminate information on effects of alcoholic beverages that are proven, as a result of inspection by authorities, to be harmful for human lives or health or to be inferior to the standards.

10.2. All press institutions shall have the duty to accept, without any impediments, and to deliver to the public the information about effects of alcoholic beverages not meeting the standards.

The Law on Culture

Approved on April 11, 1996

Article 19. Restrictions on activities conducted by government and other organisations and individuals related to cultural issues

3. It shall be prohibited to conduct cultural activities that promote wars, aggression, obscenity and that pose a threat to the sovereignty of Mongolia, national security and culture.

The Law on Measures Against Effects of Tobacco

Approved on December 27, 1993

Article 6. Prohibition of advertising of tobacco

It shall be prohibited to advertise tobacco using the following forms:

1) prints, posters, movies, television, radio, boards, decorations, free style and any other direct physical forms;

4) companies that produce tobacco products or sell exclusively tobacco shall be prohibited to promote by participating as sponsors.

The Law on Prevention of Crimes

Approved on December 5, 1997

Article 11. Obligations of media of crime prevention

11.1. The main purpose of media shall be to prevent crimes, to inform the public of their reasons, conditions and effects of crimes and to warn the public through published or broadcast information about crimes.

11.2. They shall promptly publish or broadcast urgent information about preventing and stopping crimes.

11.3. The organisation responsible shall pay for publishing or broadcasting urgent information to media institutions except state-owned ones.

11.4. It shall be prohibited to issue or broadcast information that encourages and promotes violation, murder, obscenity and crimes and that displays their details.

11.5. It shall be prohibited to inform through media of people that they are guilty of crimes when the court has not approved that.

The Law on Prevention of HIV/AIDS

Approved on December 24, 1993

Article 8. Obligations of press, media and government organisations

Press, media, religious and public organisations, and business entities shall have an obligations to participate in education about and promotion to prevent HIVS/AIDS and to fight against it.

The Law on Social Welfare of the Disabled

December 19, 1995

Article 10. Cultural, artistic and sports events for the disabled

3. The following activities shall be organised in other to keep the disabled in high moral spirits:

  1. to promote life and work of the disabled in state media free of charge
  2. to provide blind, deaf and mentally retarded people with print and information designed for them, to broadcast television programmes and some movies wit
The Law on State Symbol

Approved on May 20, 1994

Article 21. Running the state anthem

1. The State Anthem shall be run in the following cases:

5) at the beginning and end of wide-reach radio programme

6) at the beginning of the first day of television programs for national holidays.

The Law on Administrative Punishment

November 27, 1992

Article 30(2). Failure to comply with legitimate requirements of police officers, threatening them and giving false information to the police

2. Penalty of togrog 500 to 5000 shall be imposed on those who refused, without a justifiable reason, to allow authorised police officers to use their transport, communication and information means when it is needed to deliver urgent information to the police, to get to the required destination, to chase after criminals, to deliver people with injuries as serious as to affect their health or lives, to deliver criminals to the police, to arrest criminals, to inform of criminal and administrative offences in cases of crimes, industrial accidents, fires, natural disasters, other dangers and social unrest.

(The amount of penalties was raised by the law issued on April 17, 1995)

Article 30(3). Refusing to fulfil legitimate requirements of prison staff

2. Penalty of togrog 500 to 5000 shall be imposed on those who refused, without a justifiable reason, to allow authorised employees of prisons to use their transport, communication and information facilities needed to chase and arrest escaped prisoners.

Article 342. Violation of procedures for using computers and information networks and unauthorised access to computers and information networks

A fine of togrog 10000 to 50000 shall be imposed on individuals and togrog 50000 to 60000 on officials who violated procedures of using computers and networks, changed, erased or closed access to information kept in computers or networks by accessing them without authorisation, damaged computers or their accessories making them impossible to use, unlawfully copying information from computers or information networks, or seized information in the course of being transmitted via networks, in case these do not constitute a criminal offence.

(This provision was added by the law issued on January 15, 1998)