Mongolia celebrated International Day for Universal Access to Information
On the photo: From left, B.Galaarid, President of Confederation of Mongolian Journalists and D.Munkhburen, Lawyer of Globe International Center NGO
On the occasion of the International Day for Universal Access to Information, Globe International Center NGO in collaboration with UN Mongolia and Open Society Forum organized National Consultation on Law on Information Transparency and Right to Information (LITRI). The Consultation took place on September 28, 2016 between 9.30AM — 1.00PM in the Open Society Forum Meeting Hall. Over 40 representatives from governmental and non-governmental organizations, journalists and media representatives had participated.

M.Solongo from “Public Administration’s New Initiative” NGO presented Monitoring report on Article 7 (Operational transparency) of LITRI, Ch.Enkhbayar from “Globe International center” NGO presented Monitoring report on Article 23 (Record keeping) and 24 (Monitoring the implementation of the legislations on Information transparency and right to Information), and CEO D.Tserenjav from “Transparency Fund” NGO reported on how the budget information transparency have changed. Lawyer D.Munkhburen from “Globe International center” NGO presented “The needs for the amendments to the Law on Information Transparency and Right to Information.”  

The key recommendations of the Report on Media Development Assessment in Mongolia are: “the current media regulations should be amended to make them more consistent with international legal standards, and especially Law on Information Transparency and Right to Information should be amended.”

The participants supported the initiative of Globe International Center NGO to develop the recommendations for proposed amendments to LITRI and agreed to form a working group consisting of representatives from the governmental, non-governmental organizations and legislative bodies to finalize the recommendations to improve the LITRI regulation and implementation.