During a visit to Mongolia this month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hailed the country as "an oasis of democracy." Mongolia, sandwiched between powerful autocratic neighbors Russia and China, underwent democratic transition in 1990 when it broke away from Soviet rule, and has since held several elections characterized by the Asia Foundation as "reasonably free and fair." The next exercise in democracy will be the parliamentary election Wednesday.
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On June 27 the Permanent Mission of Lithuania to the United Nations, together with the Committee to Protect Journalists, is organizing a panel discussion on the safety of journalists in conflict zones, with a focus on the risks and challenges in areas near and under terrorist control. The participants of the event will share their views and discuss ways to improve the safety and security of journalists and associated personnel working in conflict zones, including in areas under terrorists and radical extremists. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.
June 16, 2016
June 16, 2016
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