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Mongolian election unlikely to advance press freedom

Women walk past posters of candidates from the Mongolian People's Party on the outskirts of the capital, Ulaanbaatar, on June 27, 2016. The election on June 29 is unlikely to have a strong impact on press freedom in Mongolia. (Reuters/Jason Lee)

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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June 27, 2016

Addressing the challenges to Safety of journalists posed by terrorist threat

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.

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