Further development of legal environment for investigative journalism to be focusedSociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. At the Cabinet’s regular meeting on August 4, Minister of Justice and Home Affairs Kh.Nyambaatar introduced the progress of works being carried out by the working group established with the aims of improving corruption index scores.
The working group is currently developing an action plan to improve Mongolia’s corruption index score for 2021-2022.
In order to protect whistleblowers from being criminally prosecuted for their criticism of public and private organizations’ operations as well as their actions to reveal their illegal activities, the Minister of Justice and Home Affairs was charged to draft a bill on the protection of whistleblowers and further develop the corresponding legislation to ensure journalists’ rights to publish investigative news stories and keep their sources confidential.