The Media Council in Mongolia

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Abstract

In an information society, as the volume of information distribution increases, it is expected that the damage caused by the press, such as libel and invasion of privacy, will increase further. Therefore, the scientific debate on media accountability has focused on media councils with their codes of ethics. In media councils’ self-regulatory system, the balance among public trust, incentives for the media, and effective sanctions for those who violate the code of ethics are of paramount importance if the self-regulatory system is to function and produce results. This paper focuses on the function, performance, and evaluation of the Media Council in Mongolia. It will examine changes in individual behavior and the media in the light of network theory and clarify the role and function of the self-regulatory system. Through these, it will discuss the conditions for the success of the self-regulatory system, its applicability, and some challenges it faces for accountability and solidarity in the media industry.