SHORT SUMMARY OF MEDIA OWNERSHIP IN MONGOLIA

 

Created: 1 February 2014.

 

This table offers a short summary of some of the most substantial media outlets (the most powerful are bold-faced type), their ownership and

 political affiliations.  This selection is taken from scores of TV, radio and print media outlets in Mongolia.  This information and table are

 courtesy of Mongolian researchers from Golomt.org and all reprints and use are welcome provided proper credit and attribution is given.

 

 

Media name

Type

Owner

Political affiliation

 

Zuuny Medee (Century News)

Newspaper

N. Enkhbayar, ex-President

Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party (former communist party)

 

TV-9

Broadcast TV Channel

 

Ardyn Erkh

Daily newspaper

 

 

 

MP Lu. Bold, Foreign Minister, former Minister of Defense

 

 

 

Democratic Party

Owner of Bodi Group Corporation, includes: Bodi International, Bodi Hotel, Bodi Electronics, Bodi Properties, Bodi Tsamkhag, Bodi Insurance; also shareholder of Golomt Bank, Honka Log Home, Mongol Leasing, Proset Real Estate, Ito Invest, Khalkh Buudain Tsatsa, Air Mongol, Incon, Monsicon,  Velmot companies (total 28).  Total investment: $US 4.65 million (2011) as officially reported

Eagle TV

Broadcast TV channel

Bolovsrol Suvag

Educational Broadcast TV

News.mn

News portal

Yndestnii Toim (National Review)

Biweekly magazine

C-1 Channel

Broadcast TV Channel

H. Battulga, Min. of Industry and Agriculture, MP (nickname “Jenko”)

 

The President may also be an owner of C1. Channel.

 

 

 

 

Democratic Party

Kh. Battulga owns Jenko Group Corp. that includes Jenko Holding, Jenko Tour Bureau, and Bayangol Hotel, Makhipex, Talkh Chiher, Emeelt zakh, Nuudel Trade, HID, Nalaikh companies (total 15). Total investment $US 8.2 million (2011) as officially reported.

Ardchilal (Democracy)

Newspaper

Mongolyn Medee

(Mongolian News)

Newspaper

 Udriin Sonin

(Daily News)

Daily Newspaper

Ts. Elbegdorj, President

Democratic Party

Not reported in the official income report in 2012.

Za TV

Broadcast TV channel

 

S. Erdene, MP,

Min. of Population, Development & Social Welfare

 

Democratic Party

Not reported

Unuudriin Toim (Today’s Review)

 

Newspaper

 

Udriin Shuudan

(Daily Mail)

Newspaper

U. Khurelsukh, MP Ya. Sodbaatar

Mongolian People’s Party

Not reported

Niislel Taims

(Capital Times)

Newspaper

Ch. Munkhbayar

Mongolian People’s Party

 

TV-5

Broadcast TV channel

 

MP D. Sarangerel

 

Mongolian People’s Party

Single owner of Stimo, Gegeen Securities, Gegeen Dalai and Concept City companies (total 4). Capital investment $US 193,000 (2011). As officially reported.

Shonhor TV

Broadcast TV Channel

 

D. Batbayar, former MP (nickname “Kekushuzon”)

 

Democratic Party

Owner of Kekushu group, Olloo Taxi, Kekusho Broadcasting, United Oilshell,   Bayasgalant Urguu Construction, Inovaisaki, Khurdan Shonkhor,  Ekh ursiin Jargalan, Bataanaa etc (total 22). Reported total investment $US 2.5 million (2011).

TM TV

Broadcast TV Channel

Tumenjargal

Democratic Party

 

NBS-1

Broadcast TV Channel

Naranbaatar

Democratic Party

 

NBS-2

Broadcast TV Channel

Naranbaatar

Democratic Party

 

Star TV

Broadcast TV Channel

 

Democratic Party

 

Parliament Channel TV

Broadcast TV Channel

 

Democratic Party

 

TV-1

Broadcast TV Channel

 

Democratic Party

 

Medee.mn

News portal

 

Democratic Party

 

Undesnii Shuudan

(National Mail)

Newspaper

 

 

 

MP D. Bat-Erdene (nickname “Ajnai”)

 

 

 

Democratic Party

Owner of Ajnai Corporation, owner of Mongolian Leather, KharKhorin international, Tuvdengiin Bor International, Tavantolgoi Trans (TTT), shareholder of Mandalgobi Impex, Tavantolgoi, Auto Zam,  Juulchin Gobi etc. Reported total investment $US 24.7 million (2012).

Supervision Cable TV

Broadcast TV Channel

 

 

S. Boldkhet, former MP

 

 

Democratic Party

Owner of Naran Trade Group Corp., includes  Naran Foods, ‘Naran Cosmetics, Naran Motors, Naran Beauty World, Naran Elo, Naran Mart,
Naran Travel,  City Real Estate, Tuul International Fusion, InterCuisine, Thai Express companies.

NTV

Broadcast TV Channel

 

 

 

 

 

MP G. Batkhuu

 

 

 

 

 

Democratic Party

Owner of APU Trading LLC, Capital Group Corporation, Shunkhlai Group corp., invested in Shunkhlai Petroleum Shunkhlai Trading, Shunkhlai Mining, Shunkhlai Resource etc., ; additionally holds shares  in Gobi Oil, Gobi SMC, Ulaanbaatar Spirits, Hyundai Motors Mongols, Van Trade, Sun Trans, Blue Sky Cashmere, Great Empire, Skytel  companies (at least 24). Reported total investment $US 2.5 million (2011); $US 28.6 million (2012).

Time.mn

News portal

Unuudur (Today)

Newspaper

 

Mongolian People’s Party

 

 

TV-8

Broadcast TV Channel

Bayarmunkh

Mongolian People’s Party

 

Ugluunii sonin

(Morning newspaper)

 Newspaper

L. Ninjjamts,

R. Khadbaatar,

MP D. Oyunkhorol

Mongolian People’s Party

MP D. Oyunkhorol didn’t report the newspaper

Humuus (People)

 

Newspaper

R. Khadbaatar

Mongolian People’s Party

 

Seruuleg (Alarm)

Newspaper

Bayarmunkh

Mongolian People’s Party

 

Uls Turiin Toim

(Political Review)

Newspaper

 

Democratic Party

 

BTV

Broadcast TV Channel

Ts. Batbayar, former MP

(nickname ‘Apple’)

Mongolian People’s Party