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I write about emerging and frontier markets in Asia. I now primarily contribute work to Forbes Asia. My most recent work and my complete bio can be found on Forbes Asia's site: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonspringer/ If it is easier, you can find my recent work sorted by country on this... More
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  • dulleyefarmer
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    Jon are you aware that your UB Post article and many others relevant to recent political developments have been removed along with all comment?.There is a big push to censor the English media in Mongolia
    11 Aug 2012, 09:56 AM Reply Like
  • Jon Springer
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    Author’s reply » I have made a formal inquiry with the UB Post dulleyefarmer. I am not jumping to any conclusions, but it is interesting.
    12 Aug 2012, 01:38 PM Reply Like
  • Jon Springer
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    Author’s reply » Greetings Dulleyefarmer,

     

    I have been told all UB Post articles more than a week old were deleted from their website when the UB Post did a (much needed) upgrade to their website last week. Have you seen articles disappearing from other news outlets aside from UB Post in Mongolia?
    13 Aug 2012, 08:00 AM Reply Like
  • Jon Springer
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    Author’s reply » Final note. After asking around, there is no such censorship taking place in Mongolia and the disappearing articles incident is isolated to the UB Post and its change of server.
    15 Aug 2012, 08:37 AM Reply Like
  • Allyson
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    This is simply not true
    7 Sep 2012, 12:33 AM Reply Like
  • dulleyefarmer
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    Try to search the UB Post for a story about the State seizure of Tavan Tolgoi in 2007 and the imprisonment of the Mongolian CEO. Try and find the story on the murder of Magdai the Russian Railways executive. It's not just your story that got removed.Changing the server from Disqus means that they can delete comments themselves.
    18 Aug 2012, 05:31 AM Reply Like
  • Guest Investor
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    Mysterious death of Ulaanbaatar Railways CEO V.V.Magdei was very suspicious.

     

    At the time there were reports in Mongolian press claiming that G.Batkhuu (owner of "APU", "Shunkhlai" etc) was responsible for his death.

     

    I have no idea whether it's true or not, but it is common knowledge in Mongolia that he has extensive dealings with very questionable Russian businessmen.
    19 Aug 2012, 09:02 AM Reply Like
  • Jon Springer
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    Author’s reply » dulleyefarmer...

     

    Every single UB Post article was deleted when they upgraded to the new server - whether about travel or politics. It was not selective. This has not happened at other online news sources. It is the fault of the people the UB Post hired to upgrade the server, and not the fault of censoring.
    19 Aug 2012, 09:13 AM Reply Like
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