Category: Media

The Bhutanese would also like to rebut some misleading clarifications given by DPT leaders with regard to the Education City Story. The first is by the Ex-Education Minister who alleged that the Editor-in-Chief of the paper had told him that the minister did not own any land. It is true that the Editor told the…

As in the previous years, I tried to be as comprehensive as possible to include all stuffs in this report related to media in Bhutan. There might be some misses, comments are welcome. Rays of hope for a better-informed society was not clear in Bhutan during the year-under-review. Despite democratisation, Bhutanese government remained reluctant to…

TANDING UP to the Government’s indirect tactics to control them, the private media in Bhutan continues to report on national political corruption and nepotism. A confidential letter from Ministry of Information and Communication, directing all departments under the Ministry to stop providing advertisement to The Bhutanese bi-weekly newspaper, was recently leaked. Signed by a staff…

The latest reports from Bhutan have clearly indicated that the current government is in the way to demoralise and kill the budding media industry. The government has targeted specially the private media, who are critical of the activities of the government and ruling party leaders. The opposition party, almost non-existent in the political front, is…

Four-Day Basic Course: Journalists live or die by their sources is one of the basic principles every student is reminded of, as they walk into their journalism classes. This dictum was further emphasised during the ongoing four-day basic journalism course the Bhutan Media Foundation is conducting for reporters from various news outlets in the capital…

Twenty-four young reporters from print, television and radio media houses are attending an intensive course on basic journalism that began in the capital yesterday. The five-day course by trainers from India will cover topics ranging from the art of storytelling, planning, research, the essential of news reporting to, writing for online, basics of sub editing,…

Bhutan may not have its first private TV until the next elections are over Media regulator and licensing body, Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA), has further delayed the issuance of in-principle license for Bhutan’s first two private television stations. Although BICMA’s letter to the promoters quotes cross media ownership as the reason for extending…

Majority for a more comprehensive one that comes through consideration and discussion The private member draft RTI bill sponsored and proposed by National Council (NC) member Sangay Khandu failed to garner the required-support to be tabled as an urgent bill in the 10th parliamentary session following discussions in the NC during its session on June27.…