Tags: freedom of expression

Bhutan: Zam and freedom

The level of silence that Bhutanese media maintained about the departure of a senior journalist Namgay Zam from country is the sheer reflection of how freedom of expression, as guaranteed by the land’s constitution, is flourishing in this Himalayan nation. The media fraternity has not revealed why it was so quiet. Neither it rallied behind…

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…

An endeavour of the media club to develop reporting and editing skills New Student Newspaper: The Paro college of education (PCE) launched its own student newspaper earlier this week. The 20-page newspaper covers events and activities that take place in the college. The newspaper, which is published in both Dzongkha and English, is an effort…

Bhutan is gradually opening up. Freedom of organisation, freedom to choose political through is getting in though the Bhutanese blood and sense. The mouths that remained shut for centuries are looking for every opportunity to speak, marginalised and sidelined personalities are taking up to show the strength. Suppressed groups are creating avenues to make their…

With the rejection from the National Council members to table RTI bill in the upcoming session of the partliament, that begins on June 8, the council members Sangay Khandu seems bit frustrated. The council members, though few supported his idea, decided against tabling the bill saying the society is too early to adopt it. NC…

A long time speculation of Sangay Ngedup’s return to politics has ended on Saturday evening as the national gathering of the opposition party People’s Democratic Party (PDP) names Tshering Tobgay as the formal president of the party. Of the 150 party members gathered in Thimphu, 134 voted. Out of this, 131 supported Tobgay as the…

The issue of self reliance in vegetable production has brought in rift within the ruling party Druk Phunsum Tshokpa (DPT). Agriculture Minister Pema Gyamtsho challenged the Prime Miniter Jigmi Thinley to ban agriculture imports from India. At the height of rupee crunch last month, Prime Minister Thinely in a televised address to the nation had…