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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…

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…

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…

The Bhutanese media remain silent, or remain unknown, but diplomats from 16 countries, mostly based in New Delhi and Dhaka visited Bhutan in last week of May. Diplomats from Lithuania, Ethiopia, Albanian and Dominican Republic, all based in New Delhi, met with Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley in Thimphu on Friday. Other 12 diplomats had visited…

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…