Archive for October, 2011

Private papers feel the heat

Bhutan Today, a daily, has gone biweekly recently. Bhutan Times, the first private newspaper in the country, is laying off seven employees shortly after which it will have only 24 staff. At the height of its success three years ago, it had 97 staff. The private newspapers in Bhutan are going through what the managers […]

Published on Oct 25 2011 // Media Monitor

Gaddafi’s Letter to the newly-wed Bhutan Royals

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Wangchuck, Tashichodzong, Thimphu, Bhutan I often used to think of writing to you since I was out on the run but I had no access to internet then and even if I chanced to get it, I could definitely not pour my opinion as securely as I am doing at the […]

Published on Oct 22 2011 // Opinion

No law in place to protect their rights

Social discrimination is the direct result of a lack of public awareness HIV Positive People Dorji does not blame his parents for sending him out of their home. They did not know anything about HIV. It was relatives, who told his parents that HIV spreads from touching and living together, he said. “So I stayed […]

Published on Oct 21 2011 // Human Rights Monitor

Popular online forum bids farewell

Technical glitches is the reason given for calling it a day Bhutan Times website One of the country’s most popular and, at times, controversial online forum, the Bhutan Times (no relation to Bhutan Times weekly newspaper) is closing shop, according to a message on its website. Instead of the usual listing of discussions and aggregated […]

Published on Oct 21 2011 // Media Monitor

Bhutanese democracy struggle bids bye to its amble fighter

The Bhutanese democratic movement will not face any such terrible setbacks as it faces today – with the demise of Rongthong Kuenly Dorji. The contribution of Late Dorji will shine in golden letters in the history of Bhutanese democratic struggle. Stepping down from a luxury life to work with the most marginalized and suppressed section […]

Published on Oct 20 2011 // News Analysis

Parliamentary visit: a new development in the Japan-Bhutan friendship

A seven member delegation from the National Council of Bhutan visited Japan led by the Chairperson on invitation of Mr.Takeo Nishioka, the President of the House of Councillors of Japan from September 26 – October 2, 2011. The visit was special because this is the first such exchange between Japan and Bhutan in the 25 […]

Published on Oct 12 2011 // Opinion