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Country gets first journalists association

The Journalists Association of Bhutan (JAB), which was first announced five years ago, has been reactived with election of nine its executives, Tuesday. In the election held in the capital, 32-year-old Passang Dorji of The Bhutanese, a daily newspaper yet to be launched, was elected with majority of votes as new president, wrote the Kuensel […]

Published on Feb 08 2012 // Media Monitor

Private papers want Dzongkha out

Dzongkha editors of private newspapers will meet the information and communications minister and secretary next month to discuss their proposal to discontinue publishing Dzongkha editions of their English language papers. The private media houses, during an informal meeting with the ministry on January 16, said the mandatory publication of the Dzongkha edition had become a […]

Published on Jan 27 2012 // Media Monitor

One too many?

Bhutan will soon have 11 newspapers. The latest entrant in the market “The Bhutanese” will be launched on February 21. The paper’s CEO and owner, Tenzin Lamsang, a journalist by profession, says they are aware of the competition and the market scenario. “We know the risk we are taking. We know what the returns will […]

Published on Jan 13 2012 // Media Monitor

BBS launches second channel

Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS), the National Radio and Television Service, launches its 2nd television Channel from today. Viewers can now watch Live the proceedings of the National Assembly and the National Council simultaneously from tomorrow. Test transmission of the BBS 2 on terrestrial broadcast has been going on for the past week. The channel has […]

Published on Jan 08 2012 // Media Monitor

Media must live up to the honor

The 104th National Day celebrations could not have been more pleasant to the 18 media houses in the country. His Majesty the King awarded the Order of Merit (Gold) to the Bhutanese media, in recognition of its vital role in informing the people, in encouraging debate and participation, for preserving the culture and tradition and […]

Published on Jan 07 2012 // Media Monitor

6 TV applications with BICMA …

… plus four for newspapers, three Dzongkha/English and one Dzongkha Media Despite initial complaints that the minimum investment of Nu 30M was too high a condition to start a private television station in the country, six have registered with the Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority, which called for applications more than three months ago. Registering […]

Published on Dec 23 2011 // Media Monitor

BBS TV II on the way, six more may come

While interested private individuals and companies vying to launch the country’s first private television channel are getting their papers ready, Bhutan Broadcasting Service is preparing to launch its second TV channel beginning next year Even before the country’s national television station, Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) goes 24/7, it will launch a second channel soon. The […]

Published on Nov 19 2011 // Media Monitor

International news in Dzongkha

Gyelchi Sarshok is the second Dzongkha newspaper After the Bhutan InfoCom and Media Authority held it up for more than two months after its first issue hit the newsstands, the weekly Gyelchi Sarshok is back in the market from last Saturday. BICMA issued an order restricting the paper from being published when its first issue […]

Published on Nov 15 2011 // Media Monitor

Man knifed thrice

By YesheY Dema A 28 year old former reporter with one of the private news papers was knifed thrice by a 30 year old accountant who also works in another private news paper. The incident took place at the Hongkong market in Thimphu around 9:30pm on Saturday night. In his statement to the police, the […]

Published on Nov 11 2011 // Media Monitor

Government can’t spoon feed media

The fact that several media houses has mushroomed in the last few years stands as an embodiment of the support that the government has rendered to the media. Apart from the advertisements, the government has created a congenial environment for the media to grow. The Prime Minister, Jigmi Y Thinley informed the media when questioned […]

Published on Nov 03 2011 // Media Monitor