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Former BBS employee sees RSF support to free Acharya (Media)

Kathmandu, January 23: Former employee of the Bhutan Broadcasting Service Corporation Nanda Gautam has sought support of Vincent Brossel, chief of Reporters Sans Frontiers in freeing Shantiram Acharya who has been given seven-and-half years jail term.  In a letter to the Paris based press freedom watchdog, Gautam said Acharya was simply doing his duty of […]

Published on Jan 23 2009 // Main News, Media Monitor

Bhutanese reporter is imprisoned (Reproduction)

By Subir Bhaumik A Bhutanese journalist has been jailed for seven years for alleged links to a Maoist group, officials say. Officials confirmed reports from an exiled Bhutanese media group that Shantiram Acharya, 20, was sentenced after returning to the country. Mr Acharya worked for the monthly Bhutan Reporter and had been living in exile […]

Published on Jan 23 2009 // Main News, Media Monitor

TWMN urges IFJ, RSF for Acharya’s release

Kathmandu, January 21: The Bhutan Chapter of Third World Media Network (TWMN) has urged the international rights and media bodies to mount pressure on Druk regime for the early release of Shanti Ram Acharya. Teju Prakash, the general secretary of TWMN-Bhutan Chapter, in a press statement issued from Australia, said the authority’s decision to sentence […]

Published on Jan 21 2009 // Main News, Media Monitor

Arrested journo sentenced for 7 years jail term

Kathmandu, January 20: Information received very late confirmed that one of the correspondent of The Bhutan Reporter monthly, published from exile in Nepal, has been sentenced for seven and half years in jail.  “According to the verdict given by High Court, Shanti Ram Acharya, has been alleged of involving in subversive activities against Bhutan by […]

Published on Jan 20 2009 // Main News, Media Monitor

Cable operators are concerned (Media)

Thimphu, January 15: The national cable operators have come heavily against the introduction of Direct-to-Home (DTH) television commonly known as Dish TV, though it has been welcomed by public. With this, the cabinet has asked the Bhutan InfoCom and Media Authority to regulate the Dish TV. With the order from the government, BICMA has started […]

Published on Jan 16 2009 // Main News, Media Monitor

BBS fined for holding discussion (Media)

Thimphu, January 15: Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) fined the BBS regarding a Panel Discussion on the pre-paid taxi service televised earlier this month.  BICMA has asked the corporation to deposit a sum of Nu 18,000 as fine before January 23, 2009.  A letter dispatched by the BICMA says that it finds no adequate […]

Published on Jan 16 2009 // Main News, Media Monitor

Radio influences mass, newspaper rules decision making (Media)

Thimphu, January 15: A recent media impact study by Center for Media and Democracy has revealed that radio still has been the primary source of information for common Bhutanese while newly emerged print media have greater role in influencing decision making at government level. The radio run by Bhutan Broadcasting Service has covered 33.8 percent […]

Published on Jan 16 2009 // Main News, Media Monitor

Reporters awarded

January 15, 2009: The Citizens’ Initiatives for Centenary and Coronation Celebrations has awarded Kuensel’s chief reporter, Kencho Wangdi, with “Best Election Reports”.  The award is given for his excellent coverage on country’s first general elections held in 2008. The award carries a cash purse of Nu 25,000.  Bhutan Time’s Mitra Raj secured second award and […]

Published on Jan 15 2009 // Media Monitor