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BBS radio, Layap’s only connection with the country

November 27, 2009: For the Layaps, BBS radio is their only connection with the rest of Bhutan. And this connection is often broken when there’s a disturbance in the signal. Laya is located 4,000 metres above the sea level. Laya Geog is about three days walk from proper Gasa.  Lack of communication facilities cuts off […]

Published on Dec 02 2009 // Media Monitor

No live cast of parliament proceedings

November 19, 2009: Like in last session, the National Assembly has restricted Bhutan Broadcasting Service for live telecast of the parliament proceedings of the fourth session that starts Friday. The session ends on December 11. However, the TV has been permitted for live telecast of opening and closing days and when the anti corruption committee’s […]

Published on Nov 19 2009 // Media Monitor

Survival challenges for Dzongkha newspapers

November 15, 2009: The Dzongkha language editors from five prominent newspapers of the country have demanded government subsidy to run their national language edition or else give permission to shut. During their meeting with government officials in November first week, the journalists complained that government has been biased in providing trainings and other skill development […]

Published on Nov 15 2009 // Media Monitor

BICMA may cancel Bhutan Times’ license

November 7, 2009: Two weeks after the mass resignation in Bhutan Times, the media regulator, Bhutan Info-Comm and Media Authority (BICMA) is taking up the issue and said things will be decided by its board meetings. The BICMA has hinted that it will make interrogations with K4 Media, another private company which is now taking […]

Published on Nov 07 2009 // Media Monitor

The country gets yet another magazine

November 06, 2009: The race for new debut in media industry continues as the country gets yet another magazine that specializes on entertainment industry. The country’s first film and entertainment magazine, Druk Trowa, is ready to hit the news stand and sell celluloid stories to readers from Monday, November 9. Druk Trowa’s first issue introduces […]

Published on Nov 06 2009 // Media Monitor

Former journalist is new NC vice chief

November 06 2009: A former editor of the Bhutan Observer weekly, the second private newspaper of the country, Sonam Kinga has taken up the job as vice chairman of the upper house National Council. The former journalist elected as lawmaker from Trashigang district in the east, Kinga was elected to take up the new job […]

Published on Nov 06 2009 // Media Monitor

IFJ alarmed by mass resignation

Kathmandu, October 29, 2009: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has said it is alarmed to learn the mass resignation of journalists from the Bhutan Times, after sharp disagreements on editorial process and content with a newly appointed chief executive. In a statement, the global trade union of working journalists, said ownership of Bhutan’s first […]

Published on Oct 29 2009 // Media Monitor

Media infringement reflected, editor and reporters walk out BT

  Oct 23: Citing interference by the management, the editor and the half of the entire reporters of the Bhutan’s first private newspaper, ‘Bhutan Times’ (BT) tendered resignation yesterday.  The resignation signed jointly by the editor Gopilal Acharya, the chief reporter and five other reporters was turned into the management, publicizing the notice into effect […]

Published on Oct 24 2009 // Media Monitor

New chief for Bhutan Times weekly

New chief for Bhutan Times weekly October 10, 2009: As the financial crisis deepens in the first private newspaper of the country, Bhutan Times, its managing director and deputy managing directors have resigned from the post last week. Giving farewell to MD Tenzin Rigden, the publication house has received Wangcha Sangey as new MD. The […]

Published on Oct 11 2009 // Media Monitor

Yet another magazine for Bhutanese

October 2: The new media industry of the country gets yet another media outlet, when Bhutan got the first women magazine on Wednesday, in less than a week the country received first specialized magazine on business and economy. The country’s first magazine exclusively on feminine content “Yeewong” adds glamour and color to Bhutanese society, which […]

Published on Oct 02 2009 // Media Monitor