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Barren Land of Press Freedom

Politics has been liberal but environment for media and media workers have not changed so much in the last one year of democratic practice in Bhutan, a new report says

Published on May 02 2009 // Media Monitor

Making easy access for media in royal itinerary

Bhutanese media will have some ease now on getting itinerary of the royal entourage or other activities that royal family will be carrying out, thanks to creation of Royal Office for Media

Published on May 01 2009 // Media Monitor

Kuensel is daily now, but not exactly

On the even of international press freedom day, the government owned Kuensel started publishing as daily newspaper, the country’s second daily

Published on Apr 28 2009 // Media Monitor

Newspaper rescued from being wrecked

After much speculation, the board of directors of the Bhutan Times, the first private newspaper of the country, has decided that Chief Executive Officer of the paper Tenzin Rigden will continue in the same position

Published on Apr 16 2009 // Media Monitor

PM turns friendly to media, finally

In his first ‘meet the press’ while celebrating 100 days in power, Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley was fierce against media saying they only criticized the government

Published on Apr 11 2009 // Media Monitor

Election commission to treat all media equally in polls

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) said it would not treat Bhutanese media – private and public – differently during the upcoming local elections

Published on Apr 04 2009 // Media Monitor

Building parliament-media relations

The government once again has reiterated its commitment to improve the relation between the parliament and the budding media industry in the country

Published on Mar 28 2009 // Media Monitor

Sherubtse’s own FM radio

One of the pioneer and oldest educational institutions of the country, the Sherubtse College in Trashigang will shortly have its own FM radio though Royal University of Bhutan is yet to introduce journalism in its curriculum

Published on Mar 21 2009 // Media Monitor

Bhutan Times terminates employees

Bhutan Times has cut of its 15 employees out of 80 in its bid to sustain with the squeezing markets and downsizing return from the market

Published on Mar 07 2009 // Media Monitor

Handbook for exiled journalists published

A new handbook for training journalists in remote and disadvantaged parts of South Asia is currently being printed in Nepal. It is the brainchild of T.P. Mishra, founding president of the Bhutan Chapter of the Bangladesh-based Third World Media Network

Published on Mar 06 2009 // Media Monitor