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MOIC secretary assumes office

The newly appointed secretary of the Ministry of Information and Communication Kinley Dorji has assumed his duty at the ministry on Tuesday

Published on Feb 26 2009 // Media Monitor

Bhutanese Media After Democracy

IS there media freedom in Bhutan? Are Bhutanese citizens’ right to speech and expression guaranteed by the state? Are all citizens exercising their right to information as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? Let’s first step into some dubious instances that themselves answer this question. Attack Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) fined […]

Published on Feb 19 2009 // Media Monitor

Court called against Bhutan Observer

One bus driver and his conductor have sued the Bhutan Observer (BO) alleging that false news story published in the paper resulted in the loss of jobs for them

Published on Feb 13 2009 // Media Monitor

Cable operator complains against BICMA

The media tribunal, formed by the Bhutan InfoCom and Media Authority (BCIMA) to look into complaints related to media, has received one case within a week of its formation

Published on Feb 13 2009 // Media Monitor

BICMA forms tribunal (Media)

Thimphu, February 07: After severe tussle with the media houses, the Bhutan InfoCom and Media Authority (BICMA) has announced the formation of a tribunal to look into complaints. In a notice the media regulatory body said that Bhutan InfoCom and Media Appellate Tribunal has been established as per section 198 of the Bhutan Information, Communication […]

Published on Feb 07 2009 // Media Monitor

Int’l mission concerns Acharya’s case (Media)

Kathmandu, February 07: International Media Mission, which is currently in Nepal to access the press freedom situation, has assured that it would seriously take the case of journalist Shanti Ram Acharya.    Receiving an appeal handed over by the Chief Editor of The Bhutan Reporter, where Acharya was associated, one of the delegates Mark Bench […]

Published on Feb 07 2009 // Media Monitor

TBR sees blank editorial for Acharya’s release (Media)

Kathmandu, Feb 4: n a bid to protest the Bhutanese authority’s decision to sentence journalist Shanti Ram Acharya for seven-and-half year, the The Bhutan Reporter (TBR) monthly, where he was associated, has left its editorial space blank for February edition.       Bhutan Media Society (BMS), the publication house of TBR, in its front page with a […]

Published on Feb 04 2009 // Main News, Media Monitor

Fine contravenes spirit of media freedom: IFJ (Media)

Kathmandu, January 28: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) said it is concerned that a fine of Nu 18,000 was levied on the Bhutan Broadcasting Service Corporation (BBSC) saying it is contrary to the spirit of media freedom and may lead to undue restraints on the exercise of free speech in Bhutan. In a statement […]

Published on Jan 28 2009 // Main News, Media Monitor

GHRD urges to review trial of Acharya

26 January 2009: The Netherlands-based Global Human Rights Defence (GHRD) has shown deep concern about the unfair trial and sentencing of Bhutanese journalist Shanti Ram Acharya (20), a correspondent of The Bhutan Reporter, which is funded by GHRD. Press Statement Global Human Rights Defence (GHRD) is deeply concerned about the unfair trial and sentencing of […]

Published on Jan 27 2009 // Main News, Media Monitor

CEHURDES condemns imprisonment of the Bhutanese journo (Reproduction)

The Center for Human Rights and Democratic Studies (CEHURDES)—a Kathmandu-based freedom of expression monitoring group—has condemned the imprisonment of Shantiram Acharya, a young Bhutani journalist, by the Bhutanese authorities. According to the Association of Press Freedom Activists (APFA) Bhutan, an exiled Bhutanese media group based in Kathmandu, Acharya, a Bhutanese of Nepali origin who was […]

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