BBS fined for holding discussion (Media)

Published on Jan 16 2009 // Main News, Media Monitor
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 justifications to consider such panel discussions as fair, decent and balanced in line with the Code of Ethics of Journalists.
However, BBS said the discussion was conducted with appropriate representation including the Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) and other stakeholders, adding it was convened as there was public interest and concern over the issue. Bhutan News Service