New democracy fines BBS for holding a discussion panel (Media)
"We are asked to deposit a sum of Nu. 18,000 before January 23", wrote the official site of BBS.
"BICMA found no adequate justifications to consider such panel discussions as fair, decent and balanced in line with the Code of Ethics of Journalists", said BSS quoting the letter of media authority.
The BSS has claimed that it conducted the panel discussion with appropriate representation including the Road Safety and Transport Authority, as there was public interest and concern over the issue.
This was the first step taken by the so-called democratic government vowing for right to expression and freedom of its citizens in Bhutan. Bhutan News Service