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A media vehicle vandalized

A van belonging to weekly newspaper, The Journalist, published from Thimphu was vandalized by unknown attackers on mid night May 12. The van was returning office after dropping home one of the paper’s IT staffs, when it was hit at around 12.45 pm, as it passed the road above the golf course area in Thimphu, […]

Published on May 15 2010 // Media Monitor

“it is not the end of my journey”

The founding editor of Bhutan Today, K B Lama, has recently left the country’s first daily newspaper. He talked to Business Bhutan reporter Phurba D Dorji about his experience and the print media in the country. Q. How has the print media evolved over the years? A. The biggest revolution in the print media was […]

Published on Mar 15 2010 // Media Monitor

Papers with ‘rubbish’ news to lose ads

Private newspapers say that a circulation audit will see them losing out to old players in the market in terms of government ads Soon, newspapers with more contents of gross national happiness (GNH) and other national priorities may land up getting more government advertisements than those who run posters of Hollywood actors and give “rubbish” […]

Published on Jan 27 2010 // Media Monitor

Regulating media content

The release of the new rules of content for media has defined what kind of media Bhutan is to have. Many things that are not allowed according to the BICMA rules are perfectly legal and even accepted in some parts of the world. Not to say that this means that our rules are overbear­ing. After […]

Published on Jan 10 2010 // Media Monitor

Media wars…

Mass media in Bhutan has enjoyed exceptional growth recently. During the last four years, five new newspapers – all privately owned – started operations in quick succession.  Bhutan Times, Bhutan Observer, Bhutan Today, Business Bhutan and The Journalist hit the newsstands on 30 April 2006, 2 June 2006, 30 October 2008, 26 September 2009 and […]

Published on Jan 08 2010 // Media Monitor

Vexing new year for Bhutan Times

The Earth Ox year was not very good for Bhutan Times, as the paper made headlines with the resignation of its founding managing director, a financial crisis and a mass resignation of the editor and six reporters who accused the management of editorial interference. It seems the beginning of the New Year also doesn’t seem […]

Published on Jan 05 2010 // 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

Political Transparency and the Democratic Transition

With nation-wide elections on March 24, 2008, Bhutan formally stepped into democracy, ending its centuries-old absolute monarchy. There were expectations that with a written constitution being adopted, the right to free speech and the right to information would be widened and that the media would begin growing and functioning as a source of relevant information […]

Published on May 01 2009 // Commentary

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