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Bhutanese monarch Vs free press

No where in histories we see absolute rulers letting the media run freely. In a surprising attempt to keep regime’s direct influence in media sector, coinciding with his 30th birthday anniversary, the young oxford-graduated king of Bhutan, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, issued a royal kasho (charter/decree) formally establishing the Bhutan Media Foundation in the […]

Published on Feb 25 2010 // News Analysis

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

BICMA may cancel Bhutan Times’ license

November 7, 2009: Two weeks after the mass resignation in Bhutan Times, the media regulator, Bhutan Info-Comm and Media Authority (BICMA) is taking up the issue and said things will be decided by its board meetings. The BICMA has hinted that it will make interrogations with K4 Media, another private company which is now taking […]

Published on Nov 07 2009 // Media Monitor

IFJ alarmed by mass resignation

Kathmandu, October 29, 2009: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has said it is alarmed to learn the mass resignation of journalists from the Bhutan Times, after sharp disagreements on editorial process and content with a newly appointed chief executive. In a statement, the global trade union of working journalists, said ownership of Bhutan’s first […]

Published on Oct 29 2009 // Media Monitor

New chief for Bhutan Times weekly

New chief for Bhutan Times weekly October 10, 2009: As the financial crisis deepens in the first private newspaper of the country, Bhutan Times, its managing director and deputy managing directors have resigned from the post last week. Giving farewell to MD Tenzin Rigden, the publication house has received Wangcha Sangey as new MD. The […]

Published on Oct 11 2009 // Media Monitor

Journalists decorated with awards

Despite indirect censorship on media, the elected government for the first time arranged for media awards to various journalists as gesture to inspire for better journalism on Sunday

Published on May 05 2009 // Media Monitor

‘Too early to say Bhutan has press freedom’

A Bhutanese journalist working with a weekly newspaper published from Thimphu said it would be too early to say that Bhutan has press freedom even after the country adopted constitution and changed its politics from absolute monarchy to parliamentary democracy last year

Published on May 03 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

Media: Consciously Unconscious

The Bhutanese media is on the footstool of a ‘great big leap’. After the initial baby steps, its bold strides have arrived to mixed reverberations of awe and applause to disgust and dread. It is perhaps time for deep soul-searching for the direction of the Bhutanese media. This ominous void is an invocation of a […]

Published on Mar 28 2009 // Commentary

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