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Journalist freed, appeals UNHCR for reunion with family

Bhutanese authorities finally released Shanti Ram Acharya, a reporter of The Bhutan Reporter—a publication that later was transformed into BNS. He was released on June 13, 2014 as he completed seven and a half years of jail term clamped by Bhutan's kangaroo court.  We failed to contact Acharya immediately...

BNS participates in int’l sports media forum

Bhutan News Service (BNS) has participated in an ongoing three-day Turkmenistan International Sports Media Forum 2013 (TISMF) in the capital city of Turkmenistan. BNS received the invitation for this selective participation on Oct 14. The invitation sent to BNS stated that the event was the start of Turkmenistan’s international media outreach in...

Sherubtse college and BMF signed for collaboration

Bhutan Media Foundation and the first college of Bhutan, Sherubtse college, Kanglung, signed an understanding to foster collaboration in the field of training journalists and provide continuous education to working journalists in Bhutan. The MoU was signed on 28th September by the executive director of BMF Mr. Dawa Penjor ...

BICMA hunts newspapers

The media regulatory authority of Bhutan, Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA), has been out in the hunt of some newspapers who are not able to adhere to the licensing terms and conditions, as outlined in the BICMA act. Bhutan Times and Bhutan Youth are two privately run papers...

Bhutanomics dead in Bhutan; Surviving outside

Shortly after Paris-Based Reporter sans Frontier (RSF) published the Press Freedom Index in which Bhutan’s press freedom index is shown to be dropped by 12 positions in 2012, Royal Government of Bhutan completely blocked one of the popular websites, Bhutanomics.com on 15th of March. It is claimed that earlier this...

Druknet blocks Bhutanomics in Bhutan

The Bhutanomics.com has accused the country's ISP, Druknet, of blocking the site from browsing inside the country. According to the website, internet users of the Druknet have no access to the website contents from Bhutan. However, those using internet of privately operated ISPs - Tashi and Samden - are able...

Bhutanese-run radio program bags excellence award

A weekly Nepali language radio program, Yuba Sansar, operated by resettled Bhutanese youths in South Australia, was awarded the 'multicultural youth program of the year 2012', Sunday. Given by the National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters' Council every year, the award is regarded as the highest national honor on multicultural broadcasters. "Yuba...

YFC begins journalism training

The Youth Friendly Center (YFC) said it has begun four-day long Journalism and Creative Writing Training from Monday in Beldangi-II. According to Damber Kumari Rai, YFC Coordinator, altogether twenty four youths from all camps are participating in the training being facilitated by local journalists. Speaking in the inauguration ceremony earlier today,...

EC withdraws its ad decision

The Election Commission(EC) has finally revoked its earlier decision to distribute election advertisements only to state-owned media. A circular issued by the EC on Tuessday said that its advertisements would go to all media, as was the practice in the past. According to Chief Election Commissioner Kunzang Wangdi, the decision was...

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