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 the build up to Ashgabat, the capital city of Turkmenistan, hosting the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games 2017.

From right to left: Stacey Dyzart, Project Director of JTA, Milorad Dusanovic, TV Sports Commmentator for HRTV National TV Croatia and Jung Heedon Jung, Secretary General of Korea Sports Press Union with Binod Dhungel. Photo/
Left to right: Binod Dhungel with Jung Heedon, Secretary General of Korea Sports Press Union, Milorad Dusanovic, TV Sports Commentator for HRTV National TV of Croatia and Stacey Dyzart, Project Director of JTA.

Binod Dhungel, Kathmandu-based consulting editor of BNS is currently participating in the event that ends Nov 29.

Talking over the Skype from Ashgabat, Dhungel informed BNS that the first day event went successful, and that he was excited to introduce BNS—its activities, among others to the participants.

At least 50 participants, including sports media experts, sports business firms and sports journalist from across the world—a majority from Asia—are participating in the event, according to Dhungel.

“We are very thankful to the organizer and its partners, International Sports Press Association (AIPS) and Jon Tibbs Associates (JTA) for providing us this opportunity,” said Buddha Dhakal, chief editor of BNS. “We are equally thankful to Dhungel who accepted our request to represent us in the event.”

Although BNS has participated in several other trainings and seminars in Kathmandu, Nepal where BNS office was stationed for years, this is the first event it has participated outside of Nepal.