Country reads 5th paper from today


Sept 26: At a time when the international community is pouring criticisms for Bhutan’s commitment to press freedom, the country’s fifth paper has hit newsstand from today.

Business Bhutan, country’s first financial magazine is a 40-page weekly, tabloid size, 252 by 355 mm, costing Nu 15, and will be published every Saturday.

The magazine’s editor Tashi Dorji has said that there is a lack of focus in business and analysis on business stories mainly in the mainstream media.

Eight of Business Bhutan is in Dzongkha. The Dzongkha edition, called Druk gi Tshongdel will carry translated English stories. Six of its 40 pages are in colour.

Dorji has further said that the paper was having a challenge to step into advertisement market.

The magazine is printed and published by Galing printers and the business community and private sectors are its target readers.