Namgay Zam was appointed this week as the executive director of the Journalists Association of Bhutan. She talks with about the role of women leaders in media.
The Himalayan nation of Bhutan, known for its seclusion policies and Gross National Happiness index, has given a Facebook user a very unhappy choice: Pay the equivalent of 10 years’ salary or go to jail.
A Bhutanese government directive forbidding advertising to be placed in a daily newspaper is believed to be in retaliation for the publication of articles critical of possible abuse of power and corruption.
The IFJ is alarmed to learn of the resignation of all “Bhutan Times” journalists after sharp disagreements on editorial process and content with a newly appointed chief executive.
(CEHURDES/IFEX) – The Center for Human Rights and Democratic Studies (CEHURDES) condemns the imprisonment of Shantiram Acharya, a young Bhutani journalist, by the Bhutanese authorities. According to the Association of Press Freedom Activists (APFA) Bhutan, an exiled Bhutanese media group based in Kathmandu, Acharya, a Bhutanese of Nepali origin who was living in the refugee […]
(RSF/IFEX) – Reporters Without Borders condemns the death threats made in a refugee camp in eastern Nepal on 16 May 2008 by members of the Communist Party of Bhutan Marxist-Leninist Maoist (CPB-MLM) against journalists working for the Bhutan News Service, a website operated by the Association of Press Freedom Activists (APFA), a Bhutani exile organisation. […]
(IFJ/IFEX) – The following is an IFJ media release: IFJ describes Bhutan government’s censorship of bhutantimes.com as “hypocritical” The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is alarmed by recent blocks placed upon the media by the Bhutanese government. According to the Association of Press Freedom Activists (APFA), the http://www.bhutantimes.com website has been blocked from local viewing […]