Bhutanomics is Dead, Long Live Bhutanomics

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

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695,716 And Counting…, Thank You For Your TLC

Bhutanomics traffic

Every time we log into our system, we are greeted by our website traffic statistic page. It looks something like the picture above. No matter what people say, numbers don’t lie. As long as the graph is not a flat zero, we will be strong in will. To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

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Bhutanese Films: Interrupted

Gyalsey - the legacy of a Prince

“Gyalsey – The legacy of a Prince”, is in a league of its own. The film is quietly brilliant. My husband summed it up pretty well: Jamyang (actor/director) understands, and has successfully shown us that less is more. Continue Reading

Journalists vs. Filmmakers

Filmmaker threatens Namgay Zam
A local journalist yesterday lodged a complaint with the Journalists’ Association of Bhutan (JAB) against a filmmaker who she alleged threatened her for making critical remarks about his film.

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Bhutan Information, Communications and Media (BICM) Amendment Bill

Computer hacking in bhutan

Protection against impersonation, exploitation of children, violating bodily privacy, and cyber terrorism, among others, have been added into the Bhutan Information, Communications, and Media (BICM) amendment bill, scheduled to be submitted to the first parliament of the next government, next year.

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