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Bhutan is a tiny coun­try which has gained some recog­ni­tion in the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity only re­cently. The main rea­son for Bhutan’s seclu­sion was its lo­ca­tion – a small coun­try sur­rounded by the moun­tains of the Hi­malayas. Its sta­tus of be­ing a strict fol­lower of cen­turies-old tra­di­tions did not help mat­ters ei­ther. How­ever, it started to draw at­ten­tion when the Dragon King of Bhutan vol­un­tar­ily ab­di­cated his throne to in­tro­duce democ­racy. Since then, Bhutan has trans­formed in many ways. Its me­dia, in par­tic­u­lar, has flour­ished a great deal.

Be­ing a reg­u­lar reader of on­line Bhutanese news­pa­pers, I must say that they present a com­plete pic­ture of the coun­try. They keep their read­ers well-in­formed and also high­light the prob­lems faced by the peo­ple of Bhutan, es­pe­cially those liv­ing in far­away places. There are in­ter­est­ing and in­for­ma­tive news sto­ries, fea­tures, com­men­taries, anal­y­sis and pic­to­ri­als. I par­tic­u­larly like the editorials of the Kuensel which are very strong and on rel­e­vant top­ics. Although the Bhutanese press is small in size, it is do­ing a won­der­ful job of en­hanc­ing the coun­try’s im­age while simultaneously keep­ing a check on the gov­ern­ment. I wish the jour­nal­ists work­ing in Bhutan all the best.

Matiur Rah­man Dhaka, Bangladesh

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