Year of Award
Professional Paper - Campus Access Only
Master of Arts (MA)
Department or School/College
School of Journalism
Clemens P. Work
Dennis L. Swibold, Terry Weidner
Bhutan, democracy, Kuensel, media, newspaper
University of Montana
Until 25 years ago, no newspaper was published in the tiny Himalayan country of Bhutan, located between two giants, China in the north and India in the west, south and east. Kuensel, commonly dubbed Bhutan's national newspaper, was first started as a government-owned paper in 1986, publishing both in English and Dzongha, the national language. In 1992, the royal decree guaranteed Kuensel an autonomous status although the government continued to subsidize it. In 1999, Kuensel became a fully independent weekly newspaper, and was then transformed to a bi-weekly in 2005
Norbu, Passang, "NEWSPAPERS IN BHUTAN BEFORE AND AFTER DEMOCRACY" (2011). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 702.
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