Year old paper

A year ago, on 30th October 2008, the media industry in Bhutan raised their standards considerably. On that day, the print media gave us our first daily newspaper. What’s surprising is that that newspaper was Bhutan Today, then the newest paper in town.

What’s amazing is that Bhutan Today has pulled it off. Since launching their first issue on the 30th of October, they have managed to produce a newspaper every day, without fail, throughout the last year. The paper is still simple, but the fact is that they come out every single day.

The fact is also that Bhutan Today probably forced Kuensel, Bhutan’s oldest paper, to go daily as well. Kuensel, which was founded on 1967, was a bi-weekly when Bhutan Today first hit the newsstands. Kuensel, incidentally, does not produce a paper on Sunday, so – technically speaking – they are still not a true daily.

I congratulate the Bhutan Today team for a job well done, and wish them more success in their next year. Tashi delek!


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  1. congratulations from my side as well

  2. congratulations too!

    however, i don’t know if their motto is to go daily at the cost of quality. how many buy their daily edition?

    talk of quality reporting and they have miles to go.

  3. Thank you la. Phuntsho, yes, the quality must have taken some beating due to the fact that it was a daily. Our motto is to keep doing better.

  4. Quality is very good with the newspaper filled from the second to the second-last page with internet rubbish.
    If this is their idea of a daily, anyone could do the same thing.

    Please Bhutan Today, stop filling pages with stuff copied from the internet.

    • OMG! I have not seen their paper. I only read it online since I am outside. Do they know about IP rights and related laws against plagiarism? I guess they do and it’s better for them to know.

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