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Print

Until recently, Kuensel was the only available print media. However, with increasing literacy and changing social needs, a number of private newspapers and magazines were launched. Bhutan Times and Bhutan Observer were licensed in 2006; Bhutan Today in 2008; Business Bhutan and The Journalist in 2009; Druk Nyetshul in 2010, Druk Yoedzer and Druk Gyelyong Sharshog in 2011. Magazines range from entertainment to news magazines such as Druk Trowa, Drukpa, Bhutan Window and Yeewong.

DZONGKHA NEWSPAPERS

DRUK NEYTSHUEL

Bhutan’s first Dzongkha newspaper, Druk Neytshuel was launched on 29 August, 2010 and has a nationwide reach across the country. It covers history, culture, sports, economic and social developments, entertainment and religion. It is a weekly paper published every Sunday.

Post Box No: 488

Thimphu, Bhutan

Tel: 326753, Fax: 326705

E-mail: editordn@gmail.com/addrukn@gmail.com

 

DRUK YOEDZER

Druk Yoedzer was launched on 19 February, 2011 and has a nationwide reach. The content of the paper ranges from national to local news ranging from economic, feature, entertainment, custom and religion, sports and astrology. It is a weekly paper published every Saturday.

Post Box No: 1585

Thimphu, Bhutan

Tel: 335346/335347, Fax: 35348

E-mail: drukyoedzer@gmail.com

 

GYALCHI SARSHOG

Gyalchi Sarshog was launched on 12 November, 2011. The paper aims to disseminate national and international news amongst people whose reading skill is limited to Dzongkha. It provides news and articles related to culture, religion, astrology, entertainment, economy and sports. It is a weekly paper published every Saturday.

Post Box No: 343

Thimphu, Bhutan

Tel: 333183/333185, Fax: 333304

E-mail: gyalchi@hotmail.com

ENGLISH NEWSPAPERS

BUSINESS BHUTAN

Bhutan’s first business oriented news paper, Business Bhutan was launched on 26 September, 2009. The paper mainly focuses on business and financial stories. It is a weekly paper published every Saturday.

Post Box No: 1190

Thimphu, Bhutan

Tel: 339904/339905, Fax: 339882

E-mail: editor@business.bt

www.businessbhutan.bt

 

BHUTAN TIMES

Bhutan Times was launched on 30 April, 2006. With a blend of national, regional and international news, it covers wide range of news and issues. It is a public company owned by 289 shareholders and promoters. It is a weekly paper published every Sunday.

Post Box No: 1365

Thimphu, Bhutan

Tel: 975-02-335006, Fax- 975-02-328451

E-mail: btimes@druknet.bt

www.bhutantimes.bt

 

BHUTAN TODAY

Bhutan Today was launched on 30 October, 2008. The paper provides the widest possible coverage on all issues confronting the nation. It is bi-weekly paper published every Thursday and Sunday.

Post Box No: 1532

Thimphu, Bhutan

Tel: 336806/4, Fax: 336805

E-mail: bhutantoday2011@gmail.com

www.bhutantoday.bt

KUENSEL

Kuensel, Bhutan’s first national newspaper was founded in 1965 as an internal government bulletin. In 1986 it was reformatted and published weekly as Bhutan’s only newspaper by the government. Later in 1992, a royal edict de-linked Kuensel from the government and made it an autonomous corporation to allow for the professional growth of the media. From a weekly paper Kuensel went daily since 27th April 2009. It covers wide range of issues and is published from Monday to Saturday.

Post Box No: 204

Thimphu, Bhutan

Tel: 324688/322488/322134, Fax: 322975/326638

E-mail: editor@kuensel.com.bt

www.kuenselonline.com

 

THE JOURNALIST

The Journalist was launched on 20 December, 2009. It covers wide range of general issues. It is a weekly newspaper published every Sunday.

Post Box No: 1336

Thimphu, Bhutan

Tel: 327540, Fax: 321680

E-mail: markjournalist@gmai.com

 

THE BHUTANESE

The Bhutanese was launched on the 21 February, 2012. The paper’s focus is on bold and investigative stories that expose wrong doings and improve accountability. With the objective to improve systems through good, brave, intelligent and responsible journalism, it covers Bhutanese political, economic and social environment. It is a bi-weekly paper published every Wednesday and Saturday.

Post Box No: 529

Thimphu: Bhutan

Tel: 335605, Fax: 335593

E-mail: bhutanesenewspaper@gmail.com

www.thebhutanese.bt

MAGAZINES

BHUTAN TIMEOUT

Bhutan Timeout was launched on 11 April, 2012. It is a quarterly publication that covers travel, hospitality and entertainment news.

Post Box No: 107

Thimphu, Bhutan

Tel: 336611, Fax: 323894

 

THE RAVEN

Bhutan’s only monthly magazine devoted to society, culture, art, and politics. Raven is also Bhutan’s first ever publication to be printed in glossy newsprint. The Raven is a monthly publication.

Post Box: # 1047

PABX: +975-2-337722

Fax: +975-2-337711

Website: www.theravenmag.com

 

STUDENT DIGEST

Student Digest was launched in October, 2010. It is an educational magazine wherein, it primarily focuses on educational trend and innovations. It is a quarterly publication that is distributed to schools across the country.

Post Box No: 1461

Thimphu Bhutan

Tel: 321525, Fax: 321525

www.studentsplus.edu.bt

 

YEEWONG

Yeewong is Bhutan’s first and only women’s magazine which was launched on 1 October, 2009. The magazine focuses on the women of Bhutan and is released thrice a year.

Contact # 17600622

Thimphu Bhutan

Email: yeewongmagazine@hotmail.com