A New Era of Socio-Economic Responsibility for journalists in Bhutan and Beyond
Bhutan, Thimphu on 18-19 April 2012
What the Bhutanese media say about the 2012 CIME Forum
Be professional, rest will follow - Kuensel online
The problem of ethics in Bhutanese media - Business Bhutan
Media not fourth arm of govt: JAB President - Bhutan Today
Day 1 conference location: NRDCL Hall, Phendeylam (Hong Kong Market), Near Thai Pavilion, Thimphu, Bhutan
Day 2 training location: MoIC Conference Hall, Ministry of Information and Communications, Doebum Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan - click to see map
Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker: Dasho Kinley Dorji, Secretary for Ministry of Information and Communications
The aim of the annual CIME Forum is to facilitate discussion about international media ethics with a focus on the area in which it is based.
There will be speakers from Bhutan, Pakistan, Nepal and the US discussing media ethics in Bhutan and beyond. There will also be a day of workshops for selected journalists where they will receive training in ethical journalism on our groundbreaking J-Ethinomics concept and ethical journalism.
CIME and the Bhutan Media Institute welcome journalists, editors, reporters, broadcasters, media professionals and those interested in the ethical issues of journalism in the South Asian region to attend the conference.
Ministry of Information
Official Business Newspaper
CIME Forum 2012 in the Wall Street Journal Asia print edition 15 March 2012
The Forum is a regional conference offering a platform for discussion among journalists from the surrounding countries. Why we chose Bhutan as a location?
In a new democracy, every organisation including the media is trying to find their role in the society. Since there are only a handful of media firms with a largely in-experienced and un-skilled media professionals against a global media onslaught in Bhutan, it is important to come up with quality, original content to sensitise and train media professionals on media ethics. Today, the media scene has substantially changed particularly following democratisation.
As of now, there are nine newspapers, five magazines, one TV station (with others in the pipe line), and 5 private FM radio stations apart from the growing film industry. Education and training of media professionals working in the changing environment will be critical to the success of democracy.