OPINION

Why Is Bangladesh Booming?

NEW YORK – Bangladesh has become one of Asia’s most remarkable and unexpected success stories in recent years. Once one of the poorest regions of Pakistan, Bangladesh remained an economic basket case – wracked by poverty and famine – for many years after independence in 1971. In fact, by 2006, …

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How Press Freedom Is Won

ACCRA – Every year on May 3 – World Press Freedom Day – news producers and consumers pause to reflect on the state of global media. This year, as journalists and government officials gather in Ghana for the event’s 25th observance, attention will turn to the myriad pressures and challenges confronting the profession …

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Facebook and the Future of Online Privacy

NEW YORK – Chris Hughes, a co-founder of Facebook, recently noted that the public scrutiny of Facebook is “very much overdue,” declaring that “it’s shocking to me that they didn’t have to answer more of these questions earlier on.” Leaders in the information technology sector, especially in Europe, have been warning of …

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Even technology can betray you

On 31st March 2018, a man in Paro was deceived by the same technology that was put in place to reduce human errors in the delivery of banking services to the clients. He had withdrawn Nu.20,000 from an ATM machine but since there was a long queue of people behind …

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SkyHydrant Water Filters For Every School

In traditional Bhutan, every mother of a newborn used to be fed water to re-condition her body from the ravages of childbirth. Every newborn began life on this earth by being cleansed by water – a ritual known as Lhabtsang Thruesey. But in modern Bhutan, our challenge is that our waters …

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Beyond GDP Growth in China

China owes its economic-growth miracle largely to local governments. But, as the country attempts to build a more modern and sustainable economy, in a context of lower overall growth, local governments need to adapt. What will happen when they do? Despite the occasional inappropriate intervention, local governments have been very …

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Is it all worth it ?

Dear future young aspiring Bhutanese journalists and the youth of Bhutan, do note what is happening these days on the social media as an important part of your lesson and experience. As a young journalist your job profile will entail uncovering corruption and abuses of power, and in doing so, …

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