The Bhutan Media Institute (BMI) will train 20 university graduates to cover elections this year.
This should come as welcome news for the media organizations that already pre-empt a shortage of human resources to deploy in the various stations during the elections.
The BMI through this project will mold university graduates to gather, verify and package information. The trainees will serve as interns or stringers in the elections.
BMI has put forward their proposal to the Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) for support.
“The proposed initiative would enable our publications to shoulder their responsibilities at a critical juncture in Bhutanese Democracy. At the same time, it could serve as a means of launching a corps of young people in the fields of journalism and communications,” stated the BMI proposal.
The BMI has worked with prominent agencies like Agence France-Presse (AFP), the Thomson Reuters Foundation, and Center for International Media Ethics (CIME) and other agencies.
Meanwhile, Bhutan Media institute is in consultative talks with all the editors of media houses.
Puran Gurung / Thimphu