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Annual Journalism Grant

With fund support from the Democratic Governance Programme of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the Journalists Association of Bhutan (JAB) is pleased to announce the Journalism Grant that will be awarded to the best Proposal on Print, Investigative Story, News Documentary, or Radio Documentary. With this Grant...

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Purposes and functions

  • Protect and promote the constitutional right to information, freedom of expression and media.
  • Maintain and promote a high standard of ethical behavior in the practice journalism.
  • Foster a growing number of professionally trained journalists in the country.
  • Protect journalists from hazards such as threats, harassments, litigation, etc. from interest groups.
  • Support journalists who are seriously injured or permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty through compensatory grants.
  • Promote interaction and exchange of ideas for the professional development of its members.
  • Explore funding sources to collaborate in professional education program for journalists
  • Institute mechanism to recognize journalists through awards and grants.
  • Stimulate and sustain professional debate on crucial issues through seminars, workshops and discussion fora.

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The Journalists Association of Bhutan

Journalist Association of Bhutan (JAB) is an association of, by and for journalists in Bhutan. As an independent civil society organization for media rights and advocacy registered under the CSO Act of Bhutan, JAB works towards the promotion of freedom of press, right to information, and rights of journalists. Read more…

A three-member complaints redressal committee was formed in September 2014 to look into complaints from members and public at large. The committee will review any complaints regarding violations of the rights of journalists and take necessary actions.

The Fund Raising Committee, comprising three board members, oversees JAB’s fund raising efforts. The Committee is responsible for building networks and support system to ensure JAB’s long-term sustainability.

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