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Annual Journalism Grant 2016

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, TV News Documentary and Radio Documentary. With this Grant JAB...

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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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