DPT begins campaign from Paro

Inaugurating the Dzongkhag party office in Paro, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) officially began its election campaign for the primary round of the National Assembly elections from Paro on Thursday morning. DPT President Pema Gyamtsho met with the people of Lamgong-Wangcha constituency in Paro. He told the congregation of around 400 people that DPT will work […]

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A State of Importance – Jurmi Chhowing

  The bad leaders of the world keep disappointing me with their threats of inaction. Put your money where your mouth is and swallow a grenade. Or sit on a stick of dynamite. Whichever way you’d like to get blown. And we’ll pay homage to your explosiveness. In the pantheon of capitals, Thimphu may not […]

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Facebook and privacy – Dr Philip Lee Miller

  I have been warning everyone for the last 20 years about privacy issues. Nobody seemed to care much. We had an early warning from Jeffrey Rothfeder, Privacy for Sale: How Computerization Has Made Everyone’s Private Life an Open Secret published in 1992. This was before the Internet was born in its current GUI format. […]

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Elections 2018 – FUMBLY

  Elections for the National Assembly are nearly here, and we’ve been told all kinds of things by all kinds of people, some of whom have tried to convince us they care for us a lot, even though it is the first time they’ve seen us. In our Parliamentary system of government, the lower house […]

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How WeChat might change the 2018NA election result! – RABI C DAHAL

  Free media is a cornerstone of democracy.It plays a vital role in influencing political discourse during elections. Free and balanced traditional media (print and broadcast) foster transparency and the dissemination of important electoral information. The rise of new media such as WeChat, Twitter, and Facebook provides further avenues and possibilities for constructive public participation, […]

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These Are Sensational Times – Jurmi Chhowing

  (Wikipedia: Fake news is a type of yellow journalism or propaganda that consists of deliberate misinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional print and broadcast news media or online social media. It’s mainly distributed by social media but is periodically circulated through mainstream media. Its intent is to mislead in order to damage an agency, […]

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