Title

Journalists for a young democracy

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Routledge

Place of Publication

United Kingdom

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

School

School of Arts and Humanities

RAS ID

20166

Comments

Originally published as: Josephi, B. (2015). Journalists for a young democracy. Journalism Studies, 16(1), 1-16. Original article available here

Abstract

Bhutan, a democracy since 2008 and one of the world's youngest, has transitioned from an absolute to a constitutional monarchy in an orderly fashion rarely seen. A free media, carried by skilled and responsible journalists, is part of that design but difficult to plan. This first comprehensive survey of Bhutan ’ s journalists identifies some of the problems encountered in making journalism a profession that has taken root. Yet the survey results reveal none the less a broad understanding of the role the media are expected to play in a democracy, and a great deal of trust in the new political institutions.

DOI

10.1080/1461670X.2015.1065199

Access Rights

Not open access