Voicing and making Noise i thought is two different things. Media and people in general sometimes make noise in the pretext of voicing, while some media in my view also tend to create noise instead of providing a forum for voices….. Do you think making noise is a good culture practice over voicing……?
“when we talk about media, i am always brought down to “ART” which is also one of the key factor to preserve and promote our cultural values beyond the border….but who should support those vanishing arts, who should make those artist live..is the question to all the concerned citizens..
Nearly two years ago, BBS reported about the circulation of Bhutanese homemade adult movies and people everywhere made a huge hue and cry – this is evolution of of newly unabashed culture in Bhutan and the tendencies in our people- particularly, the youth to attempt. This is how our social values, vitality and respect are threatened and how we lose our GNH values as the globalization becomes unbridled.
We are living in digital era and the digital age means everything can be done in simplest, shortest and in qucikest way. With technology like mobiles and cameras of different features in hand, it can serve any kind of purpose. The emergence of culture of eroticism or voyeuristic chapter in Bhutan is all because of our mobiles and trendy cameras. Technology was invented never for snapping and making adult videos. People may make only one video because people will say I have made only one. But the moment it reaches someone’s mobile, Bluetooth can do wonder and will reach everyone on their mobiles.
The creator will be busy to find out how it has spread but the harm will be already done before he knows how it has spread! Next time when you see the Bhutanese (porn) star, it can be your neighbor or someone else of whom you can identify with and Bhutan is a small country where a majority of us knows each other. We are less than seven hundred thousand population and revealing the identity or finding the name of the star will be much easier and cannot be a horrendous tasks like in other countries. And, the creator will say at that time I was drunk and can’t remember very well. This is how lousy and dirty culture commences, and become casualties themselves.
We needs to remember that we have father, mother, brothers, sisters, cousins, daughters, uncle, brothers-in law, sisters-in law and if we become stars then how would they feel? The people who attempt to make adult videos are already thinking now. So, if you are porn star or wish to be one, then, the moment you walk in the streets any time of the day, people will give you sheepish looks and will think that guy looks like as if I have seen somewhere else!
The only sterner measures we can take today are to respect privacy and never misuse the technology. Finally, do not to try this at home and make even one knowing that it will multiply to thousands!
Communication has become so important to bring the world close together. But the country like ours suffers unavoidable barriers like pockets of scattered settlements, harsh terrain and weather. Nevertheless, we are slipping some of the things that are in our hand.
The recent issues of Rupee crunch, traffic congestion, increase in availing vehicle loan and fossil fuel price hike can be reduced by improving public transport services, which includes good and reliable routes.
1. Is there anything that government can do to speed up the widening of Trashigang-Samdrup Jongkhar high way without disturbing the normal traffic flow?
2. We are experiencing poor road quality and it is one of the feedbacks left by tourist visiting our country. The cause of such situation is not because of government spending less on roads, it is due to the poor maintenance work carried out
3. As we experience road accidents on rise, as always RSTA and traffic police blames on people’s negligence. Does that mean we can rule out poor quality and mechanical failure of cars from the list of causes of accident in our country?
4. Is there any guideline in place to control the quality of cars that are being tested only for plain areas before we import?
Numerous issues emerged at the Bhutan Media Dialogue 2012 that just ended on May 10th. Participants were asked to identify the one burning issue or question conerning media in Bhutan. Some of them included:
• How can free expression be enjoyed and taken advatage of by the illiterate? • Mistakes made by young media, is that justified?
• How can media be accountable to its readers if they don;t depend on them but on the govt for viability?
• What are the limitations to free expression in Bhutan?
• Impatient news-breaking leads to half-baked information causing panic and confusion in society.
• Media need to bring up stories on poverty ore frequently .
• How strong is Bhutanese media as a watchdog? Cut down on the process of getting information in the bureaucracy,
• How can we open up society to speak up on national issues?
• while the press enjoy freedom of expression, they find it exceedingly difficult to get people to exercise their free speech in a small society.
What are your views on the one burning issue/ or question concerning media in Bhutan? Feedback is needed to keep this conversation going. We have dedicated journalists in Bhutan wanting to serve the public interest, how can we get the public to talk to media more?