The Election Commission has drafted a social media policy to guide use of social media to report on elections. One of the guidelines restricts personal attacks, “vulagr, obscene or abusive language” among others. Are there any views on this? http://www.kuenselonline.com/2011/?p=36108
Democracy is based on the idea of free, thoughtful, and independent citizens who considers issues, makes decisions in cooperation with others, and hold themselves and their leaders accountable. For this idea of citizenship to be fully realized, an enabling environment – or a culture – must be woven into the very fabric of society.
How successful has Bhutan been in creating a ‘culture of democracy’?
How far does it have to go?
What role should civil society play in deepening the culture of democracy?