Posted by chewangtobgay on Sep 2, 2011 in Youth | 8 comments
Are youth in Bhutan under-represented in mainstream media?
Youth in Bhutan are not too much exposed to media, particularly in rural. They need space for their participation.
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By this question, I understand of being asked whether or not youth is shouldering the responsibilities in mainstream media. Though the fact that the classification criteria for youth is reviewed mars my conclusion, I strongly youth representatives in media is comparatively less though it is rising fast.
The advent of media, it’s potential and accessibility has heightened the knowledge of youth and this has propped youth into advancement. Yet, what cannot be neglected is that media dragged lots into its vicious traps.
Anyhow, youth are constantly coming into newer media often and this has to be forestalled wisely.
I hope we youth are represented in healthiest of number in mainstream media.
I agree with Dawa. The accessibility to the media among youths of different backgrounds, especially rural and urban is so immense. A part of youth society enjoys the luxury of media like, broadband internet etc..yet some parts of youth society haven’t seen television. Relevant ministry has to intervene before the gap between rural and urban widens. The policy, ‘Right for information” enshrined in the constitution of Bhutan has to be enacted. As simple as that…
Youth and media, Well I think urban youths are too much exposed to media thus creating so many unnecessary problems and of course there are lots of changes and good thing that our youth are coming up but the thing is, is our youth really taking into consideration of all the medias (Newspaper, Radio,TV,Internet, etc.)??
I think before exposing youth to be in touch with media , media psychology is A MUST! VERY VERY important. We should always always equip our youth with the mindset to be able to differentiate from right and wrong, real from unreal, other cultures from our culture. Otherwise if it is like my generation where we were just put in front of the TV one fine day in 1999 and then BHAM! next day you have a bunch of young boys behaving like some reincarnated gangsters from the black community without really understanding really what intrinsically rap and hip hop culture is. Cross cultural transmission of values and culture is a huge game to be played. IF we cannot equip with the necessary mindset to face the possible negative impacts of the media, our youth are going to be heavily influenced by the illusions sold by the outside forces.
that true,but media plays important key role in education youth as well.i mean if we look on the other hand, one can explore many new sets of things which helps them provide razor sharp wit and equip them with modern counsel. one can always opt media as amiable channel gratifying scoops that you need and must know.But at the end,it all depends on your own perception about how you see and reflect it back to society .
if we are to dynamite all the false illusions ,we need to focus and understand the bond between media and the youth rather than carrying all our eggs in one basket.
Media be the hand and youth the mouth- media feds youth with all the entertainment stuffs.youth than takes it in, in whatever ways they can and the righteous chunks help them grow up.And unbidden wedges drawn out with stinky and foul misdeed which unfortunately need some wiping off and flushing!! ..or i rather put it as HAND TO MOUTH relationship…:)
I did not read other comments and for me i think that media is the medium where we can learn good as well as bad things. our government should really make a thorough study over those kind of medias and make the media available throughout the kingdom of Bhutan. Media informs as well as brainwash people, what we need is that kind of media which can entertain, educate and inform our growing youths at the same time…..
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