Spotlight: Digital Rights Bhutan
The Himalayan nation of Bhutan, known for its seclusion policies and Gross National Happiness index, has given a Facebook user a very unhappy choice: Pay the equivalent of 10 years' salary or go to jail.
A Bhutanese government directive forbidding advertising to be placed in a daily newspaper is believed to be in retaliation for the publication of articles critical of possible abuse of power and corruption.
The IFJ is alarmed to learn of the resignation of all "Bhutan Times" journalists after sharp disagreements on editorial process and content with a newly appointed chief executive.
(CEHURDES/IFEX) - The Center for Human Rights and Democratic Studies (CEHURDES) condemns the imprisonment of Shantiram Acharya, a young Bhutani journalist, by the Bhutanese authorities.
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International Federation of Journalists