First community radio station set up in Bhutan

on 11 January 2016. Posted in News from the region

BhutanCRThe first Community Radio station in Bhutan has been installed in the Dechen-pelri community under Sarpang Dzongkhag. The station was formally set up on December 3, 2015 with the technical guidance from NOMAD, India.

Besides entertainment purpose, this radio station will be utilized to air unheard stories of the destitute people in the area. The radio coverage reaches throughout the Dechen-pelri community till Chokorling Chiwog as of now and we are currently looking for means to attain coverage at other Chiwogs as well.

The community members participated and celebrated the opening of the new station by offering butter lamps and prayers followed by recording their singing voices.

We would like to thank the Ministry of Information and Communication, Swiss Development Cooperation and NOMAD for making this possible and for creating a new platform where the community members are encouraged to raise their own concerns, information, discussion etc.

Source: © Tarayana Foundation / UNESCO Chair on Community Media