December eNews

Posted by Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy, January 3rd, 2024

Youth Initiative 2023: Building a Network of Child Rights Champion with Children

In the winter and summer camps of 2023 YI, BCMD brought together diverse groups, consulting 60 children aged 8-19, including those in urban and rural schools, monastic institutions, conflict with the law, and shelter homes. This child-centric approach aims to create an alternative report, fostering a network of empowered defenders of child rights.

A theme song called Soel-dep (A plea) focusing on promoting equal opportunities for all children was co-created with children and aired on the national television channel (Bhutan Broadcasting Service).

To watch the video, visit BCMD Youtube at

Reflection on Media and Democracy Literacy Training – Youth Centre Coordinators & Assistants 

In 2023, BCMD empowered Youth Center coordinators across Thimphu, Punakha, Paro, and Wangdue districts through Media and Democracy Literacy Training, focusing on cultivating healthy social media habits. Training 18 participants from six Youth Centers, the participants then conducted step-down training for 482 community members. The project aims to foster responsible digital citizenship, enhance online safety, and empower parents and children with tools for a secure digital space.

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Content Creation and Marketing Workshop 

Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy’s Media Lab organised a free day-long workshop for 10 participants on Content Creation and Marketing Workshop. This workshop is an initiative of Media Lab providing a platform to the entrepreneurs and students to dramatically level up their content creation and marketing efforts for their business and social media activities. 

 A participant of the workshop shared, “The workshop proved to be exceptionally enlightening, providing me with valuable insights into contemporary marketing strategies and digital content creation. Throughout the session, I gained a deeper understanding of various software tools that enhance the quality of digital content, offering me a chance to explore their applications. Furthermore, the workshop delved into the art of photography, equipping me with valuable skills to effectively market my ideas. Overall, the experience was not only informative but also empowering, broadening my knowledge and capabilities in the area of marketing and digital content creation”

BCMD Retreat 2023 Sparks Innovation and Inspiration

Last week, the BCMD team went on a two-day retreat to Paro, temporarily stepping away from our daily routines to rejuvenate and prepare for the promising year ahead. 

During this retreat, the team engaged in introspection, focusing on our organisation’s vision, mission, values, work culture, and operational processes. A critical aspect involved revisiting our strategic plan, from which we formulated a new roadmap for the upcoming years.

The agenda also featured discussions on the annual work plan, incorporating upcoming projects and innovative ideas aimed at enhancing our work culture and operational efficiency. 

BCMD is ready to foster more effective collaboration within the team, gearing up with enthusiasm and determination to tackle the challenges and opportunities that 2024 will bring.

Project Mikhung 2 Enters New Chapter with Contract Signing

Announcing the official contract signing between Bhutan Foundation and Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy for our upcoming project: “Capacitating the local government and citizens to strengthen people-centred planning” in Tsirang Dzongkhag.

This collaboration aims to empower both the local government and citizens, fostering a stronger sense of community and enhancing inclusive planning to truly reflect the needs and aspirations of the people.

Follow BCMD on Facebook and instagram for our regular updates as we kickstart this transformative project! Your support and engagement are crucial as we strive to build a more resilient and empowered Tsirang Dzongkhag.

BCMD conducts 57th Board Meeting 

BCMD conducted its 57th board meeting on 27th of December. We would like to thank our board of directors for their continued support and guidance.