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Censorship in Bhutan is comparable to its South Asian neighbours, although not as focused or systematic as censorship in China.[citation needed] All news media in Bhutan are controlled by the government; there is no guaranteed government information, even for minor things such as the number of prisoners being held. There is only one government-owned newspaper, the Kuensel, and two private newspapers and one internet service provider. However, there is little protest against government censorship; indeed, some call for wider censorship of foreign media, believing it deteriorates traditional values. The National Peoples Congress of the Peoples Republic of China has passed an Internet censorship law in mainland China. ... Over seventy countries around the world have implemented some form of freedom of information legislation, which sets rules on access to information or records held by government bodies, the oldest being Swedens Freedom of the Press Act of 1766. ... According National Assembly Rule no. ... “ISP” redirects here. ...

Censorship online is comparatively lax. The official forums of the Kuensel allow open criticism of the government though the forums are moderated, and anyone can post from an Internet café. The forums of news portals such as The Bhutan Times is much less moderated and provide greater opportunities for free expression.

Bhutan's new monarch, Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck who is western-educated and modern in his outlook has also expressed his belief that transparency in government leads to good governance. Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck (born February 21, 1980) is the fifth Dragon King of Bhutan and head of the Wangchuck dynasty. ... See: transparency (optics) alpha compositing GIF#Transparency transparency (overhead projector) market transparency transparency (telecommunication) transparency (computing) For X11 pseudo-transparency, see pseudo-transparency. ... The terms governance and good governance are increasingly being used in development literature. ...

External links

  • The Bhutan Times
  • RSF
  • Kuensel Online
  • Ancient Bhutan's Encounter with the Electronic Age
  • IFEX



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