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Bhutan


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Bhutan is home to one of the youngest democracies in the world, when in 2008 it transitioned from an absolute to a constitutional monarchy. Since then, many organizations such as the Centre for Media and Democracy based in the capital city of Thimpu have been playing its part in helping citizens take a more active role in this new society. Through the establishment of local Media Clubs, the CMD has been providing citizen journalism workshops to college-aged youth giving them the opportunity to add their voice to the national debate and conversation related to these democratic changes. With this new project, the CMD plans to expand their reach by offering audio podcasting workshops to the communities of Samtse, Trongsa, Kanglung, and Paro. Much of the content created by these young podcasters will focus on the country's second-ever national elections and will be shared online and on local airwaves.

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