Proposals in Bhutan

April 3, 2013

Finalist – Youth Stories from Bhutan's Maturing Democracy

College-aged youth involved in Media Clubs will be trained to act as citizen journalists by producing audio podcasts. These podcasts will educate Bhutanese about democracy, explore ways to engage citizens in community problem-solving, and cover stories from Bhutan's second-ever national elections during summer 2013. Our organization will then create an online hub where all these stories will be posted and distributed to local radio stations. Given the freshness of Bhutan's democracy, all citizens – especially youth – require opportunities to better understand and engage in democracy.

April 2, 2013

Finalist – Bhutan: E-ngage Youth

The Project will create an increased awareness on media literacy amongst the school going youth and high school dropouts, who reside at Changjiji Housing Complex by conducting a series of media literacy/engagement classes. A local media expert will conduct photojournalism, digital storytelling and video-blogging classes. Through this training we hope that the youth will not only gain an understanding of how media functions, but also get their voices heard and be a part of our democratic processes.

February 28, 2013

Bhutan: Stories from a Young, Maturing Democracy

College-aged youth involved in Media Clubs will be trained to produce audio podcasts during the Summer 2013 Elections. These podcasts will educate Bhutanese about democracy and cover stories from Bhutan's second-ever democratic elections. Our organization will then create an online hub where all these stories will be posted and distributed to local radio stations. Overall, we hope this project will engage rural youth in Bhutan's young democracy.

February 27, 2013

Bhutan: E-ngage Youth

The Project will create an increased awareness on media literacy amongst the youth by conducting a series of media engagement classes. A local media expert will conduct photojournalism, digital storytelling and video-blogging classes. Through this training we hope that the youth will not only gain an understanding of how media functions, but also get their voices heard and be part of our democratic processes.