ajf-2014-16Sonam Pelden. Chief reporter of Kuensel, Bhutan’s main newspaper. Covers various national issues and guides junior reporters.



AJF-2013-Profile-Photographs-LowRes-08Needrup Zangpo. Editor at Bhutan Observer, Thimpu, promoting journalism as an agent of social change and democratization. Project: Development journalism.



AJF-2012-Profile-Photographs-LowRes-05Damber Kumar Ghimiray. Senior news editor, Bhutan Broadcasting Service Corporation radio (Nepali), Thimpu. Has a column on development issues in Kuensel. Project: Public service broadcasting in Singapore.


Chencho Wangdi. Deputy Editor of the Dzongkha-language edition of Kuensel, a national newspaper. Responsible for developing a team of Dzongkha reporters who can produce their own stories instead of simply translating from the English edition. Wants to study the role of news in democracy.


Sonam Zangmo. News Editor at Bhutan Broadcasting Service Corpn (Bhutanese), Thimphu. Plans to research the future of public service media.