Democracy goes beyond free and fair elections. A democratic political culture is needed to secure a well-functioning and vibrant democracy. But what is a democratic culture and what does it mean for Bhutan? These were key questions discussed at a Forum in Bhutan 14 March hosted by Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy. Director of DIPD, Bjørn Førde, participated.
On 16-17 March the first ever national meeting of women elected at local and national level took place in Paro, Bhutan. It was funded by DIPD and UN Women, and the DIPD Director Bjørn Førde participated. This is his personal account from the historic meeting. Read more
This is question to be discussed in a forum hosted by the Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy on 14 March.