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The dragon's voice : how modern media found Bhutan
The dragon's voice : how modern media found Bhutan
Avieson, Bunty2015
This is a fascinating account of ancient culture colliding with modern media. Tucked between Tibet and India in the Himalayas, the kingdom of Bhutan is one of the most isolated and beautiful countries in the world. In "The Dragon's Voice," Australian journalist Bunty Avieson provides a glimpse of life beyond the country's exotic exterior. As a consultant to local newspaper "Bhutan Observer," she admires the paper's strong social conscience, but finds her expectations challenged in a country where spirituality and personal happiness are prioritized over work. Avieson also witnesses the tensions that arise as a Buddhist kingdom makes the transition to democracy. The courtship ritual of "night-hunting" and the nation's first public demonstration become controversial news items, while journalists must overcome traditional social hierarchies to keep politicians accountable. With a unique blend of memoir and reportage, "The Dragon's Voice" is both a deeply personal story and a vivid portrait of a nation on the cusp of revolutionary change.
St Lucia, Queensland : University of Queensland Press, 2015.
227 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
First published 2013 by Bhutan Observer as 'The dragon finds its voice'.Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-227)
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibrarySociety and Beliefs079.5498 AVIAvailable