The conversation between our host, Dr Karma Phuntsho, the Founder and President of #LodenFoundation and our speaker, Siok Sian Pek-Dorji, the founder-director of the Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy on 11th session of Bhutan Dialogue at UN House on 13 September 2018.

Siok Sian Pek-Dorji believes that as a small landlocked country in a global world, Bhutan’s identity lies in its ability to share its own stories. She has been telling Bhutan’s stories through news and magazine articles and documentaries in an effort to record the country’s rich culture, identity and its journey to modernity. Siok Sian is the founder-director of the Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy, and supports training for creative non-fiction writing, micro documentaries and multimedia storytelling in Bhutan. She is a co-director of the Mountain Echoes literary festival. Siok Sian Pek-Dorji is also a firm believer in the inherent need of growing civil society for Bhutan’s long-term sustainability and sovereignty.

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