Sunday, May 31, 2009

Official media liaison for Bhutan's royal family launched

Thimphu (PTI): Bhutan has come up with a Royal Office for Media which will authenticate, evaluate, manage and monitor all media coverage of the king and the royal family, both at the national and international levels.

The Royal Office for Media (ROM) -- near the Chorten memorial here -- will research, collect and archive media materials and publications on monarchy and the royal family.

"It will facilitate works of media persons by providing quick and accurate information for mass dissemination," Dorji Wangchuk. ROM's newly appointed director, said.

Photographs for private events will be taken by the royal photographers and a few photographers will be nominated by media houses for certain functions. They will be called the royal press group. The ROM will decide on the final publication of the photographs.

Media agencies and accredited journalists are required to register with the agency concerned to cover the event. And all media personnel are required to maintain a formal dress code.

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