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Bhutan - The Last Place



INDEX

THE STORY
Synopsis of "The Last Place"

JOURNEY TO THE HIDDEN KINGDOM
Letter from Co-Producer Alexis Bloom

PERSPECTIVES FROM BHUTAN
The Impact of Television

WHAT'S ON IN BHUTAN?
Most Watched Cable Channels

GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS
Article by Orville Schell

BHUTAN'S BUSIEST CABLE GUY
Interview with Rinzy Dorji, Co-owner Sigma Cable

A PARENT'S VIEW
Letter to the Editor

DID YOU KNOW?
Facts and Stats about Bhutan

LINKS & RESOURCES
Media, New Technology, Human Rights and History

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Bhutanese people speak out on the introduction of cable television to their once isolated nation. See what government officials, Buddhist monks, students, and grandmothers have to say about the newest members of their community: CNN, Scooby Doo, and The Rock.
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A Royal Welcome to the Television Age
The introduction of television and Internet is a reflection of the level of progress that we have achieved. I would like to remind our youth that television and Internet provide a whole range of possibilities, which can be both beneficial as well as negative for the individual and the society. I trust that-you will exercise your good sense and judgement in using the Internet and television. It is my sincere hope that the introduction of television and Internet in Bhutan will be beneficial to our people and country.

-His Majesty King Jigme Singye Wangchuck in an address to the nation on the 25th anniversary of his coronation, June 2, 1999.