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The Dragon's Voice

How Modern Media Found Bhutan
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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.

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July 2015 : Canada Paperback

Title: The Dragon's Voice (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): Bunty Avieson
ISBN: 1-4596-9690-5 / 978-1-4596-9690-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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April 2015 : Australia Paperback

Title: The Dragon's Voice: How Modern Media Found Bhutan
Author(s): Bunty Avieson
ISBN: 0-7022-5357-X / 978-0-7022-5357-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: University of Queensland
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Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Dragon's Voice: How Modern Media Found Bhutan
Author(s): Bunty Avieson
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
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