The circular was issued by the ministry in response to critical and investigative stories done by The Bhutanese on the government, all of which have been factually correct and in line with the ethics of good journalism,” Lamsang said. “It seems that any newspaper or journalist attempting investigative work will have to pay a heavy price and enter the government’s blacklist. Forget investigative journalism, journalists and newspapers in the future will think twice before even doing remotely critical stories of the DPT government.

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