In 2008, Bhutan embarked on a journey of democratic transition making it the youngest democracy of its time.
The transition to democracy was soon followed by the proliferation of media in the country which ushered in a new era of media and democracy in Bhutan.
The Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy was then established to nurture and improve the standard of the existing media in the country which would eventually foster the culture of democracy.
BCMD is one of the first registered Civil Society Organisation in Bhutan which works with a cross section of society on issues that concern youth, environment, society, governance and education, using media as a modus operandi.
BCMD's four core programme areas are:
1. Developing media and democratic literacy
2. Encouraging public discourse
3. Strengthening "Media as the Fourth Estate"
4. Resource production