Namgay Zam

Journalist, Bhutan

Namgay Zam is an independent multimedia journalist, a media and communications trainer, and an activist. She is the producer and host of Bhutan's first and only mental health show "Mind Over Matter Bhutan." Namgay has been a journalist for the last 10 years, beginning her career with the country's first national youth radio station, then moving to the national broadcaster as a producer, news editor, and anchor in English. She is also the only Bhutanese journalist to have covered the World Cup. As an activist, Namgay works for social justice, gender (including LGBTQ) equity, and mental wellbeing. She often works pro bono for several NGOs that align with her activist leanings. Zam also works closely with the Bhutan Network for Empowering Women to push for more women leadership, and with Bhutanese youth to help them find and build drug-free creative spaces in Bhutan. One such project is called Gokab, which is now the country's biggest street-dance competition. Namgay was a Humphrey Fellow at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, USA. She has a bachelor's degree from the Lady Shriram College for Women, Delhi University, India.

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