Choki Wangmo

Choki Wangmo is a young award-winning communication professional and an independent journalist based in Thimphu, Bhutan. After completing her studies in sustainable development, she worked with the national newspaper of Bhutan, Kuensel, for little over four years, first as an environment and agriculture reporter and a feature writer, and later as a sub-editor. She is the winner of Balipara Foundation’s Green Journalist Award in the Eastern Himalayan Region, 2023; national winner of the Best Climate Change story, 2022; and three-time winner of Bhutan Media Foundation’s Climate Change Reporting grant, and the Journalists Association of Bhutan’s Rural Reporting grant. She is a National Geographic trained photojournalist, having attended the photocamp series thrice in Bhutan and Washington, DC.

She is also a contributing writer to The Druk Journal, a journal of thoughts and ideas to address a much-felt need in an evolving democracy of Bhutan. Choki’s interest in environmental journalism that combines in-depth research and digital communication is fueled by her upbringing in the rural landscape of the kingdom in the Eastern Himalayas. While not on assignment, Choki is hiking the pristine mountains and forests, reading and writing prose.


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