Editorial: Media freedom vigilance still necessary

RSF lands in Taiwan, but Next Magazine could change hands

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/07/20
By: Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Almost within one week, the media situation in Taiwan received positive news and

Prospective Next Magazine owner Kenny Wee (from KennyBatmanWee Facebook page).

worrying news, showing how fragile elementary freedoms can be.

French-based non-governmental organization Reporters Without Borders, or in French, Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF), opened its first Asian bureau in Taipei. The group, which promotes and defends freedom of information, said it chose the spot more than just because of Taiwan’s central location in East Asia, at similar distances from Japan, South Korea, China and Southeast Asia, but also because the island came out at the top of the group’s own annual Press Freedom Index list.

The new office will look at media issues in Taiwan itself, but also in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Mongolia and the two Koreas.    [FULL  STORY]

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