Executive Yuan approves NAA document collection

SEARCHING FOR TRUTHA stack of documents from government agencies towering 300m is being digitally archived in response to calls for transitional justice

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 27, 2017
By: Lee Hsin-fang / Staff reporter

The Executive Yuan has approved a request to collect and organize political documents

A guard stands to the side of the visitor registration counter of the National Archives Administration in Taipei on June 4, 2013. Photo: Chien Jung-fong, Taipei Times

for use in researching historical truth for transitional justice, with the National Archives Administration (NAA) to have access to documents relating to the 228 Incident, the White Terror era and the Formosa Incident from all government agencies, sources said.

The administration has been given an additional NT$29 million (US$946,166) to digitize files on political victims, their relatives and other related matters for public perusal or research, the sources added.

Administration director-general Lin Chiu-yen (林秋燕) said her agency in June last year requested that all government agencies to sort their files and transfer them to the administration.    [FULL  STORY]

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