PRESS FREEDOM URGED: The NCC’s ruling was a warning to media outlets not to defy the government, a former GIO director during Chen Shui-bian’s administration said
Date: Nov 20, 2020
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
Calling the decision political, protesters sprayed red paint over a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) flag, and urged members of the public to defend freedom of speech and press freedom by attending a rally in Taipei on Sunday.
At the protest, former Chinese National Party (KMT) legislator Shen Chih-hwei (沈智慧) said the government had used the commission to shut down a news channel, and the reasons that it gave for the decision went completely against freedom of the press.
The commission even told the public which channel should replace CTi News in the channel No. 52 slot, Shen said. [FULL STORY]