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By: TNL Staff
RSF told The New York Times the organization originally wanted to open its Asia office
in Hong Kong but the organization was concerned about ‘a lack of legal certainty’ and surveillance of its members.
Reporters Without Borders, also known as Reporters sans frontières (RSF), plans to open its first Asia bureau in Taiwan.
The global press freedom watchdog will use the Taipei bureau to focus on issues across China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, North Korea, South Korea and Mongolia.
“The choice of Taiwan was made not only with regards to its central geographic location and ease of operating logistics, but also considering its status of being the freest place in Asia in our annual Press Freedom Index ranking,” says RSF Secretary General Christophe Deloire. [FULL STORY]