Students accuse NTU of ‘discrimination’ against student journalists

Focus Taiwan
Date: 08/06/2020
By Chen Chih-chung, Fan Cheng-hsiang and Chiang Yi-ching

Taipei, Aug. 6 (CNA) Students at National Taiwan University (NTU) on Thursday held a press conference to criticize what they say was "discrimination" against student journalists by university authorities who denied them access to public meetings.

Among their accusations is that the school has gone back on its promise to treat student media on an equal level as regular news media, and has targeted student journalists who questioned the remarks of high-level university officials.

Their grievances date back to March, when at a university affairs meeting, representatives voted to ban the livestreaming of the event and to forbid reporters from participating, according to NTU's student association, which organized Thursday's press conference.

The university affairs meeting, which is held at least twice every semester, is where high-level NTU officials, staff and student representatives vote on school initiatives.    [FULL  STORY]

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