The situation of the media is a valuable indicator of democratization. It provides extensive information on the levels of freedom, tolerance, social justice and pluralism within a political system. This article reviews the changes in the Taiwanese media since the repeal of martial law in 1987, and provides an overview of the situation at the beginning of the second term of Chen Shui-bian. It is hard to deny progress and the situation in Taiwan is still closer to that of countries at a similar stage of democratic consolidation.
|Translated title of the contribution
|The reform of the media sector
|Number of pages
|Published - Sept 2004