February 2020

Lack of Clear Answers Regarding the Lin Family Massacre Reflects the Dilemmas of Transitional Justice

The apparent inability of the Transitional Justice Commission to confirm that the 1980 murders of Lin Yi-hsiung’s family were murders committed by the Taiwan Garrison Command or other state security forces points to the dilemmas of reckoning with political crimes committed during Taiwan’s authoritarian period. The Transitional Justice Commission recently announced that, according to its investigations of the murders, state security forces were “likely” involved but did not state any definitive conclusion as to if they were... Read More

嚴重特殊傳染性肺炎疫情蔓延時,《臺灣英文新聞》刊登不實消息

正當臺灣和大半個世界嚴重關切新型冠狀病毒(COVID-19)及其所造成的嚴重特殊傳染性肺炎(SARS-CoV-2)之際,新聞機構與記者的職責──向大眾傳達準確資訊,也變得格外重要。不幸的是,某些新聞媒體卻拋棄了這份職責,改以更加煽情的報導製造爭議、刺激點閱。在持續惡化的疫情中,率爾報導未經證實的謠言及不實資訊污染公共論述,對社會造成傷害。... Read More