2013 Recognition from the 2013 Social Utility Award
2012 Newly Revised Service Upgrade
2011 Yields Steady Progress in Building Civic Community
2010 Obtaining International Recognition -A bumper year for expanding new services
2009 Protecting Communities through the Lens
2008 Voicing Out and Building Bridges
2007 The Rise of New Mass Movements in Turbulent Times


Obtaining International Recognition
Citizen journalism, public service broadcasting and crisis reporting in Taiwan
Citizen journalism and trust in Taiwan
BBC World News Ex-director Phil Harding Visited Taiwan
Catching Spotlight at International Press Institute's World Congress 2011
   

Recognition from the 2013 Social Utility Award


PeoPo Receiving the Social Utility Award

The 7366 citizen journalists affiliated with PeoPo Citizen Journalism Platform have accumulated 87,524 news reports over the last 6 years. The diligence of these citizen journalists has helped PeoPo to actualize its motto of ‘Voicing Out and Building Bridges,’ and earned it the 2013 Social Utility Award.
‘Social Utility Award’ judges praised PeoPo for providing a channel to citizen journalists throughout Taiwan and for taking outlying counties into account through its diverse report topics that are not limited to specific areas. Over the past few years, there have been several major controversial land expropriation cases, including those of Wanbao and Dapu, both of which were first covered by PeoPo citizen journalists before being followed up on by the mainstream media. Such cases show that in today’s climate of growing commercial interests, PeoPo not only plays an important role in covering stories that are often neglected by the mainstream media, but also serves as a catalyst in uniting the people through subsequent powerful social movements. Using minimal resources to actively invest in local training programs and various kinds of activities, the PeoPo team has enabled even more people to get involved in the CJ movement and helped build strong connections between local communities.

Comprehensive Support for Mobile Devices

PeoPo Receiving the Social Utility Award

The use of mobile devices and the Internet has already become a modern trend. This year the PeoPo Citizen Journalism Platform underwent a system upgrade, creating user-friendly interfaces for hand-held devices. To further enhance readability, PeoPo webpages now automatically adjust to provide the most suitable layout size for use on various devises with different screen sizes, including PCs, tablets and mobile phones etc. At the same time, in order to further expand the influence of citizen journalism, the site now works in tandem with social networking sites like Facebook and Line.