PeoPo Citizen Journalist Reports Surpass 100,000
Encouraging public access to media has been a core value of PTS right from its inception. Since 2007, we have been actuating this idea through PeoPo Citizen Journalism Platform (www.peopo.org), which over the last eight years has amassed over 100,000 news reports from 8,710 citizen journalists, demonstrating the formidable force of people power in Taiwan.
Deepening Citizen Journalist Reports – PeoPo30Mins Program
In 2015, PeoPo invited groups from 14 campus news centers to assist in selecting suitable past citizen journalist reports for follow-up reporting. This collaboration between citizen journalists and students has produced numerous constructive in-depth reports that have been aired on PTS channels and the Internet. The partnership has yielded a great deal of encouragement and recognition for both citizen journalists and campus news centers.
Empowering Local Communities and Encouraging Grassroots Voices
This year, PeoPo organized six regional ‘Your Shoot’ citizen journalist gatherings in communities around the country - including Chiayi, Taoyuan, Kaohsiung, Hualien, New Taipei City and Yilan – familiarizing citizen journalists with local issues and promoting mutual communication. During the middle of the year, the ‘Local - Change - Beautiful Future’ event attracted the participation of nearly 250 local video reports, including touching reports on urban farming, concern for the disadvantaged, the maintenance of monuments, environmental issues, community mural painting, and poignant life stories.
Taiwanese civic groups and NGOs are utilizing the friendly PeoPo platform to create bottom-up Web 2.0 media content, opening the door for citizen participation and supervision in all kinds of social and environmental issues and providing a platform for more diverse dialogue in Taiwan’s civil society..