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
   

Obtaining International Recognition


BBC World News Ex-director Phil Harding Visited Taiwan

The development of PeoPo, Taiwan’s first media application focused entirely on citizen journalism, is a rare example in the international community and has raised great interest from international media organizations around the world. In regards to our experience with the development of citizen journalism, PTS has received invitations for exchange and discussions with numerous media-related organizations, including: Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA); Public Broadcasters International (PBI); UNESCO; Japan's NHK; and the International Institute of Communications (IIC), to name but a few. Subsequent to PTS’s attendance at 2008 PBI Annual Conference in France, the French newspaper La Province reported on PeoPo’s development of citizen journalism, spreading PeoPo’s reputation further into the international arena.

At the end of 2008, PeoPo was one of the finalists at NHK’s Japan Prize for educational media, and in the same year took first prize in Taiwan’s ‘The Non-profit Organizations Interactive Network Award’, a fine result for all the hard work of citizen journalists.

After over two years of relentless hard work, PeoPo and citizen journalists gradually started to see results. On the 7th December 2009 at PBI’s Annual Conference in Kyoto, Japan, PeoPo’s coverage of the disaster following Typhoon Morakot’s assault on Taiwan gained the praise and acknowledgement of all present.

 Similar praise was lavished on PeoPo in a speech by Phil Harding - journalist, broadcaster, media consultant and former senior executive at the BBC – where he delivered a talk on public ethics and the governance structure of the BBC. After showing visible surprise at the professionalism of PeoPo’s operational structure, he was invited on a special trip to find out more information about the platform, where he kindly shared some useful suggestions regarding PeoPo’s future development.
Harding believes that with such immense potential, citizen journalism will most certainly become fully incorporated into public television in the future, facilitating coverage of grassroots stories through the eyes of the people, and reaching new levels of news reporting, far beyond the scope of traditional media.

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