2018 Experience Stands as Model to the World
2017 Stepping Into the Next Decade
2016 Establishes CJ Self-regulatory Committee
2015 Deepening Citizen Journalist Reports
2014 Strengthening Social Media Connections
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

2018 Experience Stands

as Model to the World

PeoPo Experience Stands as Model to the World

PeoPo Citizen Journalism Platform was launched by PTS in 2007 to encourage the involvement of ordinary people in civic affairs and to report on the stories that matter in local communities. Over the past 11 years, more than 10,000 individuals and 700 NGOs and NPO groups have joined as citizen journalists, jointly uploading more than 120,000 reports.

From the depth and range of PeoPo reports, it is clear how passionate people are about civic issues and some reports have even provoked nationwide discussions that prompted follow-up reports from other news media outlets. Through organizing a series of activities and workshops, the PeoPo team continues to promote the concept of citizen journalism around the world, and have continuously assisted citizen journalists to improve their video production skills for reporting.

PTS often shares PeoPo's operational experience in international exchanges, which always arouses the interest and curiosity of overseas public broadcasters. Over the years, the Public Media Alliance has repeatedly adopted the development history of PeoPo as a topic for discussion at conferences. In October of this year, Public Media Alliance CEO, Sally-Ann Wilson, who is an experienced former BBC senior program director, visited PTS in Taiwan. Sally-Ann, who has shown a deep interest in the development of PeoPo for many years, specifically mentioned that combining PeoPo with the media resources of PTS provides a solid foundation to bring public service media into the community and promote public participation. With such outstanding achievements, public media services worldwide can undoubtedly learn from PeoPo’s operating model.

In recent years, PTS has endeavored to connect more with the international community and PeoPo is using the Internet’s extensive influence to convey Taiwan’s grassroots voices far and wide. Thanks to the deep-felt solicitude and enthusiasm of people from across the land, PeoPo receives an endless stream of energy. We look forward to welcoming many more civically engaged individuals into the PeoPo ranks and together harnessing people power to drive change in the coming years.