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What’s Next For Next Media Animation?

Popular for its satirical computer-generated animations of daily news, Taiwan-based Next Media Animation (NMA) tells fans what it’s like behind the scenes in the largest motion capture studios in Asia.  On her blog, Emily...

China Stains Taiwan’s Media Red

CommonWealth magazine reports on Chinese authorities buying favourable news coverage in Taiwanese news publications: On Aug. 2 last year Mei Kebao, deputy secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) Hunan Provincial...

Wacky Minds Behind Taiwan’s Viral Videos

NBC News has a profile of Next Media Animation, which has produced such viral hits as the “U.S.-Sino Currency Rap Battle” and “Liu Xiaobo: A Story of Hope and Struggle”: Like its media cousin, Apple Daily...

Media Watchdog Probes Taiwan’s Milk Powder Coverage

The International Federation of Journalists, an international media watchdog, is investigating allegations that the Taiwanese government skewed local coverage of China’s milk powder scandal.  Reuters reports:...

China Can’t Fight the Internet – Taipei Times

From Taipei Times: Mainland Affairs Council Vice Chairman Johnnason Liu (ÂäâÂæ∑Âã≥) on Friday confirmed that Beijing has partially lifted the block on Taiwanese media Web sites in some regions in China. This is a long overdue but highly welcome move, despite the restrictions that remain in place. It is no secret that many Web sites […]

Peking University gags Taiwanese graft-buster – Lawrence Chung

From the South China Morning Post, via AsiaMedia (link): A Taiwanese legislator who played an important role in exposing the scandals now afflicting the island’s president, Chen Shiu-bian, has been forced to cancel a speech in Beijing on fighting corruption. Chiu Yi, of the main opposition Kuomintang, said yesterday that senior officials pulled the plug […]

Lin Huai-min on Taiwan Newspapers – EastSouthWestNorth

From EastSouthWestNorth blog (link): The following contains a translation of a conversation between the publisher of United Daily News Wang Shiao-lan and the founder of the Cloud Gate Dance Theater Lin Huai-min. Wang had invited Lin to come in and offer some advice for the newspaper. Cloud Gate Dance Theater is a cultural treasure in […]

Taipei Times: No Net blackout, MAC asks China

From the Taipei Times, via Asia Media: Taiwan would be willing to reopen its doors to two Chinese media outlets so long as Beijing lifts its blackout against the online versions of two Taipei-based newspapers and refrains from blocking its local press groups from posting reporters in Taiwan, a senior official said yesterday… On April […]

Dan Nystedt: Taiwan prods China to drop ban on two news Web sites

From The Industry Standard: Taiwan has expelled journalists from two Chinese news agencies and won’t consider letting them return until China lifts a ban on the Web sites of two major newspapers from the island, an official said Friday. “We think it would help people in China better understand our views if they had access […]

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