Taiwan International Journalism Conference (TIJC)

The theme of the 1st Taiwan International Journalism Conference (TIJC) is ”Disinformation: Time for Solutions”. As the Chinese regime tightens its grip on media and Hong Kong residents struggle to preserve their freedoms, the Taiwanese democracy represents a beacon of hope for media freedom in Asia but it needs to overcome the structural weaknesses of its media environment in order to resist disinformation attacks.

  • Friday, December 27, 2019 (9:00-18:00)
  • Taipei National Central Library 3F, International Conference Hall
    Zhongshan South Road No. 20 (MRT: Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Exit 6)
  • Free Entrance
  • Conducted in English and Chinese with simultaneous interpretation (Please provide a valid ID for renting the device)

To register please click here (Updated Link).

Event Schedule

9:00 Opening Ceremony

10:00 Keynote Speech 1: Journalism Under Attack In The World

  • Pierre Haski, President, Reporters Without Borders (RSF)

11:00 Keynote Speech 2: Chinese Disinformation in Taiwan

  • J. Michael Cole, Taiwan Sentinel Editor in Chief

12:00 Lunch Break

13:00 Keynote Speech 3: JTI, A Media Certification to Bring Down Fake News

  • Cédric Alviani, RSF East Asia Bureau Head

14:00 Keynote Speech 4: Hong Kong’s Struggle For Press Freedom

  • Karen Cheung, RSF Hong Kong Correspondent

15:00 Panel Discussion 1: Strengthening the media to fight disinformation

  • Eve Chiu, CEO of the Foundation for Excellent Journalism Award (FEJA) (Moderator)
  • Chi-te Lee, Member of Standing Executive Committee,  Association of Taiwan Journalists (ATJ)
  • Chen Shun-hsiao, Associate Professor, Department of Journalism and Communication Studies, Fu Jen University
  • J. Michael Cole, Taiwan Sentinel Editor in Chief
  • Stéphane Corcuff, Associate professor and researcher, Sciences Po Lyon
  • Cédric Alviani, RSF East Asia Bureau Head

16:00 Panel Discussion 2: Supporting the development of independent media 

  • Liao Fu-Te, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy President (Moderator)
  • Cédric Alviani, RSF East Asia Bureau Head
  • Pierre Haski, founder of Rue89 and President, Reporters Without Borders (RSF)
  • Karen Cheung, RSF Hong Kong Correspondent
  • Yuning Chang, Chief editor, BuzzOrange

17:00 Panel Discussion 3: Enhancing the influence of the public media

  • Tsao Wen-Chieh, President & CEO, Public Television Service Foundation (Moderator)
  • Leon Chuang, General Manager, Chinese Television System (CTS) 
  • Wuer Kaixi, Emeritus Board Member, RSF
  • Cédric Alviani, RSF East Asia Bureau Head