Steps should be taken to reintegrate the service and the TBS. To this end, the board will have to promote democratic consultation within the service, so that the various channels and departments can work smoothly together. Management should communicate effectively with staff and labor unions to promote democratic participation.
Hopefully, the selected committee members nominated will quickly, but professionally, complete the examination and approval process for the new board, so that it can be commissioned early this year without any further hitches and the new directors on the board will not act as managers or behave as agents to political parties: Instead they will act as guardians and supervisors.
Chad Liu is an associate professor in the Department of Communications at National Chung Cheng University. Lin Lih-yun is a professor in the Graduate Institute of Journalism at National Taiwan University.
Translated by Julian Clegg