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FEATURE: Media need to reform ‘to let all voices be heard’

LEST WE FORGET:Social activism does not get fair coverage, and civic and non-governmental bodies should make media reform their top priority, a veteran activist said

By Chen Hsiao-yi and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

“Civil media archives recorded those scenes and preserved the chance for all sides of the story to be heard by society,” Kuan said.

According to Kuan, the archive is only able to hire two full-time staff who are tasked with both editing and filming, adding that he hopes to raise more funds so special correspondents can be hired to work with the archive in central and southern Taiwan.

“The media needs to be reformed and society needs to be reformed, but this cannot just be a solitary effort by media organizations and civilian organizations; it’s an effort that must involve every citizen,” Kuan said.

“We also hope to spread our knowledge to more civilian organizations and in the process churn out more citizen reporters — reporters who will be able to record the true voices of civil society,” Kuan added.

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