Category Archives: Media Matters

media issues in Taiwan, China and the Far East

Maori-Taiwan exchange group forges ties

The Wild East / Culture Six Maori media studies undergraduates from Aukland University of Technology (AUT) made a tour of Taiwan in January this year, where they learned about its indigenous people. Creative media projects between New Zealand and Taiwan … Continue reading

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Students to end occupation of Taiwan legislature Thursday

Photos and text via Ian Rowen April 7, Taipei — Chen Wei-Ting announces that the Sunflower Movement has achieved significant progress in the pursuit of its goals. The world has heard the news. Students are already forming a new organization … Continue reading

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‘The Tiger Awakens’: An observer’s view of the Sunflower Movement

Trista di Genova / Politics & Commentary March 30, 2014 I don’t read the newspapers or watch TV, since I lost my job in the media. Now I prefer to just show up and ask questions, and listen to what … Continue reading

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Newsflash! U.S. writer/publisher declares presidential candidacy

The Wild East / Politics “I’m taking this opportunity,” April 1st, April Fools Day, “because it’s time for fools like you and me, to rush into democracy.” Presidential candidate Trista di Genova has declared presidential candidacy — while abroad. During … Continue reading

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Exclusive photos: Students occupying Taiwan’s legislature

by Dave Johnson / The Wild East / Politics Editor’s note: The following photographs were taken by Dave Johnson on the evening when Taiwanese students occupied and took control of the legislature in Taipei over the issue of a Trade … Continue reading

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The Wild East stands in solidarity today against mass surveillance.

The day we fight back: https://thedaywefightback.org/ The NSA “has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world.” — THE NEW YORK TIMES The NSA “is harvesting hundreds of millions of contact … Continue reading

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Expat author Furtado to present at Taipei Intl Book Exhibition

L. Farrah Furtado is an award-winning author living in Taiwan since 2002. First generation Canadian, her parents immigrated during the 1960’s to British Columbia to escape poverty and the Salazar fascist regime. FURTADO is a nominee for the Camoes prize, … Continue reading

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Daniel Pearl Day in Taiwan: How it all got started

The founder of Daniel Pearl Day in Taiwan, Sean Scanlan, spoke this week with the Wild East’s Trista di Genova about how the day-long music festival got started twelve years ago. Trista: Thanks for taking the time to talk to … Continue reading

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George Psalmanazar: Taiwan’s first diplomat!

By Sean Kaiteri / Culture Vulture for The Wild East In 1703, England received her first ever exotic traveler from Formosa (Now Taiwan): a charming man who enjoyed telling everyone all the crazy and foreign things he and his “people” … Continue reading

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When Helen Caldicott Came to Town

By Trista di Genova /The Wild East Helen Caldicott, the world-famous pediatrician who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985 for her work founding Physicians for Social Responsibility, lectured in Taipei July 9th, speaking on the dangers of nuclear power … Continue reading

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