Assessing presidential history


Taiwan consistently ranks as one of Asia's freest media environments that came after martial law was lifted in 1987, while there is still room for improvement. The year 1999 saw the abolishment of the Publication Act, allowing the development of a vigorous and active free press. A Legislative amended some laws in 2005, banning government agencies, the military, and political parties from investing in or operating radio and television stations. National Communications Commission (NCC), one media group that publishes one of the largest circulation newspapers and one of the biggest entertainment magazines in Taiwan, has expressed concern over mainland China's growing influence over Taiwan's media. In November 2010, a correction was issued to the Cabinet-level Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) for permitting mainland China's central and local governments to buy embedded advertisements in Taiwan's newspapers in order to promote investment and tourism opportunities in the mainland.


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Taiwan Review