The Reporter, founded by The Reporter Cultural Foundation, is Taiwan’s very first non-profit media organization. We focus on in-depth reportage and investigative journalism, publishing our works on an open-source website. We are dedicated to probing issues at stake and to building a diverse modern society and media environment.
Code of Ethics
- The directors and supervisors of the foundation shall not be involved in or interfere with any news production and news content of The Reporter.
- All donors should adhere to the principle of “no possession", “no interference", and “no return". Any news production by The Reporter shall not affected by the donors.
- If the news production involves the above two principles, the supervisor will supervise whether the content maintains independence and autonomy.
- The full-time staff of the foundation are not allowed to have any part-time jobs with fixed remuneration; they are not allowed to write articles in commercial media unless approved by the foundation.
Our Honorable Work
“An impactful scoop that bears out journalism’s existential value — the government’s watchdog.”The Society of Publishers in Asia commenting on The Reporter, 2022
Here are some of our award-winning articles in English version:
- “How Taiwan Became an Accessory to Slavery on the High Seas", written by I Ting Chiang, Sherry Lee
- “Taiwan's Path to Pangolin Conservation: How a Mega Pangolin Leather Exporter Transformed into a Conservation Specialist", written by Hui Chen Lin
- “How Does Taiwan Rescue Pangolins, a Species Almost Impossible to Treat in Captivity?", written by Hui Chen Lin
- “How Did Taiwanese Researchers and Citizens Collaborate to Create World Records in Pangolin Conservation?", written by Hui Chen Lin
- “The First Hand Testimony from Xinjiang "Re-Education Camps", written by Jason Liu
- “Desperate Message from Han People in "Re-Education Camps" in Xinjiang", written by Jason Liu
- “Uncovering the Money and China Factor Behind "Mission" – Taiwan's Most Controversial Content Farm", written by Te Lien Kung, Hao Hsiang Ko, Jason Liu, Chia Yu Hsu
- “The Content Mill Empire Behind Online Disinformation in Taiwan", written by Jason Liu, Hao Hsiang Ko, Chia Yu Hsu
- “The War Behind Races to Develop Remedy for COVID-19", written by Jill Yang, Hui Chen Lin, Hao Hsiang Ko
- “The SARS Doctors: How Three Doctors Remember Taiwan's Worst Quarantine", written by Tze Wu Chang
- “When COVID-19 Hits Taiwan’s National Concert Hall: Observations From A Violinist, Laborer, And Mother", written by Tsao Fu-Nien
For more articles in English, please READ HERE.
Our International Participation
“Journalists at The Reporter continue to innovate and investigate, setting a gold standard for nonprofit media in East Asia. Whether it's cross-border collaborations, cutting-edge podcasts, or deep-dive investigative projects, they are helping lead the way for a new era of public-interest media."
- David E. Kaplan, Executive Director of the Global Investigative Journalism Network
The Reporter Foundation was founded with T.H. Tung's personal donation of NTD 5 million.
The Reporter officially came online.
Launched monthly donation project and released our first branding video.
Attended the Second Asian Investigative Journalism Conference "Uncovering Asia" in Kathmandu, Nepa, hosted by the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), the Centre for Investigative Journalism, Nepal, and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.
Launched the first newsgame in Taiwan "Daily Life of the Emergency Room" was admitted as a finalist of the Investigative Report Award of 2016 Excellent Journalism Awards.
Published Investigative Report of the Year "Fake, Exploitation, and Distressful Fishery," a result of collaboration with Indonesia’s renowned investigative media Tempo magazine.
Held Investigative Reporting Workshop & Photography Workshop.
"Fake, Exploitation, and Distressful Fishery," a collaborative reporting by The Reporter and Tempo magazine, was reported by GIJN.
Invited by Waseda University to join international conference and seminars of Investigative Journalism in the Asia Region: Perspectives and Prospects.
Became a member of GIJN (Global Investigative Journalism Network), the first one in Mandarin speaking world.
Interviewed Taiwan's Premier Lin Chuan and published the feature story "Review the Budget for Forward-Looking Infrastructure Plan"
Attended a conference hosted by German’s Konrad-Adenauer-Stifting(KAS) foundation in Essen, Germany, to share experience in cross-boarder investigative journalism and to discuss the possibility to corporate with journalists from Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, India and Indonesia.
Attended the 3rd Asian Investigative Journalism Conference "Uncovering Asia" in Seoul, South Korea, hosted by the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), the Korea Center for Investigative Journalism, and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.
Editor-in-chief Sherry Lee delivers a speech on the subject of "cross-border investigations" with two-time Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Martha Mendoza of the Associated Press, Pramod Acharya, journalist with Centre for Investigative Journalism in Nepal and Wahyu Dhyatmika, managing editor of Tempo Newsroom in Indonesia during the 3rd Asian Investigative Journalism Conference "Uncovering Asia" in Seoul, South Korea.
Launched the traditional Chinese edition of the Investigative Journalism Manual at the 3rd Asian Investigative Journalism Conference "Uncovering Asia" in Seoul, South Korea. The Investigative Journalism Manual was created by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and translated by The Reporter, which also helped to distribute to the Chinese readership.
Co-Published an investigative report "Trafficked to Extinction" with The Environmental Reporting Collective, which gathered more than 30 journalists from 14 media in Africa and Asia to participate in the pangolin trade reporting project.
Invited to attend the 11th Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC) in Hamburg, Germany.
Published the first impact report, which is also available for free online download.
Officially signed a collective contract of which all 17 terms are superior to the Labor Standards Act, which further protects and enhances labor rights and interests.
Launched a multimedia webpage that updates global cases of COVID-19 at any time.
Developed a package of tools to help journalistic storytelling and open it freely to the news industry in Taiwan.
Launched the podcast show "The Real Story" that delves into in-depth investigative stories, which surged to the top 10 of Apple Podcasts in Taiwan shortly.
The Foundation for Excellent Journalism Award affirmed that The Reporter has taken a new path in Taiwan's media with in-depth coverage and a non-profit model, and announced that The Reporter won the 2021 Social Utility Award.
Launched a new brand visual identity system and released open-source brand design materials and illustrations at the same time.
Invited to participate in the 12th Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC) to share with journalists from 117 countries on women's leadership, cross-country collaborative investigation and podcast production.
Published an investigative report that Ugandan students at Chung Chou University of Science and Technology (CCUT) were denied promised scholarships and forced to work overnight factory shifts, and led the Ministry of Education to order CCUT to suspend all enrollments.
Traveled to the Polish-Ukrainian border for interviews and published multimedia reports in liveblog format.
<strong>Our Honorable Work</strong>
Our International Participation