Links 13 October 2008

Events: The Women Make Waves Film Festival is on at the Shinkong Cineplex in Ximending from 17-26 October. Amnesty International English speaking group meets in Taipei at 7:30pm on 15 October. More details here or at Facebook.

Media: Jonathan Adams on how the Taiwan arms deal affects the US-China relationship. Taiwan seeks pandas in exchange for deer and goats. Conservationists say Taiwan’s wetlands are quickly diminishing.

Opinion piece in the Taipei Times about the importance of PTS (Taiwan’s Public Television Service). DPP legislators also criticised the government over its interference in the media. Michael Turton has an excellent post on how PTS, RTI and CNA are coming under political control by the KMT. He follows up with details of the response from the International Federation of Journalists.

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