September 12, 2007

Ethics, good journalism, and good business

This is an interesting article out of Taiwan.

Lessons in ethics and ethical behavior are not just for the Americans.

Let us not forget that Taiwan and Hong Kong are the only two Chinese speaking entities that have free and independent media. (And that Taiwan is the only Chinese speaking democracy in the world.)

I know a number of Taiwanese journalists and they are committed to improving their craft. They just need some help. After all, even as Eastern Europe was throwing off the dictatorships imposed by the Soviet Union, Taiwan was slowly and peacefully moving away from dictatorship to democracy.

Too bad no one noticed it when it happened. There were only two foreign correspondents based in Taiwan at the time and I was one of them. I could not get any US publication excited about the changes taking place in Taiwan.

But that is another issue for another discussion.

No comments: