Pirate radio protests in Taiwan

December 20th, 2006 | by aobaoill |

A protest by Taiwanese pirate radio operators sounds very like those of operators in the USA a number of years ago, except for the ‘pro-China’ twist:

“The threshold that the NCC has set for licensed stations is NT$50 million [US$1.5 million] in assets and capital, which puts licensing totally out of reach of independent operators,” said Tsai Chi-feng (蔡吉豐), a pirate radio station owner.
“Local and non-mainstream Taiwanese voices are being silenced,” Tsai said, adding that the crackdown was part of the NCC’s “secret scheme to let the pro-China media monopolize the media market” in the country.

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