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Feb 24, 2009

T-SPAN update

As always, Maddog is on the case, spotting the Taipei Times article here. Looks like T-SPAN isn't as transparent as anyone expected:

BEHIND THE SCENE: While people can now see online what is going on inside the legislature, grittier action, from shouting matches to melees, is being censored


The system allows people to watch legislative meetings live online or to access videoclips permanently stored in the system on-demand.

However, it soon came under fire: The system is designed to avoid broadcasting scenes whenever meetings degenerate into a melee.


Some fear, however, that selective broadcasts could limit people’s understanding of what is going on.

For example, when Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers criticized Premier Liu Chao-shiuan (劉兆玄) on the legislative floor on Friday and demanded that he apologize for the economic situation, the VOD system showed a wall of the chamber and the sound was muted.
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1 comment:

Taiwan Echo said...

I found that KMT usually uses a trick of "Give what you want on the table, abuse power even more under the table."

By applying this trick, they can shamelessly perform even more lawless acts covered under the claim that they have done what people want.