A reporter at Liberty Times (one of the major newspaper in democratized Taiwan) reported local fishermen's march against the 6th NCC on May 31, 1999. This was some of the few that focused exclusively on grassroot actions against the petrochemical giant during this time.
1. The main media stood in neutral: While the report detailed fishermen's action and grievance against the petrochemical plants, it also reported at length the reply made by Formosa Corp.
2. Fishermen's everyday experiences (eg. sudden death of fish, damage of fishing nets) are used as main sources.