Fishermen in Yunlin protested against the 6th NCC

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Created Date

May 31, 1999 - 9:30pm


Contributed date

August 30, 2020 - 6:36am

Critical Commentary

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.

Some highlights:

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. 


Chinese, Traditional