Taiwanese journalists are not jailed or censored by the state, but media groups are vulnerable to foreign political interference, libel laws may be abused, and journalists are suffering from a polarised media environment dominated by sensationalism and the pursuit of profit
By Brian Hioe
Taiwan has the fifth highest ranking for internet freedom globally and holds the top spot in Asia.
Taiwan has retained its status as a "free" country in the latest edition of the "Freedom in the World" report - which was published Thursday.
Taiwan has been ranked the second freest country in Asia with a total score of 93 points in the latest edition of the "Freedom in the World" report by the US-based NGO, Freedom House. That ranking was the same as that of last year.
Taiwan moved up five places to No. 38th in the 2022 World Press Freedom Index released by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) today
Taiwan has retained its ranking as the No. 1 "full democracy" in Asia in the 2022 Democracy Index. However, the island's global standing dropped two places from the previous year.