公廣集團成立的「PeoPo 公民新聞平台」乃試圖透過網際網路實踐公民的傳播權利。除了提供影音平台，也舉辦過百場以上工作坊，培養公民的新聞生產技能，PeoPo 公民記者所報導新聞相較於主流媒體更為多元，但仍然遭到公共性不足的批評。主要是因為PeoPo 的部分內容偏向個人的生活的紀錄與社區經驗，或在地風土民情與景點的介紹。即便是社區事務的報導，也未能將其扣連於社會關係與社會結構的討論。也因此，如何進一步強化PeoPo 公民新聞的公共性，並促成公共討論，是PeoPo 能否讓公民新聞成為「民主社會重要基礎」的一項關鍵。 “PeoPo Citizen Journalism Portal” is a video platform established by Taiwan Broadcasting System (TBS) which attempts to practice citizens’\r communication right on the internet. In addition to providing the platform, hundreds of workshops are also held, which contribute a lot to citizens’ capacity and skills of making videos. In comparison with mainstream media, news broadcasted by citizen journalists of PeoPo reveals more diversity. However, it still draws the criticism for the lack of publicness, which is mainly due to that some works in PeoPo favor merely the records of personal lives and community experience, or the introduction of local customs and landscapes. Even though there are reports about community affairs, they neglect the articulate discussion of social relations and structure. Thus, how to reinforce the publicness of PeoPo citizen journalism as well as advance public discussion at the same time plays a key role on whether PeoPo could become a significant groundwork of a democratic society.
廣播與電視, 29, 85-112 Journal of Radio & Television Studies