望提出可能的經營建議與設計，期裨益原視永續經營並對族群與公民社會負責。 The problem of privatization of public interests in the Taiwanese
Indigenous Television Station (TITV) has become an increasingly serious
issue and a challenge that the current indigenous/non-indigenous civil
society has to face. Being a public media of minority, it has been suffered
from the intervention steered by wrestles between political parties and
government agency since its inauguration in 2005 and enrollment in 2007
as a member of the local public broadcasting system (TBS).
In recent years, both the ruling party and the opposition party tended
to put their interests ahead of the public media and exerted intense
political intervention towards TBS and TITV. In order to maintain their
influence, the legislators from different party members increasingly
pressed upon the performance of public media, infringing upon public
interests and undermining the professionalism and independency that civil
society has appealed for years. TITV was pushed to be separated from
TBS mainly due to the force from the indigenous congressmen from
ruling party. It has re-established as an independent broadcaster from
January 1st 2014 without any concrete media related law to protect and
regulate its performance, which makes TITV totally exposed to every
possible harm ever since.
It is extremely important to draw up a new indigenous media law
and develop the sustainable operation modle for TITV at the same time.
This research examines media accountability theory and its application
among major indigenous broadcasters around the world, thus provide the
infrastructure basis for the imagination and design of the indigenous
media accountability mechanism in Taiwan.