[CIJ] As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads and more public spaces begin closing their doors, the question of protecting our freedom of expression and speech arises. It is clear that we must continue civil discourses and defend our ability to share and access information. We must also carry on tracking and monitoring developments that threaten to limit our free speech or infringe on our rights to express ourselves, share information, challenge, think, create and explore ideas.
The newly minted government should strive to construct a new media environment which would bemore reasonable and healthier for all. A new media environment which improves the rights of communication is indeed long overdue. People should be allowed to collectively create, amend and change our shared culture in a society which embraces free flow of information. It is definitely a tough and challenging task to reform and rebuild the media environment in our country. Meanwhile, it also requires anactive participation and support from the public.
【庄迪澎】有无可能在政府介入市场运作和依赖点击率换算广告收益之外建设第三个选项，创建且维持一个「理想类型」（ideal type）的独立新闻网站，既能体现资金多元化、透明化，以及所有权公共化，又可避免过度商品化和成为点击率诱饵的俘虏，牺牲内容深度。本文旨在提出作者对此问题的初步想法，冀望经由集思广益和后续的深入研拟，探索以「担保责任有限公司」（Company Limited By Guarantee）的模式创建「民营」的公共网媒之可能性。