Klaus Bardenhagen

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About Klaus Bardenhagen

I like living in Taiwan. I admire the degree of freedom this society has achieved for itself.

My goal is to make the world know more about Taiwan.

I am doing this in two ways:
  • I work as a professional journalist for German media. 
  • I share interesting and relevant information on social media as taiwanreporter.

JOURNALIST

I first reported from Taiwan in 2008 and moved here in 2009. For a long time, I was the only German journalist living in Taiwan and regularly reporting for German-language print media, radio, and television.

My subjects include politics, culture, society, business, travel and more.

Some examples for what I have covered:
  • The 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020 presidential elections
  • Taiwan's reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic
  • The marriage equality movement
  • Cross-strait relations between Taiwan and China
  • Debates about the 228 Massacre, the Kaohsiung Incident and transitional justice

You can find a number of my recent German reports here. Also, there is this long article about me (Chinese version).

Being a freelancer, I work without regular wages from big media corporations. What I do in Taiwan, I do on my own.

It is not always easy, but it’s worth the effort.

TAIWANREPORTER
 
When I realized there are so many important stories and intesting things happening in Taiwan that I cannot cover them all as a reporter, I decided to share this information on social media.

In 2010, I started to be active on Facebook and Twitter as taiwanreporter.

I have shared many thousands of posts, started and participated in debates, reaching out into English- and German-speaking countries.

My followership has grown organically. Currently, more than 26,000 people are following my Facebook page.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

If you think my work deserves some support, you can help me with a regular voluntary contribution. 

This is not a call for charity. I simply see this as a way to express appreciation for my continuing attempts to tell Taiwan's story to the world.

Also, the more support I get this way, the more I can focus on those Taiwan stories that traditional media often don't show enough interest in.

I will definitely stay independent and not let my work be influenced by contributions.

No matter how small, even a monthly contribution of $2 will show me that you value what I am doing.

And for that, I will be very grateful.

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