Klaus Bardenhagen is creating taiwanreporter
83

patrons

$311
per month
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

Since 2008, I am the only German journalist who lives in Taiwan and regularly reports for 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 and 2016 presidential elections
  • The marriage equality movement
  • Taiwan’s enviromental 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 and some English translations hereHere is a long article about me (also in Chinese).

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 18,000 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 researching and publishing 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 $1 will show me that you value what I am doing.

And for that, I will be very grateful.

Will you become a Patron?
Tiers
Get my e-book
$1 or more per month 44 patrons

  • Everyone contributing gets a copy of my e-book Taiwan: Snapshots of Democracy in Action.
  • Learn about developments that made Taiwan's civil society so vibrant and lively.
  • Also, you will get access to exclusive posts on Patreon. From time to time, I will share information, links or videos here first before posting them anywhere else.
NOVEMBER only: My 2019 Taiwan Calendar
$10 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
Special offer! If you become a Patron this month, I'll send you my unique Taiwan Calendar. FREE SHIPPING anywhere.
A view of magnificient Taiwan all year round, that is my 2019 photo calendar with 12 of my favorite photos.
Calendar is 28x42 cm when opened, in English, Chinese & German. All official Taiwanese holidays are marked. Lots of space for your notes. Will ship early December.
Also my free e-book and access to exclusive posts.
Your message on my Facebook page
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Do you have something to say to the rest of the world? About Taiwan, or anything else?
  • I will share your message (or photo, video...) on my taiwanreporter Facebook page, with more than 18,000 followers who are interested in Taiwan.
    * The message cannot be commercial (advertisement) or against the general netiquette of my page. I will have final decision.
  • Also my e-book, access to exclusive posts, and a personal postcard.
  • Thank you so much, let's have fun with this!
Goals
$311 of $1,000 per month
Is it possible to generate this amount of support? Can I reach out to enough people with my work about Taiwan? Let's see how close we can get! I will post a Thank You video in Chinese and English, answering your questions, when we reach this goal.
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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

Since 2008, I am the only German journalist who lives in Taiwan and regularly reports for 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 and 2016 presidential elections
  • The marriage equality movement
  • Taiwan’s enviromental 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 and some English translations hereHere is a long article about me (also in Chinese).

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 18,000 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 researching and publishing 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 $1 will show me that you value what I am doing.

And for that, I will be very grateful.

Will you become a Patron?

Recent posts by Klaus Bardenhagen

Tiers
Get my e-book
$1 or more per month 44 patrons

  • Everyone contributing gets a copy of my e-book Taiwan: Snapshots of Democracy in Action.
  • Learn about developments that made Taiwan's civil society so vibrant and lively.
  • Also, you will get access to exclusive posts on Patreon. From time to time, I will share information, links or videos here first before posting them anywhere else.
NOVEMBER only: My 2019 Taiwan Calendar
$10 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
Special offer! If you become a Patron this month, I'll send you my unique Taiwan Calendar. FREE SHIPPING anywhere.
A view of magnificient Taiwan all year round, that is my 2019 photo calendar with 12 of my favorite photos.
Calendar is 28x42 cm when opened, in English, Chinese & German. All official Taiwanese holidays are marked. Lots of space for your notes. Will ship early December.
Also my free e-book and access to exclusive posts.
Your message on my Facebook page
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Do you have something to say to the rest of the world? About Taiwan, or anything else?
  • I will share your message (or photo, video...) on my taiwanreporter Facebook page, with more than 18,000 followers who are interested in Taiwan.
    * The message cannot be commercial (advertisement) or against the general netiquette of my page. I will have final decision.
  • Also my e-book, access to exclusive posts, and a personal postcard.
  • Thank you so much, let's have fun with this!