Klaus Bardenhagen is creating taiwanreporter
61

patrons

$229
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?
Rewards
Get my e-book
$1 or more per month 28 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 the "My Taiwan Story" posts. Every month, read more about how I first came to Taiwan, and what I experienced.
I'll send you a personal postcard
$5 or more per month 19 patrons
  • No matter where in the world you live, you'll have mail.
  • I will pick a postcard with a special Taiwan design for you.
  • And of course you'll also get my e-book and access to exclusive posts on Patreon.
Your message on my Facebook page
$25 or more per month 1 patron
  • 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
$229 of $250 per month
I will be able to put some real time into Taiwan stories that traditional media are not interested in. And I will publish them exclusively for my contributers first!
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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

Rewards
Get my e-book
$1 or more per month 28 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 the "My Taiwan Story" posts. Every month, read more about how I first came to Taiwan, and what I experienced.
I'll send you a personal postcard
$5 or more per month 19 patrons
  • No matter where in the world you live, you'll have mail.
  • I will pick a postcard with a special Taiwan design for you.
  • And of course you'll also get my e-book and access to exclusive posts on Patreon.
Your message on my Facebook page
$25 or more per month 1 patron
  • 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!