Beyond Supervision: Exploring the Role of National Communications Commission in Supporting Media Industries and Developing Media Cultures


Ti Wei


NCC (National Communications Commission), media policy, media regulation, media industry, cultural diversity


Taiwan’s first independent communications regulator, National Communications Commission (NCC), was basically a supervisory body mainly with restrictive regulation measures. The paper aims to explore that in the circumstance how NCC can fulfill two positive goals in its mandate: promoting communications industries and cultural diversities. The paper concludes firstly that NCC can use the licensing procedure to set up a plural media environment and to require applicant obligations in supporting domestic media production. Secondly, NCC can plan to diversify media structures and options and to take transparent and democratic content regulation measures to promoting cultural diversity.