Washington, D.C. — Radio Free Asia (RFA) investigative reporter Jane Tang and RFA’s Mandarin Service were named winners of three awards at this year’s Taiwan-based Overseas Mandarin Media Reporting Awards competition. RFA’s projects, which won across three categories, examine China’s influence operations on U.S. soil, Taiwan’s fragile ecology, and volunteer soldiers from Taiwan joining Ukraine’s forces in the Russia-Ukraine war.
“Congratulations to the fantastic journalists from our Investigative and Mandarin teams,” RFA Executive Editor Min Mitchell said. “These awards are a testament to their outstanding reporting, which fearlessly examines complex issues, providing audiences with nuanced points of view. I couldn’t be prouder of their work.”
Details on the RFA winners follows:
- Jane Tang’s report “China’s ‘Secret Police Station’ in New York: The Tip of the Iceberg of CCP’s Overseas Infiltration” – a collaboration between RFA’s Investigative and Creative teams – provides a close examination into the CCP’s targeting of Chinese-Americans and features eye-opening interviews with dozens of victims of harassment and intimidation. It won a Public Affairs Reporting Award in the category of Print/Online Reporting.
- RFA Mandarin reporter Mai Xiaotian’s feature “Seeing the Beauty and Sorrow of the Island” is a collection of two radio programs discussing environmental issues impacting butterfly and black-faced spoonbill populations in Taiwan. It won a Public Affairs Program Award in the category of Broadcast Reporting.
- Mai Xiaotian’s report “Taiwan Volunteer Army: We Resist Together with Ukraine” follows Taiwanese volunteer soldiers who are committed to fighting for the larger causes of freedom and democracy in Ukraine. It won a Public Affairs Program Award in the category of TV/Film Reporting.
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Originally published at https://www.usagm.gov/2023/11/30/rfa-wins-three-journalism-awards-in-taiwan/