The process of Democratization has brought various impacts on the relations between the Nation and the Media. This thesis is to discuss the changes resulted from the impacts in 3 periods: Marshal-law, Post-marshal-law and DPP Administration. They are viewed with the angle of Media both internally and externally.
The relations between the Nation and the Media had a significant change when Marshal-law was lifted In addition, the rapid growth of commerce and the rising of the civil-consciousness had amplified the changes, especially when the three factors (Nation, Market, and the Society) evolved through time.
In Marshal-law period, the ruling was the political party and the administration combined. The Media was dictated directly and unilaterally by the government using the means of setting regulations and controlling the organization from within. In other words, the Media then was government-owned propaganda instrument.
Between Post-marshal-law and the new Party’s assuming the office, the controlling force has lessened. Only the KMT Intelligence Department was still shadowing over the Union of Journalists and the Television Broadcast Systems. However, the market diversification was also observed due to policy and regulation abolishment. And that was the beginning of interactive-relations.
From year 2002 onward, the new administration has withdrawn the control significantly. Nevertheless, this study has observed that the attempt to manipulate the Media by ways of using the influence of the Commerce existed.