IORG believes in defending democracy through open information and public participation. IORG works to build a grassroots network of scientific researchers, local activists, and communities. IORG commits resources to this network to strengthen information literacy of local communities, as well as their organizational and research capabilities. Through this network, we counter Chinese influence operations in Taiwan and defend Taiwan’s democracy.
IORG believes that open information and civic participation are two core values of defending democracy. Research results, methodology, data, and code produced by IORG are open by default.
For more, please refer to https://iorg.tw/open.
IORG Co-director. Activist, educational worker.
IORG Co-director. Software engineer, information designer.
IORG Researcher. Political scientist.
IORG Researcher. International relations researcher.
IORG Data Engineer. Political scientist.
IORG Data Engineer. M.S. from NYU Center for Data Science.
Wesley Chia-Wei Lin
IORG Data Engineer.
Urda Wan-Ling Yen
IORG Research Co-director (2020.1-2021.3). Historian.
IORG Researcher (2020.1-2021.3). Sociologist.
IORG Data Engineer (2020.1-2021.3).
Social media analysis, information security. Assistant Professor of computer science at Feng-Chia University.
China’s authoritarian diffusion, Southeast Asia’s media politics. Assistant Professor of development studies at National Cheng-Chi University. Research team member for China Impact Studies at Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica.
Class inequality in Chinese societies, global and local sociology of disaster. Research Fellow at Academia Sinica.
Titus C. Chen
International norms and systems, Chinese foreign policy, human rights and the rule of law. Applying text mining to human rights research in China. Associate Professor of political science at National Sun Yat-Sen University.
Cultural politics in contemporary China, sociology of religion. Associate Professor of sociology at National Tsing-Hua University.
Puma Po-Yang Shen, advising IORG from December 2019 to May 2020. Criminal law, sociology of law, white-collar crime. Assistant Professor of criminology at National Taipei University.