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AsiaMedia :: KOREA: Information agency faces shutdown

AsiaMedia :: KOREA: Information agency faces shutdown: "Lee's incoming administration plans to disband the Government Information Agency and transfer jurisdiction of press affairs to other agencies

The Korea Times
Thursday, January 3, 2008
By Kang Hyun-kyung, Yoon Won-sup

The incoming administration plans to abolish the Government Information Agency (GIA), revive pressrooms at government offices and downsize the Prime Minister's Office.
The plan will be incorporated when the transition team finalizes the reorganization of government agencies, according to Lee Dong-kwan, spokesman of the transition team, Thursday.
He said scrapping the GIA and reviving pressrooms were campaign pledges of the President-elect.
Cheong Wa Dae, however, made it clear that the current media policy will remain intact until President Roh Moo-hyun steps down on Feb. 25, saying history will determine whether it was good or not in the long run."

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