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AsiaMedia :: KOREA: Lee may abolish central press office

AsiaMedia :: KOREA: Lee may abolish central press office: "President-elect Lee Myung-bak follows through on campaign stance against the Roh administration's press policy

The Korea Herald
Friday, January 4, 2008
By Kim Ji-hyun

The incoming government may abolish the central press regulation body and streamline the Prime Minister's Office as part of President-elect Lee Myung-bak's sweeping bureaucracy reforms, his aides suggested yesterday.

Lee is expected trim the key operations of the Prime Minister's Office to keep in line with his vision of concentrating state authority in Cheong Wa Dae, including the curtailment of the prime minister's top affiliate, the Government Information Agency -- the press regulation body at the center of a controversial media policy. Last month, the Roh Moo-hyun administration officially launched a regulation to merge and consolidate press working rooms at government agencies and keep journalists in check."

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