Saturday, March 29, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, March 11 2008] The Roh-Friendly Media Discovers Press Freedom

The Broadcasting and Communication Commission, which merges the functions of the Ministry of Information and Communication and the Korean Broadcasting Commission, has been in limbo for the last 10 days. The launch of the BCC is part of the Lee Myung-bak administration’s plans to streamline government, whose ranks ballooned during the previous government. A law setting the legal basis for the launch of the BCC was put into effect on Feb. 29. But a confirmation hearing of BCC chief designate Choi See-joong, an erstwhile chairman of Gallup Korea, has been dragging on due to opposition from opposition lawmakers and has prevented the formation of the commission leadership.

No comments: