Monday, April 21, 2008

[Hankyoreh, April 18 2008] Seoul to allow private radio transmission to N.K.

South Korea will consider revising a policy that prohibits private radio broadcasters from transmitting to North Korea, President Lee Myung-bak told American legislators Thursday.

Rep. Ed Royce (R-California) said he raised the issue when he, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other legislators met the president.

"He said the broadcasting was important and they were looking at a policy that would allow private broadcasting into North Korea from South Korea," Royce said in a teleconference with reporters.

The prohibitions were put in place in 2000 to disallow privately funded radio stations based in Seoul from transmitting to North Korea.

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