Wednesday, September 10, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, September 5 2008] Gov't Planning Media Reforms to Spur Competition

The government plans to ease regulations on media ownership to promote investment and increase competitiveness. The Korea Communications Commission in a policy report to Cheong Wa Dae on Thursday said it may ease the ban that prohibits conglomerates from owning a media company, and on cross-media ownership that prevents newspaper companies from owning terrestrial and cable TV stations.

It will also review ways to stimulate competition in mobile communications field by allowing voice communications in WiBro, the wireless Internet service or, in other words, legalizing Internet telephony.

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