10 Facts About Yonhap


Yonhap News Agency is a major South Korean news agency.

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Yonhap provides news articles, pictures and other information to newspapers, TV networks and other media in South Korea.

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Yonhap maintains various agreements with 90 non-Korean news agencies, and has a services-exchange agreement with North Korea's Korean Central News Agency agency, signed in 2002.

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Yonhap was the host news agency of the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics and was elected twice to the board of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies .

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Yonhap is South Korea's only news agency large enough to have some 60 correspondents abroad and 600 reporters across the nation.

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The head of the Yonhap agency is usually affiliated with the government, which critics say harms press freedom and influences news-gathering.

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Yonhap is one of few Korean news organizations with a section specialized in North Korea reports.

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In 1998, Yonhap acquired from the National Intelligence Service a news wire service monitoring North Korean media and analyzing North Korea–related information.

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Yonhap was assigned to Shenyang in 2006 as the first South Korean correspondent in the northern Chinese city.

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Mr Cho's death marked the first time that Yonhap had lost a reporter on an international assignment.

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