Yonhap News Agency

Yonhap News Agency is South Korea’s largest news agency. It is a publicly funded company, based in Seoul, South Korea. Yonhap provides news articles, pictures and other information to newspapers, TV networks and other media in South Korea.

It was establised in December 1980. It is the only Korean wire service that works with foreign news agencies, and provides a limited selection of news on its website in Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Arabic and French.

In 2003, the South Korean government passed a law giving financial and systematic assistance to the agency, to reinforce staff and provide equipment. The legislation also gave Yonhap News Agency the role of ‘promoting the country’s image’ to an international audience. The head of the Yonhap agency is usually affiliated with the government.

Website : english.yonhapnews.co.kr

Wikipedia : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yonhap