Infobox Korean name
rr=Yeonhap Nyuseu (Ju)
mr=Yŏnhap Nyusŭ (Chu)
Yonhap News Agency is a
news agencyin South Koreathat supplies domestic and foreign news and information to newspaper and TV broadcast and other subscribers in South Korea. Yonhap (meaning "consolidated" in Korean) was established on December 19 1980through the merger of Hapdong News Agencyand Orient Presson the model of Japan's Kyodo News Agency. It maintains various agreements with 48 non-Korean news agencies, and also has a services-exchange agreement with North Korea's KCNA agency. [cite web|title=About Us|url=http://english.yna.co.kr/Engservices/6800000000.html|accessdate=2006-05-11]
Yonhap was the host news agency of the
1988 Seoul Summer Olympics, and was elected twice to the board of OANA.
Yonhap is South Korea's official news agency. It is the largest news agency in South KoreaFact|date=April 2008 and receives an annual government subsidy of about US$20 million.Fact|date=April 2008 Its largest shareholder is the
Korean Broadcasting System(KBS), South Korea's largest public broadcaster. KBS is owned and operated by the government of South Korea.
Communications in South Korea
List of Korea-related topics
Current events in Korea
* [http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/ Yonhap Official website in English]
* [http://www.yonhapnews.co.kr/ Yonhap Official website in Korean]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.