GNP unilaterally passes three media related bills

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DP and opposition parties prepare for a legal battle over the passage of the Broadcasting Law revision

The ruling Grand National Party (GNP) forced through the Financial Holding Company Law and three media related bills, including revisions to the Broadcasting Law, the Newspaper Law and the IPTV Law on Wednesday. The media related bills passed as a result of a unilateral vote of the GNP some seven months after the bills were first submitted to the National Assembly, despite opposition by over 60 percent of the general public due to controversy over allowing South Korea’s three conservative dailies to gain a greater hold on public opinion by allowing them into the broadcast market.

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