Establishment of the Korea Communications Commission in 2008



In the 2000s, the convergence of newspapers, broadcasting, telecommunication, and the Internet led to active discussion concerning the regulatory framework of media convergence and the restructuring of a global regulatory body. After a long debate, the KCC, an integration of the Ministry of Information and Communication and the KBC, was established as a new regulatory body for media convergence. The KCC was requested to relax strict regulations on the broadcasting and telecommunications sectors in order to strengthen competitiveness in these fields, and to revitalize convergence services. Civil society was both critical of and actively engaged in the KCC, in order to ensure independence.


Korea Communications Commission Media Convergence Public Service Broadcasting Telecommunications Convergence Electronic Communications Industry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Inha UniversityIncheonKorea (Republic of)

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