<GENERAL PROVISIONS OF BROADCASTING PROGRAMS>
Chapter I General Provisions
Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Act is to prescribe the standards of conduct in accordance with Article 4 of the Act on ensuring the establishment, programming, and freedom of expression through broadcasting by guaranteeing the impartiality, truth and autonomy of broadcasting.
Article 2 (Definitions)
1. The term “Broadcast Program” is defined as the type, contents, amount or arrangement of the matters to be broadcast.
2. The term “Director of Broadcast Program” is defined as the entity who has obtained the registration set in section 3 of Article 4.
3. “Producers of Broadcasting Organizations” is defined as the practitioners who work in the production of the press.
Article 3 (The Standard of the Organizing Committee)
1. It shall guarantee that broadcasting is disseminated to the greatest extent possible to the general public and that its benefits are achieved for both local and foreign residents.
2. It shall contribute to forming unity among foreigners and locals as a reliable base for the multicultural society.
3. It shall deliver opinions from various classes regardless of gender, age, religion, or place of origin.
4. It shall contribute to the cultural sophistication of people and establish cultural identity through the development of tradition and the fusion of world culture.
Article 4 (Authority and Duties of the Director of Broadcast Program)
1. The Director of Broadcast Program decides the type, contents, amount and arrangement of the matters to be broadcast.
2. The Director of Broadcast Program shall ensure freedom of expression through broadcasting by guaranteeing the impartiality, truth and autonomy of broadcasting
3. The Director of Broadcast Program shall set up the production environment and director’s full autonomy will be respected.
Article 5 (Authority of Producers of Broadcasting)
1. The Producers of Broadcasting shall endeavor to utilize the functions of the organization in order to reflect the reports or opinions of the organization in its broadcast programs.
2. The Producers of Broadcasting shall work to cover stories and produce programming in accordance with their conscience, and to not cover up or delete any objective facts to serve a private agenda or that of a third party.
3. The Producers of Broadcasting shall ask for explanations for and provide adequate and effective remedies in case of infringement of fairness and autonomy.
Article 6 (Duties of Producers of Broadcasting)
1. The Producers of Broadcasting shall obey all relevant regulations and assume accountability for them.
2. The Producers of Broadcasting shall take legal and ethical responsibility in accordance with the freedom of broadcast programming and to not covet the fame and gains of a broadcaster.
3. The Producers of Broadcasting shall not seek to make a profit when conducting operations.
4. The Producers of Broadcasting shall respect opinions by individuals and organizations if such contents contribute to broadcasting.
5. The Producers of Broadcasting shall be balanced and neutral in politics, especially broadcasting related to election campaigns.
Article 7 (Scope of Application)
Except for special regulations such as broadcasting policies, production, and broadcasting law, these regulations shall be followed.
Chapter II Organization
Article 8 (Establishment and Operation of the Organizing Committee)
1. GFN shall establish and operate an 'Organizing Committee' to protect autonomy from both unfair internal and external pressures and interference, and to guarantee the authority of producers and employees in charge of coverage.
2. The detailed operation standards of the Organizing Committee shall be in accordance with the regulations regarding GFN’s broadcasting operation.
Article 9 (Composition)
1. The Organizing Committee shall consist of the head of the general managers as chairman, the director of the management planning department and the person responsible for production.
Article 10 (Function)
1. The functions of the Organizing Committee are as follows.
A. Selection and replacement of MCs
B. Appraisal of payment for MCs (host cost)
C. Evaluation of MCs
D. Pay rate adjustment for program recordings
Article 11 (Authority)
All matters defined by the Organizing Committee shall relate to the freedom and independence of broadcasting provided for in Article 4 of the Broadcasting Act, and no one shall be inviolable, and the Committee shall hold the relevant rights and responsibilities.