Yonhap News, South Korea's news hub, aims to become one of the world's top 10 global news agencies.


Yonhap News Agency’s English News Service

Yonhap News Agency is South Korea's only real-time foreign language news outlet that reaches out to the world with the country's latest news and information.

Recognizing the service's pioneering role, global news agencies such as AP, AFP, Reuters, Xinhua and Kyodo, as well as broadcasters including the BBC, receive the English news service. The service is also provided to South Korean diplomatic missions overseas.

At home, English-language newspapers such as the Korea Times and the Korea Herald as well as local networks KBS, MBC and Arirang TV are leading subscribers along with foreign missions, companies and U.S. forces based in South Korea.

Yonhap's English-language news service offers in-depth coverage and analyses through its network of reporters at home and abroad, dealing with politics, economy, national security and unification, foreign ffairs, defense, culture and sports.

Daily production averages between 80 to 100 articles during 17 hours of operation that begin at 6:30 a.m. every day.


Major clients
  • News agencies, newspapers, broadcasters, embassies, government agencies, businesses, etc.
Contents & Functions
  • Real-time English news service
  • Search service-Yonhap English news, foreign news (UPI, OANA)
  • Weather forecast service
  • Personalized news service
  • Bulletin board