Introduction

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Seoul has been operating a network of overseas reporters since 2008 in an effort to collect accurate information on cities all over the world and the exemplary policies that these cities have adopted. 

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As of 2013, 71 departments of Seoul Metropolitan Government have used a total of 216 submissions made by the overseas reporters in formulating the city government’s policies. 

The overseas reporters whose work has been used in policy-making include ethnic Koreans living in foreign countries, including Korean students, and non-Koreans who have a high interest in the urban administration of Seoul and cities all over the world. At present, a total of 174 overseas reporters are carrying out activities for Seoul in 94 cities of 36 countries.  

A number of the reporters produce significantly useful policy proposals based on their experiences in foreign countries. They also serve as PR ambassadors on behalf of Seoul.  

In 2014, we plan to increase the number of overseas reporters to about 300. 

  • At present, a total of 174 reporters are working overseas for Seoul in 94 cities of 36 countries. 
  • Submitted
    examples of beneficial policies are used by Seoul in the formulation of the
    city’s policies. 

  • As of 2013,
    71 departments of Seoul Metropolitan Government have used a total of 216 submissions
    made by the overseas reporters regarding relevant policies.

  • Seoul is
    recruiting new overseas reporters to do more information gathering.