The Prime Minister’s Office has been the press ministry since 1925. The Prime Minister’s Office deals with general issues and questions of principle that are important for the press in cooperation with the relevant, responsible ministries.
Press contact committee
This committee was established by the Prime Minister’s Office in August 1997 following a recommendation in the Media Committee Report no. 1320 from 1996 on the Media in Democracy. The Committee acts as a forum for contact between the media industry and central administration, especially regarding the performance of the Prime Minister’s Office relative to the Prime Minister’s responsibilities as Minister for the Press.
The Committee consists of a chairman (Permanent Secretary of State in the Prime Minister’s Office) and 14 members, including seven representatives of the media industry and seven representatives of central administration.