Government Press Office (Israel)

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For the Israeli political party, see La'am.
Postal Minister Yosef Burg dedicating the first Telex machine in the Government Press Office, August 1956

Government Press Office (abbreviated: GPO; Hebrew: לשכת העיתונות הממשלתית; abbreviated: לע"ם, La'am) is a Bureau under the Israeli Prime Minister's office with the guidance of the Ministry of Information and Diaspora. It is responsible for handling the Foreign Journalists staying in the country. The Bureau is also responsible for granting certificates for Journalists employees of the Press in Israel, and these certificates, granted to Israelis and foreigners under certain conditions, allow entry to government events open only to media, and also have additional advantages for employees in the field of mass media. In addition, it is also responsible for coordinating media coverage at official events and VIP visits to the country, and for the management of the National Photo Collection.

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