Director-General of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation

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The Director-General is chief executive and editor-in-chief of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK). The position is appointed by the NRK board, which in turn is appointed by the government.

The title of the Director-General in Norwegian is (since 1948) kringkastingssjef, which literally means "chief of broadcasting".

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