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Replacing TV Licence System With Government Grants Would Undermine Trust In The Media

That's according to the former Communications Minister Denis Naughten.

A former Communications Minister says replacing the TV licence system with government grants would undermine people's trust in the media.

The Irish Times reports The Future of Media Commission is to urge the government to fund RTÉ directly from the exchequer.

Denis Naughten says it's the wrong approach and poses a risk of ministers meddling in editorial decisions.

The Roscommon Galway Deputy says a universal household broadcasting charge should be used to maintain independent funding:

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