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Proposed charter for INM reporters is bad for Irish journalism

Denis O'Brien could use his sway to create a media that gives a voice to truth, that transcends grudges – this isn't it, writes Colum Kenny

Published 24/02/2013 | 04:00

The issuing of a proposed new charter for journalists at Independent News & Media (INM) has set the cat among nervous pigeons.

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Some journalists at INM fear that their own company board, now dominated by billionaire Denis O'Brien, is out to soften their cough.

The Financial Times reported last year that Mr O'Brien has spent more than €500m building up his share of INM. Why does he want it so badly?

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