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Governor Hogan Proclaims Freedom of the Press Day

Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed June 28 “Freedom of the Press Day” in honor of the five Capital Gazette employees who were murdered in the newsroom on June 28, 2018: Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith, and Wendi Winters. “Two years ago today, five Marylanders lost their lives to a heinous and unthinkable act of violence,” said Governor Hogan. “Today, as we honor those we lost and all who have lost their lives in the pursuit of informing our citizens, we recognize the vital role that the freedom of the press has in our democracy and our duty to honor and protect this most fundamental constitutional right.” View the proclamation here. FREEDOM OF THE PRESS DAY JUNE 28, 2020 WHEREAS, The Founding Fathers of the United States recognized the vital importance of a free press to uphold the nation’s democracy through the inclusion of the right to a free press in the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America; and WHEREAS, Other nations throughout the world do not enjoy this right; and WHEREAS, Members of the United States Armed Forces have defended and given the ultimate sacrifice to protect this right; and WHEREAS, This […]

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