Photograph caption: Marion County Report workplace
The story of the Marion County Report, a weekly publication in Marion, Kansas has reverberated for nearly every week now, nationally, and internationally. The raid on the newspaper’s workplace and the writer’s house seizing computer systems, cell telephones and reporter’s supplies has been rebuked by newspapers, radio, tv, and different information organizations far and vast. And rightfully so.
The Illinois Press Affiliation headed by Crusader Writer Dorothy R. Leavell and different newspapers across the state of Illinois see this as a serious breach of the constitutional rights of “Freedom of the Press.” “The hazard that such a observe could possibly be repeated across the nation is actual to me and different newspaper publishers as a harmful priority,” Leavell stated.
The next letter written by Don Craven, president and CEO of the Illinois Press Affiliation, provides the Affiliation’s opinion of the dastardly act. The excellent news is, regardless of the elimination of essential gear to supply their weekly newspaper, it didn’t cease the press. Tuesday’s Marion County Report was revealed as ordinary. The saddest occasion is the demise of the 98-year-old co-owner shortly after the raid.