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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Passing of Chris Hondros

"We were deeply saddened to hear that journalist Chris Hondros has died as the result of injuries sustained while covering the conflict in Misrata. Chris's tragic death underscores the need to protect journalists as they cover conflicts across the globe.  Our thoughts are with Chris's family and loved ones."