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Holbrooke with his wife, the author Kati Marton, at CPJ's International Press Freedom Awards in November. (Getty/Michael Nagle)

CPJ mourns the passing of Richard Holbrooke

December 14, 2010 2:15 PM ET

Richard C. Holbrooke, "one of the giants of American foreign policy" in President Barack Obama's words, was also an ally of press freedom and a good friend to CPJ. In a statement marking Holbrooke's death at age 69, Chairman Paul E. Steiger said: "CPJ mourns the passing of Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke. He was a champion of human rights and a great friend to press freedom. Our thoughts are with his family, especially his widow, CPJ board member and former chair, Kati Marton." 

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