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Lunzer Statement on Release of Journalist Theo Curtis

Newspaper Guild President Bernie Lunzer today issued this statement on the release of American freelance journalist Theo Curtis (pictured), who was held for nearly two years in a Syrian prison run by an affiliate of Al Qaeda. Lunzer said: "The release of American journalist Theo Curtis brings us a small measure of hope for all journalists who are currently either being held, or are working in harm's way. We remain concerned that in so many current conflicts journalists have become pawns, used or killed for someone's political agenda. Journalists continue to try and tell the stories so that the truth can win out and so that differences between peoples can be resolved. They deserve everyone's admiration and support."