Austin Tice, a writer and photographer, was detained in Syria in August 2012, three days after his 31st birthday. The U.S. government believes Austin is alive and being held by an affiliate of the Syrian government. He is the only American journalist currently being held overseas.
Please join the Tice family in urging the White House and State Department to continue to use every diplomatic resource to secure Austin’s safe release and return. Congress has the power to ensure that every effort is being made to secure Austin’s freedom.
- Send a message to Secretary Pompeo.
- Send a message to your Members of Congress.
- Add your signature to this petition, every name matters.
On Monday, September 23 come to the Capitol to raise awareness for Austin and make sure every member of Congress knows about the upcoming exhibit of his photos from Syria in the Rayburn Building Foyer. Sign up here to volunteer.
Austin is a recipient of the George Polk Award for War Reporting, the McClatchy Newspapers President’s Award, the ASJA Conscience in Media Award, and the National Press Club John Aubuchon Freedom of the Press Award. Austin is enrolled in Georgetown Law, a graduate of Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, a veteran Captain in the United States Marine Corps, and an Eagle Scout. Help bring him home.
For more information, contact Julie Moos, Executive Director of the National Press Club Journalism Institute, at [email protected].