The United Nations Correspondents Association in partnership with Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) held a press conference on September 17th, 2018, with Marc and Debra Tice, parents of American journalist Austin Tice, who has been detained in Syria since 2012.
The press conference was moderated by Luke Vargas, Talk Media News.
Additional information and video below.
In 2012, freelance journalist Austin Tice traveled to Syria to report on the unfolding crisis and was published by McClatchy News, The Washington Post, AFP, CBS and other news organizations. He traveled extensively across the country covering various aspects of the Syrian conflict, earning a George Polk Award for War Reporting, the McClatchy President’s Award for Journalism Excellence, and the John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award. Austin was detained at a checkpoint near Damascus on August 14, 2012 and is still being held in Syria.
Marc and Debra Tice spoke to the press on the ongoing effort to secure Austin’s safe return.
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