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#BringAustinHome banner to be displayed on the front of The Post headquarters

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MEDIA ALERT

On Tuesday, August 9 at 10:45am ET, The Washington Post will unveil a #BringAustinHome banner on the exterior of The Post’s Washington, DC headquarters and host a photo opportunity. Lawmakers, press, press freedom organizations and others are invited to attend and cover the unveiling.

BACKGROUND

Washington Post contributor and freelance journalist Austin Tice was abducted while reporting in Syria in 2012. August 14 marks 10 years since his disappearance, and a decade of unsuccessful results from the US government to secure his release. The Post’s #BringAustinHome multimedia campaign calls for immediate government action and aims to keep Austin’s case top-of-mind until he’s freed. More about the campaign, announced in July, here.

DETAILS

August 9 at 10:45am ET

1301 K Street NW Washington, DC 20071 (between 13th and 14th Streets)

Please arrive no later than 10:15 am ET to check-in. Press contact: postpr@washpost.com

SOCIAL TAGS

#BringAustinHome

@wppressfreedom

This initiative is a collaboration among The Post’s Press Freedom Partnership partners: Committee to Protect Journalists, International Press Institute, International Women’s Media Foundation. James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, National Press Club, One Free Press Coalition, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Reporters Without Borders, and the World Association of News Publishers.

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