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#BringAustinHome banner spotlights Tice ahead of 10-year anniversary

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 9: The Washington Post unveils a #BringAustinHome banner on the exterior of The Post HQ on August 9, 2022, in Washington, DC. Washington Post contributor and freelance journalist Austin Tice was abducted while reporting in Syria in 2012. The Post is campaigning for immediate government action to help Tice be released. (Maansi Srivastava/The Washington Post)

On Tuesday, The Washington Post shined a spotlight on the unresolved case of abducted journalist Austin Tice, unveiling a #BringAustinHome banner on the exterior of The Post building ahead of the grim 10-year anniversary of Tice’s disappearance while reporting in Syria. The event, which is part of a multimedia awareness-raising initiative leading up to the August 14th anniversary, was attended by Austin’s mother Debra Tice, Post Publisher Fred Ryan, Post Executive Editor Sally Buzbee, leaders from Reporters Without Borders, The National Press Club, Committee to Protect Journalists, The State Department, and nearly 100 Post employees in solidarity. #BringAustinHome lapel pins were distributed to all supporters.

The Post will continue its #BringAustinHome campaign with site-wide messaging across all Post digital platforms on Sunday, August 14 from 10a.m.-11a.m. EST. The Sunday print issue will feature an arresting cover wrap commemorating the grim anniversary of a decade lost.

The #BringAustinHome campaign calls for the US government to take immediate action in securing Austin’s safe return.

Use #BringAustinHome to show your support.