Journalist Austin Tice’s parents discuss efforts to free him after his 2012 kidnapping in Syria

Freelance journalist Austin Tice was kidnapped in Syria during that country’s civil war in August 2012. Join Washington Post Live on Monday, July 11 at 3:00 p.m. ET when his parents, Debra and Marc Tice, discuss their efforts to secure his freedom, their meeting with President Biden about his case and why they remain “100 percent certain” their son is still alive.
  • Jul 11

#BringAustinHome campaign to feature sitewide messaging for detained journalist Austin Tice

The Washington Post Press Freedom Partnership builds urgency for Tice’s safe return after 10 years in captivity.
  • Jul 7

A message from Debra Tice, Austin’s mother

Debra Tice, mother of detained journalist Austin Tice, has been advocating for her son’s safe return from Syria for a decade. Hear her message to the U.S. government to bring Austin home.
  • Jul 14

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

Media are invited to attend and cover the unveiling on Tuesday, August 9 at 10:45am ET.
  • Aug 4

An open letter to President Biden from the parents of Austin Tice

Journalist Austin Tice was abducted in Syria on Aug. 14, 2012 while covering that country's ongoing conflict.
  • Oct 3, 2021

The Washington Post Press Freedom Partnership expands to include WAN-IFRA as partner, Aspen Institute as supporting partner

These organizations join eight others working to improve press freedom conditions around the world
  • Jan 4, 2021

The Washington Post Press Freedom Partnership announces #FreeAustinTice awareness campaign

The Post will distribute free bracelets with the hashtag #FreeAustinTice to lawmakers, government officials, members of the media and anyone else who wants to show their support for bringing Tice home.
  • Dec 7, 2020
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