National Press Club

Austin Tice: Children of Syria

August 15, 2018

About This Video

Run time: 30 minutes

In 2012, Austin Tice -- a Georgetown University alumnus, freelance journalist, and veteran captain of the U.S. Marine Corps from Houston, Texas -- traveled to Syria to report on the unfolding crisis for McClatchy News, The Washington Post, and other publications. He traveled extensively across the country. Austin was detained at a checkpoint near Damascus on August 14, 2012 and is still being held in Syria.

On August 14, 2018 - exactly six years after his capture - the National Press Club hosted an opening reception for an exhibit featuring Austin's photographs from Syria.

Speakers include:

  • Marc and Debra Tice - Parents of Austin Tice
  • Bill McCarren - Executive Director, National Press Club
  • Fred Ryan - Publisher and CEO, The Washington Post
  • Tim Grieve - Vice President of News, McClatchy
  • Jack DeGioia - President, Georgetown University
  • Margaux Ewen - North America Director, Reporters Without Borders