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.
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
Margaux Ewen - North America Director, Reporters Without Borders