U.S. Special Presidential Envoy For Hostage Affairs Robert C. O’Brien Joins National Press Club and Free Austin Tice Coalition for Briefing Tuesday Nov. 13
Save the date – Tuesday, November 13, 2018: New “Night-Out” Initiative Intends to Double Reward for Information That Leads To Journalist’s Safe Return
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2018 — In April of this year the FBI offered a reward of $1 million for information that leads to the safe return of Austin Tice, a journalist who was taken in August 2012 while covering the conflict in Syria. In an effort to intensify the search for Tice, a coalition has formed that plans to double the reward money for actionable information through a program that can work in every community in the country.
A briefing with Robert O’Brien, the Administration’s point person for hostage affairs, who will discuss the Austin Tice case. Also the National Press Club along with the Free Austin Tice Coalition partners including: The Washington Post, McClatchy, Reporters Without Borders, and Georgetown University will discuss a new project “Night Out For Austin Tice.”
Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 10:30am Eastern
Murrow Room, National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, D.C.
Robert O’Brien, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs,
Marc and Debra Tice, Austin’s parents
Andrea Edney, President of the National Press Club
Craig Forman, CEO McClatchy
Margaux Ewen, North American Director, Reporters Without Borders
Representatives of the Washington Post
Representatives of Georgetown University
PRESS CONTACT: Bill McCarren, 202-662-7534 for the National Press Club