The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1 Million for information leading to Austin’s safe return. If you have any such information, please contact the FBI tipline at: findaustintice@fbi.gov  or  http://tips.fbi.gov  You can also contact your Local FBI Office , or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate  


This is journalist Austin Tice.


Austin has been held captive in Syria for 2408 days 18 hours 46 minutes 57 seconds

Austin is an Eagle Scout, National Merit Finalist, graduate of Georgetown University, veteran Captain in the United States Marine Corps and recipient of the 2012 George Polk Award for War Reporting, the 2012 McClatchy Newspapers President’s Award, and the 2015 National Press Club John Aubuchon Freedom of the Press Award.


Austin has been held captive in Syria for 2408 days 18 hours 46 minutes 57 seconds

This is journalist Austin Tice.

Austin is a home schooled, Eagle Scout, National Merit Finalist, graduate of Georgetown University, veteran Captain in the United States Marine Corps and recipient of the 2012 George Polk Award for War Reporting, the 2012 McClatchy Newspapers President’s Award, and the 2015 National Press Club John Aubuchon Freedom of the Press Award.

About Austin

In May of 2012, the summer before Austin’s final year at Georgetown Law School, he chose to go to Syria as a freelance journalist.  Austin went to tell the story of the ongoing conflict there and its impact on the ordinary people of Syria.

In August 2012, Austin made his way just south of Damascus to write his final pieces.  He planned to depart for Lebanon on August 14, three days after his 31st birthday.  He got into a car in the Damascus suburb of Darayya to make the trip, but shortly after leaving was detained at a check point.

Five weeks later, a 43-second video emerged with the title, “Austin Tice is Alive”.  It showed Austin being held by a group of unidentified armed men.  No other message accompanied the video.  This is the only information we have received from his captors.  No one has contacted us to claim responsibility, nor have we been told what is required to secure his safe release. Most importantly we, the United States government, and other credible sources believe Austin is alive.

Our plea is simple:  We ask the governments of the Syrian Arab Republic and the United States to use every available resource to bring Austin safely home.

Contact Us

Thank you for your thoughts, prayers and support of Austin and our family.  It is these things, along with the dedicated work of many, many people, which are sustaining us and which will, by the will of God, bring Austin safely home to us.

We ask everyone who can to contact officials and representatives of the United States or Syrian governments, and tell them it is important to you that Austin comes safely home.

If you have any information regarding Austin’s circumstances or well-being, please contact us!

 

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March 8, 2019 Night Out News Conference video


 

Night Out for Austin Tice

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Night Out for Austin Tice