Austin Tice: Children of Syria
Save the date – August 14: “Austin Tice: Children of Syria” photo exhibit at the National Press Club
August 14, Washington DC — 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 covering various aspects of the Syrian conflict, earning a George Polk Award for War Reporting, a John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award, and the McClatchy President’s Award for Journalism Excellence. Austin was detained at a checkpoint near Damascus on August 14, 2012 and is still being held in Syria.
Exactly six years after his capture, the National Press Club will host an opening reception for an exhibit featuring Austin’s photographs from Syria. This event will take place on Tuesday, August 14th from 6pm – 8pm at the Club’s Holeman Lounge.
Event Details: “Austin Tice: Children of Syria”
Location: National Press Club — 529 14th Street NW, Washington DC 20045
When: Tuesday, August 14 — doors at 6pm, remarks at 6:30. Event ends at 8pm.
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
Marc and Debra Tice – Parents of Austin Tice
To RSVP, please contact:
North America Communications Officer
Reporters Without Borders, US Office
Office phone: 202.204.5554