Happy Birthday Austin! We are glad you were born! We are blessed to be your Parents, Sisters and Brothers, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles, Cousins. The world is a better place with you in it. You will come safely home. We love you!

This is journalist Austin Tice.

Austin is an award winning journalist, the 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. He is a veteran Captain in the United States Marine Corps, graduate of Georgetown University, National Merit Finalist and an Eagle Scout.

The United States Government is offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading directly to Austins’ safe location, recovery, and return. If you have any information concerning Austin, please contact the FBI Tip Line at tips.fbi.gov or findaustintice@fbi.gov. You can also contact your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

This is journalist Austin Tice.

Austin is an award winning journalist, the 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. He is a veteran Captain in the United States Marine Corps, graduate of Georgetown University, National Merit Finalist and an Eagle Scout.

The United States Government is offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading directly to Austins’ safe location, recovery, and return. If you have any information concerning Austin, please contact the FBI Tip Line at tips.fbi.gov or findaustintice@fbi.gov. You can also contact your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.


Austin has been held captive in Syria for 2560 days 8 hours 55 minutes 22 seconds

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. We also believe the Syrian government is best able to assist with Austin’s safe return.

Our plea is simple:  We ask the governments of the Syrian Arab Republic and the United States to make every possible diplomatic effort to bring Austin safely home.

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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!