Missing Photojournalist Austin Tice, Tops July Ranking Of One Free Press Coalition’s “10 Most Urgent” Press Freedom Cases Press Freedom Cases

The One Free Press Coalition Publishes its “10 Most Urgent” List.

NEW YORK – Aug. 3, 2020 – Freelance photojournalist Austin Tice, who went missing in 2012 while reporting on the civil war in Syria, tops the August ranking of the One Free Press Coalition’s “10 Most Urgent” list of press freedom cases. The “10 Most Urgent” list, issued today by a united group of pre-eminent editors and publishers, spotlights journalists whose press freedoms are being suppressed or whose cases are seeking justice.

Journalist Austin Tice has been missing in Syria for six years. Is it still news?

On August 13, 2012, only a few days after celebrating his 31st birthday, freelance journalist Austin Tice emailed his father back in Houston to let him know he had wrapped up his reporting from Syria. Tice’s parents have not heard from him since. Austi

To mark the sixth anniversary of Austin’s captivity next Tuesday, the National Press Club is hosting an event with Tice’s parents and representatives from McClatchy and The Washington Post, both of which published Austin’s work from Syria. “Austin Tice is a talented, courageous, and committed freelance journalist,” said Doug Jehl, the Post’s foreign editor. “His parents, Marc and Debra, have championed his cause with passion, courage and fortitude.” McClatchy is distributing #FreeAustinTice flags and banners, which will be displayed in their offices and newsrooms throughout the country. (At least five other journalists are missing in Syria and more than 120 journalists have been killed covering the conflict.,)

The Road to Damascus

In 2012 Austin Tice answered a calling: to become a war photographer and tell the world what was happening in Syria. But then he went missing.

IN 2012 HOUSTON NATIVE AUSTIN TICE HEEDED A CALLING TO BECOME A JOURNALIST IN WAR-RAVAGED SYRIA. HIS PHOTOGRAPHS, STORIES, AND TWEETS SHED NEW LIGHT ON THE CONFLICT—UNTIL ONE DAY THEY STOPPED.

Austin Tice has been missing for 1,001 days | Poynter.

Mads Nissen, the winner of the 2015 World Press Photo of the Year, is an inspiring individual. His award-winning shot came from a larger series about homophobia in Russia. Here, we present to you a selection from the series as well as an in-depth interview conducted by managing editor Alexander Strecker during the World Press Photo Award Days in Amsterdam.

Austin Tice, two years later

Austin Tice's parents remember their son, who went missing while reporting from Syria two years ago.

Two years ago, Austin Tice, a former U.S. Marine who had been working as a freelance journalist and contributing articles to The Washington Post, McClatchy Newspapers and other news outlets was kidnapped while reporting from Syria

Austin Tice has now been missing for a year

A new exhibition co-curated by Marion Durand, a Newsweek photo editor and James Wellford, former senior photo editor who left Newsweek last year, celebrates some of the magazine’s achievements in visual storytelling, and also features images that were never published

Strange "jihadi" video of Austin Tice, U.S. reporter missing in Syria

“It’s like a caricature of a jihadi group. It looks like someone went to the Internet, watched pictures of Afghan mujahedeen, then copied them.”—Joseph Holliday, who researches Syrian rebel g…

It’s like a caricature of a jihadi group. It looks like someone went to the Internet, watched pictures of Afghan mujahedeen, then copied them.”—Joseph Holliday,