Find Missing Austin Bennett Tice!

Find Missing Austin Bennett Tice!
Find Missing Austin Bennett Tice!
Find Missing Austin Bennett Tice!

Find missing Austin Bennett Tice!
He is a journalist, an Eagle Scout, and widely respected.
He is also a beloved family man.
In another land
He was taken against his will.
It has been seven years
Since his family and friends last saw her.
It has been seven years
Since her family and friends last heard from him.
Where is this missing veteran?

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Details

Find Missing Austin Bennett Tice!

Missing Person: Austin Bennett Tice
DAMASCUS, SYRIA
August 13, 2012

Date(s) of Birth Used: August 11, 1981
Place of Birth: Plano, Texas
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 187 cm (6’2″)
Weight: 88 kg (195 pounds)
Build” Medium
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Occupation: Freelance photo journalist
Citizenship: United States
Language(s): English
Scars and Marks: Austin has a scar below his left nipple and a metal plate in his jaw. Austin has the following tattoos: an Eagle on the left side of his back; a tribal band on his left arm from his shoulder to his mid-bicep; and a barbed wire band on his right arm.

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Early Years

Austin Bennett Tice is from Houston, Texas. He was the eldest of seven siblings. He is an Eagle Scout. And he grew up dreaming of becoming an international correspondent for NPR. At the age of 16, Tice attended the University of Houston for one year, then transferred to and graduated from the Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in 2002. He completed two years of study at Georgetown University Law Center before going to Syria as a freelance journalist during the summer break before his third and final year of law studies.

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Career

Austin Bennett Tice was previously a U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer. Tice’s father said, “He was hearing reports from Syria saying this is happening and that is happening but it can’t be confirmed because there really are no reporters on the ground. And he said, ‘You know, this is a story that the world needs to know about.’” He was one of only a few foreign journalists to report from inside Syria during intensification of the civil war.

He entered the country in May 2012 and traveled through central Syria, filing battlefield dispatches before arriving in Damascus in late July 2012. Tice’s reporting garnered his Twitter account 2,000 followers. He stopped tweeting after August 11, 2012.

Tice was one of the first American correspondents to witness Syrian-rebel confrontations.[13] His coverage was cited (along with efforts of additional reporters) as contributing to McClatchy winning a George Polk Award for war reporting for its coverage of Syria’s civil war.

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Abduction

Tice was working as a freelance journalist for McClatchy, The Washington Post, CBS and other media when he was abducted from Darayya, Syria.[4][5] There was no immediate contact from Tice or his captors,[5] but in September 2012 a 47-second video of Tice blindfolded and bound was released. In October 2012, a U.S. spokesperson said it believed, based on the limited information it had, that Tice was in the custody of the Syrian government. No government or group in Syria has said it is holding Tice.

In February 2015, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) launched its pro bono #freeaustintice campaign. Since September 2012, RSF has been assisting and advising his family. His parents asked RSF to help them raise awareness about their son’s situation. RSF partnered with the global advertising agency J. Walter Thompson to prepare a public awareness campaign in order to do everything possible to bring Austin Tice safely home. The campaign has since garnered over 17,000 signatories and a widespread blindfold pledge on social media.

In April 2018, the FBI increased their reward for information regarding Tice’s whereabouts to $1,000,000. And two US officials said Tice is believed to have survived captivity.

In August 2018, a US State Department official said the US government still believe Tice is being held by the Syrian government or its allies. Concerning an August meeting between US and Syrian security officials in Damascus, two senior US intelligence sources told Reuters the “ongoing dialogue” with the Syrian government included the fate of Tice.

In November 2018, Reuters reported that Robert O’Brien, the US Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs, had called on Russia to “exert whatever influence they have in Syria” to secure Tice’s release; the report stated that the Syrian government remain unaware of Tice’s whereabouts.

In December 2018, Tice’s parents announced during a press conference that they had received new information that indicated their son was still alive without elaborating further. Speaking to reporters from Beirut, Tice’s parents claimed that the best chance of Tice’s release would come from direct talks between the US and Syrian governments.

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Appeal

Austin Bennett Tice has been missing for seven years. He is missing in another country. If we can only help from a distance, we can share his poster and story. There is little that I can add. On Twitter, I saw an appeal to help bring this missing man home. He needs much more media attention. Tice needs help from his colleagues. If you believe that the press should be free and is essential to democracy, it’s time for action. This is one journalist we can help bring home.

Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Austin Bennett Tice? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) who may be involved in his disappearance?

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Contact Information

If you have any information, please contact the Washington, D.C. FBI Field Office (Washington, D.C.): 1-202-278-2000 or email findaustintice@fbi.gov. You can contact the FBI tip line: 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324). You can leave an online tip at: this webpage. OR You can contact your local FBI office. You can also contact FBI International Offices.

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