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EDITORIAL: Understand Threats to Free Press

Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed for criticizing his government. As students in the United States, we should take this moment to remember that violence against journalists is a more severe problem than we may recognize in our day-to-day lives. In this country, we too often take freedom of[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Renew Support for Austin Tice

As Hoyas prepare to return home for the holidays and be with family and friends, we must remember those who are not as fortunate as we are to enjoy the spoils of the season. This situation is the case for Austin Tice (SFS ’02), a freelance journalist, who remains captive[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 0 comments Editorial

Global Press Freedoms Decline, Activists Say

Press freedoms have declined in the United States and around the world as authoritarian governments and strongmen erode journalist protections, according to Reporters Without Borders’ 2017 World Press Freedom Index that was announced yesterday. Compiled in partnership with The Washington Post and presented at the paper’s office, the report concludes[Read More…]

by April 27, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Petition for Tice’s Release Garners Campus Support

Petition for Tice’s Release Garners Campus Support

A group of students launched a petition yesterday addresed to Special Presidential Envoy to Hostage Affairs James O’Brien to expedite the release of Austin Tice (SFS ’02), a journalist who was kidnapped while on assignment in Syria on Aug. 14, 2012. Georgetown University Student Association Chief of Staff Ari Goldstein[Read More…]

by November 15, 2016 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Newseum Hoists Austin Tice Banner

Newseum Hoists Austin Tice Banner

The Newseum unveiled a 24-foot-long banner dedicated to kidnapped journalist Austin Tice (SFS ’02) Wednesday with a pledge to keep the banner hanging outside the museum’s Pennsylvania Avenue entrance until Tice is released. More than 100 people, including Georgetown students and faculty, gathered for the unveiling ceremony, which was hosted[Read More…]

by November 4, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
In a rally organized by the Georgetown undergraduate journalism program, students gathered to demand that President Obama negotiate for Austin Tice’s release.

Georgetown Students Rally at White House for Austin Tice

Georgetown students and other activists demonstrated outside the White House on Monday evening in an effort to pressure President Barack Obama to negotiate freedom for journalist Austin Tice (SFS ’02), who disappeared in Syria in 2012. Tice, a former Georgetown law student and Marine Corps veteran, went missing in Syria[Read More…]

by April 19, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Panel moderator Sanford Ungar, left, Debra Tice and former McClatchy Newspapers Bureau Chief Nancy Youssef spoke on journalist Austin Tice’s (SFS ’02) kidnapping in Syria in the ICC on Wednesday.

Panelists Discuss Tice’s Kidnapping, Journalist Safety

Panelists discussed journalist Austin Tice’s (SFS ’02) 2012 kidnapping in Syria, the challenges of reporting in combat zones and the need for swift advocacy on Austin’s behalf as part of the Salim El-Lozi Lecture series in the Intercultural Center on Wednesday. The panelists included Austin Tice’s parents, Marc and Debra[Read More…]

by April 8, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top


Former Marine Austin Tice (SFS ’02) was kidnapped almost three years ago while freelance reporting in Syria. Since then, his family has recently started a campaign in cooperation with Reporters without Borders and advertising agency J. Walter Thompson in response to the murder of American reporter James Foley. Over the[Read More…]

by March 27, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Courtesy Nasser Kalaji
Kim Bodnia as the interrogator and Gael García Bernal as Maziar Bahari in Jon Stewart’s directorial debut “Rosewater” about Bahari’s experience.

Targeting the Truth

Last Sunday, Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari came to Georgetown with Jon Stewart to screen the latter’s directorial debut “Rosewater,” a drama based on Bahari’s experiences of interrogation and incarceration in Iran. His father and sister were both arrested for their political views, and at first Bahari distanced his work from[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments Features, The Guide

Possible Video of Missing Alum Surfaces

A video appearing to show missing freelance journalist Austin Tice (SFS ’02, LAW ’13) alive and in the custody of masked gunmen has surfaced on YouTube, though experts have cast doubt on the video’s authenticity. Tice had been reporting in Syria for several news outlets, including The Washington Post, when he disappeared in mid-August.[Read More…]

by October 2, 2012 0 comments News