U.S. Journalist Marks Year in Captivity as Risks Increase for War Reporters
Posted: 8/14/2013 | By: Hannah Allam | McClatchy Washington Bureau
Tuesday marked a year since American journalist Austin Tice was detained
while covering the civil war in Syria, one of at least 14 news media
workers who’ve vanished or been seized in the past year, according to
press advocacy groups.
Tice’s family in his hometown of Houston was reluctant
to speak at length about the milestone, explaining that they didn’t want
to complicate efforts toward winning his release or to single out a
particular day when each one is excruciating for detainees who’ve been
snatched from Syria’s battlegrounds and kept incommunicado for months.