#BringAustinHome banner to be displayed on the front of The Washington Post headquarters

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On Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 10:45 a.m. EDT, The Washington Post will unveil a #BringAustinHome banner on the exterior of The Post’s Washington, D.C., headquarters and host a photo opportunity. Lawmakers, press, press freedom organizations and others are invited to attend and cover the unveiling.

Background:

Washington Post contributor and freelance journalist Austin Tice was abducted while reporting in Syria in 2012. Aug. 14 marks 10 years since his disappearance, and a decade of unsuccessful results from the U.S. government to secure his release. The Post’s #BringAustinHome multimedia campaign calls for immediate government action and aims to keep Austin’s case top-of-mind until he’s freed. More about the campaign, announced in July, here.

Details:

Aug. 9 at 10:45 a.m. EDT
1301 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20071 (between 13th and 14th Streets)

Please arrive no later than 10:15 a.m. EDT to check-in. Press contact: postpr@washpost.com

Social Tags:

#BringAustinHome

@wppressfreedom

This initiative is a collaboration among The Post’s Press Freedom Partnership partners: Committee to Protect Journalists, International Press Institute, International Women’s Media Foundation. James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, National Press Club, One Free Press Coalition, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Reporters Without Borders and the World Association of News Publishers.

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