Free Austin Tice

Sign the Petition and Get Involved

Austin Tice, an alumnus of the School of Foreign Service and student at the Georgetown Law Center, was kidnapped while reporting in Syria in 2012. He is believed to be the only American journalist held captive abroad.

A group of Georgetown students is coming together to thank the Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs James O’Brien for his work so far, and to urge them to make Austin's release an urgent priority.

Our goal? 5,000 members of the Georgetown community — students, alumni, faculty, staff, and family members of Hoyas — signing onto the letter below before President Obama concludes his term. Let's stand together to support global press freedom and the safe return of a fellow Hoya. Sign the petition below.