President Joe Biden said on Monday he’s meeting with Debra and Marc Tice, the parents of journalist Austin Tice, who has been missing in Syria since 2012.
Tice’s mother was in the audience on Saturday night during the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, a gathering of elite media to celebrate the first amendment.
WHCA president Steve Portnoy of CBC News asked her to stand and paid tribute to Tice, a freelance reporter who worked for CBS, The Washington Post, and McClatchy. He was kidnapped in Syria on August 14, 2012.
‘All over the world, journalists are subjected to jailing and intimidation for the use of pen pad camera and keyboard. They’ve been tortured, murdered, kidnapped, and we must never forget, Portnoy said.
He then asked Debra Tice to stand and said of Austin…
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