The family said that both the U.S. and Syrian governments have assured them that they are doing everything they can to secure Tice’s safe release.
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Debra and Marc Tice also called on the governments of the United States and Syria to work to locate their son, who has been missing since being kidnapped on August 14, 2012, while reporting in Syria.The family pleaded with those holding Austin for another chance to communicate.Tice, a Texan, headed to Syria as a freelance journalist to report on the conflict that began there in 2011 . The family said that both the U.S. and Syrian governments have assured them that they are doing everything they can to secure Tice's safe release.Alexandra al-Khazen, head of the Middle East desk at Reporters Without Borders, said that Tice is the only American journalist still held captive in Syria.
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