Fri May 3, 2013 10:00am EDT —
Fri May 3, 2013 11:00am EDT
The family of missing GlobalPost journalist James Foley is holding an event to raise awareness on World Press Freedom Day on May 3rd in Boston. Foley, who is from New Hampshire, was taken by unidentified gunmen in northwest Syria on Nov. 22, 2012, and has not been heard from since. More than 10,000 people from more than 50 countries have signed an appeal for Foley's release.
Silenced Voices: When Conflict Journalist Go Missing, which is being held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at GlobalPost headquarters, will include a presentation of Foley’s work as well as a panel discussion including members of his family and Thomson Reuters columnist David Rohde, who, when he was a reporter for The New York Times, was taken by members of the Taliban in 2008 and held for seven months before escaping. Rohde will be joined by “Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran” author Roxana Saberi, Pakistani journalist Beena Sarwar, Professor Jack Doppelt of Medill-Northwestern University, and GlobalPost President, CEO and Co-Founder Philip S. Balboni, to discuss the vital importance and dangers of reporting from conflict zones around the world.