National Press Club To Host News Conference with Debra Tice Thursday at 9:30 AM

Published: Dec. 6, 2021 at 4:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- News Advisory:

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Event: The National Press Club Press Freedom Team will host a news conference with Debra Tice, mother of award-winning journalist Austin Tice who has been held in Syria since 2012, and Christophe Delore, Secretary General of RSF (Reporters Without Borders). They will discuss the role of press freedom in democracy and the case of Austin Tice in that context and will take questions.

When: Thursday, December 9 at 9:30 a.m.

Where: Fourth Estate Room, National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW Washington, D.C. 13th Floor.

Details: The event is in person and guests may register here. Alternatively, there will be a live stream on the Club website and Youtube channel. This event is open to credentialed journalists, members of the National Press Club and their guests. The National Press Club Press Freedom Team is organized by the Club along with the National Press Club Journalism Institute, the Club's non-profit affiliate.

Mr. Delore, who is based in Paris, is in Washington to participate in the Summit For Democracy. Mrs. Tice, who lives in Houston, is in DC for meetings related to her son's case.

Founded in 1908, the National Press Club is the world's leading professional organization for journalists. The Club has 3,000 members representing nearly every major news organization and is a leading voice for press freedom in the United States and around the world.

The National Press Club Journalism Institute, the Club's non-profit affiliate, promotes an engaged global citizenry through an independent and free press and equips journalists with skills and standards to inform the public in ways that inspire civic engagement.

Contact: Bill McCarren, 202-662-7500 for the National Press Club

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