BOSTON, Mass. — After a five-month investigation inside Syria and the wider Middle East, GlobalPost and the family of missing American journalist James Foley now believe the Syrian government is holding him in a detention center near Damascus.
“With a very high degree of confidence, we now believe that Jim was most likely abducted by a pro-regime militia group and subsequently turned over to Syrian government forces,” GlobalPost CEO and President Philip Balboni said during a speech marking World Press Freedom Day.
American journalist likely held by Syrian government
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Worthy of your attention, as today is World Press Freedom Day. Actually, it’s worthy of your attention all the other days, too. Throughout the course of the Syrian conflict, numerous journalists have been detained, killed, or silenced — all while covering a civil war with a UN estimated death toll of over 70,000 people.