Press Release: Journalist James Foley Kidnapped in Syria

For immediate release

BOSTON, Mass – Jan. 2nd, 2012 – The family of American journalist James Foley today announced their son was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in northwest Syria on Thanksgiving Day, November 22. The Foley family wishes to step up public awareness to support the release of Jim unharmed.

“We want Jim to come safely home, or at least we need to speak with him to know he’s okay,” said John Foley, father of Jim Foley. “Jim is an objective journalist and we appeal for the release of Jim unharmed. To the people who have Jim, please contact us so we can work together toward his release.”

About James Foley

James Foley is a freelance journalist and conflict zone reporter. In the past, he has covered conflicts in Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq. Foley is well known for his independent, fair and objective reporting. For more information visit

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Foley Family Contact
Skype: foleymi
Twitter: @freejamesfoley

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