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James Foley Event for World Press Freedom Day 2013

James Foley event today will highlight the importance of reporting from conflict zones, and the dangers faced by journalists working in Syria.

The family of missing freelance journalist James Foley are holding an event to raise awareness on World Press Freedom Day today in Boston.

Foley was taken by unidentified gunmen in northwest Syria on 22 November 2012, and has not been heard from since.

Silenced Voices: When Conflict Journalists Go Missing, will take place at the Global Post offices in Boston at 10am (EDT).

Freelance journalist James Foley was taken by unidentified gunmen in northwest Syria on 22 November 2012, and has not been heard from since.

James' family will be talking about his situation and the dangers faced by journalists reporting from conflict zones with a panel of respected journalists.

David Rohde, a Thomson Reuters columnist, who was taken by members of the Taliban when he was a reporter for The New York Times in 2008, and was held for seven months before escaping.

Roxana Saberia, journalist and author of “Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran”, Pakistani journalist Beena Sarwar, and President and CEO of GlobalPost, Philip S. Balboni, who were working with James when he was taken in Syria.

The event will be streamed live here on webcast.com.

World Press Freedom Day is held each year to celebrate press freedom and to raise awareness about journalists around the world, who are censored, arrested, attacked and even murdered because of their work.

International freelancers James Foley and Austin Tice are both currently missing in Syria. There are numerous Syrian journalists - many freelance - who remain missing and/or detained since the beginning of the conflict in 2011.

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