James Foley – help us remember him

THE barbaric murder of journalist James Foley has horrified us all.

James Foley graduated from the Marquette University in 1996, a post graduate studies in creative writing and journalism followed. After a period teaching, James landed his dream job as a photo journalist, covering international events for GlobalPost.

Held captive in Libya he overcame fear with his religion. He was released by Libyan authorities after 44 days and was back in Libya on the scene to report on the capture and death of Colonel Gaddafi. A year later he was kidnapped in Syria. Nearly two years of captivity and torture came to a brutal end on August 19 with his execution by an ISIS coward.

James Foley died doing the job he loved. His mother Diane, said he “gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people.”

On Thursday, August 28, Euro Weekly News will donate a page to remember James Foley in each of our six editions. We ask the world press to join us by donating the rate of one single page within their respective newspapers. It is our duty to remember a fallen colleague and the dangers that those reporting in conflict zones face on a daily basis.

Funds raised will be sent to the ‘James Foley Scholarship Fund’ at his alma mater Marquette University.

Euro Weekly News will display a black ribbon on the James Foley white sheet Remembrance page and our front page on August 28th and we ask for the worlds press to follow suit.

Terrorism does not prevent peace, apathy does.

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