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Diane Foley

Diane Foley is President and Executive Director of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation.

Teaching journalists how to survive

Published On: November 4, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Diane Foley

ROCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE – In 2014, two years after kidnapping my son, James Wright Foley, while he was working as a freelance correspondent in Syria, the Islamic State tortured and killed him. Jim’s murder underscored the extraordinary risks journalists take to report the news in dangerous areas—and the need for stronger action to protect them.