Remembering James Foley; “Courageous” and “Compassionate” Journalist


President Barack Obama comments on the brutal murder of American journalist James Foley by ISIS militants.

James Foley’s parents, John and Diane Foley appeared outside their home in Rochester, New Hampshire. They said they were “so proud” of their son, who had been missing in Syria for nearly two years. They described him as courageous and compassionate.

CNN’s Athena Jones looks at the life of American journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by ISIS.

“It is with great shock and sadness that we learned of the murder of James Foley who worked as a counselor at our CCDOC boot camp. We join the country in being outraged at the events surrounding his death. Jim dedicated his life to serving others and effecting change. We thank him from the bottom of our hearts for his service and for all he did while working with us and for all he did to shine a light on the injustices and suffering in the world. Today and in the days and weeks to come, his family and friends, including his close friends here in our office, will be in our thoughts and prayers.”

— Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart

Committee to Protect Journalists’ Robert Mahoney speaks about the dangers that journalists face in conflict areas.


The parents of freelance journalist James Foley have been holding out hope for his safe return since his kidnapping in Syria one year ago tomorrow.

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