The parents of journalist Austin Tice are currently in Beirut, where they're hoping to find information about their 31-year-old son. Tice, a McClatchy and Washington Post freelancer, has been missing for 11 months in Syria -- a country that's been ranked the most dangerous place in the world for journalists.
Marc and Debra Tice. (AP Photo from November 2012/Bilal Hussein)In a July 4 interview with Agence France-Presse, Debra and Marc Tice explain how difficult it's been waiting for answers and say they continue to hold onto hope.
"I just wake up and think, I woke up again and nothing has changed, it wasn't a dream," Debra told AFP. "I put my feet on the floor and I build a wall around my emotions and I just think about what strength I need for today."
Marc added: "Honestly, we're not that interested in who or why, we're interested in how do we get him back, what is needed to return him to us safely."