Get Involved

Hundreds of brave journalists and aid workers are kidnapped, unjustly detained, or killed every year worldwide. To learn more and find ways you can help hostages or freelance conflict journalists please visit the websites of the following organizations and resources:

James Foley Foundation

The mission of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation is to advocate for the safe return of all Americans detained abroad, to protect independent conflict journalists and to educate regarding these threats to our freedom. To learn more about James Foley's life, we encourage you to check out Jim: The James Foley Story

2 Lives Foundation

The 2LIVES Foundation is dedicated to the support of journalists by providing scholarships for journalism students, implementing global safety training and best practices for journalists working in conflict-torn regions of the world, and promoting policy changes in U.S. and worldwide hostage laws.


Hostage US is here to ensure that US hostages and their families get the support and guidance they need to survive the challenge of a kidnapping. We provide support free of charge and on a fully confidential basis. We are independent of any private interests so we can serve the needs of hostages and their families. We are family first – family last.

The ACOS Alliance works to embed a culture of safety across newsrooms and among freelance and local journalists worldwide.

The Alliance is an unprecedented coalition of news organizations, freelance journalist associations and press freedom NGOs working together to champion safe and responsible journalistic practices.