Defend the rights of every American citizen by the safe release of Americans kidnapped abroad, particularly journalists and aid workers, and the support of American hostage families.

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Defend and promote freedom of the press worldwide. In particular, it strives to support the work of freelance journalists who cover conflict.

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The Foundation views the relationship between literacy and poverty as one of the central social justice issues facing the United States today. Access to high-quality education is central to the participation in a fully functioning democracy.

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JIM: The James Foley Story to Premiere at Sundance

On Saturday, January 23rd, the new documentary film, “JIM: The James Foley Story” will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Directed by close childhood friend Brian Oakes, the film tells the story of Jim’s life through intimate interviews with his family, friends and fellow journalists – while fellow hostages reveal never-before-heard details of his captivity with a […]

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December 2015 Newsletter

A MESSAGE FROM DIANE & JOHN… Dear Friends of Jim, Thank you for helping us continue Jim’s voice of courage, compassion and commitment into our troubled world. Through your support of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, YOU are now his voice for the voiceless. As we look ahead to 2016, we will work to […]

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