PARIS (AP) — Journalists in France are urging the release of two French reporters kidnapped in Syria a month ago.
French President Francois Hollande met with the reporters' families and insisted the government is mobilized to free them. Europe-1 radio reporter Didier Francois and independent photographer Edouard Elias went missing as they were headed for the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. It's unclear where they are or who is holding them.
A group of journalists formed a committee that rallied Tuesday in Paris to call attention to their plight. Florence Aubenas, a French journalist who was held hostage in Iraq, urged people to talk about the missing men instead of staying silent in hopes that will protect them.
Several foreign journalists have died, disappeared or been taken hostage in Syria's two-year civil war.