Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Kidnapped Reporter

BBC Reporter Alan Johnston talks about his experience being held captive by Islamic Extremists in Gaza for nearly four months.

Earlier this year, I took a phone call from an ex-colleague at the BBC in London. "Alan Johnston's been kidnapped." He'd been taken on an ordinary Monday morning on March 12. It was as shocking as it was unsurprising. The BBC's Gaza correspondent had been the only Western journalist who chose to live in the middle of the story he was reporting…Gaza. Some might have been tempted to say that he had now paid the price for his commitment. Just a year older than myself, Alan worked with... Complete story

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