Alan Johnston abducted (2)
I posted back on April 20th about Alan Johnston a BBC reporter who had been kidnapped and missing for 39 days at that time. Today a video was released of him, apparently alive and well although there was no date on the video to determine how long ago it was made. It is my hope that this situation is resolved successfully. Prior to this incident journalists from around the world felt safe wandering the strip and reporting on the events going on there. Johnston's kidnapping, who has reported from the area for 3 years, has certainly discouraged this freedom of movement and subsequently the coverage coming from this important area of the world. I hope that for his family's sake he is released soon.