Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Alan Johnston is free

Nothing to do with learning.

I'm sure everyone who is interested already knows this, but I couldn't let today go by without making mention of it.

Alan Johnston, a BBC correspondent, was kidnapped 114 days ago in Gaza and finally freed today. His kidnap gave rise to unprecedented levels of protest and action from around the world, not least when Palestinian journalists tried to storm parliament.

His safe release is wonderful news, but as he said in an interview this morning - there are many journalists being held against their will the world over, right now, and their plight should not be overlooked.

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