25 October 2007

Alan Johnston speaks

Kidnapped journalist Alan Johnston, who was held in Gaza for 114 days earlier this year, is to tell his story.

To read of how he coped with his frightening ordeal is to be inspired by his extraordinary courage and strength in the face of death. I'm not ashamed to say his tale has brought tears to my eyes this morning.

Alan will be speaking on Radio 4 this morning, in From Our Own Correspondent, at 11am (BST). I shall be tuning in.

He also has a Panorama programme on his story tonight, which will be broadcast on BBC1 at 9pm (BST). Watch it and be humbled.

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