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Biography for Alan Johnston

First Name: Alan
Last Name: Johnston
Title: Gaza correspondent
Company: BBC
Date of Birth: 17/05/1962
Place of Birth: Lindi, Tanzania
Education: He was educated at Dollar Academy in Dollar in Scotland. He has an MA in English and Politics from Dundee Universityand a diploma in Journalism Studies from the University of Wales in Cardiff.
CV: He joined the BBC in 1991 as a Sub-Editor in the BBC World Service Newsroom before becoming the BBC's Correspondent in Tashkent from 1993 to 1995. He was the BBC Kabul Correspondent from 1997 to 1998. He returned to London and the BBC World Service to be a programme editor of The World Today and then a general reporter in the BBC World Service Newsroom. His three-year posting to Gaza as BBC Correspondent began in April 2004, where he has worked for all BBC outlets in both radio and television. He was kidnapped in Gaza on March 12, 2007
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