Birthday in captivity

_42918489_alan_203_nuncscio.jpg Kidnapped BBC Gaza reporter Alan Johnston will be spending his 45th birthday with his fanatical captors. Vigils will be held in London, Tehran, Moscow, Hong Kong and Ramallah.

The correspondent went missing March 12 in the Gaza Strip. His family has prepared a recorded birthday greeting, with the hopes Johnston can access it on TV or Radio.

The terrorist organization Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam) has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping. They are demanding the release of muslim prisoners is British jails.

More than ever, it is important to protect journalists as they do their work. Sign a petition to free Johnston here.