In 2007 he was kidnapped and held by militants in Gaza for 117 days. Johnston returned to the region for the first time since his release. He says some things have changed. On today's show, we get a Middle East update from correspondent Alan Johnston.
We listen in on a conversation between two political kidnap victims: the BBC's Alan Johnston, who was held hostage in Gaza, and Ingrid Betancourt, who was held for years by Colombia's main rebel group, the FARC.