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Date of Birth 17 May 1962Lindi, Tanzania

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Alan Johnston was born on May 17, 1962 in Lindi, Tanzania.

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Although he was born in Tanzania, his parents lives in Argyll (Scotland, UK) and he went to school at Dollar Academy and Dundee University, both of which are located in Scotland.
He joined the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in 1991 as an assistant editor in the BBC World Service Newsroom. Later on, he became a correspondent which still is his occupation as of 2007.
Family: Margaret and Graham (parents) and Katriona (sister) Johnston.
After being kidnapped by a group of Palastinian militants on 12 March 2007, he was released nearly four months later (4 July 2007).
Graduated from Dundee University with a MA in English and politics; he also has a diploma in Journalism Studies from the University of Wales.
British journalist, who has been BBC correspondent in Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and the Gaza strip.

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