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Host Host | 10:25 UK time, Tuesday, 3 July 2007

The Independent: Reports that a spokesman for the Palestinian militant group, which claims to have kidnapped the BBC correspondent Alan Johnston, was detained by Hamas in Gaza yesterday. (link)

The Guardian: Review of the new Iranian English language news channel, commenting on how its website is “emulating the design of the BBC News site to an almost spooky degree”. (link)


  • 1.
  • At 10:55 AM on 03 Jul 2007,
  • Seurat wrote:

Yet the Iranians actually manage to fill the whole page, without that enormous empty white band down the side.

Better programmers I presume.

  • 2.
  • At 01:12 PM on 03 Jul 2007,
  • Matt Brown wrote:

I guess enforcing Intellectual Property Rights is a little difficult in the Middle East! :D

Unfortunately for them, they've also stolen your use of tables for page layout. ;)

  • 3.
  • At 03:21 AM on 04 Jul 2007,
  • george reilly wrote:

although i dont begin to understand the conflict in gazza i would just like to thank the palistanian people for their efforts in obtaining the release of alan johnson.

  • 4.
  • At 03:40 AM on 04 Jul 2007,
  • Steve Hamm wrote:

Good for Alan Johnston!

Good for Hamas!

To find it, look to the good.

  • 5.
  • At 06:12 AM on 04 Jul 2007,
  • carolcarr wrote:

I am thrilled at the safe release of Alan Johnston and celebrate with you and all decent and compassionate world citizens. Please let this be the beginning of many more joyful and sane global events. We need them. Congratulations to the BBC family and heartfelt gratitude to whatever Deity we each choose to worship!
Sincerely and respectfully, Carol Carr, R.N., Santa Rosa, California

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