Alan's 100th day
Exactly 100 days ago, my colleague Alan Johnston was abducted in Gaza. Today, his family, friends and colleagues across the BBC will pause for two minutes at 1415 BST - the moment he was abducted fourteen weeks ago - to think of Alan.
Across Britain and around the world, Alan's friends will hold up a picture of Alan to show solidarity with him and to demand his immediate release. I invite you to join us - you can print off your own picture of Alan by clicking on this pdf link.
In the 100 days since he was kidnapped, more than 150,000 of you have signed our online petition, many thousands more have added your comments to our Have Your Say message board. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you who've done so - many of the messages are incredibly moving, the show of support overwhelming.
The last three months have been a dreadful time for his family and friends – but particularly for Alan. We’ve always known Alan is special. But the last 14 weeks have shown us how special he is to many of you. Your support has buoyed us up through our darkest days - Alan's family particularly have drawn strength from your support.
The last few days have seen a number of reports from Gaza - as you'd expect we continue to follow developments very closely.