BBC correspondent I’ve been following this story (I have to, because I listen to the BBC world service on my way to work and back).

Alan Johnston disappeared 19 days ago. There haven’t been any public demands by his abductors but obviously some information has trickled down as BBC has announced he is in good health.

According to the latest BBC article:

There have been numerous international demands for his immediate release.

These include appeals from the Arab League and the European Union and non-government groups such as Amnesty International and Reporters Without Frontiers.

Palestinian officials have said all possible efforts are being made to secure his safe return.

Previous “hotspots” for journalists include Russia and Iraq.