BBC petition for the release of Alan Johnson

I am not a great fan of online petitions, or online viral campaigns. But the BBC have launched a petition for the release of one of their journalists in Israel/Palestine, Alan Johnson. Llittle is known Just last October, Irish journalist Rory Carroll was kidnapped (and thankfully quickly released) in Sadr City, Baghdad. There are numerous cases of bloggers being arrested here, here and here. If you want to post the petition button on your blog, you can get the code here.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty