conormichaelblog

Writing mainly about Tunisia, with some posts about other Arab countries. Also commenting on NY sports, life, and American politics.

Portfolio

Cool Runnings: Tunisia’s first ever ice hockey team hopes to make history, feature story for Middle East Eye about Tunisia’s completely unknown ice hockey squad.
Tunisia’s Olympic shark: The swimmer who inspired a nation, feature story for Middle East Eye narrating the redemption of Oussama Mellouli, who went from almost failure to Gold medal winning hero of Tunisia.
A love letter to my father: The gift of reading for Tunisia’s prisoners, feature story for Middle East Eye talking about blogger/activist Lina Ben Mhenni’s “Books to Prison” program.
For the martyrs: Actor uses prize to salute Tunisian revolution, feature story about Majd Mastoura’s best actor award and salute to the martyrs of Tunisia’s revolution.

Tunisia’s Star Wars fans battle to bring the Force home, feature story about history of Star Wars in Tunisia.
One year after the Sousse massacre, Britain must remove its travel ban on Tunisia, opinion piece for International Business Times calling for the end of Britain’s travel advisory on Tunisia.
Tunisia’s dark history of racial discrimination, comment piece for New Arab calling for legislation criminalizing racial discrimination in Tunisia.
Is homophobia at all-time high in Tunisia?, report for Al-Monitor about wave of homophobia sweeping across Tunisia.
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