Megan Radford, Author at Tunisia Live Megan Radford, Author at Tunisia Live

Megan Radford



U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia On One Month Anniversary of Attacks
Yesterday American Ambassador to Tunisia Jacob Walles published a message on the embassy website, commemorating the one month anniversary of the attacks on the U.S. embassy and school in Tunis. In his message the ambassador assured readers that good relations between Tunisia and the United States will continue, but cautioned that the Tunisian gover...

Blasphemy Article Moved to Constitution Preamble
According to Constituent Assembly members, a controversial article has been moved from the section on rights and liberties to the preamble of Tunisia's draft constitution. Nicknamed the blasphemy law, the article was proposed by ruling political party Ennahdha and prohibits insults, profanity, derision, and representatio...

Dream City Wraps Up: A Few of Our Favorite Things
The third edition of Dream City is over. Colored arrows are peeling off of the ground and walls of the Medina. The regular flow of tourists has returned to the winding streets. And dancers and musicians are now a much less common appearance in the alleys and corners of the old city. The old charms...

Oussama Mellouli: Tunisia’s Golden Swimmer
Oussama Mellouli is no stranger to pain. As an endurance swimmer, he spends an average of four hours a day in the water to train for some of the toughest events in the pool and open water competitions. But this year the athlete went beyond even this magnitude of physical struggle. During the last swimming...

Leaving the City Behind: A Wander By the Sea in Mahdia
“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” -Jack Kerouac Some people like to have a plan when they are traveling. But in Tunisia, sometimes the best experiences come from simply picking a location and wandering around, discovering treasures without a guide book and without expectations. As an avid...

“On doit s’engager”- Fashion Design in the New Tunisia
It was the quote that defined the fourth edition of Fashion Week Tunis, where designers took their cues from the political and religious climates of their country. Loosely translated, designer Ahmed Talfit’s words mean, “We must be engaged.” After the presentation of his 2012 collection, Talfit explained how his creations reflecte...

Easter in Tunis
Yesterday, Christians in Tunisia commemorated the death of Jesus Christ in Good Friday gatherings. At l'Eglise Réformée de Tunis (the Reformed Church of Tunis), some 40 people gathered to sing, pray and read the Bible. Pastor Kamal was at the church with his group. People in Tunisia have lost hope, like when Jesus was buried....

Tunisia’s Fashion Spring
With soft, pulsing music, life-size fashion sketches, and wearable works of art taking shape on scattered manequins, Foued Mhirsi's design class is like a sartorial hub in an upper class suburb of Tunis. The school year is winding down, and the fashion students are busy working on their end-of year projects. Mhirsi moves among them,...

Fearing Persecution, Christians Flee Northern Mali
On Thursday, March 29, 2012, Pastor Nouh Yattara and his wife left their home in Timbuktu for Mali’s capital, Bamako, not knowing when they would be able to return. I knew they would come any time, he said over the phone. I had many signs. They are the Islamist Tuareg rebels who have been vying...