Connections Episode 10
Crisis in Tunisia
Mouin Rabbani Interviews Houda Mzioudet
On Wednesday, 4 August, Jadaliyya co-editor Mouin Rabbani spoke with Tunisian researcher and journalist Houda Mzioudet about current developments in Tunisia. President Kais Saied’s 25 July dismissal of prime minister Hichem Mechichi and suspension of parliament have plunged the country into crisis. This episode of Connections examines the background, responses, and potential implications of the ongoing power struggle.
Connections offers timely and informative interviews on current events and broader policy questions, as well as themes relevant to knowledge production. It combines journalism, analysis, and scholarship.
Houda Mzioudet is a researcher and journalist who between 2011 and 2018 covered the uprisings and their aftermath in Tunisia and Libya for international outlets including Al Jazeera English, CBC, and BBC. She is a co-founder of ADAM, the first black Tunisian association, and of the Voice of Tunisian Black Women collective. She has published widely on both Tunisia and Libya.
Mouin Rabbani has published and commented widely on Palestinian affairs, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the contemporary Middle East. He was previously Senior Analyst Middle East and Special Advisor on Israel-Palestine with the International Crisis Group, and head of political affairs with the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria. He is Co-Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine.
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