MASERU, Lesotho – The passport is stamped U.S., but I’m unabashedly a citizen of the world. I’ve got a toehold on four continents, from New York to Hong Kong, from Prague to Lesotho.
As a foreign correspondent, journalism educator, communications consultant, and father of three, I live high in the mountains of southern Africa, in the tiny “Mountain Kingdom” of Lesotho. As the lone Western correspondent here, I’m now covering Lesotho’s unique political crisis for AFP and others.
Yet this is an interlude from the Health Journalism I’ve been teaching in one of the world’s sickliest societies. Meanwhile, from next-door South Africa, I’m co-producing a documentary film – The Clubhouse: A Post-Apartheid Story – which explores racial healing and equal opportunity in “The Rainbow Nation,” twenty years later.
At the same time, in Hong Kong, I’m a five-time Visiting Scholar teaching International Journalism, mostly to bright, young mainland Chinese; and in Prague, I’m Senior Trainer of a biannual course in story-telling from around the world. In fact, post-Communist Central Europe flows through my veins; that’s where I launched my own foreign-correspondent career two decades ago.
Thank you for visiting my website – and for reading! … Michael