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.
Here in one of the world’s sickliest societies, I’ve taught Health Journalism for two-plus years. 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