Dr. Zied Mhirsi
Occupation: Media, Global Health, Entrpreneurship
Occupational Position: Senior Program Officer at Physicians for Human Rights
In March 2011, Zied co-founded Tunisia Live, the first Tunisian English-language news website, which is read by more than 100,000 visitors every month.
He has worked in the Middle East and Africa with several NGOs and civil organizations, mostly focusing on strengthening health systems to combat HIV/AIDS and other serious diseases. Zied is an influential radio show host at the Tunisian radio station, Express FM. He hosts a daily health show and a weekly one that brought the voices of the Tunisian blogosphere to the airwaves under the dictatorship. Since the revolution, he has worked extensively with international media analyzing the post revolution political situation, intervening on shows and helping them to produce news stories and documentaries. In March 2011, Zied co-founded Tunisia Live, the first Tunisian English-language news website, which is read by more than 100,000 visitors every month.
- Doctorate from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Tunis, El Manar (2005) - Master of Public Health from the American University of Beirut where he was a scholar of the Arab Fund for Social Development - Master of Public Health from the University of Washington, where he was a Fulbright scholar. - He is the author of a book on the history of mental health in Tunisia.
2012 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow