Rory McCarthy

is a former Middle East correspondent for the Guardian and Dahrendorf Scholar at St Antonyâs College, Oxford. He is the author of Nobody Told Us We Are Defeated: Stories from the New Iraq (Chatto and Windus, 2006).


Beyond the Islamist-secularist divide

Free speech in post-revolutionary Tunisia

Disputing the limits of free speech has played a defining role in Tunisia’s transition to democracy since the country’s first free elections in 2011. But, as Rory McCarthy reveals, there is more to the process than the polarized Islamist-secularist battle it is often presumed to be.