Karim Zidan

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About Karim Zidan


Most of those who have followed my work know me for my investigative reporting on the intersection of sports and politics around the world. And while I am proud of my coverage of authoritarian regimes and their sports-related soft power strategies, it represents just a portion of my overall creative output.

Outside of my investigative work for the likes of The Guardian, Foreign Policy, VOX Media, and HBO, I am also an art editor for literary magazine TRACK//FOUR, a translator of modern Arabic literature, and a writer of books, short stories, and poems rooted in Arabesque themes inherited from centuries of Arabic storytelling traditions. 

This page is where I plan to post a medley of my latest, unpublished work, including investigative reports, short stories, and audio/video interviews. It is an opportunity to reach my audience with raw, authentic content unhindered by the limitations and obstacles presented by mainstream media. It also allows me to solicit financial support from potential patrons, which will in turn help me provide even more content for readers to enjoy.  

I look forward to seeing you on the other side. 

Happy reading, 

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