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Alessandra Bajec


Alessandra Bajec is a freelance journalist specialising in the Middle East and North Africa. Previously living in Palestine, then in Cairo, she is currently based in Tunis.

In-depth: Palestinian security forces continue to crush a protest movement sparked by the death of prominent activist Nizar Banat, with critics saying it highlights the PA's increasingly autocratic rule.

08 July, 2021

In-depth: Outrage over police violence has once again erupted into protests, with demonstrators claiming that no meaningful reforms to the security apparatus have taken place since Tunisia's revolution.

23 June, 2021

In-depth: For Palestinians, the hillside ruins of Lifta are both a silent witness to the Nakba and a symbol of the right to return. Now, Israel plans to destroy the village and replace it with a luxury real estate development.

16 June, 2021

In-depth: Israel has a stranglehold over the reconstruction process in Gaza, with the blockade severely limiting the building materials and aid needed to rebuild after the war.

02 June, 2021

In-depth: The mobilisation of young Palestinians in solidarity with residents facing forced displacement has made Sheikh Jarrah the heart of a new wave of Palestinian activism.

18 May, 2021

In-depth: The supermarket is where the average Lebanese citizen feels the economic crisis most, with staple goods vanishing and other essential items tripling or quadrupling in price.

22 April, 2021

In-depth: Palestinian families in East Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood are in danger of being forcibly evicted from their homes in an ongoing Israeli process of demographic engineering in the city.

07 April, 2021

On an almost daily basis, several thousand women's rights activists have hit the streets to demand Erdogan re-instate Turkey to the Istanbul Convention, aimed at combating violence against women.

06 April, 2021

As the first country to start inoculating refugees against the coronavirus disease, Jordan is running its vaccination plan despite it struggles to obtain sufficient vaccine supplies.

24 March, 2021

Caught between an ongoing cycle of violence and gender inequality, women in Libya are fighting a war inside the war.

08 March, 2021