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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: An Israeli-Emirati investment fund could be used to upgrade military checkpoints across the West Bank. Palestinians say it would make the occupation permanent.

04 November, 2020

In-depth: Attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians often intensify during the crucial olive harvest season.

28 October, 2020

The Algerian leadership has proved incapable of addressing people's grievances, instead ramping up its repression of political opponents.

17 September, 2020

In-depth: After winning a vote of confidence and averting the dissolution of parliament, the new Tunisian government now faces the major challenge of ruling with a fragile political bedrock.

02 September, 2020

The killing of a 27-year-old student has sparked nationwide protests, but the government is considering rolling back legislation that protects women from gender-based violence.

11 August, 2020

Betrayed by the ruling elite and disillusioned, many Lebanese are looking for a way out.

21 July, 2020

In-depth: Tunisia's south has long been marginalised, with successive governments since the revolution unable or unwilling to address the country's socioeconomic divide.

30 June, 2020

Ethiopian domestic workers are being thrown onto the streets by their Lebanese employers, who can no longer afford to pay them.

18 June, 2020

Repression has intensified against regime dissidents and independent media as the Algerian government maintains a coronavirus lockdown across the country.

03 June, 2020

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19.

15 May, 2020