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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

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Lebanon's supermarkets: On the frontline of an economic crisis

22 April, 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.

Sheikh Jarrah and the ethnic cleansing of East Jerusalem

07 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.

How human traffickers are exploiting Covid-19 in North Africa

15 February, 2021

In-depth: Human trafficking has been pushed deeper into the shadows by the pandemic, with criminal gangs exploiting the economic fallout from Covid-19.

Why Tunisia's disenfranchised youth are taking to the streets

26 January, 2021

In-depth: A groundswell of youth unrest has swept across Tunisia, fuelled by economic frustration and the broken promises of the post-revolution political class.

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

14 January, 2021

In-depth: The political freedoms of Tunisia's revolution have not brought economic equality, with wealth still concentrated in the hands of a small elite.

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

17 December, 2020

In-depth: From women's rights to freedom of expression, progressives in Tunisia's young democracy are fighting to preserve and advance the social gains of the revolution.

Why protests are raging in Iraqi Kurdistan

16 December, 2020

In-depth: With economic woes exacerbated by Covid-19 and the KRG's heavy-handed response to public anger, protests are expected to re-emerge in the future.

UAE plan to 'modernise' checkpoints could entrench Israel's occupation

04 November, 2020

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.

Palestine's olive harvest marred by rising Israeli settler violence

28 October, 2020

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

The return of Algeria's Hirak protest movement

17 September, 2020

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

Tunisia bets on non-partisan government to break political deadlock

02 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.

Brutal murder shines spotlight on Turkey's femicide epidemic

11 August, 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.

Alessandra Bajec
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

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