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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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Tunisia's marginalised Tataouine rises up against broken government promises

30 June, 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.

Ethiopian domestic workers abandoned as Lebanon's economy flatlines

18 June, 2020

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

Algeria's tightening grip on the Hirak protest movement

03 June, 2020

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

INSAF: Helping Morocco's most vulnerable survive the coronavirus lockdown

15 May, 2020

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

Sudan's fight against FGM has only just begun

13 May, 2020

Sudan's decision to outlaw female genital mutilation is a small step on the long road to achieving gender equality.

How Tripoli emerged as the epicentre of Lebanon's crisis

06 May, 2020

Fuelled by widespread anger at growing economic hardship and corruption, Tripoli is leading the way in Lebanon's new wave of protests.

Tunisia opens new women's shelter as lockdown violence surges

30 April, 2020

Cases of domestic violence have increased five-fold since Tunisia implemented a full-scale lockdown to combat the coronavirus.

African migrants struggle to cope under Tunisia's coronavirus lockdown

21 April, 2020

Isolated and with no access to healthcare, Tunisia's African migrant community has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus lockdown.

Coronavirus outbreak in Middle East prisons poses mounting threat

07 April, 2020

While some Middle East regimes have temporarily released inmates as the coronavirus spreads in crowded jails, countless political prisoners, activists and journalists remain behind bars.

Coronavirus threatens more misery for vulnerable Middle East refugees

31 March, 2020

The Middle East's most vulnerable refugees, trapped in camps across the region, await the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic while already living in poor sanitary conditions.

Lebanese struggle to cope with country's biting crisis

10 March, 2020

With their country mired in the worst economic crisis since the end of its 1975-1990 civil war, Lebanese are struggling to adjust to the new reality facing them.

Moroccan #MeToo helps women to break silence

07 March, 2020

Morocco's Masaktach movement gives voice to victims of sexual abuse to speak up and share their experiences.

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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