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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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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.

A new wave of emigration looms over Lebanon

21 July, 2020

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

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.

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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