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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: Violent clashes in Tel Aviv involving Eritrean asylum seekers, and ensuing calls to deport all migrants, have put the spotlight on Israel's widespread and long-standing police brutality and racism against African migrants.

20 September, 2023

Analysis: The recent invitations to six countries to join BRICS indicates a will to reshuffle the global order and pursue economic interests as a bloc, with MENA players seeking to extend their influence in a multipolar world.

06 September, 2023

Analysis: President Abbas' recent decision to sack most Palestinian Authority governors appears to respond to long-standing demands for political upheaval, though it's unlikely to effect real change amid growing frustrations.

21 August, 2023

In-depth: Iranian authorities are increasingly resorting to more oppressive tactics to force women into covering their hair as more refuse to back down in the face of regressive veiling laws.

14 August, 2023

In-depth: Europe is embracing a 'money-for-migrants' model that shores up support for autocratic regimes, externalises the EU's borders, and outsources all responsibility for migration to third states – all while abdicating human rights obligations.

01 August, 2023

In-depth: Families of those missing and forcibly disappeared in Syria hope a new UN investigative body will prompt a long-awaited truth-seeking mission to address the crimes of 12 years of war.

17 July, 2023

In-depth: In the wake of his re-election, Erdogan is faced with the urgent issue of tackling Turkey's ongoing financial crisis, with no indication of which economic route he will opt for in the near future.

07 June, 2023

In-depth: Residents have voiced anger at the Armenian Patriarch for alleged land sales to Israeli investors in East Jerusalem, which they say could dramatically impact the historic character of the Armenian Quarter.

31 May, 2023

Analysis: With much of the Kurdish electorate throwing their support behind Erdogan's rival Kilicdaroglu, Turkey's largest minority group could sway the outcome of the crucial run-off election amid frustration with Erdogan's 21-year-long rule.

17 May, 2023

Following the twin earthquakes, grassroots feminist organizations in Turkey swiftly provided crucial aid and relief to those impacted by the disaster. Through their tireless efforts, they have been able to provide assistance to the most vulnerable.

16 May, 2023