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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: The run-up to the 14 May elections, which take place in the shadow of February's earthquake, sees the governing AKP pitted against the opposition on issues such as governance and the economy, amid widespread anti-Syrian refugee rhetoric.

09 May, 2023

In-depth: Tunisian President Kais Saied has emphatically rejected the terms of a stalled $1.9 billion IMF bailout package as the country's economy continues to deteriorate.

17 April, 2023

In-depth: A wave of racist violence in Tunisia has triggered a spike in the number of African migrants and refugees making dangerous sea crossings towards Europe.

06 April, 2023

In-depth: Tunisia's newly installed legislature replaces the previous parliament dissolved by President Saied, pushing his undemocratic drift further.

28 March, 2023

The murder of a young Iraqi YouTuber by her father has sparked renewed calls for a law to fight domestic violence in the conservative Arab country where so-called 'honour killings' remain rife.

07 March, 2023

In-depth: The Tunisian president's racist remarks about African migrants, which echo a far-right demographic conspiracy theory, have sparked panic within the community and unleashed a wave of arrests, social violence, and hate speech.

27 February, 2023

Analysis: Amid domestic political deadlock, Sudan's military junta wants to demonstrate its authority while sending a message to Washington.

13 February, 2023

In-depth: The Tunisian parliamentary election, marked by a low turnout, further challenges the legitimacy of Kais Saied's political project, despite his efforts to cement one-man rule.

31 January, 2023

Analysis: The European Parliament's resolution calling for Iran's Revolutionary Guards to be blacklisted signals a harsher stance towards the Islamic regime. If adopted, it could have serious economic and political consequences.

26 January, 2023

In the aftermath of the Beirut port explosion, one of the deadliest expressions of dysfunction of the Lebanese state, women are battling to hold the powerful to account for decades of endemic corruption and injustice.

21 December, 2022