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Basma El Atti

Basma El Atti

El Atti

Basma is The New Arab’s Morocco correspondent, covering local affairs and social and cultural events in the Maghreb region. She began her career as a journalist in a Moroccan anglophone outlet, before joining the New Arab in 2022.


Areas of focus: the Maghreb, feminism, ecology, LGBTQ+


Follow her on twitter: @elattibasma


From a homeless driver to an MP, here's the journey of Sébastien Delogu who brandished the Palestinian flag inside the French Parliament.

30 May, 2024

The Islamist Party of Justice and Development (PJD) has accused the minister of "calling for the legalisation of fornicated relationships in Morocco."

29 May, 2024

This year, many Mawazine-goers have decided to boycott the event, deeming attending the festival "insensitive" amid Israel's war on Gaza.

23 May, 2024

Some 810,000 people have had to relocate from the city of Rafah in the past two weeks, crowding into other parts of the strip without access to basic needs.

21 May, 2024

Opposition leader Abdelilah Benkirane claimed that Rabat was moving towards banning Pro-Palestine protests after the outbreak of Israel's war on Gaza.

20 May, 2024

Several Tunisian social media users went further to assume that the Meta founder's shirt saying, "Carthage must be destroyed" was an allusion to Gaza.

16 May, 2024

In Morocco, "inciting for abortion" by any means, including through public speech, carries penalties of up to two years in prison.

16 May, 2024

Tunisia's recent crackdown on lawyers and journalists has also targeted anti-racism activists, whom President Kais Saied claimed were "mercenaries."

15 May, 2024

Algerian activists are demanding the state lift the ban on the right to protest, pointing out the government's double-talk about freedom and resistance.

14 May, 2024

It is unclear if El-Othmani's visit to Doha was prompted by official instructions amid Rabat's endeavour to tame raging anti-normalisation sentiment.

13 May, 2024