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Bianca Carrera

Bianca Carrera

Bianca Carrera is a freelance writer and analyst who specialised in Middle Eastern and North African politics and society at Sciences Po Paris. She has written for Al Jazeera, The New Arab, Al-Quds Al-Araby, Middle East Eye, EU Observer and others. She is based between Spain, Morocco, and Egypt

Despite inflation, around 3.5 million people attended the 55th edition of the Cairo International Book Fair where interest in Palestine was ever-present.

07 February, 2024

In-depth: The European Union's top officials have been quick to respond to the Gaza war, but their positions reveal deep divisions and contradictions amid the failure to project a coherent policy.

25 October, 2023

Muslim-friendly tourism in Spain is on the rise. With more Muslims travelling to the Iberian peninsula to explore its rich Islamic history, a fledgling industry has sprung up to provide Halal food and services, as well as tailored tours.

18 September, 2023

In-depth: In February, Barcelona broke off ties with Israel, citing the systematic violation of Palestinian human rights. Seven months later, and with a new mayor in office, the twin city agreement with Tel Aviv has been restored.

11 September, 2023

Spain's sizable Muslim minority is unable to practice their faith freely. Spanish councils have disregarded planning permission for mosque construction and Spain's lingering Islamophobia has forced the community to continue to live on the margins.

26 June, 2023

Witnessing three major elections this year, the Spanish political climate has seen a recurrent use of Islamophobic speeches for the last few years, with some arguing that any small incident is now being used against the country's Muslim community.

07 June, 2023

Staying attached to the land and its agricultural traditions is a major part of Palestinian identity. 'Greening the Camps' is returning these traditions to Palestinian refugees in Jordan by helping transform their camps into blossoming landscapes.

28 March, 2023

In-depth: In a new campaign, activists in Barcelona are urging their city to cut all ties with Israel, months after the region's parliament recognised Tel Aviv's 'crimes of apartheid', as Palestine solidarity grows in Catalonia and Spain.

12 January, 2023

Somalia is experiencing one of its worst-ever droughts with its population in desperate need of sustainable, practical solutions. Khalid Abdille, program manager of the Somali Greenpeace Association, tells us about his successes to remedy the crisis.

17 November, 2022

From unemployment to language repression, Bianca Carrerra explains the issues faced by people in the Rif today, and what drives them to keep fighting for a better reality, especially post-Hirak.

10 October, 2022