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Alessandra Bajec is a freelance journalist currently based in Beirut.

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Labour strike brings Tunisia to standstill

18 January, 2019

Tunisia's largest labour union staged a nationwide strike on Thursday to demand a salary hike for public sector workers.

Tunisia marks 8th revolution anniversary

15 January, 2019

Although a day of celebration, the anger among Tunisians was also visible over the revolution's unfulfilled goals, with widespread discontent over high living costs, unemployment and corruption.

Tunisians struggle as life-saving medicine shortage hits country

28 December, 2018

Since the start of this year, at least 300 different drugs are either unavailable or becoming scarcer in Tunisia's pharmacies and hospitals as the country's strategic stock of medicine shrinks.

Tunisian families push for truth over missing Mediterranean youth

05 December, 2018

Since the Tunisian revolution, hundreds of youngsters have illegally crossed the sea into Europe, never to be seen or heard from again, as their families continue to demand answers.

Tunisian activists rally against Mohammed bin Salman visit

26 November, 2018

Tunisian rights groups gathered to protest Mohammed bin Salman before his arrival in Tunis.

Tunisia puts individual rights in heart of legal system

19 November, 2018

Tunisia is again set to be a pioneer in the Arab world by placing the rights of the individual at the heart of its legal system, writes Alessandra Bajec.

Tunisia's ruling coalition partners brace for divorce

26 October, 2018

Nidaa Tounes and Ennahdha are facing shifting political alliances and balances of power ahead of next year's elections.

Italy pushes for repatriation to cut down Tunisian migrants

15 October, 2018

In line with the EU's long-standing border externalisation policy, the Italian government is demanding more cooperation from Tunisia to bring migration numbers down.

Libyans survive amid uncertainty in Tunisia

03 October, 2018

Libyans in Tunisia find themselves in a mix of living a safe, comfortable life away from violence and much uncertainty to go back home, writes Alessandra Bajec.

Tunisian women stand up for right to marry non-Muslims

25 September, 2018

Despite a change in Tunisia's legislation, the fight over inter-religious marriages is not over yet as many women still face problems when trying to marry outside of Islam.

Tunisia-Libya border reopening sparks hope for locals

14 September, 2018

Cross-border activity is back to normal after the reopening of the Tunisian-Libyan border, amid an ongoing commercial dispute between the two states, reports Alessandra Bajec.

Marginalisation drives Tunisians to migrant boats

19 July, 2018

In-depth: A worsening economy and frustration among civilians drives more Tunisians from the marginalised interior towards irregular migration, writes Alessandra Bajec.

Alessandra Bajec
Alessandra Bajec

Alessandra Bajec is a freelance journalist currently based in Beirut.

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