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Alessandra Bajec is a freelance journalist currently based in Beirut.

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Interview: Mounir Baatour, Tunisia’s first gay presidential candidate

17 July, 2019

The New Arab Meets: Mounir Baatour, a prominent lawyer and co-founder of Tunisia's first official LGBT+ organisation, who has launched his bid for presidency, calling for a more inclusive society.

Tunisian voters defiant despite terror attacks and president's ill-health

05 July, 2019

Tunisians remain resilient ahead of the elections despite the latest setbacks in the country, with many indicating that the terrorist attacks and Essebsi's poor health will not delay the polls.

Terrorism strikes Tunisia at a time of tourism recovery

28 June, 2019

The attacks in Tunisia come one day after the four-year anniversary of the Sousse beach attack and at a time when the tourism season just began showing signs of recovery.

Traditional sounds liven up Ramadan nights in Tunis

29 May, 2019

Feature: Musical ensembles and performers brighten up the Tunisian capital in a rich, savvy mixture of styles throughout the holy Muslim month.

Haftar's Tripoli battle leaves Libyans without respite over Ramadan

15 May, 2019

The persistent offensive by rogue warlord Haftar's forces is taking its heavy toll on Tripoli residents since the holy Muslim month of Ramadan began.

Tripoli battle leaves migrants and refugees at risk again

25 April, 2019

Scores of migrants and refugees are at serious risk while locked in detention centres as well as trapped by fighting around Tripoli since Haftar waged war on the Libyan capital.

Haftar's Libya offensive kills political process

18 April, 2019

Haftar's military push for Tripoli initiated early this month marks a dramatic turn of events in the long political power struggle that has torn Libya since 2011.

Despite Tunisia's progress, gender equality remains distant hope

14 March, 2019

In-depth: Since the 2011 revolution, Tunisia has undergone a relatively smooth political transition to democracy and has seen significant progress in terms of women’s rights, reports Alessandra Bajec.

Tunisian parliament set to discuss equal inheritance bill

08 March, 2019

If the long-awaited draft law is adopted, it will be the first of its kind in the Arab world, where current inheritance laws contribute to perpetuating gender inequality, not equality.

Tunisian victim jailed for sodomy

07 March, 2019

The case of a 22-year-old man who is behind bars for homosexuality has once again raised the alarm about the widespread homophobia in the North African country.

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.

Alessandra Bajec
Alessandra Bajec

Alessandra Bajec is a freelance journalist currently based in Beirut.

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