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Basma Atassi
Basma Atassi
Basma is a journalist covering the Middle East.
Biography

Basma is a journalist covering the Middle East. Before joining Al Jazeera, she was an assistant editor at Carnegie Endowment in Beirut. She has previously worked at the United Nations in Damascus and at the European Parliament in Brussels.

In October 2013, Basma won Anna Lindh Foundation's "Mediterranian Journalist of the Year Award" for her work in the warn-torn Syrian city of Aleppo. In May 2013, an interactive she worked on won the "2013 Online Media Award" in London.

Basma holds a BA in political science from the American University of Beirut and an MSc in human rights from London School of Economics.

She was selected as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper in 2012.

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Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
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Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Since she was 16-years-old, Scottish Nationalist Party's Sturgeon has strove for independence from the UK.
Armed group's ransom success with German hostages marks a re-emergence, as authorities investigate ISIL links.
Western nations are moving into the resource-rich country after decades of disinterest, challenging China's interests.