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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.

Follow Basma on twitter: @Basma_


Latest posts:

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The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
Colleagues of detained Al Jazeera journalists press demands for their release, 100 days after their arrest in Egypt.
Mehdi Hasan discusses online freedoms and the potential of the web with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.
A tight race seems likely as 814 million voters elect leaders in world's largest democracy next week.
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A vocal minority in Ukraine's east wants to join Russia, and Kiev has so far been unable to put down the separatists.
Iran's government has shifted its take on 'brain drain' but is the change enough to reverse the flow?
Deadly attacks on anti-mining activists in the Philippines part of a global trend, according to new report.
Activists say 'Honor Diaries' documentary exploits gender-based violence to further an anti-Islamic agenda.
As Syria's civil war escalates along the Turkish border, many in Turkey are questioning the country's involvement.
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