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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_
Footage showing Egypt president's convoy driving over several kilometres of red carpet sparks outrage on social media.
08 Feb 2016 13:03 GMT | Middle East, Egypt
As talks get under way, the PYD’s leader is staying in Geneva waiting for an invitation that seems unlikely to come.
30 Jan 2016 21:56 GMT | War & Conflict, Middle East, Syria
Live blog: Al Jazeera takes you through the corridors of the UN in Geneva, where warring rivals are meeting for the first time in two years.
29 Jan 2016 12:21 GMT | Humanitarian crises, War & Conflict, Syria
Post on Facebook page linked to wife of Syrian President reveals what appears to be an insight into family life.
Basma Atassi | 25 Jan 2016 04:32 GMT | Middle East, Syria
Magazine describes iconic Lebanese singer as a supporter of Syrian President Assad, causing anger on social media.
Basma Atassi | 15 Dec 2015 18:40 GMT | Arts & Culture, Middle East, Lebanon
Tracking the human toll of the wave of violence in the occupied Palestinian territories and Israel.
Basma Atassi | 24 Nov 2015 15:37 GMT | War & Conflict, Middle East, Palestine, Israel
Saudi Architect Sami Angawi is still searching for the sanctity of his hometown, Mecca, the holy city that underwent massive changes over the past decades.
Basma Atassi, Alaa Batayneh | 27 Oct 2015 12:10 GMT | Interactive
Rights groups say Israel is using excessive force against Palestinian civilians in the recent wave of violence.
Basma Atassi | 11 Oct 2015 10:59 GMT | Middle East, Palestine, Israel
Activists say hospital in Latakia province suffers damage, amid concerns that many of Moscow's targets are civilians.
Basma Atassi | 04 Oct 2015 11:48 GMT | Middle East, Syria, Turkey-Syria border, Russia
Activists say warplanes are targeting civilians in areas under control of Western-backed rebels, a claim Russia denies.
Basma Atassi | 02 Oct 2015 15:07 GMT | Middle East, Syria, Russia
A lot of theories and rumours have emerged as to how the stampede was allowed to happen.
Basma Atassi | 26 Sep 2015 17:01 GMT | Islam, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Hajj
We travel to Chile to meet a group of young scientists determined to develop smart plant-based food to save the planet.
Science & Technology, Chile, Food
We follow the journey of a plastic bottle to find out what it takes to truly recycle the product creating zero waste.
Science & Technology, US & Canada, Environment
A couple working to protect LA communities from gang violence is caught in the crossfire of the US war on gangs.
Politics, Gang violence, US
South Koreans drink twice as much liquor as Russians, but is this national obsession with alcohol reversible?
Health, Asia, South Korea