[Produced with Tunis-based journalist Layli Foroudi and published here July 30]
TUNIS/BEIRUT, July 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Uprising on the street, parliament suspended and an economy in tatters – Tunisia is in turmoil after protests erupted over a new wave of COVID-19 and an age-old way of doing politics.
[Published here July 8, 2021]
Data rights groups are warning of privacy violations and risks to vulnerable communities after Abu Dhabi deployed scanners at border crossings, malls and other public locations that could detect COVID-19 in seconds.
[Produced with my colleague Dylan Collins in Tripoli, Lebanon, and published here on July 21, 2020]
Browse through Arabic-language social media pages and you could walk away thinking COVID-19 is an American hoax, isn’t deadly and can be swiftly cured with a garlic clove.
[Published here May 24, 2020]
It was supposed to be Basma’s big year: a degree, language certification and maybe a master’s abroad. But local protests and a global pandemic threw the Iraqi student’s plans off-course.