Author: Hamdi Baala

2019 WPI Fellow

Journalist, HuffPost Algeria
Algiers, Algeria
Bio: Journalist based in Algiers, Algeria.

Twitter: @hamdibaala

As protests in #Remada on the #Tunisia #Libya border continue after the shooting of a young (suspected) smuggler, it’s worth taking a step back to note:
1) these events follow a wider pattern in Maghrebi borderlands
2) they are about way more than crime & borders
A short thread.

Covid-19: La direction de Santé de Oum El Bouaghi parle de 630 cas confirmés par PCR au niveau de la wilaya jusqu'au 10 juillet.

Le ministère de la Santé, lui, parle de 312 cas à Oum El Bouaghi jusqu'à la même date.

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Posts by Hamdi Baala:

Hey, where are you going with that post-truth in your hands?

  To the extent that there is such a thing as objective truth, I always thought that the “fake news” trend was just an exaggerated new spin put on an old phenomenon that we used to call rumors or hoaxes, with no real new danger. Long before this WPI fellowship,...
So, what has Trump done right ? 

So, what has Trump done right ? 

Two and a half years into Donald Trump’s term, the U.S. president has often stated that what he calls the “Fake News Media,” e.g. mainstream media outlets, do everything they can to downplay his accomplishments in order to make him look bad. “The Fake News Media...