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Aida Alami
Aida Alami reports on the Maghreb for several publications including the International Herald Tribune and Al Jazeera English. She reports on politics, human rights issues, the economy and religion. Twitter: @AidaAlami More on:

Entries by Aida Alami

Male Dancers Wanted (Experience Not Necessary) (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2013 | 12:53 PM

Last week at the New York Art Book Fair, an extraordinary collection of previously unpublished photographs, taken in a strip club in New York in 1976, was presented by the French publishers Manon Lutanie and Raphaele Godin.

In the photography book, Male Dancers Wanted (Experience Not...

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Altering Nature in Morocco (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 4:20 PM

A year ago, I heard about the twists and turns of the making of a documentary film that chronicled land disputes in northern Morocco between a rich businessman and a family of peasants who refused to sell no matter how attractive the offers were and despite years of...

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Adventures in Tunisia and Crowd-Funding

(0) Comments | Posted February 15, 2011 | 5:38 PM

I have always been terrified of the idea of reporting in Tunisia. Living and working in
Morocco, where press freedoms are pretty restricted, I couldn't imagine what is was like
for reporters there. I just knew it was worse. Over the years, I heard countless horror

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Williamsburg After the Blizzard

(2) Comments | Posted December 27, 2010 | 3:49 PM

Throughout the morning, winds were gusting up to 40 miles per hour in Manhattan.

Check out pictures of Williamsburg in the early afternoon. People came out of their homes to find cars buried under the snow or simply abandoned by their drivers.

Photos by Mehdi Lisi....

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Sometimes I Wish My Life Were a Disney Movie

(2) Comments | Posted June 29, 2010 | 1:48 PM

I don't know what is like for kids these days, but I was fed Disney movies throughout my childhood. I owned all the tapes, I knew all the songs by heart and I believed that with a little bit of will and patience I could one day live my own...

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A Day in the Life of a Stay-At-Home Reporter: Don't Try This at Home

(14) Comments | Posted April 28, 2010 | 12:18 PM

I always wanted to be a reporter. I am not sure why. I think I always saw in it a nice way to combine my interest in people and their lives and my love for story-telling. But mostly, a job without a set schedule and the opportunity to sleep late...

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Morocco's Leading Independent Magazine Is Shut Down

(9) Comments | Posted February 1, 2010 | 6:21 PM

Last week, something extremely shocking happened: the Moroccan authorities took control of our newsroom and offices while we were working on that week's edition. They sealed the place and changed the locks. The next day, my editor informed us that the magazine had been pretty much sentenced to death and...

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Sacrificial Sheep: Eid Al Adha In A Moroccan Berber Village

(5) Comments | Posted November 29, 2009 | 3:22 PM

This past Saturday, we decided to spend Eid Al Adha, the Muslim holiday where people sacrifice a sheep, in the country side. We visited a little Berber village a few miles south of Marrakesh.

This is a tradition that has existed for centuries and Muslims all over the world...

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Is There a Life After New York?

(4) Comments | Posted August 11, 2009 | 12:55 PM

Before last month, I did not feel the effects of the disastrous economy on my life. I paid the same rent, ate the same food, and as long as I was able to spend countless hours reading articles online, I didn't mind that stock markets were collapsing all over the...

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