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last contributed to D+C/E+Z in winter of 2022/2023 as journalist living in Tripoli, Libya.  

All articles of Moutaz Ali


Libya lapses into Gaddafi nostalgia

More than ten years after the collapse of the Gaddafi regime, the situation in Libya is so devastating that some long for pre-revolutionary times

Grain and oil prices

What Ukraine war has meant for Libya so far

When world-market prices soared, oil production went down in strife-torn North African country

Wedding grants

Love or money

Controversial government subsidy leads to wave of weddings in Libya

Social media

When the music stops

A brief blackout of online communication channels caused a loss of trust

Arab Spring

Tunisia’s democratic order is in danger

The death of Tunisia’s young democracy would be a bad omen for the entire Arab region


Reality check

A group of Libyan journalists is battling Covid-19 fake news in social media


Falling ill while far from home

For two Libyan correspondents abroad, dealing with foreign medical systems became a personal battle


Finding beauty in a war zone

Defying a civil war, photographers and other artists are fanning around Tripoli to search for beauty amid the destruction

Press freedom

Risky business

Journalists in Libya work in an atmosphere of fear and lawlessness

Fragile statehood

Disappointment in EU leaders

European policymakers contributed to creating Libya’s security chaos

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