Aida Alami a freelance journalist who covers North Africa and other places. She regularly contributes to The New York Times, Al Jazeera English, Foreign Policy, the Financial Times and USA Today. She grew up in Marrakesh and moved to New York City at the age of 18. She got her BA in Media Studies from Hunter College and master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. She is also a member of Associated Reporters Abroad and is on the advisory board of the 2014 Peabody Award winner Round Earth Media.
Women & Girls
Gaëlle Bien-Aimé, 30, wants to encourage women in Haiti to speak out against sexual harassment and abuse.
My mother was a Moroccan exchange student in 1960s Wisconsin and learned to love America. But she didn't entirely understand it.
Lifestyle & Belief
A teenage Moroccan woman committed suicide by taking rat poison earlier this year after being forced to marry her accused rapist.
New government of Islamic party appears moderate and King Mohammed VI still holds power.
RedOne, music producer for Lady Gaga and JLo, scouts for Moroccan talent.
Despite its new constitution and other reforms, Morocco is not a secular state.
Pro-democracy protesters say the reforms don't go far enough.
Festival with Shakira and Kanye West was a government-sponsored distraction, critics say.
Once busy beach resorts see 40 percent drop in business.
Libyans are fleeing across the border to escape violence, adding to Tunisia's refugee crisis.