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Published on Jun 28, 2012
Anna Therese Day is an independent journalist and social media researcher, specializing in Middle East politics. With extended time in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and the Palestinian Territories, her portfolio includes the 2011 Libyan War, unrest in Bahrain, the Gaza Strip after Operation Cast Lead, post-election violence in Lebanon, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict generally, and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. Her coverage focuses on American foreign policy in the region, women's issues, and regional youth movements and has been translated into Arabic, English, Hebrew, and Spanish. Her work has been featured in a variety of media outlets, including CNN International, the BBC, Al Jazeera English, The Huffington Post, The Nation, Ms. Magazine, and numerous blogs.In 2011, Ms. Day was selected as one of Google Zeitgeist's top 30 Great Young Minds of Our Time for her exploration of social media and democracy. In February and March of 2012, she begins an American speaking tour entitled "Social Media & the Revolution: The Arab Spring & Beyond," in which she combines her new media research with stories of grassroots innovation from the Arab Spring.