Bio

Anna Therese Day is an independent journalist and social media researcher, specializing in global civil society organizing, new media activism, and Middle East politics. Ms. Day has reported on the ground from Bahrain, Egypt, Israel & the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mexico, Syria, Turkey, and the United States, 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 also selected for a high-profile debate with Dr. Condoleezza Rice about American foreign policy in the Middle East and North Africa. Ms. Day was also named one of Google Zeitgeist’s top 30 Great Young Minds of Our Time in 2011 for her exploration of social media and democracy. In February and March of 2012, she began an international speaking tour entitled “Social Media & the Revolution: The Arab Spring & Beyond,” in which she combined her new media research with stories of grassroots innovation from the Arab Spring. Additionally, Ms. Day was recently selected as a 2012 UN Press Fellow. Ms. Day also writes political fiction, including several “edu-tainment” multimedia projects. Ms. Day is a Masters fellow in Conflict Studies at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheva, Israel and has a BA in Political Science and minors in Gender & Women’s Studies, Middle East Studies, and Education Policy & Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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