Anna Therese Day
Anna Therese Day

Anna Therese Day is a freelance journalist, producer, and fiction writer. She is a 2013 Fulbright Fellow, a 2012 UN Press Fellow and was named one of Google Zeitgeist’s top 30 Great Young Minds of Our Time in 2011. On the ground in Bahrain, Brazil, Egypt, Gaza, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mexico, the Palestinian Territories, Syria, and Turkey, her coverage focuses on American foreign policy, women’s issues, and youth organizing. Her work has been featured in a variety of media outlets, including CNN International, the BBC, Al Jazeera English, and numerous print outlets, translated into Arabic, English, Hebrew, and Spanish. Day is a founding board member of The Frontline Freelance Register, a representative body for freelance conflict journalists, by freelance conflict journalists. You can follow her on-the-ground at @AnnaOfArabia on Twitter or at

June 4, 2015

Here's What Young Muslims Around the World Really Think of Obama and America

Six years after Obama's historic speech, here's what young people are saying.

Aug. 5, 2013

Can FC Barcelona Seriously Bring Peace to the Middle East?

Renowned Spanish soccer club FC Barcelona headed to Israel and Palestine on a "Sport & Peace Tour."
June 19, 2013

Inside 'Dirty Wars': An Interview With Investigative War Reporter Jeremy Scahill: PART 3

Last week, PolicyMic’s Anna Therese Day caught up with award-winning investigative war reporter, Jeremy Scahill, to discuss his new film, "Dirty Wars." Here's the third part of her interview.
June 18, 2013

Inside 'Dirty Wars': Exclusive Interview With Investigative War Reporter Jeremy Scahill

PolicyMic’s Anna Therese Day interviews award-winning investigative war reporter, Jeremy Scahill, on his new film, 'Dirty Wars.' In Part 2, they focus on the Al Awlaki family.
June 12, 2013

Inside 'Dirty Wars': An Interview With Investigative War Reporter Jeremy Scahill

A one-on-one interview with award-winning investigative war reporter, Jeremy Scahill. Scahill discusses American counterterrorism, and his new film, 'Dirty Wars.' Part one of a three-part series.
Jan. 21, 2013

7 Before-and-After Gaza Photos That Cast a Dark Cloud Over These Israeli Elections

On the fourth anniversary of the conclusion of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead, scenes from the destruction of the Hamas-Israel wars of both 2009 and 2012.

Dec. 25, 2012

Syria Civil War: 9 Vivid Photos Showing Life Inside Syria

Scenes of the civilian life in the ongoing crisis in Syria.
Nov. 29, 2012

Photos From the Warzone: Life As a Palestinian During the Israeli Assault on Gaza

Pundit Anna Day traveled to Gaza and captured the Israel-Hamas war from the perspective of the Palestinians living in Gaza. These 17 photos tell the story.
Sept. 19, 2012

Obama vs Romney: What Both Candidates Get Wrong About Student Loan Reform

When it comes to student loan reform, it's one step forward and five steps back.
Aug. 13, 2012

Ramadan 2012 in Pictures: Beautiful Scenes from the Streets of Muslim Jerusalem

A glimpse into Ramadan 2012 in occupied East Jerusalem.
May 15, 2012

Nakba Day Protests 2012: LIVE

Tuesday marks Palestine's Nakba Day, or "Catastrophe Day," to mark the displacement of Palestinians from their homes in Israel in the 1948 war. Follow along live.

April 20, 2012

April 20 in Mexico: Legalize Drugs to End the Drug War

A 4/20 message to the U.S. from the people of Mexico: Legalize Drugs to End the Violence! Mexico's Movement for Peace with Justice & Dignity has "had it up to here" with the War on Drugs.
Nov. 24, 2011

Avoiding Exceptionalism: Islam & Democracy

Islam should be treated as any other religion which finds its place in a liberal democracy under the right to freedom of expression.
Oct. 7, 2011

In Response to Condoleezza Rice: Adding Insult to Injury

In her recent PolicyMic post, Condoleezza Rice states that America tries its best at building democracy in the Middle East. Anna Day responds.
Oct. 3, 2011

Bush Administration's Actions Don't Match Ms. Rice's Words

Despite its talk, the Bush administration did not consistently pursue democracy promotion across the Middle East.
Sept. 23, 2011

Palestinian Youth Speak: Messages to the American People

As the Palestinian statehood bid approaches, what do the Palestinian youth want Americans to know about their situation? Anna Therese Day caught up with a few young Palestinians to hear their perspectives.

Aug. 23, 2011

Egyptian-Israeli Tensions Escalate: Scenes From Cairo

Protests erupted in Cairo this weekend at the Israeli Embassy and at the home of the Israeli ambassador.
Aug. 12, 2011

Israel Gets Revolutionary Fever

The new Israeli #J14 social movement may struggle to sustain itself in light of underlying tensions within the movement and the up-coming declaration of Palestinian statehood.
July 21, 2011

Israeli Youth Speak: Israelis Respond to the Activist Flotilla

What do the Israeli youth think about this month's flotilla fiasco? PolicyMic's Anna Therese Day caught up with a few young Jewish Israelis to share their perspectives.
July 20, 2011

Scenes from the Egyptian Revolution

After weeks of popular protest and government resistance, the Hosni Mubarack regime was overthrown in what became known as the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. Freelance American journalist Anna Therese Day captured the following pictures during the historic weeks of Egypt’s democratic upheaval.