For my very first Women Who Dare episode, I interviewed the intrepid young journalist Anna Day, who has covered revolution and civil war in the Middle East, from day one of the Arab Spring in Cairo to dining with ISIS recruits in Syria. Anna and her film crew were arrested and detained in Bahrain last week, where they were reporting on the government’s savage suppression of pro-democracy demonstrators.
Now that Anna is finally home and the worst part of her ordeal has ended, I present you an exclusive story of the Middle East’s descent into darkness and still-flickering hope for democracy and an end to terror and suppression—through the eyes of this daring war correspondent.
Read it on Jezebel. Or you can listen to Anna’s original interview here: